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June 28 - July 1, 2024

The Lodge at Cedar Springs

Thanks for coming - see you next year!

Come for the dancing. Stay for the shenanigans.

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 our accessibility coordinator and we will gladly work to accommodate you.


The Lodge At Cedar Springs

31459 Barben Rd, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284

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!


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.

Event Schedule

Arrival on Friday June 28th starts at 4pm, and we're asking that everyone is packed out by noon on Monday July 1st.

* If you arrive at a time outside of the open registration hours, look for the instructions on the first table you see when you get there.

Download the full schedule


Live Artists

We're excited to bring you fantastic musicians from all around!


DJ applications are now open!
If you're interested in bringing your unique vibe to The Dance Thing, we'd love to hear from you!

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!
Get ready to dance to a wide variety of amazing DJs all weekend long!
Info on our DJs will be coming soon!

Ticket Information


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.

Our ticketing is structured as a guided sliding scale: the below prices are recommendations based on our budgeting for the event.

If you're able to contribute more than the suggested prices, or they are outside what you can afford, you'll have the option during registration to enter whatever price you feel comfortable with!

No one will be turned away due to lack of funds – we want you here!


Our most affordably-priced ticket tier, meant to keep this event accessible for those with lower incomes.


The middle-of-the road price. If everyone attending purchased tickets at this tier, we'd break even.


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.

Payment Plans

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 or more equal payments. If you opt in to a payment plan, you will be billed upfront for the first portion, then again every 7 until your ticket is fully paid for.


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 $30.

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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 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!


The Dance Thing is a large, primarily outdoor event with indoor dancing. Our COVID policies and procedures are intended to protect our community. That being said, we recognize that with any large event there is some risk. We reserve the right to adjust these practices if significant public health changes occur close to the event.

Testing & Sickness

Rapid testing will be required ON SITE at the event during the weekend.

We will be providing tests to all attendees.

Testing ahead of time may be a good idea in order to prevent any surprises after travel but you will still test when you arrive at the venue, and throughout the weekend.

If you test positive or find yourself sick prior to the event, please stay home, and contact us to discuss a refund.