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Shimmy Con

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. Please consult the Shimmy Con website for complete schedule, workshop descriptions, and more information.

REGISTRATION OPTIONS with early bird/regular/at-the-door** registration prices

Full Conference Registration: $295/$340/$395
Take full advantage of this amazing opportunity by participating in all three days of the conference. 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; and
  • Saturday and Sunday light breakfast (bagel, muffin and coffee).

Friday-only Registration: $70/$80/$95
Registration includes:

  • Workshops and lectures on Friday, July 7th

Saturday-only Registration: $120/$140/$160
Registration includes:

  • Workshops and lectures on Saturday, July 8th
  • light breakfast (bagel, muffin and coffee)

Sunday-only Registration: $105/$120/$140
Registration includes:

  • Workshops and lectures on Sunday, July 9th
  • light breakfast (bagel, muffin and coffee)

Lecture Series: Friday: $20/$30/$40
Registration includes:

  • 3 lectures on Friday, July 7th

Lecture Series: Saturday: $20/$30/$40
Registration includes:

  • 3 lectures on Saturday, July 8th

Lecture Series: Sunday: $15/$20/$25
Registration includes:

  • 2 lectures on Sunday, July 9th

Spectacular Shimmies Performances:
Two Spectacular Shimmies 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 will showcase performers from Indiana and surrounding states. The Saturday performance will showcase performances by instructors and speakers of the conference.

Ticket holders for the July 7th performance are welcome to attend the 7:30 keynote address by Ruby Jazayre called “The Times They are a-Changin.” The presentation will reflect the changes Jazayre has seen in the Middle Eastern Dance World since she began her dance career in 1978.  Salaam will be the guest musicians during the performance on July 8th.

Friday, July 7 at 8:30pm

Saturday, July 8 at 8:30pm

Save by purchasing tickets to both performances together.

Shimmy Con belly dancer photo

REGISTRATION DEADLINES
Early Bird: ends on May 31
Regular Price: June 1 – June 29 at 6pm
At Door: July 7-9 (if space is available)

**All registration options are available until workshops and lectures fill to capacity. At-the-door registration will only be available if space allows. We encourage you to purchase in advance to ensure you are able to participate in the workshops and lectures that interest you.

For registrations that include workshops, 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.

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.