There are 4 registration types: Youth (7-9, 10-12, 13-15, 16-18), College Student, Adult (18+), and Chaperone.
What are the Registration Rates?
Youth/College Student: Early Bird – $200.00, Regular – $225.00, On Site – $275.00 Adult: Early Bird – $275.00, Regular – $300.00, On Site – $350.00 Chaperone: Early Bird – $95.00, Regular – $120.00, On Site – $145.00
What are the Registration Dates?
Early Bird: January 1 – April 30, 2017 Regular: May 1 – July 25, 2017 Late/On Site: July 26, 2017
What is the Registration Cap?
The daCi USA 6th National Gathering is limited to 300 participants. There is no limit on chaperones.
Can I register for just 1 day?
We are only offering registration for the full conference. This is due to the format/intent of the schedule, as well as the class/space size limits that we have at the University of Utah. The aim is to provide a rich, diverse experience for all participants, which is achieved by attending all the events, specifically the daily multi-generation classes.
Where is the Gathering?
The daCi USA 6th National Gathering is at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.
Is daCi Membership required to participate?
daCi Membership is required for all Adult and College Student participants. Youth participants and Chaperones do not need daCi Membership
I just graduated, what type of registration should I do?
If you recently graduated from High School, or College, you can register based off the school year leading up to the Gathering.
What is your Refund Policy?
Only a participant and his or her parents or legal guardians have the authority to request a refund. A refund (minus $50.00 nonrefundable) will be granted for all cancellations requested in writing and emailed firstname.lastname@example.org. If the Gathering is cancelled, a full refund will be given. daCi USA cannot be held responsible for any cancellation or change in charges assessed by airlines, travel agencies, or other institutions in the event of program cancellation.
YOUNG children are the responsibility of the chaperones and the DIRECTORS who attend the conference with them. We expect the chaperones and directors to be ACCESSIBLE DURING THE GATHERING IF AN EMERGENCY WITH A YOUNG CHILD ARISES.
*Chaperones are required to have a background check per the University of Utah Youth Protection Policy.
daCi USA Chaperone Guidelines
Chaperone duties during the daCi Gathering daytime (not including overnight supervision):
• Supervising the children when they are not in classes, including the breaks between classes, the lunch break and between when classes end, when the evening performances begin on the Thursday and Friday evenings.
• Transitioning the children between classes. Classes will be held in 2 locations on campus, separated by an approximately 15-minute walk or 7-minute shuttle ride. The children will need to be accompanied between the three locations, depending on class choice, allocation and rehearsals
• Being available to handle any emergency situation that may arise with your group of children
• A ratio of one adult for every 10 youths is recommended
• Coverage must be planned for ill, injured or disinterested persons who may not be taking part in activities with the rest of the group
University of Utah Chaperone Guidelines
Coverage must be planned for ill, injured or disinterested persons who may not be taking part in activities with the rest of the group.
Chaperones must reside on the same floor as the youths. Chaperones are expected to cooperate fully with University of Utah staff to enforce Quite Hours and correct behavioral problems. Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. until 9:00 a.m.; however, courtesy noise levels should be observed 24 hours a day.
The $95.00 chaperone fee includes the Opening Meet and Greet Food Truck party on Wednesday evening, the ability to observe classes, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday evening performances. Gathering Showing on Saturday and the Closing Banquet on Saturday evening.
Will I be able to observe classes?
Will I be able to attend the performances on Thursday and Friday night?
If I am a registered participant, do I have to pay the chaperone fee if I am also a chaperone?
No – you just pay the participant registration fee.
If I am a night chaperone in the University of Utah dorms, do I get a discount on the cost?
No – there is a flat fee for staying in the dorms that is the same regardless of whether you are a chaperone, and adult who is not a chaperone, or a students or a youth.
Yes, shirts will be available for pre-purchase during registration. A limited amount of shirts will be available for purchase during the Gathering. Cost is $15, and is available in standard sizes – Child Small thru Adult XXL.
Will there be a Gathering DVD?
Possibly. We are still in early planning. Please check back later.
Can parents or other family members (non-participants) attend the two evening performances, or the final sharing.?
Due to space limitations, priority will be given to registered participants, chaperones and volunteers. There is no guarantee that non-paying parents will be able to attend any of the performances at the Gathering.
What are the Housing Options during the Gathering?
On-campus housing is available in the the University of Utah Heritage Commons dorms. Heritage Commons, including 29 state-of-the-art residence halls was built to house athletes participating in the 2002 Winter Olympics hosted by Salt Lake City. Rates are $120.00 per person, double-occupancy ($30.00/night). A meal plan is required for all on-campus participants.
The University of Utah Guest House has a limited number double Queen and Single King Rooms held for the daCi USA Gathering at $117.00 per night
Rooms must be booked no later than April 15, 2017
The University Guest house recommends calling to book reservations. Please let them know that you are attending the daCi USA conference so that they know to book your room accordingly.
The 180-room hotel features spectacular views of the Salt Lake Valley, Chapel Glen and the surrounding campus. Its proximity to both a TRAX train station and a campus shuttle stop allows you to explore both campus and Salt Lake City easily. Add affordable, comfortable rooms with fantastic amenities and you’ll understand why visitors love the Guest House
Off-campus housing is not included/provided, but a list of recommended locations can be found at – http://daciusa.org/slc.php?housing. A meal plan is optional for all off-campus participants.
Can I arrive early / stay late in the dorms?
We are still working with the University of Utah Housing to see if this is possible. Please check back later.
What is Check-in/Check-out times?
Check-in is 2:00 PM and Check-out is 10:00 AM.
What is provided in room?
The Commons' typical double rooms are suite style with two twin xl beds, two desks and two dressers, linens provided. They share a bathroom with one other double room.
Where are the bathrooms?
The Bathrooms are shared by 2 adjoining double rooms.
What items can be provided/checked out?
What amenities are in the building?
Kitchenettes in each building
Laundry facilities in each building
Cozy lounge spaces including fireplaces/p>
There are two Gathering meals that are included in the registration fee. On Wednesday evening, the Gathering begins with a Food Truck Meet and Greet Party. On Saturday evening, the Gathering ends with a Closing Banquet.
Is there a Meal Plan Option?
Yes, there is an on-campus meal plan. It is required for all participants that stay on-campus, but optional for those who stay off-campus.
On Campus - $62.70 per person
Thursday, July 27th – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Friday, July 28th – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Saturday, July 29th – Breakfast, Lunch
Commuter - $42.70 per person
Thursday, July 27th – Lunch, Dinner
Friday, July 28th – Lunch, Dinner
Saturday, July 29th – Lunch
Where is the Meal Plan Accepted?
Meals are dine-in and are served in the Peterson Heritage Center Dining Room on an all-you-care-to-eat (AYCE) basis. It features a rotating menu and the largest variety of food options on campus, including an allergen friendly station, a custom-order grill, culturally inspired strations, a salad bar, sandwich station, and more.
More information at https://new.dineoncampus.com/utah/peterson-heritage-center
Can I get individual meals?
We recommend purchasing the either on campus or commuter meal plan, as it is based on our conference #’s and you receive a lesser rate. However, Heritage Commons takes cash and credit and you may purchase individual meals on your own
What if I have dietary needs/restrictions?
During registration you can note any dietary needs/restrictions. This will then be used in food planning for the opening/closing events and the meal plan (if selected).
From UofU Dining and Catering - Conference meal service at the Heritage Center Dining Room offer a broad selection of menu items in an AYCE style designed to satisfy a variety of preferences. It features a rotating menu and the largest variety of food options on campus, including an allergen friendly station, a custom-order grill, culturally inspired strations, a salad bar, sandwich station, and more. A wide variety of food choices are offered that will accommodate most dietary restrictions. Nutritional information can be found online at https://new.dineoncampus.com/utah/whats-on-the-menu. Change the drop down to Heritage Center
Participants should be aware of the following rules and precautions:
Do not bring a lot of money or expensive items to the Gathering: you do so at your own risk.
Do not leave equipment or luggage unattended.
Do not walk alone on campus or leave campus unattended (without an instructor, chaperone, or gathering staff member).
Please make sure to coordinate time and place to be picked up by your ride each evening if necessary.
Clearly label all personal items you bring to the gathering (such as a water bottle).
No food is allowed in the studios. No sweetened or flavored beverages are allowed in the studio. No food is to be eaten in the dance studio. There are no exceptions to these rules.
Water is allowed in the studios in a reusable contained with a secure top.
No street shoes are allowed in the studios. Bare feet or soft-soled dance shoes/slippers only. No high heels. No hard soles. No talc or rosin may be used on shoes or on the studio floors. Participants are asked to refrain from wearing excessive lotion or oils on exposed skin.
No pets are allowed in the studios.
What is the Utah Sales Tax?
Salt Lake City, Utah has a 6.85% sales and use tax for retail sales of tangible personal property and select services, which include, but are not limited to, admissions to places of amusement, intrastate transportation service, and hotel and motel accommodations. The restaurant tax is an additional 1%.
THINGS TO DO IN SALT LAKE/UTAH BEFORE/AFTER THE GATHERING
Temple Square is a 10-acre complex, owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), in the center of Salt Lake City, Utah. In recent years, the usage of the name has gradually changed to include several other church facilities that are immediately adjacent to Temple Square. Contained within Temple Square are the Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake Tabernacle, Salt Lake Assembly Hall, the Seagull Monument, and two visitors' centers.http://www.templesquare.com