Burning Man Contradance Camp

Aug 31 - Sep 7, 2015

We are currently finalizing our musical staff and starting on logistics.

We are keeping a waiting list for Burning Man tickets, in case campers have to cancel. Please register here.

(Many of our tickets came through the Directed Group Sale, and will be gifted or sold within the camp, if the original purchaser can not attend).

2014 Highlights:

  • 18 campers, all of whom would like to return

  • 4 wonderful evening dances (full floor every night)

  • One unexpectedly wonderful Saturday AM dance, after the Friday PM was canceled due a dust storm.

  • Awesome music and dance parties with Dusty Swan and MINSTREL CrAMP.

  • 100% green on the moop map.

Plans for 2015:

  • Nine returning volunteers: Mark Stowe, Matt Mathis, Susan Goodis, Connell Sanderson, Ali Esposito, Billy Fisher, Frank Lowry, Fish Otto, Mike Goren.

  • A  30’ x 60’ shade tent for the stage and dance floor.

  • Some (3?) morning dances

  • At least half of evenings will be unscheduled so we all have more playa prime time.

  • Make the stage and floor available to other dances (e.g. Ceilidh)

  • Schedule other contra related activities: Old Time music jams, calling workshops, etc

  • A new Camp Charter and formal 301(c)(3) status (so donations will be tax deductible!)

  • At least 26 campers

Estimated Fees and costs:

  • Burning Man tickets are $390 + Fees ($19 to $36 depending on delivery)

  • Camp base price: $300 on a sliding scale.

  • The base price includes approximately $75-100 for food and camping supplies (shade, etc). The balance will be for tax deductible "art" expenses including gifted talent, sound gear, etc.

  • Don’t let camp fees prevent you from joining us.  Pay what you can.

  • If BM tickets and transportation are a barrier, please let us know.

  • We are encouraging all non-talent to contribute either extra tickets or $400 each.   (Total request $1100 each).  Even at these prices, BMCC is far cheaper than traditional vacations such as spending a week in Europe, Hawaii or on a cruise.

  • There is an early draft budget posted here.

  • We will be sending out payment information later.

Everybody please:

For additional information on Burning Man and Contradance, search youtube and the web.

To find local dances, search for “Contradance (your_community)”.

Mark Stowe,
Jun 18, 2015, 8:16 AM
Mark Stowe,
Jun 18, 2015, 8:16 AM