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We are one of over 1000 different theme camps at the Burning Man festival in NW Nevada.
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Burning Man Contradance Camp

Aug 30 - Sep 7, 2015


(officially opens on Sunday this year) 


on Rod's Road (the outer edge of Center Camp) a short ways clockwise from 6 and D (see map/disclaimer)



Musicians: Connell Sanderson (highland bagpipe, irish flute, uilleann pipes, penny and low whistles), Dan Engle (guitar, octave mandolin, fiddle, banjo), Lucy Bowen (guitar), James Wilson (bass), Billy Fischer (drums) and others TBA
Callers: Frannie Marr,  
Billy Fischer

We are 30 campers (and growing),  10  returning campers/volunteers,  5 coordinators (music, cooking, etc), 5 on the board of our 501c3 (donations will be tax deductible).

Contradances Mon, Wed and Fri evenings (perfect temperature) and Tue, Thu and Sa mornings (warmer, but shaded). Plus other danceforms (swing Tue and Thu evenings), concerts, jams, crossover activities and parties with neighboring folk music camp MINSTREL CrAMP,  Irish pub Twisted Swan and other folk/ acoustic/ dance camps, flashmob dances (see the Playa Events Directory and, for last minute changes and additions, check the message board at our camp)

We dance on a 28’x60’ (seamless, smooth wood) dance floor, under a 30’x60’dance tent (NEW this year),  We also have a large stage, a sound system, bikes, camping and cooking equipment - all stored near the event in a shipping container.

   Learn why people fall in love with  Contradancing and where to find it near you (including videos with music).
     Learn why burners keep coming back to the desert, and how to prepare for Burning Man when you finally decide to go there yourself

Q.  How can I get a Burning Man ticket, and how do I join your camp?           A. **FOLLOW THIS LINK ASAP**   Better to err on the side of taking the first steps - canceling later is painless, but hesitating now will likely result in losing your chance to go. 

Q.  I want to play music, call and/or do sound for you.            A.  Thank you!  Please go here.

Q.  How do I gift tickets or money to the general pool for helping musicians/callers/dancers that need support, or to specific individuals of my choosing, or otherwise make a tax deductible contribution?           A.  Thank you! Without you we couldn't continue giving more and more musicians, callers and dancers their magical first  Burning Man experience, and more and more burners their magical first contradance experience.   Please go here.

Q.  I want to help in other ways (at home and/or at the event).           A.  Thank you!   PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK and SKIM THROUGH SHORT LIST of MOSTLY EASY WAYS YOU CAN HELP. 

Q. How do I get your news and be part of the discussion?       A.  Please sign up for contraburners2015 Google group  and/or  join our Facebook page.   The announcements are the same, but it is still best to sign up for both.

Q.  I want to brainstorm about radical ideas for the future such as fire-spinning callers and bursts of flame set off by dancers stomping or clapping in unison (and many more)       A.  Please go here.

Q.  How do I join your Craigslist ticket dragnet so everyone who wants to camp and dance with you can?                              A.  Please go here.