A list of frequently asked questions curated and written by the Dance Committee.

Reach out to your Agent. They will contact Production Payroll. Remember to keep track of all your days and hours. ALWAYS!

Regular Wardrobe Supplied by a Performer Where the Producer requires the Performer to supply more than one (1) outfit of clothing in any Production, the Performer shall be compensated at the rate of twenty dollars ($20.00) per outfit (5 items or more), per Production. The Producer may not specify wardrobe requirements as a condition of engagement.

Yes, there is risk pay. Performers shall not be required to undertake Risk Performances. Whenever possible, Producers shall engage qualified Stunt Performers to undertake such work. (a) Where it is not possible to engage a qualified Stunt Performer and other Performers are called upon to undertake a Risk or dangerous Performance they may: (i) negotiate an additional fee which shall not be less than the fee for a Stunt Performer; or (ii) refuse to perform the Risk or dangerous Performance but such Performers shall be paid fully for the engagement. (b) Notwithstanding any agreement to proceed, the parties reserve the right to review the circumstances and require that a stunt fee be paid. If the parties fail to agree, the matter may be referred to the Grievance Procedure.

  1. Dancewear/costumes
  2. Class/training/coaching 
  3. Advertising (headshots, demos, website, printing)
  4. Vehicle expenses for work (gas)
  5. Travel for work
  6. Beauty items for stage performers
  7. Union/professional dues 
  8. Agency commission
  9. Business meals
  10. Phone and internet expenses

* You are allowed to deduct most business expenses in full. 
Travel meals are 100%.
Local meals with colleagues, for work purposes are at 50%.

Yes. Contact the Union’s Industrial Relations Officer and they will attempt to organize a non-union production to become union.

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An NDA is a non-disclosure agreement (NDA), also known as a confidentiality agreement, is a legally binding contract in which one party agrees to give a second party confidential information about its business or products and the second party agrees not to share this information with anyone else for a specified period of time.

Buy outs are a flat fee for all the work you have done on a production. The company has complete ownership of your image/voice to use as they please.

Residuals are long-term payments to those who worked on films and television shows, negotiated by unions, for reruns and other airings after the initial release. In British Columbia we receive Residual cheques after 5 years of receiving our buyout (depending on contract).