Credit Requests

Reasons for Fundraising

Fundraising is a huge part of our non-profit organization. Money raised from bingo primarily go towards running the organization. The purpose of participating in this fundraiser, and other fundraisers, is to help keep dance fees low.  We use this fundraiser as a way to subsidize dance fees. We have an assigned number of bingos per dance level that are mandatory. Families can opt out of the bingo requirement by paying a buyout fee, which ultimately just means they are paying a non-subsidized dance fee. There is a question on the registration form acknowledging this.

If you choose to not participate in bingos or do not meet the requirement needed to subsidize your dance fee an additional invoice will be sent to reflect this.

  • Once you have raised/worked the amount to cover the mandatory bingos, working at any further bingos worked over this amount will go straight to the banked credit account for the family. This amount is still to be determined as we need to evaluate the income made from bingos in recent months.
  • You cannot carry over any additional bingos worked to the following year. You can use banked credits to cover your buyout amount. Keep in mind, this is different than past years were you could not used banked credits to cover this amount. The amount of the buyout will be higher than the buyout amount in previous years, however. If you need this explained, please ask admin or a board member to explain.
  • The other requirement we have is the Volunteer Shift for Festival/Mosaic which is separate from the bingos– there is a mandatory shift per child as these are two of our biggest fundraisers. If the volunteer shifts are not covered, you will be sent an invoice in the amount of $100 per dancer that a shift is not fulfilled. If you choose to do the shift at Mosaic, it MUST be at the Tavria Booth – helping out at other places in the pavilion is greatly appreciated but will not cover your Volunteer Shift. Those are coordinated by UCC and not Tavria.

Banked Credit Uses:

The amount in your family credit account can be used towards the following:

  • Costuming (must have full amount of total rentals in banked account before you can use – cannot use for partial payment)
  • Dance Camps (put on by Tavria or another group)
  • Dance Shoes
  • Dance Fees
  • Out of town registration for festivals
  • Out of town group trips, such as bus trips (booked and paid for by Tavria). This does not include the school trips booked and paid for by parents.

If a dancer leaves the organization, and there are credits in the account, but a sibling remains, all credits remain with the family.  If the entire family leaves, then Tavria holds the credits for one year.  If they do return within the year, the credits are returned to the family.  If the family doesn’t return and if the family is clear of all their volunteer bonds, have returned costumes, and one (1) year has passed since the last family member danced with Tavria, the following can happen with their banked credits:
o credits can be transferred to another family
o credits can go to Tavria (no cash value)
o credits can go into an Angel Account

If you have questions regarding the credit system, please talk to any Tavria Board member and if you would like the balance in your account, please contact the administrator for a copy of your balance sheet.