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Burning Man Contradance Camp

August 30 – September 7, 2020

Watch this space!

posted Dec 28, 2019, 5:01 PM by Matt Mathis   [ updated Dec 28, 2019, 5:01 PM ]

We are starting to organize for the 2020 burn.

Important general advice: You can change your mind from yes to no as late as August (we will have a wait list), but the longer you wait to say yes, the lower you start in the wait list.

Time to get ready for Burning Man!

posted Jul 13, 2019, 11:34 AM by Matt Mathis   [ updated Jul 13, 2019, 11:34 AM ]

Everybody Please update your travel informations Especially if you need a Vehicle Pass (VP) or Work Access Passes (WAP) (Aka early entry passes.)

Best to start at the "Master Checklist", and do everything there.

Main B'Man ticket sale, Noon pacific time, Wednesday 4/10

posted Apr 9, 2019, 7:52 PM by Matt Mathis   [ updated Apr 9, 2019, 8:54 PM ]

Be ready early!

You should have received purchase instructions in email from the Burning Man organization.  (Probably from ticketsupport@burningman.org ).

Please make a hard appointment to ready before noon Pacific time (3pm Eastern Time).   Do not be even 1 minute late to the sale itself.

The Main Sale checklist might help.

Please let us know how it goes!

URGENT Please register for the Burning Man main ticket sale!

posted Apr 2, 2019, 6:04 PM by Matt Mathis   [ updated Apr 2, 2019, 6:07 PM ]

Please register BEFORE Noon Friday (Apr 5 - Pacific Time)

The main sale is a lottery.  Many good camper-dancers will fail to get tickets.

Please sign up for the main sale even if you might not go or somebody else has a ticket for you.  We will will run our own ticket exchange, and the more tickets we get the more campers can make it.

If you don't sign up now, you will be locked out of the main sale next week.

Camp Information [Overview] [Checklist]
Official Instructions:  [tickets.burningman.org]

Tickets, Tickets and more Tickets!

posted Feb 28, 2019, 10:44 PM by Matt Mathis

We just finished purchasing our "Directed Group Sale" tickets for key staff.

Next up is the main sale, which is a massive lottery for the bulk of the Burning Man admission tickets.

If there is ANY chance that you might want to attend (or be a Ticket Fairy), please participate in the main sale.   If you change your mind about attending, I assure you our camp ticket exchange will find a happy contra dancer to buy your ticket.

Note:  You MUST register to participate in the lottery between April 3rd and 5th (noon Pacific Time).

The lottery will be at 12pm (noon) PDT on April 10, 2019 .  Do not be even one minuted late for the lottery.

We are getting organized for 2019

posted Jan 28, 2019, 7:13 PM by Matt Mathis   [ updated Feb 17, 2019, 10:25 AM by Mark Stowe ]

First time visitors to contraburners: as we have not yet updated the site, please start by looking at past years' antics (What a Hoot! Gallery link in the sidebar).  Our organizing is ahead of where it was at this time in 2018 and we are looking forward to even more fun this year.  

If there is any chance you might want to join us please get in touch ASAP - you want to maximize your chances of getting the Burning Man tickets you will need to get in the gate.

Calling all Contra Dancers!

posted Feb 27, 2018, 6:39 PM by Matt Mathis

If you have never been to Burning Man, you should try it.  I can almost guarantee a life changing experience.

Burning Man is always intimidating and extra hard the first time.  What better way to get over the hump than to camp with a bunch of like minded contra dancers!  

Join us and dance on the Playa!

Even if you are only thinking about it, sign up at "Get Connected" and we will help you through the process, including coaching you to maximize your chances of getting tickets.  There will be plenty of opportunities to decline, but if you don't get an entry ticket early, it will be extra hard to join later. 

Camp Registration is Now Open!

posted Feb 13, 2018, 10:01 PM by Matt Mathis

Now it the time for all good people to visit "Get Connected" (left) and sign up for camp, so we can dance in the dust together!

Join us in 2018

posted Sep 8, 2017, 3:38 PM by Matt Mathis   [ updated Sep 10, 2017, 10:07 PM ]

If you would like to join us in 2018, please monitor this web site, or join the FB group https://www.facebook.com/groups/burningmancontradance/ for announcements and instructions, etc when we start forming a new camp and accepting campers.

If you are a caller or musician, direct enquiries to talent@contraburners.org.

Other questions: matt.mathis@gmail.com.

Burning Man tickets might be coming available!

posted Jul 28, 2017, 10:03 AM by Cathy Clary   [ updated Jul 28, 2017, 10:04 AM ]

From Matt, July 27: 

There are a couple of BM tickets that might free up, and I no longer have a wait list of people looking for tickets.

If you (or anybody you know) might be interested a last minute opportunity if a lifetime, please have them get in touch with me or sign up for camp at http://www.contraburners.org/campers/connected.

Some details: I have two tickets that are reserved for people who have not actually committed to come to camp yet.   If they drop out, I will be at risk having to sell the tickets to people outside of camp.  I would much rather sell them to contra dancers than somebody else.

At this instant I am still holding onto the tickets, but I really don't want to get stuck with $1000 paper souvenirs, so I won't hold them forever. 

Matt Mathis  Home/Cell: 412-654-7529  Daytime:650-417-3029

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