What is TribalCon?
TribalCon is au courant in belly dance festivals produced by Awalim, Atlanta’s own Tribal Belly Dance Company. Since the first TribalCon in 2005, the annual event has drawn hundreds of dancers and musicians from all over the world, completely selling out each all shows and workshops each year!
TribalCon is the Southeast’s favorite place for Tribal dance and music workshops. We are also your main one stop shopping for tribal jewelry, music, props, and costumes with two rooms of vendors. This four day conference brings dancers and musicians together in an award winning format of classes, shopping, discussions, performances, and friendship. Our goal is to bring the most influential Tribal instructors and musicians to the Atlanta area.
When and where will TribalCon take place?
TribalCon takes place each year over a long weekend near the end of February. We have moved to the Holiday Inn Atlanta-Perimeter/Dunwoody 4386 Chamblee-Dunwoody Rd Atlanta , Georgia 30341. For complete information about the hotel, including MARTA access, click here. The location fits us perfectly and we are ecstatic about our new venue.
Is TribalCon only about dance?
No! Besides workshops with outstanding dance instructors, TribalCon offers a music track with world-renowned musicians and panels for discussion with our instructors. We will also have a special keynote lecture on Thursday evening.
What’s TribalCon’s history?
TribalCon began as a way to attract superb Tribal belly dance talent to the Southeast. Starting as a small, local event, TribalCon has grown exponentially each year to become one of the most popular events of its kind, attracting top-notch performers from all over. Participant workshops sell out each year, and the audience capacity has increased from an intimate, sold out show of 100 in 2005 to a full house of 450 people at last year’s show!
But the best reflection of all is the nomination by participants in Zaghareet Magazine’s People’s Choice awards. TribalCon won Best Event in 2006 and was nominated again in 2007. Thank you!
Can I attend the after party for the Friday and Saturday night shows even if I only bought a Friday, Saturday or Sunday pass?
Yes, just make sure you have your badge with you.
Are you going to mail me a ticket?
No, you will be sent nothing in the mail. You will check in for the workshops when you arrive at the TribalCon registration desk. Registration starts early Thursday evening in the front lobby of the hotel. You can also check in at the beginning of each day. Show tickets can be picked up when you check in for your workshops or before each show.
What is the address and phone number of the hotel?
Holiday Inn Atlanta-Perimeter/Dunwoody
4386 Chamblee-Dunwoody Rd Atlanta , Georgia 30341
Where do I park?
The hotel has it’s own parking lot.
How much does parking cost?
Parking is absolutely free!
What classes are going to be taught at TribalCon 2014?
Visit the schedule page for class information.
When are the performances?
We have some exciting schedule changes for this year! Due to the huge growth and popularity in our live music show we will now have it on Saturday night and dancing to recorded music will happen on Friday night. Expect to see the same top talent perform in both shows that you have grown to love over the years. Both nights have optional catered meals that are catered by the hotel with the Friday night buffet beginning just before the show starts and Saturday’s starting as soon as the show ends.
Friday and Saturday evening shows showcase our workshop instructors and popular performers from around the US. Each show is followed by a hafla. A hafla is a live music and dance party! The shows always sells out a few weeks before the event so make sure you get your tickets online beforehand.
Will there be vendors?
Yes! And lots of them! Keep tabs on vendor updates on our Shopping page!
Am I allowed to take videos at TribalCon?
For classes please ask the teacher before videoing any portion.
Stay tuned about performance video information.
Am I allowed to take still pictures at TribalCon?
You can take pictures without using your flash during the show. Please ask any teacher or vendor before photographing them (its just polite, ya?).
What restaurants are around the hotel?
There is a complete list of restaurants, including a map, inside your TribalCon Event Guide booklet.
Can I write a check to pay for TribalCon?
Yes, but just make sure you still register on the TribalCon website. Please make all checks payable to: Awalim Dance Company
Awalim Dance Company
PO Box 831
Pine Lake, GA 30072
I paid for TribalCon with a check, but the payment has not gone through yet. Am I still registered?
Yes, as long as we receive your check by January 31, 2014 you will still be registered. However, if you feel as though your check may have been lost in the mail please contact us. Be sure to let us know your name (or the one that is registered within our database) and the amount of the check.
How do I register for TribalCon?
Go to the Registration page and click on the “Register” link.
How do I get a refund?
There are no refunds unless the event is canceled. If you have paid and are unable to attend you can go to our Facebook page and post that you have workshop spots to sell; also contact us since we may have someone who has just contacted us about wanting to attend. The passes are always at a premium in January and February because the event sells out early and people are looking for any extra passes! When you sell your spot please contact us with their name, address, phone number and email address to replace yours in the database and so they have an event badge with their name and city on it. If you sell yours after we close online registration, then they will just check in under your name since the badges will already be printed.
What grocery stores and/or natural food stores are near the hotel?
4498 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd # B, Dunwoody, GA
4639 N Shallowford Rd # H, Atlanta, GA
4725 Ashford Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA
Are there any liquor stores nearby?
Please note: The sale of alcohol is prohibited in some counties in Georgia on Sundays.
4516 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, GA
Where is the closest MARTA station (public transportation)?
Station Name: Dunwoody Station
Distance: 1.0 MI/1.61 KM EAST to Hotel (via car)
Complimentary shuttle from train available
Taxi Charge (one way): $ 8.00 USD
Exit train station onto Hammond Drive. Make a left and continue to Ashford Dunwoody Road. Make a right onto Ashford Dunwoody Road. Take left-hand ramp to I-285 East. Take I-285 east to Exit 30 – Chamblee Dunwoody Road. Hotel will be on right.