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As far as being covered under the Dance Organization’s license… I think your best bet would be to talk to them about it.
But, I do think you have some interesting business opportunities here. I have a few ideas, let me know what you think.
First of all, you might want to consider giving the organization a percentage instead of a fixed rate, so that they’re more inclined to promote the DVDs (if they’re worried you won’t sell enough, you could always insure at least $320)
Secondly, if these performances are on a regular basis, and the kids are consistently in multiple performances. I would do a continuity program. After they buy the first DVD, ask if they’d like to join your membership where they would be mailed a copy of every performance automatically (preferably with some other bonuses as well) and they would be billed a monthly fee.
This would also make it easier for you to build your list (which you should be doing regardless). And then you can hire another company to produce and mail out the DVDs very inexpensively. Then set up a merchant account with paypal or oneshoppingcart, and you don’t have to worry about collecting the monthly payments.
At that point, all you’d have to do is shoot each performance, create one DVD, and collect monthly payments.
And then, of course, you could start marketing to other similar groups, and pay videographers to shoot those performances…. ect…. that could be a pretty lucrative business IMO.