Social Etiquette and Good Manners/recital fee


Is it customary to be charged a fee to attend a dance recital? I was invited to one and told I would have to pay $5 at the door.

Dear Phyllis,
I do apologize for not answering you sooner. There is nothing wrong with charging a fee for a recital of any kind. Often there are expenses associated with renting a hall, catering, etc. Have you ever gotten into Carnegie Hall for free to a recital? I hope this helps.

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I am happy to answer any questions about social or corporate etiquette as well as questions regarding international protocol. It is important to practice civility. It is contagious.


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