Frequently Asked Questions
I dance ambi, should I register as a lead or as a follow?
We know that many dancers are actively studying more than one dance role. We think that's great! If this is you, please register for the role that you'll probably take more classes in, or flip a coin if you're 50-50. We anticipate having a lot of people audition for Level 4 and Masters, so we cannot accommodate multiple auditions per student, so please pick one role to audition for, and take those classes in that role. However, you are welcome to work on your other role in electives, by dropping into some level 1-3 classes, and of course at the social dances, so you should have plenty of time for practicing all the things!
Should I go to auditions?
If you want to attend Level 4 or Level 5 classes, you'll need to audition. Due to the very high level of students at this event, we typically have a large number of people auditioning for a small number of spots- 25 lead spots and 25 follow spots (out of about 120 students total). Also, if you're planning to take a class here and there, go out to a long lunch, and sleep in on Sunday morning, please consider leaving those spots for people who will be attending all of the classes.
What level classes should I take?
Please see our Class Leveling page!
Do you offer housing? How many housing spots are available?
The Philadelphia community, known for their warmth and friendliness, tries to house as many dancers as possible. While we cannot guarantee what number of dancers we can house, we will do our best. Housing will be offered on a first-registered, first-served basis, with priority going to people who are registering for the full weekend. The cut-off to request housing is October 1st, although we may close housing earlier if there are no more spaces available.
What's the cancellation policy?
Cancellations and pass transfers are all subject to a $15 administrative fee. After October 5th, we can only offer a 50% refund for cancellations, and after October 12th, we cannot offer any refunds. One of our goals here at Blues Muse is to make an event that is as affordable as possible, while still offering instruction and music of incredibly high caliber. This means that we are not padding our pockets or coffers- this also means that when you register, we use that money to pay for things like venues, flights, food orders, and more. We thank you for your understanding. If you cannot attend, but want to defer your pass until next year, you may do so. For all cancellations, transfers, and deferrals, email firstname.lastname@example.org
What's your safer spaces policy?
Blues Muse strives to create a space that is safe, welcoming, and inclusive for everyone, regardless of age, race, gender, sexuality, ability, experience, background, or other identifying features. We encourage respectful, considerate behavior and good communication. By attending our event, you are agreeing to help make that happen. Please read the whole safer spaces policy, as we expect anyone who attends Blues Muse to read, understand, and help support this policy. Click here to read the safer spaces policy.