"In addition to performers, mass dance classes required a chairman, a dance leader, and a committee. The chairman’s role was to lead preclass discussion, and to facilitate postperformance discussion. The dance leader was someone “who can direct large groups of people, who understands the nature of a mass class, and who understands the theme as a revolutionary dance leader.” The committee chooses the dance leader, and sees that the leader “thoroughly understands the theme.” The committee “can also handle the organizing of the class, sending out notices, selecting studio, etc.”"
— Mark Franko
The Work of Dance: Labor, Movement and Identity in the 1930s