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Cancelling our 2020 event

Our Dear Fusion Community,

After much consideration and heartbreaking conversation, we have decided to cancel The Dance Thing 2020. Our event is based in loving our dance community, and coming together with joy and connection; we don’t believe that these values could be met, both as far as protecting the safety of our community, as well as holding space to join in authentic joy without twinges of fear. With that in mind, we will be waiting until June 2021 to rejoin you at Cedar Springs for The Dance Thing.

We will be sending out emails to those who have registered by Friday with a finalized refund policy. Thank you for believing in us. If you have questions, please message The Dance Thing page or send an email to info@thedancething.org.

Our communities are what’s most important to us, and we are endlessly grateful to be part of the worldwide dance family. We are in this together. Hold each other (virtually) with love, compassion, empathy, and the hope that we’ll be gathering together again soon.

With love,
The Dance Thing team - Chelsey, Joie, Josh, Justin, Rémy, Serra, Stephanie

Dancing all night. Chillin' all day. All weekend long.

The Dance Thing is a summertime fusion weekend just north of Seattle, WA. During the day, you can participate in community-driven activities and workshops, or relax and explore the beautiful 50 acres of land the lodge is on. At night you’ll be dancing to your favorite live and DJ’d music until the wee hours of the morning.

This is a CAMPING EVENT, no beds will be available for purchase during registration. If you have any accessibility needs, please contact us directly and we will gladly work to accommodate you.

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Volunteering

The Dance Thing is a community effort, and would not exist without the time and hard work of our many volunteers. If you love this event and want to be a part of making it happen, please consider volunteering for a few hours during the weekend. We need/appreciate/love any help you can give!

In our efforts to make this event equitable and accessible to all, we are separating volunteer roles from financial need. Volunteers will not receive monetary compensation, but will have the gratitude of everyone involved and the satisfaction of helping the event run! When we all put what we can into the event, we can all get what we need out of it.
If you are looking for a more affordable way to attend this event, please see the "scholarship" section under Ticket Information.

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the "volunteer" section during registration. Our most needed roles are food prep, set up, and registration, but if you have any special skills you would like to offer please let us know!
You can choose to volunteer 2, 4, 6, or 8 hours for the event. Please note, those who volunteer more hours will get first priority for picking their volunteer time slots.

Ticket Information

Pricing

In seeking to create a sustainable model for organizing this event, we value recognizing and paying our team for their labor from the start. This means all of our organizers, musicians, DJs and contractors are compensated for the work they put in to make The Dance Thing happen.

We are offering tickets at different price points to ensure everybody can come to our event, regardless of financial status.
$
230
Our most affordably-priced ticket tier, meant to keep this event accessible for those with lower incomes.
$
265
The middle-of-the road price. If everyone attending purchased tickets at this tier, we'd break even.
$
300
For all you high rollers out there! Tickets at this tier contribute to our scholarship fund, and to making this event sustainable for years to come.
Children 12 years old and younger can attend the event free of charge.
Tickets for attendees ages 13-17 are half price.
All attendees who are 18 or older pay the full ticket price.

Food

We will be offering 5 communal meals during the weekend: Friday evening, Saturday midday and evening, and Sunday midday and evening.

As we plan our menu, we will endeavor to offer options to account for as many allergies and dietary restrictions as we can, but cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate everyone. All meals will definitely be nut-free, with gluten-free and dairy-free options.

If you are interested in joining the meal plan, it is available for an additional $35.

Payment Plans

Is your dance event savings jar not quite full? This year we will be offering the option of a payment plan to all of our attendees!

At check-out, you will be able to choose whether to pay upfront, or to split your ticket into 2, 4 or 6 equal payments. If you opt in to a payment plan, you will be billed upfront for the first portion, then again every 7 or 14 days until your ticket is fully paid for.

Scholarships

If you feel that the price of tickets is a potential barrier to entry, and a payment plan isn't a feasible option, we have scholarship tickets available at various levels to fit any financial need! Select the "scholarship" option when you're filling out registration, and we will follow up to provide a ticket price that works for you.

Scholarship tickets can also be combined with a payment plan.
Please don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions.

No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.
We want you here!
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Venue

The Lodge At Cedar Springs

Experience a taste of history, the beauty of untouched nature, and just enough modern conveniences to ensure a truly memorable event!

The venue features:
• A 1000 square-foot dance hall
• 50 acres of land to explore
• A creek for swimming and relaxing (a 5-10 minute walk from the festivities)
• A central fire pit for evening campfires and s'mores galore!

Unconference

Community-Driven Workshops and Activities

We're embracing the "unconference" style of workshops for the weekend. This means that if ANYONE has a skill they'd like to share, a topic they'd like to discuss, or even board games they'd like to play, they are welcome to pick a space and run their thing!

We will provide a scheduling framework, but we're open to any workshops or activities people would like to bring to the table.

music


Details coming soon!
If you are interested in DJing with us this year, applications will open in the near future.
Don't worry about registering right away. We will hold your spot if you apply, and ticket prices will not increase over time.
If you are interested in DJing with us this year, applications are now open!
Don't worry about registering right away. We will hold your spot if you apply, and ticket prices will not increase over time.
Apply to DJ

Live Artists

We're excited to bring you fantastic musicians from across North America!

DJs

Get ready to dance to a wide variety of amazing DJs all weekend long!