|Sent on:||Tuesday, April 10, 2012 10:39 AM|
Dear Meetup Members:
We will like to inform you that starting next week Monday April 16th. We will be charging for the Monday Salsa Lessons due to financial hardships and the low class turnouts. Keep in mind whether you drink or not drink the class fee will apply. (If you strictly come for dancing, the event will remain FREE)
For more than a year we volunteered our time to provide free salsa lessons on Monday nights. We have been providing the lessons for free in order to bring people together and as an added incentive for the event. In order for the event to survive, it is crucial to add a $5 fee for the classes. ($5 fee for classes only) Once again, the class will have a fee but if you come strictly for dancing then the event will remain FREE. Therefore, you still have a place to come and dance for free.
The venue needs to cover its expenses & losses. Several other salsa clubs have closed recently for similar reasons. This year alone more than 4 Salsa venues closed due to financial reasons, plus Meetup organizer fees are getting extremely expensive. We want to personally thank you for supporting us this past year. This new change is essential for the event to continue, help us maintain the salsa classes and support this event. We hope you understand and helps us continue this event.
In summary, the party continues. The $5 fee only applies for the lessons. If you come strictly for the dancing then you don't pay a fee.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email us.