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Interfusion Festival Rebirth will take place on January 18 – 21, 2019 (MLK Weekend) in Alexandria, VA, bringing together like-minded souls from across the US and beyond for four days of learning, healing, play and connection. Learn more at www.InterfusionFestival.com

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Thursday, January 17
 

7:30pm EST

Consent Tools to Create Joyful Connections at Interfusion & Beyond
Limited Capacity seats available

Interfusion Festival is a chance to form connections, learn new things, and share amazing moments with like-minded people. This is only possible if we all support mutual joy, freedom of choice, and a culture of consent. In this workshop, we’ll play juicy, experiential connecting games to practice key skills for joyful, trauma-free connection. And we’ll discuss how to avoid common communication pitfalls and move towards clarity, harmony, and synergy in connection.  Whether we’re sharing touch, dancing together, connecting energetically, or just being ourselves.

Artists
avatar for Atticus Mooney

Atticus Mooney

Atticus Mooney is a movement incendiary whether on the dance floor, yoga mat or behind the decks. She crafts experiences that empower individuals to embody what makes them feel most alive through facilitation, coaching and events. She is the founder of Ecstatic Dance DC, innovator... Read More →
avatar for Indigo Dawn

Indigo Dawn

Indigo Dawn (They/Them) (facebook.com/mxindigodawn) is an impact-oriented love activist who lives and works to create a more abundant, sustainable, humane world. To support this aim, Indigo creates transformative events, workshops, and soul community. As a key organizer and presenter... Read More →



Thursday January 17, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm EST
Studio 2

9:00pm EST

Interfusion Pre-Party Social
Limited Capacity seats available

Interfusion preparty  and social to connect with others at the festival. 

Thursday January 17, 2019 9:00pm - Friday January 18, 2019 1:00am EST
Studio 2
 
Friday, January 18
 

9:00am EST

Ballet/Modern Technique & Conditioning
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to take care of your body and dance until you’re 100+ years old! This workshop will include exercises for feet, posture, alignment, core as well as fun drills for balance/alignment for turns.

Artists
avatar for Natalia Pcholkina

Natalia Pcholkina

Natalie loves exploring the world through dance. It has brought her to 30+ countries where she performed, taught, trained, moved and enjoyed every minute of it! Dance has created countless memorable experiences that shaped her as a person and as an artist - from teaching underprivileged... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am EST
Studio 1

9:00am EST

Intro to Intimacy Through Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Tenya & Kimberly will personally guide you to explore different ways of cultivating intimacy with others through yoga. Together we will explore how to share a more expansive, deep, and sensual practice. Take home comprehensive tools taught through mini dharma talks, partner yoga, physical touch, verbal communication, and meditation.  

Artists
avatar for Tenya Lee & Kimberly Ky

Tenya Lee & Kimberly Ky

Kimberly and Tenya are a dynamic teaching pair, pulling insight from drastically differentcultural backgrounds and paths prior to their connection through yoga.The essence of Tenya’s teaching is restoration; restoration of the mind and body connection, in order to bring one’s... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am EST
Studio 3

9:00am EST

Guided Meditation: Inner Peace
Limited Capacity seats available

Morning guided meditation with Manifest Ra. Learn techniques to relax your mind & body and enhance vital internal organs for optimal health and inner peace.

Artists
avatar for Manifest Ra

Manifest Ra

Manifest Ra is a Keynote Speaker, Corporate Seminar Trainer, InnerG Work Expert and Mindfulness Facilitator, regularly presenting to corporations, associations, colleges and public audiences on the topics of personal transformation, organizational culture, wellness and mindfulness... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am EST
Studio 5

9:00am EST

Pole Jam and Social
Limited Capacity seats available

Pole Jam and Social.

Friday January 18, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am EST
Studio 4

9:00am EST

Spinal Decompression Yoga: Neck & Shoulders Release
Limited Capacity filling up

Empower yourself with a gentle series of progressive poses designed to soften, open and release the aches and pains we carry in our neck and shoulder muscles.  See and experience these simple, yet empowering techniques that reliably unwind the deeper causes of this tension at its core.  This is BETTER than stretching! 

Artists
avatar for Chandra Bliss

Chandra Bliss

Chandra Bliss, empowers clients around the world to stop and smell the sacred cacao! Embodying a unique combination of Pain Whisperer meets Bliss Catalyst, Joyful Muse and Presence-healing Powerhouse, she reminds high performers, hustlers and honey do-ers alike: pain, strain, stress... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am EST
Studio 2

10:00am EST

Laughter Yoga Games
Limited Capacity seats available

Laughter Yoga is a mind and body exercise that allows us to tap into our natural state of childlike playfulness and joy. It a combination of prompts and games to make the sounds of laughter and then natural laughter quickly follows. The Yoga part is the mind, body, and spirit connecting, also from the breathing component. When we laugh, we inhale and exhale, pumping our brain and body with oxygen.

Artists
avatar for Sarah Lawson

Sarah Lawson

Sarah Jean LOVES to laugh! She discovered Laughter Yoga through a friend and was instantly hooked. Laughter yoga is a time to explore the self and create an experience. It's adult play time, what's not to love! Along with Laughter Yoga, Sarah Jean is a holistic bodyworker, trained... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am EST
Studio 1

10:00am EST

Loving Kindness Meditation
Limited Capacity full
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This workshop will facilitate loving kindness meditation to focus benevolent and loving energy toward oneself and toward others. 

Artists
avatar for Yonah Levy

Yonah Levy

Yonah Levy is a powerful change agent who helps motivated people learn to live more peaceful, balanced, and healthy lives. He has provided counseling, coaching, and group leadership services since 2004. Yonah has worked with a wide variety of people from all walks of life.Yonah helps... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am EST
Studio 6

10:00am EST

Intro to Pole Art
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will explore basics concepts of pole as an artform.  Students will be guided how how to apply 101 pole movement techniques and spotting for safety. 

Artists
avatar for Jasmine Williams

Jasmine Williams

Originally from New Jersey, Jasmine grew up taking dance classes and participating in a youth dance group at her local Urban League. While in college, Jasmine served as president of Black Dance Workshop choreographing dance routines for numerous performances. Jasmine moved to Washington... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am EST
Studio 4

10:00am EST

Brazilian Samba
Limited Capacity filling up

This workshop will introduce you to Brazilian carnaval samba movement. Learn simple combinations and develop form, style, and coordination.

Artists
avatar for Ekua Malonde

Ekua Malonde

Ekua MaLonde has been a professional dancer for over 18 years. She speaks 4 languages and has traveled the world performing. Ekua began dancing at the age of 4. At 7 years old, her parents enrolled her in a European school of dance to learn Ballet and Jazz. While studying contemporary... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am EST
Studio 5

10:00am EST

Principles of Thai Bodywork
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Thai bodywork draws on thousands of years of healing arts, combining elements of compression, massage, breath, mobility & range of motion, and deep muscle work through bodyweight mechanics. The energy lines are stimulated through acupressure points in order to improve circulation, provide relief, loosen and stretch tight muscles, and to relieve physical and mental tension.

In this Thai Bodywork introductory workshop, we will tune into our bodies and breath to cultivate unconditional loving kindness (known as metta), bringing balance, trust, and connection to both giver and receiver. You will walk away feeling relaxed and energized, with skills to enhance your receptivity and quality of touch through sequenced Thai bodywork postures.

Artists
avatar for Jess Crutchfield

Jess Crutchfield

Jess is driven by, and inspired through yoga and wellness. Yoga has changed her relationships with her body, relationships with others, and with life itself.Jess is a 200hr certified Hatha Raja Yoga practitioner of the Sri Dharma Mittra lineage, through Gabrielle Sulc. She has been... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am EST
Studio 2

10:00am EST

Kundalini Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Kundalini Yoga derives its name from its focus on awakening kundalini energy through the practice of meditation, pranayama, chanting mantra and yoga asana. Called by practitioners the yoga of awareness, it aims to cultivate the creative spiritual human potential to uphold values, speak truth, and focus on the compassion and consciousness needed to serve and heal others.

Artists
avatar for Mauni Tomlo

Mauni Tomlo

Yoga Instructor
Mauni was born in the mountains of Western North Carolina and discovered her passion for yoga at the early age of 12 when she was diagnosed with scoliosis. Mauni had been practicing ballet at Pats School of Dance for 3 years and loved the physical discipline and calming effect that... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am EST
Studio 3

11:00am EST

Handstands & Balancing
Limited Capacity full
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In this workshop you will learn many of the same exercises gymnasts, handbalancers, and acrobats use to build their incredible strength, mobility, and body control; Discover different ways to enter handstands and how to bail safely thereby increasing your confidence while inverted.

Artists
avatar for Biff Bifareti

Biff Bifareti

Biff has several years experience teaching body weight calisthenics exercise including inversions & handstands to beginners through advanced students, in both one on one and group settings. He completed the ACE personal training certification in 2012, the Action Personal Training... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am EST
Studio 6

11:00am EST

Beginner Spins & Tricks
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn fun beginner spins & tricks on the static pole.

Artists
avatar for Jasmine Williams

Jasmine Williams

Originally from New Jersey, Jasmine grew up taking dance classes and participating in a youth dance group at her local Urban League. While in college, Jasmine served as president of Black Dance Workshop choreographing dance routines for numerous performances. Jasmine moved to Washington... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am EST
Studio 4

11:00am EST

AcroYoga: In the Beginning
Limited Capacity filling up

Here and now, we'll create a space where you can float, fly, support, hold, and be held. Come experience the joy and wonder of play, as you expand your ability to trust not only others but also yourself. This class is appropriate for everyone, first time practitioners highly encouraged.

Artists
avatar for Eric Sipes

Eric Sipes

Eric Sipes found a love of movement arts when he began teaching himself to breakdance via videos from a file sharing program back in early 2000. Hardly able to contain his excitement and passion for movement, he began sharing his practice with any and everyone. After moving to Baltimore... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Marburger

Kelly Marburger

Kelly Marburger and Eric Sipes both found a passion for movement arts before ever meeting one another. Once they began practicing together they found a new passion, for each other. Eric and Kelly have been dedicated to growing the AcroYoga community in Baltimore since 2012. In August... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:50pm EST
Studio 3

11:00am EST

Ecstatic Dance & Sound Healing Circle
Limited Capacity full
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Ecstatic dance is a free form, unstructured type of movement that can be transcendental and spiritual in nature for some, while for others a dynamic way to practice movement mediation. Join us for 2 hours of electronic dance music DJ set featuring a broad range of genres, tempos, and emotions. We'll close with a sound healing and reflection circle.



Artists
avatar for Atticus Mooney

Atticus Mooney

Atticus Mooney is a movement incendiary whether on the dance floor, yoga mat or behind the decks. She crafts experiences that empower individuals to embody what makes them feel most alive through facilitation, coaching and events. She is the founder of Ecstatic Dance DC, innovator... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:50pm EST
Studio 5

11:00am EST

Authentic Relating: Conscious Connections
Limited Capacity filling up

Do you crave more conscious, mindful, and authentic connection? Do you desire to show up and be seen as you truly are, without pretense, without the masks, without the armor? Do you seek to relate to yourself and others with greater awareness, vulnerability and authenticity? Come explore, experience and practice the magical art of conscious connection through Authentic Relating, a collection of extensively tested and masterfully led experiences, playful games, and creative practices designed to awaken self-awareness and foster deeper connection and understanding with others.  

Artists
avatar for Lael Rasch

Lael Rasch

Lael Rasch is a Life, Intimacy and Relationship Coach and founder of Bodhi Sacred Sanctuary, a conscious wellness practice that inspires awakening, growth and transformation of body/mind/heart/spirit. Lael is passionate about creating opportunities for individuals, couples and groups... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:50pm EST
Studio 1

11:00am EST

Love: The Paradigm Shift
Limited Capacity filling up

In this workshop we will explore the paradigm shift that allows us to come into deep intimacy with another being, while maintaining your own freedom, independence and self-reliance. Through a set of life changing tantric exercises we will explore and elevate our comfort and discomfort zone, ability to connect with the heart while holding healthy boundaries, and finally make a step from Co-Dependency To Interdependency, celebrating pure love rooted in radical self reliance. 

Friday January 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:50pm EST
Studio 2

12:00pm EST

Pole Conditioning
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop, you will learn body conditioning and strength training techniques to enhance your pole art and athleticism.  

Artists
avatar for Sydney Ignacio

Sydney Ignacio

Sydney Ignacio was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. At the age of 14, he began his dance training at Gigi Velarde David Ballet Dance Workshop and earned “Commended” and “Honors” in his Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) examinations during his ballet studies at Steps Dance... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm EST
Studio 4

12:00pm EST

Back Hacks: Creating Lower Back and Hip Ease
Limited Capacity full
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Lower back pain and tight hips are no fun and keep us disconnected from all the freedom and expressiveness we desire and once had.  Empower yourself with a gentle series of progressive poses designed to soften, open and release the tension that diminishes your range of motion and causes so much discomfort.  Experience how a handful of simple, yet empowering, techniques can keep you strong, stable and free by unwinding tension patterns at their core. 

Artists
avatar for Chandra Bliss

Chandra Bliss

Chandra Bliss, empowers clients around the world to stop and smell the sacred cacao! Embodying a unique combination of Pain Whisperer meets Bliss Catalyst, Joyful Muse and Presence-healing Powerhouse, she reminds high performers, hustlers and honey do-ers alike: pain, strain, stress... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm EST
Studio 6

1:00pm EST

The Heartbeat of Bellydance
Limited Capacity full
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There are many rhythms found in bellydance music. These rhythms originate from the various regions of the Arab world and can be heard throughout a standard Egyptian style (Egypt is considered the "Hollywood" of the Arab world because of its classic films, music and bellydance) routine. This class will introduce students to these rhythms through various dance combinations. The context of each rhythm will also be explained and demonstrated.

Artists
avatar for Asala Masri Masri

Asala Masri Masri

Asala specializes in Egyptian bellydance, various Arab and Persian folk dances, and Bollywood dance. A seasoned artist in the DC area since 2007, she regularly entertains weddings, corporate events, festivals, fundraisers, and birthday celebrations. Her dynamic, interactive performances... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm EST
Studio 5

1:00pm EST

Intro to Spin Pole
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn the basics of spin pole movement and spotting.

Artists
avatar for Jasmine Williams

Jasmine Williams

Originally from New Jersey, Jasmine grew up taking dance classes and participating in a youth dance group at her local Urban League. While in college, Jasmine served as president of Black Dance Workshop choreographing dance routines for numerous performances. Jasmine moved to Washington... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm EST
Studio 4

1:00pm EST

Brazilian Zouk - Full Body Movement
Limited Capacity full
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Brazilian Zouk full body movement workshop to deepen your understanding the the dance.

Artists
avatar for Ashley Kent

Ashley Kent

Ashley Kent has been dancing from an early age, including training in jazz, tap, ballet, modern, west African dance, salsa, kizomba and Brazilian zouk. She got hooked on afro-latin partner dancing while living abroad in Ghana and Sudan, but when she was introduced to Brazilian zouk... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm EST
Studio 1

1:00pm EST

AcroYoga Rebel Circus Games
Limited Capacity seats available

Come be a kid again and join in community acro yoga play practices. With shared exercises that allow us to think and move in different ways, we create living works of art together.   

Artists
avatar for Jeremy Martin

Jeremy Martin

Jeremy has a diverse skill set and prefers to be a jack of all trades. He strongly believes in the capacity for human adaptability, and is constantly surprised by our physical and mental capabilities.Jeremy has been a fitness professional since 2001: personal trainer, yoga instructor... Read More →
avatar for Micki Mooney

Micki Mooney

Catch her if you can! Micki’s introduction to Acro was a happy accident: what started as a solution to a none-too-exciting Sunday afternoon quickly became whirlwind of acro-adventures around the country. After completing AcroRevolution TT1 in 2014, her love of traveling acro led... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:50pm EST
Studio 3

1:00pm EST

Embodiment of Sensual Bliss
Limited Capacity full
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A workshop design to learn to seduce ourselves into our own bodies, indulge the rhythms of our heart beats and awaken of the sensual self.  We will give ourselves full permission to explore each of our senses, be ready to see, hear, smell, taste, touch and feel beyond the norm.

Artists
avatar for Lucia Gabriela

Lucia Gabriela

Lucia Gabriela is founder at Nuna Holistic Retreat Center, Relationships and Integrative Sexuality Coach, Integrative Somatic Therapist and Tantra Facilitator. She helps individuals and couples to master their life, relationships, and intimacy with themselves and others. Her passion... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:50pm EST
Studio 6

1:00pm EST

The Healing Embrace
Limited Capacity filling up

During the first years of our lives the embrace becomes synonym to safety, comfort, care and love. As we grow old we connect less and less through the embrace, to the point where it gets weird and awkward. Although we may not consciously know, we miss being embraced and embracing our friends, family and loved ones. In this class we will reconnect with our natural beings and restore the naturality of the embrace through exercises that will put our anxieties and fears to sleep. 

Artists
avatar for Guilherme Prada

Guilherme Prada

Inspired by the movie "Shall We Dance?", Mr. Prada started dancing in 2004. However, it was only in 2006 that he really began to dive deep into dance as a work-study trainee of the Jaime Aroxa Dance School in Rio de Janeiro, one of the most prestigious dance schools in Brazil; which... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:50pm EST
Studio 2

2:00pm EST

Bachata Styling & Movement
Limited Capacity full
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In this workshop you will learn ladies' bachata styling and body movement.

Artists
avatar for Linda Saenz

Linda Saenz

Linda began dancing and teaching Ballroom in 2003. In 2004, she found a passion for salsa, returning to Peru and forming the Saoco Dance Company, where she acted like co-owner for 5 years. Saoco Dance Company became national champions in Peru in the salsa and bachata categories for... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm EST
Studio 5

2:00pm EST

Spin Pole Combos
Limited Capacity seats available

In this class you will learn some fun spin pole combos with Carmen Scannell. 

Artists
avatar for Carmen Scannell

Carmen Scannell

Carmen Scannell is a Pole Dance instructor from Pasadena, Maryland. She started her pole dance journey in 2010 at Xpose Fitness and has been teaching since 2012. She has competed in several competitions taking a 1st place metal in her category in 2014 and competing in her first Professional... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm EST
Studio 4

2:00pm EST

Brazilian Zouk - Dance like Dragons
Limited Capacity full
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Zouk dancers engage each other with attuned sensitivity and reactivity. There is a constant lead-within-follow and follow-within-lead. In this class we will focus on lightness and responsiveness, on the co-creation within the dance.

Artists
avatar for Atoro Lopez

Atoro Lopez

Atoro, born and raised in Northern California, is a passionate and soulful dancer and teacher. Before discovering Zouk while still in its infancy in the US, Atoro was a trained teacher of Latin and Ballroom. After that chance encounter he dedicated himself utterly to the forms of... Read More →
avatar for Ebonie Lee

Ebonie Lee

Ebonie Lee (aka Firefly) is an Atlanta-based Brazilian Zouk instructor. Ebonie has trained extensively in a variety of dance modalities. She grew up in NYC and studied abroad for a year in Japan. Ebonie pursued Japanese Classical, African, Latin, contemporary Indian and Modern dance... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm EST
Studio 1

3:00pm EST

Pole Choreography
Limited Capacity seats available

Flow along with the instructor to learn a choreographed routine on static pole.

Artists
avatar for Carmen Scannell

Carmen Scannell

Carmen Scannell is a Pole Dance instructor from Pasadena, Maryland. She started her pole dance journey in 2010 at Xpose Fitness and has been teaching since 2012. She has competed in several competitions taking a 1st place metal in her category in 2014 and competing in her first Professional... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm EST
Studio 4

3:00pm EST

Reiki Energy Healing
Limited Capacity full
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This workshop will introduce Reiki, a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. Reiki is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

Artists
avatar for Linda Pisani

Linda Pisani

CEO, Holistic Grotto
Reiki Master Teacher, Feng Shui Master and Intuitive Psychic and Angel Messenger.



Friday January 18, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm EST
Studio 6

3:00pm EST

Open Heart Tantra Puja Circle
Limited Capacity seats available

We will start with an inner and outer circle, finding your own reflection within the people you come in contact with. Dive deep into your senses. Tune in to your body. Integrate your playful and sensuous sides. Enter a world of visual delight, delicious aroma, mouth watering pleasure, sensuous touch, and healing sound. Dive deep into your authenticity. Extend your awareness and your ability to listen to your body. 

Friday January 18, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm EST
Studio 2

3:00pm EST

Thai and Fly Massage
Limited Capacity full
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In this workshop we will explore the restorative elements of Therapeutic Flying and Thai Massage using the tools of receptivity, gravity, sensitivity, and loving kindness to bring balance, trust and connection to giver and receiver. We'll guide you through proper physical techniques that will allow you to practice confidently and with ease. You can expect to feel restored, meet new people and surprise yourself with your healing capabilities.

Artists
avatar for Elise Foster

Elise Foster

In 2011, Elise "flew" for the first time and immediately fell in love with AcroYoga. Like nothing else she has experienced, AcroYoga has the ability to transform lives. As an AcroYoga teacher, Elise aims to bring the joy, power and healing energy that AcroYoga brought into her life... Read More →
avatar for Elise Foster & Dean Hively

Elise Foster & Dean Hively

Elise FosterIn 2011, Elise "flew" for the first time and immediately fell in love with AcroYoga. Like nothing else she has experienced, AcroYoga has the ability to transform lives. As an AcroYoga teacher, Elise aims to bring the joy, power and healing energy that AcroYoga brought... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 3:00pm - 4:50pm EST
Studio 3

3:00pm EST

Sparking Passion in Long Term Relationships
Limited Capacity full
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Why is it that a relationship can start out so hot and heavy but lose its excitement over time? Is it possible to make romantic love last for decades, through the many stresses of life? In this workshop, Dr Timaree Schmit will explain the science of attraction, describe researchers' theories about how love works on a psychological and physiological level, examine patterns of how we have constructed romantic relationships over time, and discuss how to continuously renegotiate the contracts of your relationships and work together with your partners as a team- to foster a life you love living.  

Friday January 18, 2019 3:00pm - 4:50pm EST
Studio 5

3:00pm EST

Brazilian Zouk - Somatics and Body Mechanics
Limited Capacity full
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The body experienced from within". As opposed to putting something in your body, I invite you to become aware of what is arising from your body. This day will utilize essential leading and following techniques necessary for communication on the dance floor. Leaders will learn how to guide the couple and initiate transitions into different steps and figures with the desired intention (clarity, signals, timing, amplitude and momentum). Followers will learn how to respond accurately to this intention when executing figures while using the appropriate body connection and timing. The goal of this day is to facilitate clear and seamless social dancing with a variety of dance partners. The technique on this day will have its foundations in anatomy, imagery, physics, and culture.

Friday January 18, 2019 3:00pm - 4:50pm EST
Studio 1

4:00pm EST

Pole Power
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will focus on hand grip technique and conditioning progression for developing deadlift handspring skill and other similar advanced inversions.

Artists
avatar for Sydney Ignacio

Sydney Ignacio

Sydney Ignacio was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. At the age of 14, he began his dance training at Gigi Velarde David Ballet Dance Workshop and earned “Commended” and “Honors” in his Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) examinations during his ballet studies at Steps Dance... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm EST
Studio 4

4:00pm EST

Tantric Sound Healing
Limited Capacity full
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In this workshop you will experience the healing power of sound that has been used in multiple cultures for centuries. Sound healing technique facilitates shifts in our brainwave state by synchronizing fluctuating brainwaves to a stable frequency which the brainwave can attune to. By using rhythm and frequency, we can influence our brain waves and learn to down-shift our normal consciousness to a state of deep relaxation, and even meditative trance, a space where emotional and physical healing can occur.

Friday January 18, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm EST
Studio 6

4:00pm EST

Yoga for Deeper Self Relationship
Limited Capacity seats available

Through embodiment of powerful forms, graceful and aligned movements, self massage, and deeper breath, we access strong and fluid aspects of our character and battle the wandering mind. We create the conditions for both meditation and deeper loving relationships - conditions like deeper self awareness. Bring all of you to the mat for this slow and deep class of flow and holding poses, from easeful to challenging, made accessible to all levels including beginners.


Friday January 18, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm EST
Studio 2

5:00pm EST

Conscious Sexuality: The Breath
Limited Capacity full
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In this workshop we will explore how to synchronized partner breathing as a tool to open energetic pathways with oneself and others.

Artists
avatar for Guilherme Prada

Guilherme Prada

Inspired by the movie "Shall We Dance?", Mr. Prada started dancing in 2004. However, it was only in 2006 that he really began to dive deep into dance as a work-study trainee of the Jaime Aroxa Dance School in Rio de Janeiro, one of the most prestigious dance schools in Brazil; which... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 5:00pm - 5:50pm EST
Studio 1

5:00pm EST

Goddess Workshop
Limited Capacity full
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Connect with other inspiring women as we discover ways to reconnect with our inner-feminine and have fun while learning how to create a feel-good life through visualization, music, and movement. 

Artists
avatar for Liz Strom

Liz Strom

Liz Strom is a transformational life coach, founder of Creative Calm Solutions LLC, author of the forthcoming book “Led By The Unseen”, double-organ transplant survivor, motivational speaker, healer, and more. Her passion and dedication in working and collaborating with others... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 5:00pm - 5:50pm EST
Studio 5

5:00pm EST

Martial Arts: Dance Floor Defense
Limited Capacity full
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Explore methods based on martial arts and mindful practices to respond to a variety of experiences on the dance floor and beyond.

Artists
avatar for Tim Wegert

Tim Wegert

Tim Wegert is a 3 time World Champion in Sport Karate and current Director of UpLevel Martial arts in Charlottesville, VA. He is passionate about Martial Arts and using it to instill confidence in young people and adults. He is excited to bring practical self-defense training back... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 5:00pm - 5:50pm EST
Studio 6

5:00pm EST

Intro to Partner Yoga
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One of the translations of the word “Yoga” from Sanskrit is “to unite” or “to join”; Partner Yoga does just that, joins two beings into an energetic union. In this practice, traditional yoga poses are modified to be performed with or assisted by a partner. Because of the added resistance and the need to constantly stabilize each other’s weight, partner yoga can be even more effective in developing flexibility, training balance and developing core control than traditional yoga.

Artists
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Eric Sipes

Eric Sipes found a love of movement arts when he began teaching himself to breakdance via videos from a file sharing program back in early 2000. Hardly able to contain his excitement and passion for movement, he began sharing his practice with any and everyone. After moving to Baltimore... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 5:00pm - 5:50pm EST
Studio 3

5:00pm EST

Spins & Tricks
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn fun intermediate tricks and spins and graceful transitions on the static pole.

Artists
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Carmen Scannell

Carmen Scannell is a Pole Dance instructor from Pasadena, Maryland. She started her pole dance journey in 2010 at Xpose Fitness and has been teaching since 2012. She has competed in several competitions taking a 1st place metal in her category in 2014 and competing in her first Professional... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 5:00pm - 5:50pm EST
Studio 4

5:00pm EST

Brazilian Zouk - Anderson & Brenda
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This workshop will explore how to encompass dance as a whole including connection, energy through touch, technique in body movement, and flow.

Friday January 18, 2019 5:00pm - 5:50pm EST
Studio 2

6:00pm EST

Conscious Sexuality: The Dance of Guiding & Surrendering
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"Explore conscious power play through dance. Power dynamics are present all the time, kink is about making power dynamics exquisitely clear, creative, consensual, and passionate. Want to adventure into desires that are at the edge of your comfort with a compassionate and present companion? Curious about embodying your dominant energy or your submissive energy in the dance? This workshop invites us to contribute to each others’ erotic courage, vulnerability, and playful expression so we can create more meaningful intimacy. You are free to discover and ask for what you really desire in a compassionate space that does not shame your wants. This is also an empowering space to say, “no,” strengthen your boundaries and voice them with certainty. We will learn how to create a culture of shame resilience, attune to our own eros and healthy limits, and track the nervous system of a partner. You are welcome to come with a beloved with whom you desire to go deep or to come ready to make some new connections. Are you ready to play?! (Knee pads are encouraged but not required.)" - Zahava Griss

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Zahava Griss

Zahava Griss (also known as Z, pronouns: They/Them) is a dancer, kink educator for social change, coach, and author. Z directs Do Good Things with Power, a leadership immersion for facilitators transforming our culture around intimacy. Z has a unique approach to healing race and gender oppression through the body, building meaningful relationships, and expressing our shared passions. Z is gender transcendent and a contributing author... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 6:00pm - 7:20pm EST
Studio 1

6:00pm EST

Intimacy Through Yoga
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Yoga is one of the surest ways to cultivate intimacy with ourselves. But can yoga also help cultivate more intimacy in relationships? In this workshop, you and a partner will explore how to share a more expansive, deep, and sensual practice. Take home comprehensive tools taught through mini dharma talks, partner yoga, physical touch, verbal communication, and meditation.

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Tenya Lee & Kimberly Ky

Kimberly and Tenya are a dynamic teaching pair, pulling insight from drastically differentcultural backgrounds and paths prior to their connection through yoga.The essence of Tenya’s teaching is restoration; restoration of the mind and body connection, in order to bring one’s... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 6:00pm - 7:20pm EST
Studio 3

6:00pm EST

Intro to Meditation Techniques
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This workshop will introduce you to techniques suitable for beginner and intermediate meditators that can be applied to a regular practice. 

Artists
avatar for Hardy Cook

Hardy Cook

I came to or returned to meditation as a result of chronic pain, which eventually led me to retire on disability from my job as a Professor of English specializing in Shakespeare at Bowie State University. My spiritual quest has been a long and complicated one. More than fourteen... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 6:00pm - 7:20pm EST
Studio 6

6:00pm EST

Pole Inversions
Limited Capacity seats available

In this class you will learn safe and dynamic pole inversions.

Artists
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Carmen Scannell

Carmen Scannell is a Pole Dance instructor from Pasadena, Maryland. She started her pole dance journey in 2010 at Xpose Fitness and has been teaching since 2012. She has competed in several competitions taking a 1st place metal in her category in 2014 and competing in her first Professional... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 6:00pm - 7:20pm EST
Studio 4

6:00pm EST

Brazilian Zouk - Creativity and Communication
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A successful work of temporal art has enough sameness for patterns to emerge, and enough newness to combat boredom. On this day we will examine the delicate balance between order and novelty and technique vs expression. Rules of dance aren’t a limiting factor, they’re a focusing factor. Structure within the dance allows for communication, and flexibility from that structure allows for creativity. Communication in dance, as in life, is for mutual understanding as opposed to conversation domination. We invite you to develop a shared expression during this day, balancing the importance of connection with our freedom of creativity. Lastly, on this day we will explore an essential yet elusive element of quality dancing, affordance. Affordance in this context concerns opportunities for interaction and all possible actions that can arise from changes in lead follow connection. Affordances open the door that muscle memory allows you to walk through.

Friday January 18, 2019 6:00pm - 7:20pm EST
Studio 2

6:00pm EST

Zouk & Intimacy Intensive - Anderson & Brenda
Limited Capacity filling up

This intensive is currently sold out to 35 advanced zouk students that submitted an application and met the program prerequisites. The number of students admitted to this special focus group has been limited to provide the most attention, details and feedback to all accepted participants.

During the last decade, Brazilian Zouk took over the world and became one of the most versatile and creative social dances there is. Due to the freedom in which dancers can touch, move and feel, Brazilian Zouk also became a powerful tool to explore, study and understand connection and intimacy in levels not experienced in our everyday lives. We can all relate and recall one moment, dancing zouk with someone, where you felt a level of intimacy that is different from all the others we experienced up to that moment. It is not romantic, not sexual, not fraternal, it is something else. Therefore, considering the unique opportunity IT provides to integrate many forms of art and its mission to bring new experiences to people, we present this new program: Zouk and Intimacy Intensive.

Designed to combine Brazilian Zouk's technical and metaphysical aspects with breathing techniques and the intimacy arts of tantra, the intensive is intended to advanced dancers who feel comfortable and capable of deeply connecting with your partner. The intensive will have 7.5 hours and will be taught by Anderson and Brenda, Kuna and Ghee Prada, who dedicate their work to teach dance with an approach that has zouk as the vessel through which anybody can express, connect and communicate.

Friday January 18, 2019 6:00pm - 7:20pm EST
Studio 5

7:30pm EST

Acro Yoga Jam
Limited Capacity seats available

Acro Yoga jam to practice and play with others.

Artists
avatar for Eric Sipes

Eric Sipes

Eric Sipes found a love of movement arts when he began teaching himself to breakdance via videos from a file sharing program back in early 2000. Hardly able to contain his excitement and passion for movement, he began sharing his practice with any and everyone. After moving to Baltimore... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 7:30pm - 9:15pm EST
Studio 3

7:30pm EST

Cacao Ceremony
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We are looking forward to sharing our art as Cacao Ceremony facilitators and the amazing properties of Sacred Cacao with the Interfusion Festival crowd. Our ceremonies, held in Oneness Consciousness are a co-creation with the cacao spirit. We create sacred space where openings, release and integration can happen. Cacao is called the “Food for the Shift”. Cacao Ceremony is the Heart Opening Experience.



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Jim Wert

Jim and Christel have facilitated many Cacao Ceremonies in the Mid-Atlantic and have a global following. Together and individually they have led many Sacred Circles, workshops, trainings, and ceremonies; and bring decades of experience to this work. Jim’s primary interest is to... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 7:30pm - 9:15pm EST
Studio 6

7:30pm EST

Sex Talk: Expressing Desires & Boundaries
Limited Capacity full
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Before you can negotiate with a partner to try something new, engage in intimacy more often, or otherwise communicate about sensitive issues, we have a ton of self-work to do first. In this workshop, Dr Timaree Schmit will talk about the ways we can more closely examine our desires- to get the root needs behind them. By looking at needs first, instead of solutions, we can more effectively navigate complex sexual and romantic issues with partners. This workshop will give you tools of introspection about your own sexual needs, wants and boundaries, as well as ways to talk more openly and compassionately with your partners. 

Friday January 18, 2019 7:30pm - 9:15pm EST
Studio 2

7:30pm EST

Contact Improvisation Essentials & Jam
Limited Capacity filling up

Contact improvisation (CI) offers a rare opportunity for spontaneous cooperation that is both full and immediate. We will explore CI's shared point of contact, using structured exercises that head towards the unstructured openness of the form, diving into connection in ways that preserve a clear sense of self and ability to take care. All are welcome, but be prepared for a wide range of physicality, ranging from solitary and meditative focus to rolling around on and up from the floor with others, and much more.

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avatar for Ken Manheimer

Ken Manheimer

Ken coordinates the DC Sunday CI jam and the Spring East Coast Jam.And often loves to move. And to share movement...


Friday January 18, 2019 7:30pm - 9:15pm EST
Studio 1

7:30pm EST

Pole Jam and Social
Limited Capacity seats available

Pole Jam and Social.

Friday January 18, 2019 7:30pm - 9:15pm EST
Studio 4

7:30pm EST

Zouk and Intimacy Intensive - Kuna Hamad
Limited Capacity filling up

This intensive is currently sold out to 35 advanced zouk students that submitted an application and met the program prerequisites. The number of students admitted to this special focus group has been limited to provide the most attention, details and feedback to all accepted participants.

During the last decade, Brazilian Zouk took over the world and became one of the most versatile and creative social dances there is. Due to the freedom in which dancers can touch, move and feel, Brazilian Zouk also became a powerful tool to explore, study and understand connection and intimacy in levels not experienced in our everyday lives. We can all relate and recall one moment, dancing zouk with someone, where you felt a level of intimacy that is different from all the others we experienced up to that moment. It is not romantic, not sexual, not fraternal, it is something else. Therefore, considering the unique opportunity IT provides to integrate many forms of art and its mission to bring new experiences to people, we present this new program: Zouk and Intimacy Intensive.

Designed to combine Brazilian Zouk's technical and metaphysical aspects with breathing techniques and the intimacy arts of tantra, the intensive is intended to advanced dancers who feel comfortable and capable of deeply connecting with your partner. The intensive will have 7.5 hours and will be taught by Anderson and Brenda, Kuna and Ghee Prada, who dedicate their work to teach dance with an approach that has zouk as the vessel through which anybody can express, connect and communicate.

Artists
avatar for Kuna Hamad

Kuna Hamad

Kuna Hamad is a creative and dancer.


Friday January 18, 2019 7:30pm - 9:15pm EST
Studio 5

10:00pm EST

Ecstatic Party
Limited Capacity seats available

Ecstatic social dance party.

Artists
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Atticus Mooney

Atticus Mooney is a movement incendiary whether on the dance floor, yoga mat or behind the decks. She crafts experiences that empower individuals to embody what makes them feel most alive through facilitation, coaching and events. She is the founder of Ecstatic Dance DC, innovator... Read More →
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DJ Kællum

Kællum (KAL-UM) conjures a fusion between ancient and modern societies. He blends moving bass line rhythms with traditional instruments, vocals, and musical scales sampled from across our planet. His organic-futuristic sounds amplify his wish to serve his community through movement... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 10:00pm - Saturday January 19, 2019 2:00am EST
Studio 1

10:00pm EST

Bachata Party
Limited Capacity seats available

Bachata social dance party.

Artists
avatar for DJ Hercules (William Sanchez)

DJ Hercules (William Sanchez)

A “NuYoRican” native living in the DMV, DJ “Hercules” (William Sanchez, Jr.) “The Strongest Man In SALSA” has been filling floors of venues for more than 20 years.  Hercules looks to present music outside of the box, bridging the classic past of all types of genres with... Read More →
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DJ Ruddy Rivera

DJ Ruddy (Rodolfo Rivera), born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is a life-long dancer and music connoisseur. Following his decorated military career in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served as a Multi-Media Specialist and Combat Photographer, he graduated from the University... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 10:00pm - Saturday January 19, 2019 3:00am EST
Studio 3

10:00pm EST

Kizomba Party
Limited Capacity seats available

Kizomba social dance party.

Artists
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DJ Chuky

DJ Chuky has been a part of the DC dance scene for some time, focusing on Zouk for the last 3 years. During this time he began DJing Zouk events in the DC area. He is now one of the resident Zouk DJs in the DC Zouk scene and is also featured in many Zouk events and congresses around... Read More →
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DJ Renzo

DJ Renzo (Lorenzo Haire) is DJ Director of Interfusion Festival and is one of the nations top salsa DJs. Aside from salsa, Renzo also mixes Top 40, Hip-Hop, R&B, House, Swing and many other genres as well. What makes him an in-tuned DJ is the fact that he is also an avid dancer. Utilizing... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 10:00pm - Saturday January 19, 2019 3:00am EST
Studio 5

10:00pm EST

Pole Party
Limited Capacity seats available

Pole dance social party.

Friday January 18, 2019 10:00pm - Saturday January 19, 2019 3:00am EST
Studio 4

10:00pm EST

Serenity Lounge
Limited Capacity seats available

Relax and rejuvenate at festival serenity lounge.


Friday January 18, 2019 10:00pm - Saturday January 19, 2019 3:00am EST
Studio 6

10:00pm EST

Brazilian Zouk Party
Limited Capacity seats available

Zouk social dance party.

Artists
avatar for DJ Chuky

DJ Chuky

DJ Chuky has been a part of the DC dance scene for some time, focusing on Zouk for the last 3 years. During this time he began DJing Zouk events in the DC area. He is now one of the resident Zouk DJs in the DC Zouk scene and is also featured in many Zouk events and congresses around... Read More →
avatar for DJ Fro-Yo

DJ Fro-Yo

Molded in the fox holes of the holy land by fire and hummus, DJ Fro-Yo retired to the land of opportunity to create beautiful stories with music. It has been rumored that his fro actually grows 1cm in diameter per set he releases. The musical journey he brings balances energetic rhythms... Read More →
avatar for DJ Power

DJ Power

DJ Power is the resident DJ for Zen Zouk and Zouk NY. DJ Power has worked his magic at all of the main Brazilian Zouk congresses in North America as well as international congresses in Prague, Moscow, Spain, Canada and Mexico. He is a DJ for the people and tunes into the atmosphere... Read More →
avatar for DJ RX (Justin Collins)

DJ RX (Justin Collins)

DJ Rx, Justin Collins, has studied music since 1998 first learning to play mutlitple instruments, then learning to write both classical and popular music styles, and finally working as a mix engineer and DJ. In college, he studied mathematics and music composition, learning to write... Read More →
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DJ Viscious

Hailing from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil- Vinny began dancing with Salsa in 2012. Originally, dance was more of a side passion, until 2014 when he fell into the rabbit hole that is Brazilian Zouk. Training extensively under Henri Velandia and Jessica Lamdon of ZenZouk, in addition to other... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 10:00pm - Saturday January 19, 2019 4:00am EST
Studio 2
 
Saturday, January 19
 

9:00am EST

Meditation & Sound Healing
Limited Capacity seats available

By using rhythm and frequency, we can influence our brain waves and learn to down-shift our normal consciousness to a state of deep relaxation, and even meditative trance, a space where emotional and physical healing can occur.

Artists
avatar for Yonah Levy

Yonah Levy

Yonah Levy is a powerful change agent who helps motivated people learn to live more peaceful, balanced, and healthy lives. He has provided counseling, coaching, and group leadership services since 2004. Yonah has worked with a wide variety of people from all walks of life.Yonah helps... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am EST
Studio 2

9:00am EST

Intro to Pole Art
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop we will cover the basics of pole dance.

Artists

Saturday January 19, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am EST
Studio 4

9:00am EST

Qigong
Limited Capacity filling up

The word Qigong (Chi Kung) is made up of two Chinese words. Qi is pronounced chee and is usually translated to mean the life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe. The gentle, rhythmic movements of Qigong reduce stress, build stamina, increase vitality, and enhance the immune system. Qigong practice involve a posture (whether moving or stationary), breathing techniques, and mental focus. Some practices increase the Qi; others circulate it, use it to cleanse and heal the body, store it, or emit Qi to help heal others.

Artists
avatar for Manifest Ra

Manifest Ra

Manifest Ra is a Keynote Speaker, Corporate Seminar Trainer, InnerG Work Expert and Mindfulness Facilitator, regularly presenting to corporations, associations, colleges and public audiences on the topics of personal transformation, organizational culture, wellness and mindfulness... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am EST
Studio 1

9:00am EST

Vinyasa Flow
Limited Capacity seats available

A morning vinyasa flow intended to create a sense of grounding and presence. 

Artists
avatar for Kate Hishon

Kate Hishon

Kate Hishon is a lover of the arts. A natural born dancer, a yogini, a creative passionate soul who loves to drop into the depths of her being and bring others to that space as well. She has trained for more than half of her life in all genres of dance such as ballet, jazz, hip hop... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am EST
Studio 3

10:00am EST

Burlesque
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Have you ever been a curious kitten about the art of burlesque? Learn the history and the art of the tease with a sassy routine filled with bumps, grinds, shimmies, and shakes.

Artists
avatar for GiGi Holliday

GiGi Holliday

GiGi Holliday is Washington D.C.’s resurgence of glitz, glamor, and allure. Armed with eyelashes and an arsenal of glitter she has enticed audiences with her clever blend of sass and wit. Lady GiGi Holliday had her start after studying the art of burlesque in Trixie Little’s Burlesque... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am EST
Studio 2

10:00am EST

Movement
Limited Capacity full
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In this workshop you will explore how one set of dance movements can be applied across several genres of music to expand your awareness of what is possible your dance practice.

Saturday January 19, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am EST
Studio 1

10:00am EST

Martial Arts: Self-Defense
Limited Capacity full
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Explore methods based on martial arts and mindful practices to respond to a variety of experiences in everyday life.  

Artists
avatar for Tim Wegert

Tim Wegert

Tim Wegert is a 3 time World Champion in Sport Karate and current Director of UpLevel Martial arts in Charlottesville, VA. He is passionate about Martial Arts and using it to instill confidence in young people and adults. He is excited to bring practical self-defense training back... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am EST
Studio 6

10:00am EST

Beginner Spin Pole
Limited Capacity seats available

Introduction to pole dance techniques on spinning pole.

Artists

Saturday January 19, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am EST
Studio 4

10:00am EST

Brazilian Samba
Limited Capacity full
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This workshop will introduce you to Brazilian carnaval samba movement. Learn simple combinations and develop form, style, and coordination.

Artists
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Ekua Malonde

Ekua MaLonde has been a professional dancer for over 18 years. She speaks 4 languages and has traveled the world performing. Ekua began dancing at the age of 4. At 7 years old, her parents enrolled her in a European school of dance to learn Ballet and Jazz. While studying contemporary... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am EST
Studio 5

10:00am EST

Acro Yoga Foundations
Limited Capacity filling up

Are you ready to fly? Join us as we lift each other into the air and learn to trust! In this workshop we'll be learning how to support, communicate, and trust one another while having the time of our lives. Come have a blast as we cover how to transition from one amazing AcroYoga Pose to the next! No experience or partner needed, everyone is welcome.


Saturday January 19, 2019 10:00am - 11:50am EST
Studio 3

11:00am EST

Bachata Body Isolations
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In this workshop you will explore following and leading bachata isolations and body movement.

Artists
avatar for Stephanie Metzger

Stephanie Metzger

Stephanie is a Salsa and Bachata instructor from D.C that teaches with Salsa with Silvia, Crown Dance Studio, and The Salsa Room (TSR). Stephanie started out as a Ballroom dancer and then fell in love with Bachata while living in the Dominican Republic. She trained in Salsa On2 and... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am EST
Studio 6

11:00am EST

Flow Movement® by Marlo Fisken
Limited Capacity full
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Floor Flow is a movement practice that encourages you to get lost in the grounding and sensual nature of floorwork. Marlo Fisken developed Floor Flow to reveal how focused floor contact can benefit everyone.
What happens in a Floor Flow class?
In a Floor Flow class, you will move creatively through slithery, circular, primal patterns. You will perform movements with both supple control and momentum. 
With an emphasis on how things feel, rather than how they look, Floor Flow classes provide you a place to get out of your head, and into your body.

Saturday January 19, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am EST
Studio 1

11:00am EST

Laughter Yoga Games
Limited Capacity full
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Laughter Yoga is a mind and body exercise that allows us to tap into our natural state of childlike playfulness and joy. It a combination of prompts and games to make the sounds of laughter and then natural laughter quickly follows. The Yoga part is the mind, body, and spirit connecting, also from the breathing component. When we laugh, we inhale and exhale, pumping our brain and body with oxygen.

Artists
avatar for Edie Weinstein

Edie Weinstein

Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW is a colorfully creative journalist, inspiring transformational speaker, licensed social worker, interfaith minister, editor, radio host, BLISS coach, event producer, certified Cuddle Party Facilitator, certified Laughter Yoga Leader, Cosmic Concierge, the... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Lawson

Sarah Lawson

Sarah Jean LOVES to laugh! She discovered Laughter Yoga through a friend and was instantly hooked. Laughter yoga is a time to explore the self and create an experience. It's adult play time, what's not to love! Along with Laughter Yoga, Sarah Jean is a holistic bodyworker, trained... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am EST
Studio 5

11:00am EST

Spin Pole Doubles
Limited Capacity seats available

Pole is even more fun with a buddy! In this class learn double spins (two people on the pole at the same time). We will learn double bracket spin, corkscrew, front hook and more. Advanced students (able invert aerially) will add on base/flyer positions. Previous experience on spinning pole necessary. No partner needed! Shorts required for all pole classes

Artists
avatar for Sara without an H

Sara without an H

Sara without an H is a pole fitness instructor with Awakenings Pole Dance Fitness in Philadelphia and has been teaching for over eight years. She is certified in pole by Discoveries Dance and enjoys teaching both beginner and advanced students. With a background in jazz /modern dance... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am EST
Studio 4

11:00am EST

Brazilian Zouk - Movement and Stillness
Limited Capacity full
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We engage continuously with the transition between movement and stillness in Zouk. Stillness is where we begin and where we return. Using exercises that play with momentum, we will encourage both leads and follows to listen in closely to the other and to express movement fluidly within the body.

Artists
avatar for Atoro Lopez

Atoro Lopez

Atoro, born and raised in Northern California, is a passionate and soulful dancer and teacher. Before discovering Zouk while still in its infancy in the US, Atoro was a trained teacher of Latin and Ballroom. After that chance encounter he dedicated himself utterly to the forms of... Read More →
avatar for Ebonie Lee

Ebonie Lee

Ebonie Lee (aka Firefly) is an Atlanta-based Brazilian Zouk instructor. Ebonie has trained extensively in a variety of dance modalities. She grew up in NYC and studied abroad for a year in Japan. Ebonie pursued Japanese Classical, African, Latin, contemporary Indian and Modern dance... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am EST
Studio 2

12:00pm EST

Urban Kizomba Foundations
Limited Capacity full
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In this workshop you will learn the foundations of Urban Kizomba. 

Artists

Saturday January 19, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm EST
Studio 6

12:00pm EST

Polesque
Limited Capacity filling up

This sultry class will combine pole with burlesque – the art of the tease! Combine sensual dance with pole and learn a short choreography. Please bring a boa, scarf, or button down to play with (heels optional)! Have fun while building confidence and tapping into your sexy side. Shorts required for all pole classes

Artists
avatar for Sara without an H

Sara without an H

Sara without an H is a pole fitness instructor with Awakenings Pole Dance Fitness in Philadelphia and has been teaching for over eight years. She is certified in pole by Discoveries Dance and enjoys teaching both beginner and advanced students. With a background in jazz /modern dance... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm EST
Studio 4

12:00pm EST

Acro Yoga Pops
Limited Capacity seats available

In this ACRO class we will explore, develop and further refine the practice of pops!! From this begintermediate offering the world of pops will POP OPEN!! From adding POWER to developing connection and timing, a safe group flow will naturally evolve into new heights of flight!! The content will be scaled so no previous pop experience or partner is necessary!! Having friends who want to be thrown around is a great bonus so let’s help each other fly; WHO'S READY TO SOAR!?!

Artists
avatar for Taylored Acro

Taylored Acro

Taylor does ACRO, and yes that's ACRO IN ALL CAPS; because that's the only type of ACRO Taylor knows!!!!  Taylor graduated from Acro Revolution teacher training with a focus in dynamic spotting, and graduated from Acro and Social Justice teacher training with a focus in consent and... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:50pm EST
Studio 3

12:00pm EST

Conscious Sexuality: Sexual Empowerment
Limited Capacity full
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Where did you first learn sexual shame? How about the idea that your body wasn't good enough? Or that you weren't worthy of love? In this workshop led by Dr Timaree Schmit, we examine the variety of sources of these negative ideas, deconstruct them, and replace them with more healthy, sustainable ideas and practices. We also look for ways to move forward from trauma and heartbreak, by finding compassion for others and real love for ourselves.  

Saturday January 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:50pm EST
Studio 5

12:00pm EST

Tantra: The Art Of Intimacy
Limited Capacity full
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You are a star, and this I the workshop to claim it. In this workshop you will say good bye to the old patterns, which are limiting your ability to become a star. Whether it is self-limiting believes, destructive attachments or inability to make a decision, we will be able to leave that in the past and let you be reborn as a being of a higher frequency, a creator/creatrix of her own world. Go up the higher level in the spiral of your life, by thanking the past and fully coming out in your brilliance. We will use tantric breathing and movement practices to burn the past, and activate the future. Learning how to bring ourselves back into our personal balance can restore vitality to our bodies, minds and spirits and invigorate our intimate partnerships.

Saturday January 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:50pm EST
Studio 2

12:00pm EST

Brazilian Zouk - The Masculine & the Feminine
Limited Capacity full
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Dancing is a powerful tool to understand and bring a new meaning of these complementary energies, present in all men and women. In this class we will apply and experience some of the characteristics of these energies in form of organization and flow in the movement; and also clarity and listening in lead and follow communication.

Saturday January 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:50pm EST
Studio 1

1:00pm EST

Urban Kizomba Ladies Styling
Limited Capacity full
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In this workshop you will learn ladies styling and movement for Kizomba.

Artists

Saturday January 19, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm EST
Studio 6

1:00pm EST

Pole Acrobatics
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop combines pole and acrobatic conditioning skills to enhance your pole dance practice. 

Saturday January 19, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm EST
Studio 4

2:00pm EST

Pole Art & Movement
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore sensual pole art and movement with Alexis. 

Artists
avatar for Alexis Jackson

Alexis Jackson

Alexis is a pole instructor at Xpose Fitness in Towson MD and has been an employee of the brand for a little over 2 years. Alexis's specialty is Pole Fit Conditioning and Strength Training.


Saturday January 19, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm EST
Studio 4

2:00pm EST

Brazilian Zouk - Zenzouk Element Earth
Limited Capacity full
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Zenzouk Intro to Earth: Starting from the ground up, we will explore the fundamental rhythms footwork and connection found in Brazilian zouk lambada and how to apply it on the social dance floor.  Zenzouk is method of teaching Brazilian Zouk lambada and over all body movement based on the “elements” of earth water fire and air- as symbols for analyzing dance and personal movement.


Saturday January 19, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm EST
Studio 1

2:00pm EST

Conscious Sexuality: Touch and Emotion
Limited Capacity full
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In this workshop we will explore how touch and emotions relate to our sexual energy. In conscious sexuality practice, sexual energy is harnessed and mindfully channeled towards cultivating a deep spiritual union between partners. Sexual energy becomes more than a mere physician or emotional experience, it becomes a gateway to spiritual evolution and higher states of consciousness.

Saturday January 19, 2019 2:00pm - 3:50pm EST
Studio 2

2:00pm EST

Authentic Relating Games
Limited Capacity full
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In this workshop, discover what it feels like to RELATE AUTHENTICALLY-- Explore the deep connection that comes from feeling truly seen; Play games that elicit emotional intimacy and openness; Experience the joy that happens when people come together for the sole purpose of experiencing authentic self expression.  Together we’ll share: Conversation BEYOND small talk. Genuine connection. Laughter. Insights. Challenges. Anxiety. Relief. Fun. Personal growth. Transformation. Feeling awake and alive. New possibilities. New friends! 

Artists
avatar for Indigo Dawn

Indigo Dawn

Indigo Dawn (They/Them) (facebook.com/mxindigodawn) is an impact-oriented love activist who lives and works to create a more abundant, sustainable, humane world. To support this aim, Indigo creates transformative events, workshops, and soul community. As a key organizer and presenter... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2019 2:00pm - 3:50pm EST
Studio 6

2:00pm EST

Thai Bodywork - Connect and Flow
Limited Capacity full
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In this 2 hour exploration:
  • We will get connected to our self and the space as a whole, drawing inward and listening to what our bodies need to clear out and get un-stuck, letting go of what no longer serves us in this period of transition (this cold season, the new year) ♥
  • You can expect to leave with knowledge of a mini-sequence you can practice on your friends or loved ones, geared for the places we tend to chronically hold stress. Jess will also provide access to PDF/Video of this sequence so you can use it for reference.
  • Come dressed for comfort and bring layers (givers will get warm, and receivers will get cool!). No mats or props needed.
  • All levels welcome, no partner and no experience necessary! (but even those with experience can benefit from these foundational practices)

About the practice:
Thai Bodywork is an ancient healing art, said to have originated before the time of the Buddha. Often called the “lazy man's yoga”, the receiver is passive and the practitioner stretches and compresses their body. When offering Thai massage we draw from thousands of years of healing, and incorporate elements of acupressure, massage, mobility and range of motion, breath, and deep tissue work through use of bodyweight mechanics. In this Thai Bodywork introductory workshop, we will cultivate unconditional loving kindness (known as metta) to bring balance, trust, and connection to both giver and receiver.
We will use the tools of receptivity, gravity, and sensitivity as you are guided through physical techniques that will allow you to practice both roles with ease and confidence. You can expect to feel restored and more connected to yourself and others when you leave, with an enhanced sense of receptivity and quality of touch.

Artists
avatar for Jess Crutchfield

Jess Crutchfield

Jess is driven by, and inspired through yoga and wellness. Yoga has changed her relationships with her body, relationships with others, and with life itself.Jess is a 200hr certified Hatha Raja Yoga practitioner of the Sri Dharma Mittra lineage, through Gabrielle Sulc. She has been... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2019 2:00pm - 3:50pm EST
Studio 3

2:00pm EST

Zouk and Intimacy Intensive - Anderson & Brenda
Limited Capacity filling up

This intensive is currently sold out to 35 advanced zouk students that submitted an application and met the program prerequisites. The number of students admitted to this special focus group has been limited to provide the most attention, details and feedback to all accepted participants.

During the last decade, Brazilian Zouk took over the world and became one of the most versatile and creative social dances there is. Due to the freedom in which dancers can touch, move and feel, Brazilian Zouk also became a powerful tool to explore, study and understand connection and intimacy in levels not experienced in our everyday lives. We can all relate and recall one moment, dancing zouk with someone, where you felt a level of intimacy that is different from all the others we experienced up to that moment. It is not romantic, not sexual, not fraternal, it is something else. Therefore, considering the unique opportunity IT provides to integrate many forms of art and its mission to bring new experiences to people, we present this new program: Zouk and Intimacy Intensive.

Designed to combine Brazilian Zouk's technical and metaphysical aspects with breathing techniques and the intimacy arts of tantra, the intensive is intended to advanced dancers who feel comfortable and capable of deeply connecting with your partner. The intensive will have 7.5 hours and will be taught by Anderson and Brenda, Kuna and Ghee Prada, who dedicate their work to teach dance with an approach that has zouk as the vessel through which anybody can express, connect and communicate.

Saturday January 19, 2019 2:00pm - 3:50pm EST
Studio 5

3:00pm EST

Dynamic Pole Combos
Limited Capacity seats available

Pole dance dynamic combos workshop. 

Artists
avatar for Alexis Jackson

Alexis Jackson

Alexis is a pole instructor at Xpose Fitness in Towson MD and has been an employee of the brand for a little over 2 years. Alexis's specialty is Pole Fit Conditioning and Strength Training.


Saturday January 19, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm EST
Studio 4

3:00pm EST

Brazilian Zouk - Zenzouk Elements Earth & Fire
Limited Capacity full
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Earth and Fire : Exploring the intensity and speed of connection and how to apply it to the social dance floor.  Zenzouk is method of teaching Brazilian Zouk lambada and over all body movement based on the “elements” of earth water fire and air- as symbols for analyzing dance and personal movement.

Saturday January 19, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm EST
Studio 1

4:00pm EST

AcroYoga Rebel Circus Games
Limited Capacity filling up

Come be a kid again and join in community acro yoga play practices. With shared exercises that allow us to think and move in different ways, we create living works of art together.   

Artists
avatar for Jeremy Martin

Jeremy Martin

Jeremy has a diverse skill set and prefers to be a jack of all trades. He strongly believes in the capacity for human adaptability, and is constantly surprised by our physical and mental capabilities.Jeremy has been a fitness professional since 2001: personal trainer, yoga instructor... Read More →
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Micki Mooney

Catch her if you can! Micki’s introduction to Acro was a happy accident: what started as a solution to a none-too-exciting Sunday afternoon quickly became whirlwind of acro-adventures around the country. After completing AcroRevolution TT1 in 2014, her love of traveling acro led... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2019 4:00pm - 5:50pm EST
Studio 3

4:00pm EST

Ecstatic Dance (5Rhythms)
Limited Capacity full
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5Rhythms transcends dance—movement is the medicine, the meditation and the metaphor. Together we peel back layers, lay our masks down, and dance till we disappear. Through the map of the 5 Rhythms we will explore moving presence, with each rhythm helping us excavate a greater understanding of ourselves. In this safe space you are invited to explore everything from the beginning of intimacy, with self and other, to the little and big deaths, in the loss of intimacy. Finding new ways of connecting and disconnecting will emerge into gentle awareness of your authentic presence through 5 Rhythms movement, dance and play.


Artists
avatar for Ann Kite

Ann Kite

Ann Kite is an accredited 5Rhythms teacher who offers classes and workshops in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. She discovered the 5Rhythms in 2008 and they have transformed her life. Ann believes in the intuitive wisdom of the body and teaches 5Rhythms as a path to healing through... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2019 4:00pm - 5:50pm EST
Studio 5

4:00pm EST

Pole Intensive - Marlo Fisken
Limited Capacity seats available

Pole Dance Intensive with Marlo for experienced pole dancers.

Saturday January 19, 2019 4:00pm - 5:50pm EST
Studio 4

4:00pm EST

Sensual Full Body Massage
Limited Capacity full
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We will learn a whole variety of massage techniques, including the five elements, deep tissue, and sensual touch, exploring how to increase orgasm and full body pleasure. Through breath, sound, movement, we will release trauma, awaken our energetic body, and open to ecstatic bliss. We will also go deep into heart opening, vulnerable, and authentic relating exercises, discovering how to be present for ourselves others. As we truly embody the art of Self Love, we can help others to unconditionally love themselves.

Saturday January 19, 2019 4:00pm - 5:50pm EST
Studio 2

4:00pm EST

Ayurvedic Fundamentals & Breathwork
Limited Capacity full
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Through one of the oldest healing systems on the planet, we entire into a journey of self discovery, which relates our bodies and minds to the 5 basic elements - ether, air, fire, water, and earth. Come curious about what you are made of and how you can tailor your diet, lifestyle, and even relationships to bring greater ease and harmony to every aspect of life. We learn the fundamental premise of ayurveda here through a combination of lecture, group exercises, and questions/answers. During the second half of the workshop, students will learn pranayama or yogic breathwork as a healing modality, particular breath exercises, some to energize and some to relax.

Saturday January 19, 2019 4:00pm - 5:50pm EST
Studio 6

4:00pm EST

Channeling Your Inner Earth Queen
Limited Capacity full
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Jessica invites you to explore femininity in the circular pathways of our arms through the elements. Inspired by her ZenZouk training, she is thrilled to explore where our arms can travel and what the elements might stir up inside of us.

Saturday January 19, 2019 4:00pm - 5:50pm EST
Studio 1

6:00pm EST

Tech (Artists)
Artist tech rehearsal for the evening show.

Saturday January 19, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm EST
Studio 2

6:00pm EST

Zouk Open Practica
Limited Capacity seats available

Brazilian Zouk social dance practice. 

Artists
avatar for DJ RX (Justin Collins)

DJ RX (Justin Collins)

DJ Rx, Justin Collins, has studied music since 1998 first learning to play mutlitple instruments, then learning to write both classical and popular music styles, and finally working as a mix engineer and DJ. In college, he studied mathematics and music composition, learning to write... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm EST
Studio 5

8:00pm EST

Festival Dance Show
Limited Capacity seats available

Festival main show with performance and other acts by artists.

Saturday January 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm EST
Studio 2

10:00pm EST

Ecstatic Party
Limited Capacity seats available

Ecstatic social dance party.

Artists
avatar for Atticus Mooney

Atticus Mooney

Atticus Mooney is a movement incendiary whether on the dance floor, yoga mat or behind the decks. She crafts experiences that empower individuals to embody what makes them feel most alive through facilitation, coaching and events. She is the founder of Ecstatic Dance DC, innovator... Read More →
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DJ Kællum

Kællum (KAL-UM) conjures a fusion between ancient and modern societies. He blends moving bass line rhythms with traditional instruments, vocals, and musical scales sampled from across our planet. His organic-futuristic sounds amplify his wish to serve his community through movement... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2019 10:00pm - Sunday January 20, 2019 2:00am EST
Studio 1

10:00pm EST

Bachata Party
Limited Capacity seats available

Bachata social dance party.

Artists
avatar for DJ Hercules (William Sanchez)

DJ Hercules (William Sanchez)

A “NuYoRican” native living in the DMV, DJ “Hercules” (William Sanchez, Jr.) “The Strongest Man In SALSA” has been filling floors of venues for more than 20 years.  Hercules looks to present music outside of the box, bridging the classic past of all types of genres with... Read More →
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DJ Ruddy Rivera

DJ Ruddy (Rodolfo Rivera), born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is a life-long dancer and music connoisseur. Following his decorated military career in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served as a Multi-Media Specialist and Combat Photographer, he graduated from the University... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2019 10:00pm - Sunday January 20, 2019 3:00am EST
Studio 3

10:00pm EST

Kizomba Party
Limited Capacity seats available

Kizomba social dance party.

Artists
avatar for DJ Chuky

DJ Chuky

DJ Chuky has been a part of the DC dance scene for some time, focusing on Zouk for the last 3 years. During this time he began DJing Zouk events in the DC area. He is now one of the resident Zouk DJs in the DC Zouk scene and is also featured in many Zouk events and congresses around... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2019 10:00pm - Sunday January 20, 2019 3:00am EST
Studio 5

10:00pm EST

Pole Party
Limited Capacity seats available

Pole dance social party.

Saturday January 19, 2019 10:00pm - Sunday January 20, 2019 3:00am EST
Studio 4

10:00pm EST

Serenity Lounge
Limited Capacity seats available

Relax and rejuvenate at festival serenity lounge.


Saturday January 19, 2019 10:00pm - Sunday January 20, 2019 3:00am EST
Studio 6

10:00pm EST

Brazilian Zouk Party
Limited Capacity seats available

Zouk social dance party.

Artists
avatar for DJ Chuky

DJ Chuky

DJ Chuky has been a part of the DC dance scene for some time, focusing on Zouk for the last 3 years. During this time he began DJing Zouk events in the DC area. He is now one of the resident Zouk DJs in the DC Zouk scene and is also featured in many Zouk events and congresses around... Read More →
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DJ Fro-Yo

Molded in the fox holes of the holy land by fire and hummus, DJ Fro-Yo retired to the land of opportunity to create beautiful stories with music. It has been rumored that his fro actually grows 1cm in diameter per set he releases. The musical journey he brings balances energetic rhythms... Read More →
avatar for DJ Power

DJ Power

DJ Power is the resident DJ for Zen Zouk and Zouk NY. DJ Power has worked his magic at all of the main Brazilian Zouk congresses in North America as well as international congresses in Prague, Moscow, Spain, Canada and Mexico. He is a DJ for the people and tunes into the atmosphere... Read More →
avatar for DJ RX (Justin Collins)

DJ RX (Justin Collins)

DJ Rx, Justin Collins, has studied music since 1998 first learning to play mutlitple instruments, then learning to write both classical and popular music styles, and finally working as a mix engineer and DJ. In college, he studied mathematics and music composition, learning to write... Read More →
avatar for DJ Viscious

DJ Viscious

Hailing from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil- Vinny began dancing with Salsa in 2012. Originally, dance was more of a side passion, until 2014 when he fell into the rabbit hole that is Brazilian Zouk. Training extensively under Henri Velandia and Jessica Lamdon of ZenZouk, in addition to other... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2019 10:00pm - Sunday January 20, 2019 4:00am EST
Studio 2
 
Sunday, January 20
 

9:00am EST

Hula Flow Dance
Limited Capacity full
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Hula Hooping is a flow art drawing influence from art forms such as rhythmic gymnastics, hip-hop, freestyle dance, fire performance, twirling, poi, and other dance and movement forms. It involves techniques for rotating a single or multiple hoops around different parts of the body including waist, hips, chest, neck, shoulders, thighs, knees, arms, and hands coordinating the hooping with music. In this class you will learn the basics of hula hoop manipulation and presentation to music.

Artists
avatar for Lea Short

Lea Short

Lea is the youngest of four girls, and was born and raised in Baltimore City. Growing up she loved collaborative sports, but her favorite activities were those that were self-taught. Dancing and hula-hooping have become primary activities in her life, and have contributed to her process... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am EST
Studio 1

9:00am EST

Sensitive Strength
Limited Capacity filling up

A workshop focusing on embodiment of trust and intention to enhance depth of body and the overall experience of human connection. The curriculum includes emotional strength training, tactile therapy and movement practices based in contact improvisation, somatic studies and the choreographic explorations of a NYC based performance artist specializing in the physicality of intimacy.  

Artists
avatar for Natalie Johnson

Natalie Johnson

Natalie Deryn Johnson is a dancer, bodyART practitioner, Reiki certified healer and multi-media improvisational artist. Based in New York City, she performs independently and collaborates with artists of various mediums. Her most recent endeavor is a movement memoire, Patient History... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am EST
Studio 3

9:00am EST

The Dancer’s Best friend
Limited Capacity full
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A combination of partner activities including connection concepts, stretching, Fly Thai, and massage to help you recover, recuperate, and keep dancing!


Artists
avatar for Alanna Leipold

Alanna Leipold

Alanna trained in Ballet, Contemporary, Modern and Jazz since before she could walk. She added Salsa and Bachata to her repetoire when she was 15 and grew to teach and perform both while at Slippery Rock University studying Dance. Tiffany trained in tumbling, cheer, and acrobatics... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am EST
Studio 6

9:00am EST

Pole Fitness & Conditioning
Limited Capacity seats available

You will be surprised how many ways you can workout with the pole!

Artists
avatar for Ashley Woods

Ashley Woods

Ashley began her pole fitness journey in 2013. With no dance experience and being told numerous times she has no rhythm, Ashley was able to find it around a pole. Ashley quickly fell in love with how her body was changing while doing pole fitness, and she loved the never-ending challenges... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am EST
Studio 4

9:00am EST

Tribal Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Tribal Yoga is a fusion of grounding groovy dance movement mixed with asana practice. Come loosen, shake out, and flow with your breath in a rhythmic sequence.

Artists
avatar for Kate Hishon

Kate Hishon

Kate Hishon is a lover of the arts. A natural born dancer, a yogini, a creative passionate soul who loves to drop into the depths of her being and bring others to that space as well. She has trained for more than half of her life in all genres of dance such as ballet, jazz, hip hop... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am EST
Studio 2

9:00am EST

Tantra Yoga: A Journey Of Transformation
Limited Capacity full
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Tantra Yoga: A Journey Of Transformation- This is an invitation into inquiry, encouraging you to listen to your own heart and body. This is an opportunity to awaken to the sacred tremor within! Use pulsations of stillness and movement to heighten body awareness, increase overall health and connection to Self along with those around you and dive into the deep abyss. You will not only increase flexibility, strength, connection and health, but you may well experience a greater sense of being alive.

Artists
avatar for Alena Interrupted

Alena Interrupted

“My mission is to guide others to find empowerment within themselves through the yoga of compassion, to live life through truth, liberation, and integrity, radiating light.”". Alena is a passionate Kripalu Yoga teacher, Reiki and Thai Bodywork Practitioner. She teaches with the... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 9:00am - 10:50am EST
Studio 5

10:00am EST

Intimacy Through Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Yoga is one of the surest ways to cultivate intimacy with ourselves. But can yoga also help cultivate more intimacy in relationships? In this workshop, you and a partner will explore how to share a more expansive, deep, and sensual practice. Take home comprehensive tools taught through mini dharma talks, partner yoga, physical touch, verbal communication, and meditation. 

Artists
avatar for Tenya Lee & Kimberly Ky

Tenya Lee & Kimberly Ky

Kimberly and Tenya are a dynamic teaching pair, pulling insight from drastically differentcultural backgrounds and paths prior to their connection through yoga.The essence of Tenya’s teaching is restoration; restoration of the mind and body connection, in order to bring one’s... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am EST
Studio 2

10:00am EST

Partner Pole Art
Limited Capacity seats available

Lean techniques for partner pole dance art.  

Artists
avatar for Ashley Woods

Ashley Woods

Ashley began her pole fitness journey in 2013. With no dance experience and being told numerous times she has no rhythm, Ashley was able to find it around a pole. Ashley quickly fell in love with how her body was changing while doing pole fitness, and she loved the never-ending challenges... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am EST
Studio 4

10:00am EST

Brazilian Samba
Limited Capacity full
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This workshop will introduce you to Brazilian carnaval samba movement. Learn simple combinations and develop form, style, and coordination.

Artists
avatar for Ekua Malonde

Ekua Malonde

Ekua MaLonde has been a professional dancer for over 18 years. She speaks 4 languages and has traveled the world performing. Ekua began dancing at the age of 4. At 7 years old, her parents enrolled her in a European school of dance to learn Ballet and Jazz. While studying contemporary... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am EST
Studio 6

10:00am EST

Conscious Contact AcroYoga
Limited Capacity seats available

'Conscious Contact AcroYoga' is designed to enhance one's physical presence and strengthen one's connection to a partner. Through the lens of contemporary dance and partner acrobatics, we offer an experience that honors the human experience of an art form built on collaboration and community while expanding the scope of dynamic expression. We move into deeper trust and stability with poetry and mindfulness. Join us for a higher level of practice and partnership.

Artists
avatar for Mendel Romanenko

Mendel Romanenko

Mendel grew up in the Bronx and his passion for movement began with break dancing over 12 years ago. His curiosity led him to hip-hop, parkour, gymnastics, and yoga. In 2012, he had his first AcroYoga experience and has since been thoroughly hooked into the world of partner acrobatics... Read More →
avatar for Natalie Johnson

Natalie Johnson

Natalie Deryn Johnson is a dancer, bodyART practitioner, Reiki certified healer and multi-media improvisational artist. Based in New York City, she performs independently and collaborates with artists of various mediums. Her most recent endeavor is a movement memoire, Patient History... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 10:00am - 11:50am EST
Studio 3

10:00am EST

Brazilian Capoeira
Limited Capacity seats available

Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics and music. Together we will explore quick and complex maneuvers across a wide variety of kicks and spins.

Artists
avatar for Roberto Tapia

Roberto Tapia

Roberto Tapia (Professor Hakim) is the creator and owner of Roda Movements Fight-Fitness-Dance. He began teaching Capoeira in 1999 at different universities in Santiago, Chile and at various gyms and cultural centers. Upon arriving in the United States in 2005 he began teaching in... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 10:00am - 11:50am EST
Studio 1

11:00am EST

Burlesque
Limited Capacity full
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Have you ever been a curious kitten about the art of burlesque? Learn the history and the art of the tease with a sassy routine filled with bumps, grinds, shimmies, and shakes.

Artists
avatar for GiGi Holliday

GiGi Holliday

GiGi Holliday is Washington D.C.’s resurgence of glitz, glamor, and allure. Armed with eyelashes and an arsenal of glitter she has enticed audiences with her clever blend of sass and wit. Lady GiGi Holliday had her start after studying the art of burlesque in Trixie Little’s Burlesque... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am EST
Studio 5

11:00am EST

Flow Movement® by Marlo Fisken
Limited Capacity filling up

Floor Flow is a movement practice that encourages you to get lost in the grounding and sensual nature of floorwork. Marlo Fisken developed Floor Flow to reveal how focused floor contact can benefit everyone.
What happens in a Floor Flow class?
In a Floor Flow class, you will move creatively through slithery, circular, primal patterns. You will perform movements with both supple control and momentum. 
With an emphasis on how things feel, rather than how they look, Floor Flow classes provide you a place to get out of your head, and into your body.

Sunday January 20, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am EST
Studio 2

11:00am EST

Spin Pole Techniques
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn pole dance spins and techniques.

Artists
avatar for Jasmine Williams

Jasmine Williams

Originally from New Jersey, Jasmine grew up taking dance classes and participating in a youth dance group at her local Urban League. While in college, Jasmine served as president of Black Dance Workshop choreographing dance routines for numerous performances. Jasmine moved to Washington... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am EST
Studio 4

11:00am EST

Smooth Salsa
Limited Capacity full
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Explore ways to be more gentle with your salsa dance and flow with your partner.

Artists
avatar for Nissim Albaig

Nissim Albaig

Nissim Albaig Proficient in both smooth and rhythm dance styles, Niss keeps his professional training current and innovative. He has trained, choreographed, and participated in local and national showcases with top professionals in the dance industry. He is one of the most respected... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am EST
Studio 6

12:00pm EST

Pole Spins & Tricks
Limited Capacity seats available

This class will cover intermediate pole dance spins and tricks. 

Artists
avatar for Jasmine Williams

Jasmine Williams

Originally from New Jersey, Jasmine grew up taking dance classes and participating in a youth dance group at her local Urban League. While in college, Jasmine served as president of Black Dance Workshop choreographing dance routines for numerous performances. Jasmine moved to Washington... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm EST
Studio 4

12:00pm EST

Tango Embrace
Limited Capacity full
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It all starts with the embrace. We welcome you to experience this beautiful dance, Argentine Tango. This progressive workshop will cover the basic fundamentals of the dance. 

Artists
avatar for Michele Yandell

Michele Yandell

Specializing in Argentine Tango. Michele dances all categories of AT including, stage, milonga, vals, and tango. She is the national finalist. Starting at the age of 3. With ballet, tap, jazz and gymnastics until her late teen years. Michele has performed and competed. And been in... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm EST
Studio 6

12:00pm EST

Acro Yoga Washing Machines
Limited Capacity seats available

Acrolesque will guide you through their very own unique movement styles and techniques to help cultivate heightened levels of trust, playfulness, and connection with your acroyoga practice. You can expect to laugh, meet new people and surprise yourself with what you can do! No partner needed.

Artists
avatar for Elise Foster

Elise Foster

In 2011, Elise "flew" for the first time and immediately fell in love with AcroYoga. Like nothing else she has experienced, AcroYoga has the ability to transform lives. As an AcroYoga teacher, Elise aims to bring the joy, power and healing energy that AcroYoga brought into her life... Read More →
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Elise Foster & Dean Hively

Elise FosterIn 2011, Elise "flew" for the first time and immediately fell in love with AcroYoga. Like nothing else she has experienced, AcroYoga has the ability to transform lives. As an AcroYoga teacher, Elise aims to bring the joy, power and healing energy that AcroYoga brought... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:50pm EST
Studio 3

12:00pm EST

Authentic Relating: Conscious Communication
Limited Capacity full
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Conscious Communication is a transformational heart-centered practice that fosters deeper intimacy, connection and understanding. Come explore, experience and practice the sacred art of conscious conversation. Learn to listen with deep presence, empathy and understanding. Learn to speak your truth, desires, and needs with greater clarity, honesty and kindness. Experience how compassionate communication, mindful listening, and authentic relating practices can support you as you continue to show up in conversation with greater self-awareness and care. 

Artists
avatar for Lael Rasch

Lael Rasch

Lael Rasch is a Life, Intimacy and Relationship Coach and founder of Bodhi Sacred Sanctuary, a conscious wellness practice that inspires awakening, growth and transformation of body/mind/heart/spirit. Lael is passionate about creating opportunities for individuals, couples and groups... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:50pm EST
Studio 1

12:00pm EST

Tantra: Exploring Masculine Energy
Limited Capacity full
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In these times of discord we are called to create a greater balance within and rediscover the fire of our sacred masculine energy. Join Daka Dan in this experiential workshop to embody your sacred masculine archetypes and drop into a space of powerful inner knowing. Combining elements of Tantric, Taoist, and Shamanic wisdom, we will create a group field together through this facilitated energetic journey to transmute our sexual energy to nurture the alchemical birthing of a healthy sacred masculine energy for the sake of individual and collective healing.

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Daniel Wilson

Daka Dan (the Medicine Man) is a spiritual warrior with ambition to change the world one open heart at a time. With a background in Neo-Tantric Yoga, Shamanic Energy Medicine, and Taoist Inner Alchemy Qi Gong he cultivates a practice in Annapolis MD. At home and around the country... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:50pm EST
Studio 5

12:00pm EST

Brazilian Zouk - Exploration of Improvisation
Limited Capacity full
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A human body is "healthy" when it can move in any direction its environment requires, measured through its level of stability and flexibility. An imbalance of stability and flexibility physically, mentally, or emotionally, leads to either rigidity or chaos. Rigidity is safe and orderly but boring and inflexible. Chaos is novel, but random, anxious and often out of proportion. When called to improvise, ego, self-consciousness, boredom, unnecessary censorship, and fear can all limit our possible choices by making our attitude and therefore our movement rigid or chaotic. On this day we will explore improvisation; being able to go anywhere in the dance while maintaining the order that supports the dance. ​

Sunday January 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:50pm EST
Studio 2

1:00pm EST

Kizomba With Tarraxinha
Limited Capacity full
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This workshop will teach proper Tarraxinha styling in Kizomba dance focusing on body isolations and essentials of leading and following.

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Michelle Reyes

Michelle Reyes is one of the main kizomba dance instructors in the Washington, DC area. She teaches dance full time & has been instructing for over 18 years. Michelle went to Lisbon, Portugal for her kizomba training. There she studied under Mestre Petchu & Vanessa & graduated from... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm EST
Studio 6

1:00pm EST

Static Pole Combos
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will cover static pole combos. 

Artists

Sunday January 20, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm EST
Studio 4

2:00pm EST

West Coast Swing - Markus and Tren
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Markus and Tren will personally guide you to gain a deeper insight of west coast swing movement, connection, and musicality.

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Markus Smith & Trendlyon Veal

Markus & Tren are one of the most dynamic, inspiring and fun loving couples that are hard to take your eyes off of, even on a crowded floor! Markus and Tren are both Swing Dance Champions. Together they travel across the United States and internationally teaching, competing, judging... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm EST
Studio 5

2:00pm EST

Brazilian Zouk - Zenzouk Elements Water & Air
Limited Capacity full
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Water and Air:  this workshop will focus on training the body in the fluidity and lightness of zouk movement and how can it be the be applied to the social dance floor.  Zenzouk is method of teaching Brazilian Zouk lambada and over all body movement based on the “elements” of earth water fire and air- as symbols for analyzing dance and personal movement.

Sunday January 20, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm EST
Studio 1

2:00pm EST

Partner Yoga (Therapeutics)
Limited Capacity full
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In Partner-Yoga Therapeutics, we'll explore the restorative elements of Therapeutic Flying and Thai Massage using the tools of receptivity, gravity, sensitivity, and loving kindness to bring balance, trust and connection to giver and receiver. We'll guide you through proper physical techniques that will allow you to practice confidently and with ease. You can expect to feel restored, meet new people and surprise yourself with your healing capabilities.

Artists
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Eric Sipes

Eric Sipes found a love of movement arts when he began teaching himself to breakdance via videos from a file sharing program back in early 2000. Hardly able to contain his excitement and passion for movement, he began sharing his practice with any and everyone. After moving to Baltimore... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 2:00pm - 3:50pm EST
Studio 3

2:00pm EST

Pole Dance Intensive - Marlo Fisken
Limited Capacity seats available

Pole Dance Intensive with Marlo for experienced pole dancers.

Sunday January 20, 2019 2:00pm - 3:50pm EST
Studio 4

2:00pm EST

Sensual Massage for Intimate Partners
Limited Capacity full
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This workshop is for couples or partners and has the option for partial nudity as part of the practice. You should arrive with your partner to enter the space.  Sensual massage is the use of hands and body to stimulate the sense of touch and a way to simultaneously relax and excite both partners. Benefits of sensual massage include deeper connection, more intense sexual arousal and better lovemaking. It can also be a powerful tool for building trust, releasing emotional trauma and overcoming fear of intimacy.

Sunday January 20, 2019 2:00pm - 3:50pm EST
Studio 2

2:00pm EST

Oneness - Tantric Approach to Healing
Limited Capacity full
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Regardless of gender, we all carry Masculine and Feminine energies within us.
You possess both forms of these seemingly paradoxical energies - the higher, more exalted forms - the Divine/Sacred - and the "lower" vibrational, Wounded Masculine and Feminine.

Self-awareness informs whether you are acting from wholeness, from the Divine or Sacred expressions of either or both, or, if you are acting from a place of wounding - His or Hers. To achieve wholeness, it's important to identify the wounds of both and how they show up inside you.

As you understand and integrate the Two within, your inner dialogue and perspective shifts. Wholeness emerges, as the Two become One in Sacred Marriage; you marry the Two in your core being.

Artists
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Lisa C. Adams

Lisa Adams is a Spiritual Badass, Renegade Mystic, Priestess, Yogastrologer®, Tantrika, Warrior, Luminary and Catalyst. Her fierce dedication to self-growth fuels her passion to help others. Lisa can help you create an amazing life - full of purpose, on fire with passion and connection... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 2:00pm - 3:50pm EST
Studio 6

3:00pm EST

West Coast Swing II - Markus and Tren
Limited Capacity full
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Markus and Tren will personally guide you to gain a deeper insight of west coast swing movement, connection, and musicality.

Artists
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Markus Smith & Trendlyon Veal

Markus & Tren are one of the most dynamic, inspiring and fun loving couples that are hard to take your eyes off of, even on a crowded floor! Markus and Tren are both Swing Dance Champions. Together they travel across the United States and internationally teaching, competing, judging... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm EST
Studio 5

3:00pm EST

Brazilian Zouk - Zenzouk Element Air (Head Movement)
Limited Capacity full
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In this class we will be focus in the complexity of continuous head movement techniques and how to safely apply it to fundamentals Moves.  Jessica and Ry'el will personally guide your experience.

Sunday January 20, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm EST
Studio 1

4:00pm EST

Belly Dancing Isolations
Limited Capacity full
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Enjoy this highly informative workshop and gain understanding of Middle Eastern music structure, while working on proper alignment, accents and undulations. The workshop will start with a comprehensive warm up to build your core strength and flexibility with emphasis on quality movement execution, balance and whole body awareness. Choreography and improvisational exercises will be taught. You will learn to travel with isolations, layering and incorporate entrance moves into your dance.

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avatar for Margarita Kleese

Margarita Kleese

Margarita learned the art of belly dance in Russia 12 years ago and mastered it in the United States: she studied with the best instructors in the area: Samira Shuruck, Artemis and Latifa. Margarita attended numerous workshops including, but not limited to those with Saidi, Shems... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm EST
Studio 6

4:00pm EST

Dynamic Pole Flow
Limited Capacity seats available

Dynamic pole dance flow that will challenge you to new heights.

Sunday January 20, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm EST
Studio 4

4:00pm EST

Conscious Sexuality: Absolute Love
Limited Capacity full
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In this workshop you will learn how to make love with all of your energy centers. There will be a special emphasis on soul to soul connection, which is not defined or contained by ANY kind of identification (gender, sexual, or ANY other kind). We will be playing with energies of Yin and Yang, in the context of temporary paints which are being used on the canvas of creation at large.

For the first time in the history of tantra, we will also be playing with the contrast and unity of instinctual energy and the energy of artificial intelligence. In this workshop you get to learn the skills that you can use to make love in different realms of existence - physical, energy, astral and mental plane. You will learn to exchange love with beings of different kind that inhabit our art universe. If you are gearing up towards the future, this workshop is a must. During this workshop you also get a chance to become an agent of change, who can spread the message further. 

Sunday January 20, 2019 4:00pm - 5:50pm EST
Studio 2

4:00pm EST

Rejuvenating Thai Massage
Limited Capacity full
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Thai massage stimulates the acupressure points in relation to the concept of energy lines in order to provide relief, to stretch and loosen tightened muscles, to release tension and relieve joints. Thai massage leaves you feeling relaxed and energized. Participants will walk away with skills to enhance their quality of touch and a creative Thai massage sequence.

Artists
avatar for Eric Sipes

Eric Sipes

Eric Sipes found a love of movement arts when he began teaching himself to breakdance via videos from a file sharing program back in early 2000. Hardly able to contain his excitement and passion for movement, he began sharing his practice with any and everyone. After moving to Baltimore... Read More →
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Kelly Marburger

Kelly Marburger and Eric Sipes both found a passion for movement arts before ever meeting one another. Once they began practicing together they found a new passion, for each other. Eric and Kelly have been dedicated to growing the AcroYoga community in Baltimore since 2012. In August... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 4:00pm - 5:50pm EST
Studio 3

4:00pm EST

Brazilian Zouk - Emotional Embodiment
Limited Capacity full
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Motion comes from the Latin verb “movers”, to move. When you describe an emotional encounter, you say you were moved. Emotion isn’t a disembodied intellectual idea, it’s a felt sense. A fluid feeling in your body that serves a response and primes your bodies movement. On this day we will examine this internal "movement" that prepares us for our outward movement. To embody is to focus, experience and feel. 

Sunday January 20, 2019 4:00pm - 5:50pm EST
Studio 1

4:00pm EST

Zouk and Intimacy Intensive - Guilherme Prada
Limited Capacity filling up

This intensive is currently sold out to 35 advanced zouk students that submitted an application and met the program prerequisites. The number of students admitted to this special focus group has been limited to provide the most attention, details and feedback to all accepted participants.

During the last decade, Brazilian Zouk took over the world and became one of the most versatile and creative social dances there is. Due to the freedom in which dancers can touch, move and feel, Brazilian Zouk also became a powerful tool to explore, study and understand connection and intimacy in levels not experienced in our everyday lives. We can all relate and recall one moment, dancing zouk with someone, where you felt a level of intimacy that is different from all the others we experienced up to that moment. It is not romantic, not sexual, not fraternal, it is something else. Therefore, considering the unique opportunity IT provides to integrate many forms of art and its mission to bring new experiences to people, we present this new program: Zouk and Intimacy Intensive.

Designed to combine Brazilian Zouk's technical and metaphysical aspects with breathing techniques and the intimacy arts of tantra, the intensive is intended to advanced dancers who feel comfortable and capable of deeply connecting with your partner. The intensive will have 7.5 hours and will be taught by Anderson and Brenda, Kuna and Ghee Prada, who dedicate their work to teach dance with an approach that has zouk as the vessel through which anybody can express, connect and communicate.

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Guilherme Prada

Inspired by the movie "Shall We Dance?", Mr. Prada started dancing in 2004. However, it was only in 2006 that he really began to dive deep into dance as a work-study trainee of the Jaime Aroxa Dance School in Rio de Janeiro, one of the most prestigious dance schools in Brazil; which... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 4:00pm - 5:50pm EST
Studio 5

5:00pm EST

Mindfulness Meditation
Limited Capacity full
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Build the skills you need to change established habits and live with freedom and ease. We will explore our ability for mindfulness with insights to help you expand your awareness.

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Yonah Levy

Yonah Levy is a powerful change agent who helps motivated people learn to live more peaceful, balanced, and healthy lives. He has provided counseling, coaching, and group leadership services since 2004. Yonah has worked with a wide variety of people from all walks of life.Yonah helps... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 5:00pm - 5:50pm EST
Studio 6

5:00pm EST

Low-Flow, Pole-Assisted Body Part Balances
Limited Capacity filling up

Love working the base but running out of ideas? Learn Colleen’s favorite ground-based tricks using your butt, your forearm, knee pits, and other body parts to hold onto the pole while never going higher than standing. Participants should be safely inverting or willing to try. Tricks include: floor steel panther, floor sneaky-V, violator, forearm stands, and more.

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Colleen Jolly

Colleen Jolly is an AFAA-certified personal trainer, elevatED-certified pole teacher, entrepreneur and pole dance competitor. She has been poling for five years, is the CEO of THE INTERNATIONAL POLE CONVENTION and teaches pole dancing online for 123Poling.com and in the DC metro area... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 5:00pm - 5:50pm EST
Studio 4

6:00pm EST

Zouk Open Practica
Limited Capacity seats available

Brazilian Zouk social dance practice. 

Artists
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DJ RX (Justin Collins)

DJ Rx, Justin Collins, has studied music since 1998 first learning to play mutlitple instruments, then learning to write both classical and popular music styles, and finally working as a mix engineer and DJ. In college, he studied mathematics and music composition, learning to write... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm EST
Studio 5

7:00pm EST

Live Tibetan Bowls
Limited Capacity seats available

Experience the peaceful and meditative sounds of Live Tibetan Bowls by Dante Baker.



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Dante Baker

Dante Baker is a holistic movement practitioner who holds different certifications in modalities such as Hatha Yoga E-RYT200, Qigong, Meditation, Personal Training, and Massage Therapy. Dante’s inspiration to work with sound healing came from his service at the Homa Organic Farm... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 7:00pm - 7:45pm EST
Studio 2

7:45pm EST

Festival Cuddle Party
Limited Capacity seats available

A Cuddle Party is safe space designed for connection through cuddling and physical touch. Distinguished facilitators Monique Darling, Peter Petersen and Edie Weinstein to guide the experience.

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Edie Weinstein

Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW is a colorfully creative journalist, inspiring transformational speaker, licensed social worker, interfaith minister, editor, radio host, BLISS coach, event producer, certified Cuddle Party Facilitator, certified Laughter Yoga Leader, Cosmic Concierge, the... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 7:45pm - 9:15pm EST
Studio 2

10:00pm EST

Bachata Party
Limited Capacity seats available

Bachata social dance party.

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DJ Hercules (William Sanchez)

A “NuYoRican” native living in the DMV, DJ “Hercules” (William Sanchez, Jr.) “The Strongest Man In SALSA” has been filling floors of venues for more than 20 years.  Hercules looks to present music outside of the box, bridging the classic past of all types of genres with... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 10:00pm - Monday January 21, 2019 3:00am EST
Studio 3

10:00pm EST

Ecstatic Dance Party
Limited Capacity seats available

Ecstatic social dance party.

Sunday January 20, 2019 10:00pm - Monday January 21, 2019 3:00am EST
Studio 6

10:00pm EST

Kizomba Party
Limited Capacity seats available

Kizomba social dance party.

Artists
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DJ Chuky

DJ Chuky has been a part of the DC dance scene for some time, focusing on Zouk for the last 3 years. During this time he began DJing Zouk events in the DC area. He is now one of the resident Zouk DJs in the DC Zouk scene and is also featured in many Zouk events and congresses around... Read More →
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DJ Renzo

DJ Renzo (Lorenzo Haire) is DJ Director of Interfusion Festival and is one of the nations top salsa DJs. Aside from salsa, Renzo also mixes Top 40, Hip-Hop, R&B, House, Swing and many other genres as well. What makes him an in-tuned DJ is the fact that he is also an avid dancer. Utilizing... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 10:00pm - Monday January 21, 2019 3:00am EST
Studio 5

10:00pm EST

West Coast Swing Party
Limited Capacity seats available

West Coast Swing social dance party.

Artists
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DJ James Kong

Equal parts logical and intuitive, James (DJ LOJYK) plays music that not only moves your feet but also your animates soul. After getting his start in Pittsburgh, James brought his deejaying talents to the DC west coast swing scene, playing at weekly dances and Dance Jam Production... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 10:00pm - Monday January 21, 2019 3:00am EST
Studio 1

10:00pm EST

Brazilian Zouk Party
Limited Capacity seats available

Zouk social dance party.

Artists
avatar for DJ Chuky

DJ Chuky

DJ Chuky has been a part of the DC dance scene for some time, focusing on Zouk for the last 3 years. During this time he began DJing Zouk events in the DC area. He is now one of the resident Zouk DJs in the DC Zouk scene and is also featured in many Zouk events and congresses around... Read More →
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DJ Fro-Yo

Molded in the fox holes of the holy land by fire and hummus, DJ Fro-Yo retired to the land of opportunity to create beautiful stories with music. It has been rumored that his fro actually grows 1cm in diameter per set he releases. The musical journey he brings balances energetic rhythms... Read More →
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DJ Power

DJ Power is the resident DJ for Zen Zouk and Zouk NY. DJ Power has worked his magic at all of the main Brazilian Zouk congresses in North America as well as international congresses in Prague, Moscow, Spain, Canada and Mexico. He is a DJ for the people and tunes into the atmosphere... Read More →
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DJ RX (Justin Collins)

DJ Rx, Justin Collins, has studied music since 1998 first learning to play mutlitple instruments, then learning to write both classical and popular music styles, and finally working as a mix engineer and DJ. In college, he studied mathematics and music composition, learning to write... Read More →
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DJ Viscious

Hailing from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil- Vinny began dancing with Salsa in 2012. Originally, dance was more of a side passion, until 2014 when he fell into the rabbit hole that is Brazilian Zouk. Training extensively under Henri Velandia and Jessica Lamdon of ZenZouk, in addition to other... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 10:00pm - Monday January 21, 2019 4:00am EST
Studio 2
 
Monday, January 21
 

10:00am EST

Meditation Circle
Limited Capacity seats available

A guided meditation circle to connect to our natural presence and recognize what is arising and unfolding from our new experiences, allowing it to settle and come to harmony with our energetic self. 

Artists
avatar for Yonah Levy

Yonah Levy

Yonah Levy is a powerful change agent who helps motivated people learn to live more peaceful, balanced, and healthy lives. He has provided counseling, coaching, and group leadership services since 2004. Yonah has worked with a wide variety of people from all walks of life.Yonah helps... Read More →


Monday January 21, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am EST
Studio 1

10:00am EST

Qigong
Limited Capacity seats available

For thousands of years people have captured the essence of these simple movements to maintain balance and to heal themselves mentally and physically. Qigong accelerates healing and has a positive clinically recognized effect on almost all physical symptoms. Qigong helps heal the physical body and release stress of the mind. By moving your body, releasing trigger points, and stimulating your circulatory system, you literally become your own massage therapist. Simultaneously these movements help release negative emotions and memories that you no longer need and allow yourself to be much more present in your "now" so in a sense you become your own psychiatrist at the same time!

Then after the Qigong movements, Peter will take you on a trek, an adventure through movement and connection, both inward and outward as he takes us on a journey that has destination stops at each element. Music is selected to take you through each of the five elements.

We will begin in earth, starting out very grounded and connected to the earth, moving slow and connected to our root chakra, then speeding up a little bit as we move into the water element, asking people to be more fluid in their movements as the music speeds up a bit.  Then we will get hot and chaotic as we move into fire, moving vigorously and shaking out all our last bits of stagnate energy.  Then we lighten up and move into the air element, moving softly and lightly, and finally float into either getting super light and finally into stillness.    I have researched great music that represents each element so people can dive deep into their elemental dance.  And through out the dance i will be giving instruction and give people to chance to do partner exercises with one another.

If you love to dance and move your body you will supremely love to attend this practice.

Monday January 21, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am EST
Studio 3

10:00am EST

Kundalini Yoga
Limited Capacity filling up

Kundalini Yoga derives its name from its focus on awakening kundalini energy through the practice of meditation, pranayama, chanting mantra and yoga asana. Called by practitioners the yoga of awareness, it aims to cultivate the creative spiritual human potential to uphold values, speak truth, and focus on the compassion and consciousness needed to serve and heal others.

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Mauni Tomlo

Yoga Instructor
Mauni was born in the mountains of Western North Carolina and discovered her passion for yoga at the early age of 12 when she was diagnosed with scoliosis. Mauni had been practicing ballet at Pats School of Dance for 3 years and loved the physical discipline and calming effect that... Read More →


Monday January 21, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am EST
Studio 2

11:00am EST

Tantric Sound Healing
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop you will experience the healing power of sound that has been used in multiple cultures for centuries. Sound healing technique facilitates shifts in our brainwave state by synchronizing fluctuating brainwaves to a stable frequency which the brainwave can attune to. By using rhythm and frequency, we can influence our brain waves and learn to down-shift our normal consciousness to a state of deep relaxation, and even meditative trance, a space where emotional and physical healing can occur.

Monday January 21, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am EST
Studio 3

11:00am EST

Acro Yoga Jam
Limited Capacity seats available

Acro Yoga jam to practice and play with others.

Artists
avatar for Eric Sipes

Eric Sipes

Eric Sipes found a love of movement arts when he began teaching himself to breakdance via videos from a file sharing program back in early 2000. Hardly able to contain his excitement and passion for movement, he began sharing his practice with any and everyone. After moving to Baltimore... Read More →


Monday January 21, 2019 11:00am - 12:50pm EST
Studio 5

11:00am EST

Conscious-Sexuality: High Heart, Low Heart
Limited Capacity seats available

When you create a deeper connection to Spirit and tap in to your personal power, you feel amazing, love your life, and feel on fire with passion and creativity.

Love is the most powerful force on the planet. As spiritual beings we are uniquely suited to foster love and use it as a force for good in our own lives, for our families, in our communities, and throughout the World.
We will explore ways to harness the energy of love to bring about real results in our lives. Through discussion, guided meditation, and energy work, you will learn to tap in to the seat of YOUR Power – the High Heart and Low Heart. The High Heart is an organ made up of different parts – chambers, valves, etc. The Low Heart as an “energetic” organ is made up of our physical sexual organs and all their anatomical parts.

Using and directing energy through these Hearts, you will cultivate life force energy, creating healing, love, health, gratitude and abundance. Be prepared to meditate and discuss graphic and/or traditionally taboo (but not taboo here) topics. This is a powerful medium, one not to be taken lightly. Know that you have the power to decide what you are willing to handle.

Artists
avatar for Lisa C. Adams

Lisa C. Adams

Lisa Adams is a Spiritual Badass, Renegade Mystic, Priestess, Yogastrologer®, Tantrika, Warrior, Luminary and Catalyst. Her fierce dedication to self-growth fuels her passion to help others. Lisa can help you create an amazing life - full of purpose, on fire with passion and connection... Read More →


Monday January 21, 2019 11:00am - 12:50pm EST
Studio 1

11:00am EST

Contact Improvisation Jam
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore intuitive partner connection found through sharing weight, touch and kinetic awareness. This dance practice involves body exploration with partners through weight sharing, touch, kinetic awareness and a variety of points of contact throughout the body.

Artists
DD

Darrell Duane

Instigator, Camp Contact
Darrell organizes Camp Contact, the camp that is at Burning Man and at Burning Man Regional events on the East Coast dedicated to Contact Improvisation and other Movement based forms. "For me, Contact Improvisation represents the more basic, more primal side of what dance is. It is... Read More →


Monday January 21, 2019 11:00am - 12:50pm EST
Studio 4

11:00am EST

5Rhythms / Ecstatic Dance
Limited Capacity full
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Through the map of the 5 Rhythms we will explore moving presence, with each rhythm helping us excavate a greater understanding of ourselves. In this safe space you are invited to explore everything from the beginning of intimacy, with self and other, to the little and big deaths, in the loss of intimacy. Finding new ways of connecting and disconnecting will emerge into gentle awareness of your authentic presence through 5 Rhythms movement, dance and play.

Artists
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Ann Kite

Ann Kite is an accredited 5Rhythms teacher who offers classes and workshops in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. She discovered the 5Rhythms in 2008 and they have transformed her life. Ann believes in the intuitive wisdom of the body and teaches 5Rhythms as a path to healing through... Read More →


Monday January 21, 2019 11:00am - 12:50pm EST
Studio 6

11:00am EST

Full Body Thai Yoga Massage
Limited Capacity filling up

Join us in the journey of exploring the body through the ancient practice of Thai Yoga massage. We will be offering our partners a safe space to bliss out by removing bodily tensions and bringing the body back to its natural state of alignment, while exploring the benefits of what this tradition of massage has to offer to our bodies and health, and to our states of mind.

Artists
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Elise Foster

In 2011, Elise "flew" for the first time and immediately fell in love with AcroYoga. Like nothing else she has experienced, AcroYoga has the ability to transform lives. As an AcroYoga teacher, Elise aims to bring the joy, power and healing energy that AcroYoga brought into her life... Read More →
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Elise Foster & Dean Hively

Elise FosterIn 2011, Elise "flew" for the first time and immediately fell in love with AcroYoga. Like nothing else she has experienced, AcroYoga has the ability to transform lives. As an AcroYoga teacher, Elise aims to bring the joy, power and healing energy that AcroYoga brought... Read More →


Monday January 21, 2019 11:00am - 12:50pm EST
Studio 2

12:00pm EST

Spinal Decompression Yoga: Neck & Shoulders Release
Limited Capacity seats available

Empower yourself with a gentle series of progressive poses designed to soften, open and release the aches and pains we carry in our neck and shoulder muscles.  See and experience these simple, yet empowering techniques that reliably unwind the deeper causes of this tension at its core.  This is BETTER than stretching! 

Artists
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Chandra Bliss

Chandra Bliss, empowers clients around the world to stop and smell the sacred cacao! Embodying a unique combination of Pain Whisperer meets Bliss Catalyst, Joyful Muse and Presence-healing Powerhouse, she reminds high performers, hustlers and honey do-ers alike: pain, strain, stress... Read More →


Monday January 21, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm EST
Studio 3

1:00pm EST

Festival Closing Circle
Limited Capacity seats available

Festival closing sharing circle to create final bonds with each other before we part of our journeys.  

Artists
avatar for Lisa C. Adams

Lisa C. Adams

Lisa Adams is a Spiritual Badass, Renegade Mystic, Priestess, Yogastrologer®, Tantrika, Warrior, Luminary and Catalyst. Her fierce dedication to self-growth fuels her passion to help others. Lisa can help you create an amazing life - full of purpose, on fire with passion and connection... Read More →


Monday January 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Studio 2