Housing Registration for Hosts
Once you have received your housing assignment(s), please get in touch with your guests in order to give them the following details:
- Directions to your home
- When/where to meet up with you
- Key situation
- Any other important information
As you probably already know, housing in New York is tight, and there are no extra spots to be squandered... so please let us know ASAP if your plans have changed!
WHAT ITEMS DO I NEED TO PROVIDE FOR MY GUEST(S)?
Guests are usually asked to bring their own towels, toiletries, food, and other personal items. It can be difficult to travel with lots of things, though, so if you are able to help them out with some/any of these things, please do!
WHAT KIND OF SLEEPING SPACE DO I NEED TO HAVE IN ORDER TO HOST?
Sleeping spaces range from space on the floor where guests are expected to bring their own bedding, to floor space with an airbed provided by the host, to a couch, to sometimes even a guest room with a real bed! It all depends on what you have available. Comfort is important, and any bedding you can spare will be greatly appreciated, but most dancers are just happy to not be spending money staying elsewhere. :-)
HOW WILL MY GUESTS GET TO/FROM THE VENUES? AM I RESPONSIBLE FOR THEM?
Generally, a "house" will travel together, because it's easier - and more fun! - that way, but you are in no way obligated to babysit. Your guests will most likely end up navigating public transit to get around.
DO I NEED TO PROVIDE A KEY?
No. Some hosts do have extra keys for guests to come and go as they please; others will expect guests to work around their schedule. Make sure you speak with your guests to work this out BEFORE the weekend begins - we don't want anyone to end up locked out or stranded!
AM I EXPECTED TO FEED THEM?
Guests are generally responsible for their own food. But it can be nice to share a meal or two together, and/or have some communal snacks available.