ART OF THE BELLY
(443) 317-3123
Frequently Asked Questions: 

I. Workshops - When you pay for a workshop you get into the show the day of your workshop for free.

A. Where can I find the class descriptions and schedule for the workshops?
Answer: click on the decription box
B. How do I register for multiple workshops?
Answer: Purchase your workshops using the discount options and while checking out on shopping cart please leave your chooses in the comment box. If you forget you can email your choices along with your full name to artofthebelly@gmail.com.
C. Will the workshops conflict with show times?
Answer: No, workshops will not take place during the show

D. Once I register for a workshop can I switch?
Answer: No, we have to keep an accurate count of workshop attendees and we would like to maintain a smooth and simple registration process
E. Do I need to bring my receipt with me?
Answer: Yes, please bring your receipt or at least have the ability to obtain your receipt from your phone. Mistakes can happen and this is to ensure you have a smooth registration process.
F. Will there be breaks between workshops on Friday?
Answer: Yes, there will be 5-10 minutes between workshops to make it to your next class. There will also be a half an hour break at 12:30pm

G. When is the last day I can pay by check for classes ?
Answer March 8, 2016 We weed to allow time for it to clear bank

H. Can I cancel a workshop and receive a refund?
Answer: : IMPORTANT: There are NO REFUNDS However Only In this instance you may be able to transfer (resell) your class to someone else but you must notify us so we can change the name on the resgistration otherwise they will not get in.

II. Performing

A. How can I sign up to perform?
Answer: You can go to apply page -applications will be available after Sept. 15
B. How long is each performance time slot?
Answer: Soloists 5 min , 2-4 performers 7 minutes Troupes (5 or more)9 minutes
You are restricted to these times. Please be considerate and do not go over your allotted time or your music will be turned off.
C. Do I pay admission the day of my performance?
Answer: No, if you are performing you will receive a hand stamp good only for the day of your performance.
D. Is there a space to practice before I/my troupe performs?
Answer: Yes, there is a large room provided for practice for a small fee. You can sign up for the room ahead of time by emailing us at artofthebelly@gmail.com. Please DO NOT rehearse in the lobby or the atrium.
E. Can I switch my performance time?
Answer: Yes and no. If you find your performance time does not work for you because maybe the date you applied for was already booked you will be given the option to be placed on a waitlist until something opens up.

F. How high are the ceilings?
Answer: We are not sure we will be under the tent but atleast 10'
G. What are the dimensions of the stage? Is it a raised stage?
Answer: The stage is 16 X 24 . It is raised 2 ft from the floor.
H. How many entrances are there to the stage?
Answer: There is one entrance up stage, stage right.
I. Is there a curtain at the front of the stage?
Answer: No.
J. Will my performance time slot conflict with my workshop schedule?
Answer: Not really Workshops and shows do not take place at the same time . 

K. LIVE MUSIC NEW POLICY
AOTB takes great pride in having MARAHAL as our house band.
We are implementing a new no repeat play policy for live music performances. MARAHOL has  a wonderful song repertoire along with several originals. If you want to dance to their awesome playing don't hesitate to contact Brett  keep in mind it's first come first serve! 

III. Media

A. How do I order a DVD?
Answer: Please see the link on the performer application page. or click here
B. How do I schedule a photoshoot and order photos?
Answer: Please contact Stereo Vision Photography at strereovisionphotography@gmail.com.
C. How long will it take to receive a DVD(s) of my performance?
Answer: Your DVD should be ready soon after your performance. Please stop by the booth to pick it up after your performance.
D. How long will it take to receive photos of my performance?
Answer: With the high volume of photos to edit, this could take some time. Please be patient. It will be well worth it.
E. PLEASE EMAIL YOUR MUSIC TO aotb.soundguy@gmail.com

IV. Vending - 

NO PRIVATE VENDING WILL BE TOLERATED. 
We appreciate people wanting to earn some extra money . Just not at the expense of our other vendors, dancers and ourselves.  

Private vending is totally stealing and although it may line your wallet with extra cash, it's taking it from another vendor that PAID to vend. They are laying out an expense to provide a service for our guests.  There is also an insurance matter that is involved. This violation will cost you your performance slot including your whole troupe. We didn't think we would ever have to do this. If you have a service or goods to provide come to us, do it legit, use your powers for good. Do the right thing by your dancing family.

Private vending includes providing  Goods and/or services - like massages, hair  styling, manicures, doing their make up, photography (basically if you are charging anyone for a service even if not mentioned in the above list- will not make us happy. )

A. How do I apply to vend?
Answer: Please click here and fill out the application.

V. Hotel Info

A. Why are there 2 addresses for the hotel?
Answer: One address is for the hotel. The other is for the condominium high rise above the hotel. Both addresses will take you to the same location.
B. How can I book a room? 
Answer: Please call 1-800-641-0011 this is the only way to get the discount Online will say it's sold out. So call them

VI. Other

A. How can I volunteer to help with the event?
Answer: Please contact us at artofthebelly@gmail.com
B. Will there be a facebook page/ group for the event? We have 1 page 1 group

Answer: Please Like our page

​Please be in the know and join our group