FAQ

Find out more about:

Blues Geek

Cost

Housing

Volunteers

Classes

Panels

Dances

Competitions

Venues

Policies

Coordinators


What is Blues Geek?

Q: What is the Blues Geek concept and philosophy?

A: Blues Geek is a workshop weekend designed to explore blues music, dancing, and the modern culture in a way few have seen before. Blues Geek serves as an intensive hands-on blues weekend offering a variety of dance classes and live music. Truly what makes Blues Geek unique among blues dance events is its focus on exploring blues in modern culture. Whether you are taking a dance class or attending one of the many academic and community-building panels, the weekend is aimed at helping dancers grow and become more aware of the historical past of the dance and music, and more in tune with where the community as a whole is going. This year, we are excited to focus on blues idioms. Not sure what that means? That's fine! We have an entire weekend to tell you about them.

Q: When can I register?

A: TBA.

Q: How can I submit panel presentation ideas?

A: TBA.

Q: Will there be competitions?

A: TBA.

Q: How can I determine what track level to take?

A: This year we are offering four track levels: beginner, intermediate 1, intermediate 2, and advanced. Not sure where you land? Check out our handy dandy chart: 

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Cost

Q: HOw much is full weekend admission?

A: TBA.

Q: How much is a weekend dance pass?

A: TBA.

Q: Are there Payment plans available?

A: Yes, we offer payment plans for registration. 

Q: Will there be a la carte pricing?

A: Yes. Pricing to be announced.

Q: How much to sign up for competitions?

A: TBA.

Q: i won a pass for bluesGeek at another event - what do i do?

A: If you have not already done so, email info@bluesgeek.com with the subject line "Pass Won."

Q: Will there be swag?

A: Hahaha. Yes. Yes there will. TBA.


housing

Q: How can i sign up to be housed by a local dancer?

A: TBA.

Q: How can i sign up to Host?

A: TBA.

Q: how does housing work?

A: Those wishing to be housed with a local dancer must fill out the housing form in its entirety. Housing applicants are taken on a first come basis and according to how many spaces are available. You will be contacted with your housing assignment before the event. 

Q: Is there other housing available?

A: TBA.

Q: who is the housing coordinator?

A: TBA. 


volunteers

Q: how can i sign up to volunteer?

A: TBA.

Q: how does volunteering work?

A: Those wishing to volunteer must fill out the volunteer form in its entirety. Volunteers are taken on a first come basis, as needed. Volunteers are required to have paid registration in full and will be reimbursed per hour worked. We will try to give you the hours you request, but we cannot guarantee full reimbursement of registration. Volunteers will report to the Volunteer Coordinator. 

Q: who is the volunteer coordinator?

A: TBA.


Classes

Q: who are the instructors?

A: TBA.

Q: How can I determine what track level to take?

A: This year we are offering four track levels: beginner, intermediate 1, intermediate 2, and advanced. Not sure where you land? Check out our handy dandy chart: 

level self-assessment.jpg

Q: will there be class auditions?

A: TBA. 

Q: Can I move between levels?

A: TBA.

Q: What is the Class schedule?

A: TBA.

Q: Where are the classes (venue)?

A: TBA.


panels

Q: What are the panels we keep talking about?

A: BluesGeek panels serve to educate attendees on multiple aspects of blues and provide opportunities within the community for expression and share knowledge. 2019 goals TBA.

Q: How do i submit an idea for a panel?

A: TBA.

Q: What is the submission deadline?

A: TBA.

Q: What is the Panel schedule?

A: TBA.

Q: Where are the panels taking place (venue)?

A: TBA.


Dances

Q: Where are the dances happening (venue)?

A: TBA.

Q: What bands will be playing?

A: TBA.

Q: What dJs will be spinning?

A: TBA.


Competitions

Q: What kind of competitions are available?

A: TBA.

Q: What does it cost to sign up for competitions?

A: TBA. 

Q: When/where can i sign up for competitions?

A: TBA.

Q: What is the competition schedule for the weekend?

A: TBA.


venues

Q: Where are classes?

A: TBA.

Q: where are panels?

A: TBA.

Q: where are the dances?

A: TBA.


Policies

Q: do you have a safe space policy/code of conduct?

A: Yes. You can read it here: https://www.bluesgeek.com/code-of-conduct-safe-space-policy/

If there is a problem, you can communicate with us in the following ways:

TALK to us. Officers, Safe Space Coordinators, and Volunteers are trained to help. Our Safe Space Coordinators are TBA.

Q: Do you have a refund policy?

A: Yes. You can read it here: https://www.bluesgeek.com/refund-policy/


Coordinators and other important people

Q: who is Housing coordinator?

A: TBA.

 

Q: who is Volunteer coordinator?

A: TBA.

 

Q: who are the safe space coordinators?

A: TBA.

 

Q: who is mc?

A: TBA. 

Q: who are the organizers?

A: Heather Adkins (Event Director), Kenneth Shipp, and Adam Wilkerson