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September 16-18




Will you be selling tickets at the door?

No. We are not allowing walk-ins this year; pre-registration is required.

Check In

What sort of documentation should I bring with me for use during check in this year?

• Valid ID with your picture on it.

• Copy of your final confirmation email. (This will be helpful if, for any reason, we do not have your information listed on the front desk check-in sheet).

Here is how check in will work at Fandango this year:

  1. Put your mask on before entering the building. Decatur Recreation Center asked us to sign a Covid rider as part of our contract with the venue. That rider specifies that people in the building need to be either socially distanced (6' away from nearest person) or masked.

  2. Give the front desk volunteer your name and hand them a picture ID that matches that name.

  3. Initial the sign in sheet confirming that the contact information (email and phone number) listed for you is accurate, or has now been edited to be accurate.

  4. Get your button, your wristband, and find a partner for the next dance!

Saturday Night Costumes

Should I dress up on Saturday night?

Are you kidding? YES! When are you going to get a better chance to channel your inner favorite Bridgerton character*? Formal dress is encouraged.

* Your Bridgerton Name: Begin with Lord or Lady, followed by your middle name. From there, add your favorite food with "ton" at the end. To signify where you're from, add "of," followed by the first part of your street name with "shire" tagged onto the end.

...Go for it!!

Gender Balancing

Is registration gender balanced?

Not deliberately. And even when equal numbers of men and women register for the weekend the balance among potential partners can be skewed at any given time since everyone isn't on the floor at the same time. Given that our collective goal is to dance as much as possible you are urged to ignore issues of gender when asking or being asked to dance.

New Dancers

Do you have to have been dancing for years to attend this weekend?

Absolutely not!! We strongly encourage new-ish* dancers to attend.

*Attention new-ish dancers ... Please attend your local area's ECD dances several times before Fandango! weekend as we strongly recommend that you become acquainted with the standard English Country Dance figures before the weekend begins.


Is there a deadline for requesting housing?

Due to Covid we are not arranging housing for dancers this year.
See the Housing page for a list of area hotels that are offering Fandango! group rates.


I'm not sure I can make it for the whole weekend. May I pay ala carte for just certain sessions?

Absolutely. You can pre-register for individual dances either online or through the mail. See details on the Registration page.

I'm un/underemployed, do you have work scholarships available?

No, but we do have a discount rate available for you.
See details on the Registration page.

Covid is messing with me and I can't come to the dance. May I have a refund?

Yes! See details on the Registration page.


Does Fandango provide meals?

No. All meals are on your own and, due to Covid safety precautions, we will not be providing snacks this year. If you choose to bring your own food please maintain appropriate social distancing at any time your mask is removed to eat or drink.

Where do I find food in Decatur?

LOTS of places. If you turn left out of the Dec Rec front door and walk a block or two you will be tummy-deep in more restaurants than Henry I had illegitimate children*. Want to see the full list of restaurants? Check out this link to the Decatur Chamber of Commerce's "Taste of Decatur."

*Henry I, the youngest son of William the Conquerer, must have had a LOT of dance partners. Historians have identfied at least 22 children that got half of their out-of-wedlock DNA from him.