Frequently asked questions
Where do the funds go?
All the funds from sales are used for merchandise production and our trip expenses. We appreciate all of your orders and donations and your support to help us continue to heal the people and protect the sacred. If you would like to donate to the project, our venmo is: @the-jingle-dress-project
Where is your next trip?
We have many places we would love to go next! We have been invited to multiple areas and hope we are able to travel to them all. We are in the works of planning our next trip which will most likely be to Southern Utah. If you have a place you would like to recommend, please feel free to use the “Contact” page to leave us a message.
How many U.S. states have you traveled to?
We have done photo shoots in seven different states around the country. While traveling during the pandemic can be difficult, we have taken extra precautions to keep ourselves, as well as the locations we travel to, as safe as possible and follow all COVID-19 travel precautions and regulations.
Are you all in college?
All of our dancers are in college or have recently graduated from college. We met while studying at Brigham Young University (BYU). Erin Tapahe graduated from BYU with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications. Dion Tapahe is currently a senior at BYU studying Environmental Science. Sunni Begay is also a senior at BYU studying Political Science. JoAnni Begay is a sophomore studying Biology.
What is your favorite photo shoot location?
Eugene’s favorite place is the Redwoods National Park in California. Sunni’s favorite places is Minnesota. Erin’s favorite place is New York. Dion’s favorite place is San Francisco. JoAnni’s favorite place is Oregon.
How do the t-shirts fit?
The t-shirts are a 60/40 cotton blend with polyester. They are very comfy and stretchy. The sizes are unisex. In our photographs on this website, we are all wearing size Medium.
What are your tribes?
We are all Diné (Navajo). Sunni and JoAnni are from Gallup, New Mexico. The Tapahe’s are from Window Rock, Arizona. We all currently live in Utah.
Why is there only three girls and not four?
Our fourth girl, JoAnni Begay, is currently serving a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We fully support her decision and know she is doing well. For now, Sunni, Erin, and Dion will continue the project until JoAnni returns next year.