Event Application Form

FAQ’s:

  • Q. Do you have to be a member to apply to perform/vend/teach a workshop? A. No you do not, but it is preferred since there is a limit for non-members being able to attend/participate at our functions of 2 times. It is easy to sign up. The membership is annual with it expiring 1 year to the date you pay. Sign up and learn more about it here: Membership Benefits
  • Q. When will pre-registration for the classes/workshops and online vendors market be open? A. We will have classes/ workshops and vending information available in Mid-March 2021 after we have all the participant applications submitted for the Spring Bazaar. We don’t have a set date for pre-registration for the Fall Carnival at this time.
  • Q. If I have attended 2 of the INBC events in the past without being a member, do I have to pay the $35 to participate or attend? A. Yes, you would have to pay the $35 to participate or attend, unless you sign up to be a member which is much cheaper at $24 per year.
  • Q. What if I cannot attend the convention and I pay the $35. Will I be able to get a refund? A. We hope you would be able to attend the Spring Bazaar as it will be a fun filled time, but we understand things happen. At this time, there will not be any refunds given unless we cancel the event. Membership with us is always non-refundable.
  • Q.Will the workshops/ classes be recorded? A. The workshops/ classes will be live on our private streaming network. We will not be recording for later viewing. The Members Showcases will be pre-recorded and available on our social media outlets on a later date.
  • Q. Do I have to live in Indiana to be a member? A. We have members from all over the US. You don’t have to be a resident of Indiana to join us.
  • Q: Do I need to signup for a Workshop to watch the Virtual Hafla/ Performers Showcase, and Shop the Online Vendors Market?
  • A: Each one of our events has a different flow. This year for the Spring Bazaar we will be showing our Performers Showcase and Vendors Market on our private streaming platform. The Showcase will be available to the public on a later date via our social media outlets. Our vendors may simulcast their wares from their own devices on their personal outlets, but we encourage them to cater to those who sign up to attend our private network. For our Fall Carnival it may change as we are looking into the possibility of in-person events for 2021. Stay tuned to our Social Media pages to stay up to date. 
  • Q: Can other people join me for my online workshop as long as I pay?
  • A: Everyone who wants to take the online Workshop(s) needs to pay or be a member of INBC. It wouldn’t be fair for our guest teachers to teach multiple people if one person pays or is registered to attend.
  • Q: For the Online shopping, do we pay you or the vendors?
  • A: The vendors will provide how they are collecting payments within their show. We are not collecting payments on behalf of the vendors for their broadcast.
  • Q: Can I just donate to your organization without buying anything or taking a workshop?
  • A: Yes. You can donate here: Donate to Indiana Bellydance Collective. Thank you.
  • Q: Do you have to be a performer, musician, or a belly dancer to be a member?
  • A: No. Even though our organization is mostly comprised of MENAHT/Belly Dance Teachers, Musicians, Performers, and Students. We welcome those whom this is their culture, enthusiasts, vendors & businesses, affiliates, and former/retired MENAHT/Belly Dance Teachers, Musicians, Performers, and Students. 
  • Q: Do I get to be a member by signing up for one of the workshops?A: No. If you are interested in membership with us you can do so here. Signup To Be A Member. It’s only $24 to belong for a whole year.
  • Q: What is the difference between the Spring Bazaar and the Fall Carnival? A:The Spring Bazaar has been traditionally a members showcase within a convention style. The Fall Carnival is our annual fundraiser which is rotating convention across the state.