Frequently Asked Questions

May I pay for the registration and/or concert fee with a credit card?
You may pay with a credit card via Paypal for registration and/or concert tickets online before May 31. After May 31, we will only accept money orders, cashier’s checks or cash.

How long is the concert?
The concert will be about 1 hour and 30 minutes long.

Is reserved seating available for the concert?
No, there is no reserved seating.

Is the concert appropriate for children?
Yes, it is appropriate for children. Additionally, the concert is designed for all age groups.

Are there any discounts available for the concert?
No, the fee for the concert is a flat rate of $10 for ALL tickets. While we love our senior citizens, children and special groups, there are no discounted rates.

Is prior dance or drum experience necessary?
Prior dance or drum experience isn’t necessary. However, it might be helpful for you to observe a class first, so that you can familiarize yourself with the structure and procedure.

Do you have beginner, intermediate and advanced level classes for dance or drum?
No, all skill levels are grouped in classes together. At this time, we do not have the luxury of separating the skill levels. But, we feel confident whatever the skill level, you’ll learn something.

What do I wear for the dance class?
Women should wear what is called a “lappa,” along with a t-shirt, sports bra and shorts beneath the lappa. The lappa is usually 2 yards or less, dependent upon body size, of African print material, worn similarly to the American styled wrap-a-round skirt. Men typically wear socatos or warm-up pants with a t-shirt. Socatos are the “droop-seated” pants in African print. AND, everybody is barefooted.

Do I need to bring my own drum for the workshops?
Yes, bring your own drum. Unfortunately, we do not have enough instruments to supply everyone with a drum.

Do I need transportation to go from the hotel site to the dance conference location?
Yes, please make arrangements for your own transportation. While we would want to provide this service, it isn’t available at this time.

May I videotape, audiotape or photograph the dance or drum workshops?
No, you cannot videotape, audiotape or photograph the dance or drum workshops. However, you may request permission to audiotape from each drum instructor.

May I videotape or photograph the concert performance?
No, you may not. Anyone observed videotaping or photographing will be asked to leave the auditorium.