East Coast 6-day Facilitators’ Intensive Training 2017 Fees & Details

February 26 – March 4, 2017

The ‘only’ week-long VMC Intensive Training in USA for 2017!!

Program Information

The East Coast 6-day Facilitators’ Intensive Training begins at 7:00pm on Sunday, February 26th. The Intensive Training will end at 9pm on Friday, March 3rd. Friday is a full-day program, so plan to stay at the resort Friday night and depart after breakfast and check-out Saturday by 11am. We will have a free Community Drum Circle from 3:30-4:30pm on Friday which is open to the public.

Program Fee & Discounts

The fee for the East Coast 6-day Intensive Training is $850 for the 6-days. This fee includes all your meals for the duration of the training, starting with breakfast on Monday through breakfast on Saturday. Accommodations at the venue are separate.

Discounts – Choose one discount per participant please…

  • Early Registration Discount (by JAN 15) – $50
  • Attending DCFG Conference 2017 – $75
  • Current DCFG Member – $85

To Register: $300 deposit required for registration 


Ocean Creek Resort is a beautiful resort facility in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina www.oceancreek.com.

The airport is only 20 minutes away and the beach is a short walk from your room. The weather in February is like spring – a perfect place to do Arthur’s 6-day training! Accommodations are available for an extremely reasonable rate. You are responsible for your own lodging, but meals are included in the price of your training fee. You will be staying in a condo with a full kitchen, so sharing housing makes your cost even more reasonable. The Resort has ample parking if you are driving to the training. Check-in time begins Sunday at 4:00pm and check-out time on Saturday is 11:00am.

Nellie Hill is coordinating accommodations at the Resort if you are interested in sharing a room. Please contact her prior to making your reservation with Ocean Creek if you wish to share.

Room Rates per night

  • Studio Villas: $55
  • 1 Bedroom lodge villas $61
  • 2 Bedroom lodge villas $72
  • 2 bedroom ocean front towers $103
  • 3 bedroom oceanfront $125

For Reservations

Call the Resort at 800-845-0353. Be sure to identify the Group Name: Village Music Circles. This will get you to the right place for the right discount!

Hotel Arrival & Departure

Check-in time at the Ocean Creek Resort is 4:00pm on Sunday FEB 26, and check-out time is 11:00am on Saturday MAR 4. Come a day or two earlier or stay later to enjoy a vacation in warm and lovely Myrtle Beach! Check with the resort for booking details.

DCF Guild Conference

The Drum Circle Facilitators Guild Conference is held the weekend before the VMC 6-day Intensive at the same location. This is one of the best conferences for expanding your business and facilitating skills, presented by some of the best in the field. Discounts are offered for those attending both the training and the conference that week. Contact the DCF Guild website for registration: DCFG Conference 2017.

Required Reading

If you have not previously purchased the book, Drum Circle Facilitation, Building Community Through Rhythm by Arthur Hull, you will want to read this book prior to your training and complete your pre-program assignments. Make sure to bring the book with you to the Playshop, as it will be referred to frequently. You can order the book directly through our website or contact the office. Purchase Book Online

Continuing Education

If you are interested in applying for CEU credits, we need to know as soon as possible, as we need a minimum of TWO participants per category requesting the credits. Please find more information about the credits and the cost here: VMC CEU Credits

We look forward to having you join us for an exciting Village Music Circles™ Playshop experience. You will be meeting with facilitators’ from around the country to learn new skills and connect together through rhythm. We will see you in Myrtle Beach at this year’s East Coast 6-day Facilitators’ Intensive Training!

—Village Music Circles