MECDA's Professional Dance Conference & Retreat
October 6th - 10th, 2011
Newport Beach Hyatt, CA
Rooms are booked immediately upon registration. We cannot offer refunds after rooms are booked.
Are you a professional belly dancer--Or do you dream of becoming one?
Would you like to touch more lives and make more money with your dance?
Take Your Belly Dance Career to the Next Level with MECDA's Professional Belly Dance Conference & Retreat
Announcing the first conference for belly dance professionals and dancers looking to become professionals. Spend a few days focused on your career surrounded by people who can help you reach your dreams.
This conference is a MUST if you've ever...
o wondered "am I ready to become a professional."
o dreamed about opening your own studio.
o thought about quitting because you're just not making a living wage.
o felt like the economy is kicking your butt, and you'd like to kick back.
o wanted to have the extra money to buy costumes and go to workshops without feeling guilty.
o figured there's got to be an easier way to get paying gigs.
o been told "better keep your day job!"
o believed you had to be a starving artist.
o wished you could teach workshops locally or nationally.
o felt like producing your own DVD, but didn't know where to start.
o wondered where to find students and how to keep them coming back.
o discussed holding a big event, but didn't know how.
o wanted to learn how to run a successful troupe.
o been curious about the history and heritage of our dance.
o paid a fortune in advertising and wished you didn't have to.
o been treated badly by another dancer protecting "her territory."
o had a burning question and no one would give you a straight answer.
o wished you had access to event promoters and organizers.
o reached a point where it was too painful NOT to be a professional dancer, but were too intimidated or confused or fearful to get started.
You're not alone, and you don't have to travel your path alone.
We've gathered world-famous professional dancers and top business experts to answer your questions and help solve your dance-related problems. It's one thing to dream big and create bold goals. It's another thing to have a reliable map to help you reach them.
All the seminars and activities are designed to help you take your dance to the next level. Whether you're a pro who needs a little push to get out there and make more money, or an advanced student exploring the idea of becoming a professional, you'll find straight answers and solid action plans at the MECDA Professional Dance Conference and Retreat.
Join us at the Hyatt luxury resort in Newport Beach, California, for four days and four nights of learning and luxury. Prepare to be pampered and treated like the professional you are or strive to be.
Thursday--The conference begins with your arrival on Thursday. The pampering begins immediately with a welcome basket filled with treats and goodies for the weekend. Then it's time to settle in, get changed and meet us in the garden for a lovely mixer where you'll be able to meet, mingle and network with other attendees and instructors.
Friday-Sunday--Each day will begin with a breath of fresh air and some outdoor yoga in the beautiful, grassy amphitheater. Then you'll have your choice of seminars led by world-renowned professional dancers and experts at the top of their field. Each evening you'll enjoy a more leisurely activity where you can relax, meet new people and create life-long friendships. Sunday evening we'll wind down with a special activity designed to ease you back into everyday life with a renewed sense of purpose and excitement for the future.
Monday--Now's your chance for any last-minute networking as you enjoy breakfast and participants head home.
Meet The Instructors:
Want to get to know our instructors and score some great professional advice RIGHT NOW? Sign up for our Pre-Game Show on the our website at www.mecda.org. It's free for all professional dancers or aspiring professionals, even if you're not sure you'll be able to attend the conference.
Instructors will be announced soon!
Ready, Set, Go!
Invest in your future and sign up for the Professional Dance Conference & Retreat right now
So, are you ready to invest in your future and finally get the support and education you need to succeed? Registration for the entire four-day conference--INCLUDING YOUR ROOM--is just
Early bird prices have ended...
$809 Double Occupancy
$1069 Single Occupancy
We'll even help you find a roommate with our private Facebook group.
Imagine getting a roadmap to the career of your dreams for less than the cost of one professional costume!
You don't have to figure it all out by yourself.
Register right now.
P.S. Even if you're not sure about attending the conference, you're invited to take advantage of our Pre-Game Show. These are recorded interviews with our instructors where you'll get valuable advice, tips and insight into what it takes to have a successful belly dance career. It's all free. Just send an email to email@example.com with "PDC & R" in the title and you'll be added to the list!
The Early Bird special has ended. Prices above are based on availability.
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