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Shimmy Con Conference Registration
Shimmy Con 2017: 1st Annual Belly Dance Conference
July 7, 2017 - July 9, 2017
Monroe Convention Center

Shimmy Con will be the first belly dance event of its kind in Indiana. Consisting of 30 workshops, 8 lectures, 2 panel discussions, 2 performances, and a keynote address, Shimmy Con will give dancers in the Midwest a place to come together and share a wonderful art form in a supportive, fun, and professional atmosphere. You will have the opportunity to learn, share, grow, be inspired, evolve, meet new people, and create new friends.

The journey of the belly dancer is wide and complex. Be inspired and enjoy the dance that you can move to for your entire life. Come to Shimmy Con and experience everything that shimmies.

INSTRUCTORS: Ava Fleming, Cassandra Shore, Deb Rubin, and Ruby Jazayre

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Ruby Jazayre

LECTURES BY: Cassandra Shore, Donna Carlton, Jeana Jorgensen, Katya Faris, Raksanna, and Shira

REGISTRATION
Registration includes:
15 hours of workshops/lectures
2 panel discussions,
1 keynote address,
1 performance ticket, Spectacular Shimmies on July 7
1 performance ticket for Spectacular Shimmies on July 8

Bagels, muffins and coffee will be available Saturday & Sunday mornings.

REGISTRATION DEADLINES
$295: Early Bird, February 17 - April 15
$340: Regular Price, April 16 - June 15
$395: Late Price, June 16 - June 30

NOTE: online registration will close between July 1 - July 6. Depending on space availability, registrations may be available at the door on July 7 - 9. Door registrations will not include tickets for the evening performances.

During the registration process, you will be asked to choose a workshop or lecture for each time slot (referred to as "tickets"). If you purchase more than one registration at a time, they will all have the same schedule. Please consult the Shimmy Con website for descriptions of each option. Each workshop and lecture will only be held once.

PERFORMANCES
Performances and the Friday keynote address will be held at the lovely Buskirk-Chumley Theater, just a few blocks away from the convention center.

Friday’s performance, July 7 at 8:30pm, will showcase performers from Indiana and surrounding states. The Saturday performance, July 8 at 8:30pm, will showcase performances by instructors and speakers of the conference.

Registration includes 1 ticket for each night for the main stage performances on July 7 and July 8. Tickets for the performances will be held in will-call at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. You may collect your tickets in advance or on the night of the show. If you wish to purchase additional tickets, they will be available for purchase online through the BCT Box Office on May 1, 2017.

WAIVER & RELEASE OF LIABILITY
Upon checkout you will be asked to agree to the following:

I hereby assume all of the risks of participating in any/all activities associated with Shimmy Con. I understand and agree that in participating in any dance class, workshop, lecture, rehearsal or performance, there is a possibility of physical injury or death. I voluntarily agree, therefore, to assume all risks and responsibility for any such injury or accident, which might occur to me during any of Shimmy Con’s events, classes, workshops, lectures, rehearsals, performances, or activities.

I also exempt, release, and indemnify Shimmy Con, its owners, agents, volunteers, assistants, employees, guest artists, guest instructors, guest speakers, the Monroe Convention Center, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater and all other entities involved in presenting Shimmy Con from any and all liability claims, demands, or causes of action whatsoever from any damage, loss, injury, or death to me, or property which may arise out of or in connection with participation in any classes or activities conducted by Shimmy Con.

I further hereby voluntarily agree to waive my rights and that of my heirs and assigns to hold Shimmy Con, its owners, agents, volunteers, assistants, employees, guest artists, guest instructors, guest speakers, the Monroe Convention Center, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater and all other entities involved in presenting Shimmy Con liable for such damage, loss, injury, or death. I understand that I should be aware of my physical limitations and agree not to exceed them.

I understand while participating in this event, I may be photographed or filmed. I agree to allow my photo, video or film likeness to be used for any publicity purposes for Shimmy Con.

Early Bird Registration: $295.00