FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS MICRO FUSION
DANCING?

To quote EMF's definition, Micro dancing is a form of dancing adjacent to fusion dancing. It is about making very small movements and enjoying the subtle and dreamy sensations. It is creating a delightful connection with your partner. It is about responding fully to the music.

Micro dancing is typically done in close embrace (a hug-like position).

CAN I HELP?

Yes! If you'd like  to be an Early Evening DJ, or volunteer for the front desk/registration, care team, body art team, etc then please advise this in the 'Volunteer' section of the registration form. A Google doc will be shared with those wanting to volunteer to allow easy sign up and to choose which dates/times you'd like. Thank you!

WHEN IS REGISTRATION?

Registration is now OPEN 

(See Registration webpage)

There will be 100 tickets available. 

Payment will not be required on registration, but will be required within 7 days of receiving an MMFX 'Registration Success' email (otherwise your ticket will be offered to the next person on the waitlist).

WHAT IS A RAPID ANTIGEN TEST - A.K.A. LATERAL FLOW TEST (LFT)

LFTs are currently free to all, available from all UK Pharmacists (usually given in a box containing 7 test kits).

An LFT is a swab test (usually via nose and/or throat) combined with a liquid that, when put onto the small plastic test strip, provides a rapid indication of COVID virus. 

You will be required to display a LFT prior to entering each venue. 

If you are from abroad and unable to source LFTs in time, MMFX will have a VERY small number of LFTs at registration desk (but these take up to 30mins to provide results, so best done beforehand)

WHAT TRANSPORT IS AVAILABLE?

Manchester is a very well connected city, having direct transport links with cities across the UK and the World. 

The city is fully covered by Google Maps (trains, trams, buses and taxis can all be found on there).

When you arrive in Manchester, the best website to plan you journey via public travel is;

https://my.tfgm.com/#/

If you already know the area, links to bus timetables, last tram departures, etc can be found at;

https://tfgm.com/public-transport

Details of the night/late buses can be found at;

https://tfgm.com/public-transport/bus/night-bus

WHERE SHOULD I STAY?

All venues are either in Central or Southern Manchester. As such MMFX recommends accomodation to the centre/South of Manchester close to a main road with public transport options.

Manchester has Uber, trams, buses and trains from the airport so plenty of public transport options available.

Within walking distance, Central (within the A57(M) ring road) and South-Central Manchester (Castlefield and Hulme) are nice parts of town to stay in. If you want to stay further out of town and drive/taxi/public transport, recommended areas include Chorlton and Didsbury

The 'MMFX 2022 Accommodation' Facebook Group page will be shared with all successful applicants to assist finding accomodation to discuss/arrange/share Air BnB and hosting options.

WHERE SHOULD I EAT?

MMFX is not organising any meals, but here's a list of suggestions where to eat.


Manchester Centre

Some of the well known cafe/restaurant areas in Manchester are (along with price guide £)

- Northern Quarter (££)

- Deansgate (££)

- Spinningfields (£££)

Special mention to www.mackiemayor.co.uk a brick-walled food hall with vendors offering steaks, pizza & sandwiches, with communal dining tables.

Dietary Requirements

Manchester Centre has many restaurants with Vegan options. Examples of local favourites are;

- Wagamama (£)

- Turtle Bay (£)

- Allotment Vegan (£££)

- Bundobust (£)

- Go Falafell (£)

- Wholesome Junkies (£) (lunchtime only)

- V Rev Vegan Diner (£)


Stretford
Stretford Mall is very close to Stretford Public Hall and offers a range of places to eat, with the Food Hall being a great place to meet.

Longford Park

Whilst there is a cafe, it is suggested we all bring a picnic and eat together in the park.

Manchester is also home to the famous Curry Mile (approximately 1 mile of curry houses/restaurants, all catering for Halal)

WHERE CAN I BUY FOOD TO COOK AT MY AIR BNB

The main supermarkets on the UK are (Highest price £££ to Lowest price £)
- Waitrose (£££)
- Sainsbury (££) 
- Tesco (££) 
- Morrisons (££) 
- ASDA (££)
- ALDI (£
- LIDL (£)

WHERE SHOULD I PARK?

The Friday evening venue has it's own private/free car park. For Saturday and Sunday evening venues, Manchester centre offers free on street parking after 8pm in designated parking bays. There are usually spaces along Deansgate road (A56), or side roads off Deansgate (St John Street, Liverpool Street). There are also several Private car parks (NCP) though these rates vary so check before travelling.


The Saturday and Sunday daytime venue has free onsite parking (off Dorset Street), and the Monday park has free parking within the park grounds (see local signage on arrival)

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR

Due to the close embrace (hug-like) connection largely used in Micro, MMFX suggests avoiding belts with large buckles, broaches, beading, or anything else that could cause discomfort when connecting with a partner. 
It is a relaxed dance, so flat shoes and comfortable clothing are recommended. MMFX is a clothed event - nipples and genitals to remain covered.

GENERAL UK VENUE RULES

For those not familiar with the UK customs, here's a quick list of general UK rules for public buildings (supermarkets, bars, restaurants, daytime/evening indoor venues).

  • You *may* be required to wear a mask - depending on UK guidance at the time

  • You must be over 18 to purchase alcohol in bars, restaurants and nightclubs.

  • You must not smoke inside any public building.

  • Please respect the security/door staff. They have the right to refuse you admission.

  • If there is a queuing system in place, please honour that system and join the back of the queue.

WHAT ELSE CAN I DO IN MANCHESTER?

There's plenty to see and do around Manchester if you'd like to extend your stay with us. Plus it's always nice to stay an extra day and spend time with those you've connected with over the weekend. 

Manchester's Tourist Information Centre is located on St Peters Square (near the tram stop).

Local Tourist attractions include;

Galleries: Central, Whitworth, Chinese Centre for Contemporary Arts

Museums: Manchester Museum, Museum of Science and Industry, People's History Museum, National Football Museum.

Other places of note:

Manchester Cathedral,

John Rylands Library (neo-gothic architecture)

Northern Quarter (lots of independent bars, cafes, etc),

Victorian Arts and Crafts centre (many local artists studios open to visitors),

Spinningfields area (fine dining).

Disc Golf - Stretford.

Beyond Manchester;

Liverpool (1hr drive West of Manchester). TATE Modern, Beatles experience, Albert Dock.

Peak District (1-2hrs drive East of Manchester). Wonderful walks through England's countryside.

HOW CAN I OFFSET CARBON USED TO GET THERE?

Planes, trains and cars all create carbon emissions. If you would like to understand the impact of your travel and offset this amount via a scheme of your choice, please use a website such as https://www.myclimate.org/


A plane like a Boeing 747 uses approximately 1 gallon of fuel (about 4 litres) every second. Over the course of a 10-hour flight, it might burn 36,000 gallons (150,000 litres equivalent to 120 tonnes of fuel). According to Boeing's Web site, the 747 burns approximately 5 gallons of fuel per mile (12 litres per kilometer).

WILL THERE BE ANY COMPETITIONS / PERFORMANCES / 'JAM CIRCLES'?

Absolutely not, MMFX is about experiencing as many connections with as many wonderful people as possible on a dreamy journey via the music and skillshares throughout the whole weekend.
The decision was made right at the start of the project that competitions/displays are not part of the ethos or vibe behind MMFX.

HOW DO I GET HELP AT THE VENUES?

Please speak with the volunteer on the front desk if you have any issues, queries or concerns.

DO I REALLY HAVE TO READ THE CODE OF CONDUCT?

Yes, in order to register for MMFX you must confirm you have read, understood and agree to the Code of Conduct. (MMFX appreciates the time taken to read the lengthy Code of Conduct but it really is there for everyone's safety. Thank you).

REFUNDS

If after paying you realise you are unable to attend, please contact mancmfx@gmail.com for a refund. If there are sufficient people on the wait list to take your place the refund will be granted*. (MMFX does not allow private transfers of tickets between attendees, these must all go via MMFX).


*If you paid in a currency other than GBP and request a refund, the refund will be the donation amount minus any currency conversion fees incurred by MMFX.