Hellenic Community of Ottawa Dance Program Fees – 2017/18 and 2018/19 Years

Hellenic Community of Ottawa Dance Program Fees – 2017/18 and 2018/19 Years

Please be advised that starting September 2017 the Hellenic Community of Ottawa (HCO) is increasing
fees to help support its Traditional Greek Dance Program. As many of you are aware, the HCO is
addressing several financial issues, and in order to continue to offer the best cultural programing, the
HCO requires some assistance to meet program funding needs. As fees have not increased in many
years, and the costs of running the program have increased (from higher facility costs to teaching staff),
the following new structure will be introduced:

2017/18 Year:

  • Dance fees will remain at $120 per student enrollment (3 rd family member and beyond is still
    free) for HCO members, plus a $30 per student fee (to a maximum of $80 per family) for
    costume maintenance, and acquisition.
  • Non-members of the HCO will pay $250 per student enrollment plus a $40 per student fee for
    costume maintenance, and acquisition.

2018/19 Year:

  • Dance fees will be $140 per student enrollment (3 rd family member and beyond is still free) for
    HCO members, plus a $30 per student fee (to a maximum of $80 per family) for costumes.
  • Non-members of the HCO category will be discontinued and it will be expected that anyone
    wishing to participate will need to have a level of membership in the community.

Part of the increase consists of the costume fee being put towards a dedicated and separate fund for the
maintenance of the community’s library of traditional dance costumes. As the costumes are getting
older, the cost of maintenance has been slowly increasing. From dry cleaning costs, to repairs, and in
some cases replacement of over-damaged or lost pieces, this fund will be used to ensure the community
has access to traditional costumes for generations to come. We ask that this separate payment be
made directly to the “HCO Dance Program” as it will be maintained as a separate and dedicated account.

If you have any concerns please contact the Dance Program Liaisons from the elected HCO Board of
Directors:
Richard Glanz (rich.glanz@gmail.com)
Danny Sartzetakis (dsartzetakis@gmail.com)

Or the Treasurer of the HCO:
Bill Merikas (bill.mertikas@gmail.com)

Thank you for your continued support in ensuring community growth!