Are Knock O’Hogan School of Irish Dance and RINCE Parents Association one and the same?
No. Knock O’Hogan School of Irish Dance is a dance school: a for-profit business owned and run by Angela Hogan and family.
RINCE Parents Association is a volunteer-staffed not-for-profit organization that serves Knock O’Hogan dancers and their families by helping to make Irish dance more accessible and affordable so that all dancers can participate.
How is RINCE funded?
RINCE Parents Association is funded by yearly member fees, income generated by the RINCE ISSS Feis and Knock O’Hogan Dance Drama, and fundraising events such as pub nights and charity auctions.
How is funding used?
All RINCE Parents Association income is put toward the furtherance of its mission: hosting and facilitating dancer participation in Irish dance competitions, producing Irish dance performances, and purchasing/maintaining Irish dance costumes.
What are the benefits and responsibilities of membership?
Knock O’Hogan dancers or a parent/guardian must be members of RINCE in order to make use of school costumes or take part in Irish dance competitions. Members must pay yearly dues and a costume rental fee, and perform at least 10 hours of volunteer work. In [year] the membership voted that in lieu of time spent on traditional fundraisers (chocolate sales, bottle drives, etc.), members pay a yearly “Fundraising Contribution” by cheque instead.