Vegas Jam

The Dates of the 2018 Vegas Jam have changed:

Thursday – Sunday
September 27th – 30th 2018

We are Moving!

We are moving The 2018 Vegas Jam to the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino located at 3000 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, Nevada. The Westgate offers us newly renovated, larger ballroom space in a smoke-free environment that will accommodate our growing number of dancers attending the Vegas Jam.

The Westgate also offers us award winning restaurants, a daily buffet, a fitness center and a monorail station on site for easy travel to the ‘Strip’. Affordable monorail tickets can be purchased at their indoor Ticketing Desk or at one of their outdoor kiosks. You will have the convenience of getting whisked away to a nearby show, nightclub, restaurant or casino without having to wait in line for a cab.

The negotiated nightly room rate is $79 + $15 (resort fee) + $12.58 (current tax) which equals $106.58 per night.

The rooms that our guests will be staying in are in the newly remodeled Central Tower. Please Be Advised that Check-In time is 3:00pm and Check-Out time is 11:00am. IF you arrive before 3:00pm, DO NOT expect to get into your room before 3:00pm.

The Vegas Jam National Dance Convention Weekend (Vegas Jam) is a dance weekend that accommodates both line dancers and partner/couple dancers.  Essentially, there are 2 dance parties under 1 roof.  Registered guests have access to both dance ballrooms. At the Vegas Jam we have separate dance ballrooms of equal size.  We have a PARTNER DANCE BALLROOM where we have dancers that Bop, 2-Step, Ballroom, Hand Dance, DFW Swingout, MidSouth Swing, Salsa, West Coast Swing, Urban Cha Cha and Chicago Step.  The LINE DANCE BALLROOM will accommodate the beginner to the accomplished Line Dancer. The Host Hotel for the Vegas Jam is the Westgate Resort & Casino. 

Some of the unique attributes of the Vegas Jam weekend are:

A national dance weekend in lieu of a regional or local dance weekend.  800 – 1,100 guests representing 28 – 34 states.
4 days and nights of events e.g. Thursday through Sunday inclusive e.g. 4 evening dance parties.
Held in the resort city of Las Vegas, Nevada with it’s October mild temperatures, entertainment culture, theme hotels, dining, gaming, shopping and nightlife.
Weekend events include nightly, evening dance parties, dance instructional workshops, dance showcase, line dance choreographer jam session, Jack & Jill partner dance competition, Zumba workout sessions and more.
Rented, wooden competition grade dance floors in each dance ballroom.
Temperature regulated, smoke-free, air conditioned dance ballrooms.
Hotel catered Saturday All-You-Can-Eat lunch buffet.

Please read, thoroughly, and understand the Participation Policies BEFORE you Register yourself and anyone else so that you, and they, have a clear and thorough understanding of our No Discount Policy, No Spectator Policy, No Break-Out/A-La-Carte Registration Policy, Refund Policy, No Transfer Policy, On-Site Event Check-In Policy, Wristband Policy, No Chair/Table Seat Saving Policy and our Reserved Seating Table Policy. The institution and adherence of these policies has allowed The Vegas Jam to consistently be a year-over-year quality dance weekend event.

What You Need to Register

To register yourself or someone else, you will need the following:

  1. Full name as it appears on your/their government issued picture ID.  Please, no nicknames.
  2. Your/their e-mail address.  Each e-mail address must be unique to that person and that person only!  The registration program will not accept tying more than one name to an e-mail address.  Please be advised that any person that does not have an active e-mail address will not have Vegas Jam information and will have to rely on friends and family for the information.
  3. Complete mailing address with street address, suite/apartment/P.O. Box (if applicable), city, state and zip code.
  4. Preference as a line dancer or a partner dancer.
  5. Gender, male or female.
  6. A Credit Card or a PayPal account.  You do not need a PayPal account to register.  There is an option within the PayPal ‘screen’ to pay with your Credit Card.

Event Registration

2018 Registration Opens February 1, 2018
$145 February 1 – mid-night PST June 30, 2018
$165 July 1, 2018 – midnight PST July 31, 2018
$175 August 1, 2018 – midnight PST August 31, 2018

Registration Closes

Registration closes midnight PST August 31, 2018 or until we reach maximum seating capacity, whichever comes first! As we have a propensity to reach our seating maximum capacity early, you are encouraged and it is recommended that you do not wait until August 31, 2018 to register IF you plan on attending.

Hotel Booking Policy

The Host Hotel, where all events will be held, is the Westgate Resort & Casino located at 3000 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109.

The negotiated nightly room rate is $79 + $15 (resort fee) + $12.58 (current tax) which equals $106.58 per night and for a four (4) night stay, checking in on Thursday and checking out on Monday morning, the stay is only $426.30

The rooms that our guests will be staying in are in the newly remodeled Central Tower.  Please be advised that Check-In time is 3:00pm and Check-Out time is 11:00am.  IF you arrive before 3:00pm, DO NOT expect to get into your room before 3:00pm.

The Room Block is open to reserve your room now or when ever it is convenient for you!

Rooms can be booked now by calling the Westgate at 1-800-635-7711 daily between the hours of 6:00am to 11:00pm PST and mention “The Steady Steppers” Group Code: SSTEP8R or online at:

https://aws.passkey.com/event/49524274/owner/3453/home

To be eligible for the negotiated group rate, reservations must be made on or before the cut-off date of September 6, 2018. Upon booking your room, you are required to provide a major credit card for the first night’s room and tax deposit, which will be charged in order to guarantee reservations. When booking your room, please inquire about late check-out times, cancellation policies and the use of a microwave oven. Finally, when checking-in to the hotel, a major credit card or cash deposit will be required to guarantee incidental room charges.

If you book your room through a travel agent or a discount hotel booking site, the resort fee is $29.95 and will be charged to your room.

You are required to provide a major credit card for first night’s room and tax deposit, which will be charged to your account in order to guarantee accommodations.
The remaining room and tax will be due at Check-In.
A major credit card or cash deposit will be required to guarantee incidental charges upon the day of your hotel Check-In.
All reservation requests must be received before the room block is full or no later than Thursday, September 26, 2018 12:00pm PST, whichever one comes first!
Registered guests must be the age of twenty-one (21) or older.
Check-In time is after 3:00pm PST.
Check-Out time is 11:00am PST.

Hotel Room Cancellation Policy

If you are going to cancel your room, the hotel policy is that it must be cancelled 3-days, that’s 72-hours, prior to your arrival date!

Please, Consider Protecting Yourself From Financial Loss!

Travel insurance is recommended to protect you from financial loss in the event of your inability to attend and you have to ‘last minute’ cancel. Vegas Jam has a ‘No Transfer’ Policy and will not issue refunds for trip cancellations due to medical illness, family emergencies, loss of employment, job relocation, death of a loved one, military deployment or any other reason outside of our standard refund policy. Our Refund Policy is liberal, however, there is a date that we no longer issue refunds.

For these reasons, we encourage you to purchase affordable trip cancellation insurance from a reputable travel insurance agency. That travel insurance policy should protect your travel expense (airline ticket, rental car, bus, train, etc.), hotel and event registration fee.

The cost of travel insurance is minimal when compared to the monies that you may lose in the event that you have to cancel your trip.

Here is a consideration set of companies that you can investigate and request a quote:

www.insuremytrip.com or 1-800-487-4722

www.travelexinsurance.com or 1-800-228-9792

Policies

Please read, thoroughly, and understand the Participation Policies (listed below) BEFORE you Register yourself and anyone else so that you, and they, have a clear and thorough understanding of our No Discount Policy, No Spectator Policy, No Break-Out/A-La-Carte Registration Policy, Refund Policy, No Transfer Policy, On-Site Event Check-In Policy, Wristband Policy, No Chair/Table Seat Saving Policy and our Reserved Seating Table Policy. The institution and adherence of these policies has allowed The Vegas Jam to consistently be a year-over-year quality dance weekend event.

You must be 21 years or older to register and attend.

To Protect You From Financial Loss

Travel insurance is recommended to protect you from financial loss in the event of your inability to attend and you have to ‘last minute’ cancel.  Vegas Jam has a ‘No Transfer’ Policy and will not issue refunds for trip cancellations due to medical illness, family emergencies, loss of employment, job relocation, death of a loved one, military deployment or any other reason outside of our standard refund policy.

For this reason, we encourage you to purchase affordable trip cancellation insurance from a reputable travel insurance agency.  That travel insurance policy should protect your travel expense (airline ticket, rental car, bus, train, etc.), hotel and event registration fee.

Here is a consideration set of companies that you can investigate and request a quote:

www.insuremytrip.com or 1-800-487-4722

www.travelexinsurance.com or 1-800-228-9792

No Discount Registration Policy:

We do not offer Senior Citizen discounts, Military discounts or Group discount pricing to the Vegas Jam.

No Spectator Seating Registration Policy:

We do not offer Spectator seating pricing.  To clarify, we do not offer an option for any guests that only want to view but not participate in any of the dancing, workshops or events at the Vegas Jam.

No Break-Out/A-La-Carte Registration Pricing Policy:

We do not offer Breakout or A-La-Carte pricing. To clarify, we do not offer any nightly dance party only option pricing or dance workshop only option pricing, which is commonly referred to as Breakout or A-La-Carte pricing. The only option to attend the Vegas Jam is our all-event registration pricing.

Refund Policy:

The person requesting the refund must request their refund, in writing. Refunds will be issued in the name of the person that has registered within 10 – 14 business days of receipt of their refund request, which may not necessarily be the name of the person that purchased the reservation.  

If you request and receive a refund and then change your plans and want to attend, you can indeed register again but at the prevailing registration fee.

The Refund Policy is 100% minus a $30 processing fee until midnight PST June 30, 2018 and 80% minus a $30 processing fee July 1 – midnight PST July 31, 2018. 

Beginning August 1, 2018, there are no refunds and we will not issue refunds for trip cancellations due to medical illness, family emergencies, loss of employment, job relocation, death of a loved one, military deployment, natural disasters or any other reason outside of our standard refund policy.

No-Transfer Policy

Once registered, your registration is non-transferable in part or in whole to another person or another calendar year.

On-Site Event Check-In Policy

You, yourself, must Check-In as no one can Check-In for you.  All that is required at Check-In is a piece of government issued, picture ID. Without picture ID you will not be allowed to Check-In and you will be denied admission to the event.  If denied admission, a refund is not possible.

Wristband Policy & Etiquette

There are no paper tickets. At on-site Check-In, your wrist will be affixed with a waterproof, durable wristband that must be worn, on your wrist, for the entire weekend and is your access pass to all events. Wearing of the wristband, on your wrist, for the weekend is mandatory.  If you are uncomfortable with wearing the wristband on your wrist or if you refuse to wear the wristband on your wrist for the weekend, to avoid any confrontation it is best that you do not register to attend. 

No Chair/Table Seat Saving Policy & Etiquette:

Seating in the dance ballrooms, for the most part, is Open Seating which translates into first come/first served and there is no seat/table saving. There will be Steady Steppers Staff strategically placed in each ballroom to address seat saving issues. However, there are a limited number of Reserved Seating tables.

Reserved Seating Table Policy:

There are a limited number of Reserved Seating tables that seat 10 guests to a table. A Reserved Seating table is an additional cost (upcharge) of $150 per table or $15 per person above the guests Registration fee for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday night dance parties only.