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**Spring 2018 jam registration is closed. ** This is where you register for the Spring 2018 East Coast jam. The jam will be from Wednesday evening, April 11 through Sunday afternoon, April 15, 2018. See details in the column on the right and please read the instructions - we want your registration to go smoothly! Please contact the organizers using address info in the right column if you have questions.

How To Register

Registering for the East Coast Jam entails filling out our registration form and paying at least the deposit, which you can do by credit card or PayPal online (via PayPal), or via a land-mailed check. So registration works well, please read the following instructions carefully.

  • See the sidebar on the right, or the (less squished) upcoming-jam event page, for schedule and pricing details - the prices increase on certain dates, as the jam approaches.
    • You can pay online with a credit card or PayPal account, or you can pay by sending a check via land mail.
  • Registration requires a $50 deposit. (This applies towards your total payment, of course.) The deposit and any additional registration payment is refundable until the first Jam fee increase, around 2.5 weeks before the jam. After that the deposit is not refundable.
  • The full balance is due a week before the jam.
  • To participate you must agree to and sign the liability waiver. We will have copies to sign at the jam, but it would be handy if you can print one out and bring it with you.
  • To participate you also must agree to abide by the principles described in Respecting Boundaries. These principles help foster a good and safe jam for everyone, so please get acquainted with them!
  • (For background ECJ info, see the East Coast Jam "About" section. For jam organizer contact details, see the Contacts section at the bottom of the sidebar.)

Registration and Payment

To register you must complete our online registration form and pay at least a deposit. Completing the registration form will bring you to a confirmation message that includes links to our online payments page and to instructions for paying by land-mailed check.

Spring 2018 jam registration is closed.

(If you're already registered and wish to return to the online payments page, e.g. to pay your balance, you can find it here. To pay by check, send it to the registrar by land mail. See the sidebar on the right or the upcoming-jam event page for the registrar's contact info.)

Have a registration question or need help?

Contact the registrar, using the info in the Contacts section.
Need help with the site? Use the Contact link at the top of any page.

Spring 2018 Jam

April 11 - 15 2018, Claymont Court Estates, WV - about 1.5 hr car ride from DC. -- Spring 2018 jam registration is closed. --

Here's the 2018 Spring East Coast jam details.

Official kickoff is Wednesday night, April 11 at 6:30 PM dinner. Jammers can begin arriving as early as 5:00. Contact us if you need to arrive earlier.

Our continuing mission: Growth in and of our shared practice through play for the sake of play. Bring your whole dancing self, share quests and questions, connect and explore!

See here for info about Claymont Court Estates. See the East Coast Jam "About" pages to read about the jams and this site, in general. To register, follow the instructions on our registration page - but please see the jam-specific details, below, first. (A copy of this page is included in the right sidebar on the registration page.) Registration rates are organized around the actual costs, which vary depending on when and how you'll be attending!

Cost and Payment

  • The cost depends on your attendance and how soon you register.
  • A bed in a shared room and delicious meals are included in the charges. (Meals are vegetarian, and entail simple breakfasts and full lunches and dinners.)
  • Blankets and pillow are included; sheets and towels are available for a small laundry fee, like $5 to $10 total.
  • Arranging to camp onsite reduces your cost by $20/night
    • Please let us know that you are camping when you register - use the "Special Attendance Notes" box.
    • You need to pay the difference if you wind up crashing indoors to escape weather, etc., and we might not have spare beds.
  • Kids 11 and younger also get discounted food and lodging. Speak with the organizers (see below) to determine how that specifically affects your charge.
  • Note that the complete balance is due a week before the jam.
  • A $50 deposit is required to secure your enrollment, with full balance paid by a week before the jam. The deposit is refundable until the end of the on-time registration period, around 2.5 weeks before the jam.

Our baseline registration prices hold until before March 25, and they depend on how many nights you attend:

$400 Full Jam - Wednesday dinner through Sunday lunch
$335 3 nights - Eg, Thursday after lunch through Sunday lunch
or Wed. after lunch through Sat. lunch
$250 2 nights - Friday after lunch through Sunday lunch
or Thur. after lunch thru Sat. lunch
or Wed after lunch thru Fri lunch
$165 1 day - Saturday after lunch through Sunday lunch, or ...
  • You don't have to attend through Sunday. For example, your last day could be Friday or Saturday.
  • Registration must be for a contiguous sequence of days, you can't register to skip days in between.
  • Registration for any day starts after lunch. Our registration facility is organized this way - if you want to arrive earlier that day you need to bring your own lunch.

The actual cost depends on both your attendance plans and how soon you register. Here are the registration deadline offsets, with an example total based full-time attendance price:

Spring 2018 jam registration is closed.

Increase Amt Payment Dates Adjusted cost for Full Attendance
$0 On-time registration through Sunday March 25 $400 - base
+$50 Late registration Monday March 26 through Sunday April 1 $450 - late
+$75 April 2 to April 5 (registration closes a week before the jam) $475 - avoid this option, don't delay!

Camping instead of staying in the mansion: reduces the charges by $20 per night. (It also frees up beds in the mansion for other jammers, so more people can attend the jam.)

DEPOSIT = $50. As mentioned in the Cost and Payment section above, the deposit is refundable until the end of on-time registration. After the first fee increase deadline it's not refundable. Paying in full in advance can simplify things some, and everything besides the deposit is refundable until April 4, a week before the jam, when the full balance is due. You can pay the balance online using our handy dandy Balance Payment Page or via a check. If you send a check, you must send it to arrive before April 4.


Workstudy: available, but get in touch with use promptly. Work study availability closes 2 weeks before the jam. Contact the workstudy organizer (see below) for details and arrangements.

How To Register

To register:

  • Visit the registration page and follow the instructions, to:
    • Follow the link on that page to fill out our registration form.
    • Return to the registration page to pay at least your deposit. The deposit is refundable until the deadline for the first payment increase - see the table above for that date. You have the option pay online by regular credit card or paypal account, or by sending a check with your registration form.
  • Agree to and sign the liability waiver in order to participate in the jam. (We'll have some blank forms there, but bringing a signed one helps.)

The registration page has complete instructions, including a copy of this page squeezed into the right sidebar, so you have all these details available there.

Contact Info

To reach the Spring Jam organizers directly:

  • Jonathan DeVilbiss (Registration, etc): email, phone: (301) 602-7864
    • 3900 Connecticut Ave, NW #406F
      Washington, DC 20008
  • Kathleen Hunter (Workstudy, etc): email, phone: (919) 360-8601
  • Ken Manheimer (Outreach, online tech, and communications/coordination, etc): email, phone: (202) 525-6260
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