Frequently Asked Questions
- Question When was Sayat Nova Dance
Company of Boston formed?
- Answer: SNDC was formed in 1986.
Go to About Us to read more about the SNDC.
- Question: Are you affiliated with
- Answer: SNDC is an independent
dance company that is not affiliated with any organization. We are our
- Question: How does SNDC support itself
given that it has no financial backing from any established organization?
- Answer: SNDC relies on donations
and support from the community as well as revenue from the performances
we do. We also hold several fundraisers throughout the year. This money
goes into costumes, rehearsal halls and other expenses.
- Question: Who profits from the SNDC?
- Answer: The community! SNDC
is a Non-Profit organization. Any money that is made goes right back
into SNDC. Whether it's used for new costumes, stage props, music or
other items, all money goes right back to the dance company.
- Question: How many people are in the
- Answer: SNDC has over 80 members
including dancers, stage crew and other volunteers.
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- Question: How can I join the Sayat
Nova Dance Company?
- Answer: Joining is as easy as
sending an e-mail indicating you desire to
join. Or, come to one of our rehearsals to speak with an SNDC representative.
You can also call (617) 923-4455 and leave a message. A representative
will contact you.
- Question: Where, and at what time,
do you rehearse?
- Answer: Rehearsals are held
every Sunday at 6:30 PM. Additionally, there is a mid-week rehearsal
for all new members and veteran dancers. Go to our
Membership and Rehearsals page to read more about
rehearsals. Check back here often since during certain times of the
year our rehearsal schedule may change.
- Question: What is the minimum age
limit to join?
- Answer: Anyone over the age
of 16 or who is a junior in high school can join SNDC.
- Question: Are members of the SNDC
compensated for their time?
- Answer: NO! SNDC is an all volunteer
dance company. All members of SNDC are volunteers, including the director,
assistant director and committee members. Member of SNDC join because
they love to dance or love to be involved with the Armenian heritage
and culture or want to be involved in the Armenian community.
- Question: Do I need to be an experienced
dancer to join?
- Answer: Not at all! You can
join SNDC even if you are a novice! Novice dancers are brought up to
speed before participating in a major production. In fact, you need
not be a dancer at all! We are always looking for people to help us
in all facets of the organization: costumes, stage work, and other interesting
- Question: What if I can't come every
- Answer: To join SNDC and perform
on stage with the group, you must be able to dedicate your Sunday evenings
to rehearsals. As a new dancer, you are required to come to the mid-week
rehearsals that are scheduled. This is where you will learn the steps
and get used to the music. Some Sundays are taken off and rehearsals
are rescheduled during long weekends. SNDC also takes a summer break.
- Question: Does it cost money to be
a part of SNDC?
- Answer: All SNDC members pay
dues, which are a nominal amount. The dues help with the rental of the
rehearsal hall and other minor expenses. Sometimes when we travel we
may help defray costs nominally, but it is a small price to pay for
the thrill of performing.
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- Question: How can I sponsor the Sayat
Nova Dance Company of Boston?
- Answer: Send us an e-mail or
call 617-923-4455 and an SNDC representative will reply to you.
- Question: Must I be an Armenian organization
to sponsor the SNDC?
- Answer: No. SNDC's mission is
to preserve and (most importantly) promote the Armenian culture.
SNDC will perform for any group or organization, Armenian or not, and
welcomes invitations from non-Armenian groups.
- Question: How much does it cost to
sponsor the SNDC?
- Answer: SNDC has a variety of
packages available. Contact us and we will
discuss our various plans.
- Question: I've never seen the SNDC
perform before. How will I know if an SNDC performance is right for
Send us an e-mail or call
617-923-4455 and we can send you a brochure and a 20 minute promotional
video that has clips and highlights of our performances. You can also
go to our pictures section to see actual (not staged) pictures of our
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