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Welcome to the 8th Annual DC Bachata, Kizomba, Salsa Congress!  
DCBX!  Redefining Your Dance Experience...  


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Thursday, August 25
 

3:00pm

Registration :: 3pm-4AM :: at Grand Registration
Thursday August 25, 2016 3:00pm - Friday August 26, 2016 4:00am
TBA

5:00pm

Bachata Beats

Thursday August 25, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Renaissance East

5:00pm

Zouk: Physical and Non-Physical Connections
Improve your way to dance using Physical and Non-Physical Connection by breathing and leading.

Artists

Thursday August 25, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Renaissance West A

6:00pm

6:00pm

Kizomba 101

Thursday August 25, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Renaissance West A

7:00pm

8:00pm

10:00pm

Thursday Night Dancing/Party Schedule
THURSDAY NIGHT BALLROOM DANCING  SCHEDULE 

Grand Ballroom
DCBachata.com Bachata Ballroom  The World's Largest

Renaissance East
Salsa, Mambo Cha Cha Ballroom Hosted by Stuck On Salsa 


Renaissance West B 
  Kizomba Ballroom 


Thursday August 25, 2016 10:00pm - Friday August 26, 2016 6:00am
Multiple Ballrooms
 
Friday, August 26
 

9:00am

9:30am

DCBX Tech Seminars: Friday
Friday, August 26th: 9:30am – 10:00am: Coffee / Registration 10:00am – 11:30am: DC Archangels Closed Door Board Meeting Location: Meeting Rooms 12-14 11:30am – 1:00pm: Lunch Location Del Campos 777 I St NW, Washington, DC 20001 1:00pm – 2:30pm: Hands on Workshops Provided by DC Archangels Location: Meeting Rooms 12-14 2:30pm – 4:00pm: Minority Business Development Agency Workshops Location: Meeting Rooms 12-14 “Access to Global Markets and Financing” Ninety-five percent of the global market is outside of the United States. This session will provide insight about the National Export strategy and MBDA’s role in three priority markets: Africa, Latin America and Asia. We will also discuss how the MBDA Business Centers can be leveraged to deliver on the three Presidential Initiatives to help MBEs expand their businesses globally. The session will highlight best practices in international market analysis, securing export financing support, and developing export capacity. Session will address the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Trans-Atlantic Partnership, Doing Business in Africa, Look South, and other trade opportunities. “Financing Business Growth with MBDA’s Financing Partners” This dynamic panel will give an overview of MBDA Access to Capital services. Topics will include recent partnerships with lenders that facilitate deal flow and guidelines on how to access programs and services at an agency level and with the network of MBDA centers. Learn how to connect to your local MBDA center and leverage a wide array of financing types. The panelists will introduce resources that include a national network of CDFI funds, accounts receivable financing, sources of growth capital for inner cities, new categories of marketplace lenders and exciting Merger and Acquisition (M&A) opportunities with private equity firms. The conversation will focus on how minority businesses (MBEs) can access these various types of capital, as well as highlight market trends that are bringing new growth opportunities to MBEs. 4:00pm – 6:00pm: Private Reception at Del Frisco’s Steak House Location: Del Frisco's 950 I St NW #501, Washington, DC 7:00pm – 9:00pm: Renaissance Hotel Lobby Reception 9:00pm – Late: Networking & DCBX Dance / Diversity Entertainment Location: Ballroom Level


Friday August 26, 2016 9:30am - 10:00pm
Meeting Room Level (See Schedule for Specific Rooms/Locations)

10:00am

Bachata Sensual
Artists

Friday August 26, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Congressional Hall A

10:00am

10:00am

10:00am

10:00am

11:00am

11:00am

Bachata Modern Fusion
Artists

Friday August 26, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Congressional Hall A

11:00am

11:00am

11:00am

Salsa On2
Artists

Friday August 26, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Renaissance East

11:00am

Zouk Patterns and Partnerwork

Friday August 26, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Renaissance West A

12:00pm

Tiguere Bachata Combos

Friday August 26, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Renaissance East

12:00pm

12:00pm

12:00pm

12:00pm

Salsa On1 Combinations
Artists

Friday August 26, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Congressional Hall A

12:00pm

Tap Dance Basics

Friday August 26, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Congressional Hall B

12:00pm

Flow Movements of Zouk
Making your dance more connected and sensistive using flow movements.

Artists

Friday August 26, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Renaissance West A

12:00pm

Tech Rehearsal- Performers Only
-Role Call of Performer Passes will begin at the beginning of Tech. 
-Backstage access only available during performances. 
-All performers must purchase a PERFORMERS PASS to perform. No Exceptions!!
-One director per team must register performance.  

Friday August 26, 2016 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Grand Ballroom

1:00pm

Bachata Movements

Friday August 26, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Grand Ballroom NORTH

1:00pm

Rising Stars: Body Manipulations
The mystery of Body Manipulation: Learn how to properly control your partner's body. Take your Bachata sensual to a new level.


Friday August 26, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
SkyChata Rooftop (11th floor)

1:00pm

1:00pm

1:00pm

2:00pm

Kizomba

Friday August 26, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance East

2:00pm

2:00pm

Karibe Salsa Combos On1

Friday August 26, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance East

2:00pm

2:00pm

2:30pm

Access to Global Markets & Financing Business Growth

“Access to Global Markets and Financing”
Ninety-five percent of the global market is outside of the United States. This session will provide insight about the National Export strategy and MBDA’s role in three priority markets: Africa, Latin America and Asia. We will also discuss how the MBDA Business Centers can be leveraged to deliver on the three Presidential Initiatives to help MBEs expand their businesses globally.   The session will highlight best practices in international market analysis, securing export financing support, and developing export capacity.  Session will address the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Trans-Atlantic Partnership, Doing Business in Africa, Look South, and other trade opportunities. 

“Financing Business Growth with MBDA’s Financing Partners”
This dynamic panel will give an overview of MBDA Access to Capital services.  Topics will include recent partnerships with lenders that facilitate deal flow and guidelines on how to access programs and services at an agency level and with the network of MBDA centers.  Learn how to connect to your local MBDA center and leverage a wide array of financing types. The panelists will introduce resources that include a national network of CDFI funds, accounts receivable financing, sources of growth capital for inner cities, new categories of marketplace lenders and exciting Merger and Acquisition (M&A) opportunities with private equity firms. The conversation will focus on how minority businesses (MBEs) can access these various types of capital, as well as highlight market trends that are bringing new growth opportunities to MBEs.


Speakers
OO

Office of Minority Business Development

The Office of Minority Business Development


Friday August 26, 2016 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room 12-14 Boardroom Level

3:00pm

Mambo NY Syle

Friday August 26, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Renaissance East

3:00pm

3:00pm

3:00pm

4:00pm

4:00pm

4:00pm

4:00pm

Salsa 0n2 with Zafire
Artists

Friday August 26, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom

5:00pm

5:00pm

5:00pm

African Body Movement for Men and Women
Find your flow and learn to move your body and find your ginga for kizomba, semba and other Afro-Latin dances in this class.

Artists

Friday August 26, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Congressional Hall C

5:00pm

8:00pm

24 Hour Ballroom!!!
Open over 24 hours for your dancing pleasure!

Friday August 26, 2016 8:00pm - Sunday August 28, 2016 8:00am
Congressional Hall B

11:00pm

Friday Night Dancing/Party Schedule
FRIDAY NIGHT BALLROOM DANCING  SCHEDULE 

Grand Ballroom
DCBachata.com Bachata Ballroom  The World's Largest

Renaissance East
Salsa, Mambo Cha Cha Ballroom Hosted by Stuck On Salsa 

Renaissance West A 
 Zouk Ballroom

Renaissance West B 
  Kizomba Ballroom 

Congressional Hall A 
Authentic Bachata Ballroom

Congressional Hall B
 24 Hour International Ballroom

Congressional Hall C
Surprise Mix Ballroom



Friday August 26, 2016 11:00pm - Saturday August 27, 2016 8:00am
Multiple Ballrooms
 
Saturday, August 27
 

9:00am

10:00am

10:00am

10:00am

10:00am

10:00am

CIZE Dance Fitness

Saturday August 27, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
SkyChata Rooftop (11th floor)

10:00am

Intro to Semba

Saturday August 27, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Congressional Hall A

10:00am

Must-Know Footwork

Saturday August 27, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Renaissance West A

10:00am

11:00am

11:00am

11:00am

Mikido (Kickboxing)
Saturday August 27, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
SkyChata Rooftop (11th floor)

11:00am

11:00am

11:00am

Musicality & Interpretation
How to use your own knowledge changing the way you listen to a song in different ways.

Artists

Saturday August 27, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Renaissance West A

12:00pm

Bachata Caliente

Saturday August 27, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Renaissance East

12:00pm

12:00pm

Conversational Choreography: Entrepreneurial Lessons from a Dancing Guy
What lessons can innovative entrepreneurs (or leaders) take away from the dance floor? This interactive workshops explores the obstacles that impact effective communication and highlights how critical it is to balance leading/following in any conversation.


Saturday August 27, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room 12-14 Boardroom Level

12:00pm

Kizomba Lead & Follow
Let's trade places! Learn the 'other' role in Kizomba and strengthen your own abilities!

Artists

Saturday August 27, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
SkyChata Rooftop (11th floor)

12:00pm

12:00pm

Salsa Smooth Moves
Artists

Saturday August 27, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Grand Ballroom NORTH

12:00pm

Finding Her Smile with Zouk

Saturday August 27, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Renaissance West A

12:00pm

12:00pm

BALLROOM CLOSED Tech Rehearsal-(Evening Show Performers)
PERFORMERS ONLY for Tech Rehearsal- Late Night Show

-Role Call of Performer Passes will begin at the beginning of Tech. 
-Backstage access only available during performances. 
-All performers must purchase a PERFORMERS PASS to perform. No Exceptions!!
-One director per team must register performance.   

Saturday August 27, 2016 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom

12:00pm

DCBX Tech Saturday: Expo, Seminars, Q&A, AngelTank, Networking
12:00pm – 5:00pm:
Doctor Startup Question & Answer Booth Location: Boardroom Level

12:00pm – 7:00pm: Company Booth Time Location: Boardroom Level

7:30pm – 8:20pm: Angel Tank – Companies Pitch on Main Stage Location: Grand Ballroom

9:00pm – Late: Networking & DCBX Dance / Diversity Entertainment Location: Ballroom Level


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Saturday August 27, 2016 12:00pm - 11:30pm
Boardroom Level

1:00pm

1:00pm

Trademark and Copyright 101 for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses
Anjie Vichayanonda of Kelly IP, LLP will provide an interactive primer on trademark, trade secret, and copyright protection for entrepreneurs and small businesses.  This quick 45-minute presentation will focus on the importance of intellectual property protections, the nuts and bolts of obtaining trademark and copyright registrations, and options for enforcing intellectual property rights.  The presentation will be followed by a short 15-minute Q&A for attendees to ask questions about intellectual property.

https://8thannualdcbachatacongressd2016.sched.org/ 

Speakers
avatar for Anjie Vichayanonda

Anjie Vichayanonda

Anjie’s practice specializes in trademark, false advertising, and unfair competition litigation, disputes, and strategic counseling. Anjie has represented clients in district court litigation across the country involving claims of trademark counterfeiting, trademark infringement, trademark dilution and unfair competition. She also routinely represents clients in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal... Read More →


Saturday August 27, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room 12-14 Boardroom Level

1:00pm

1:00pm

NY Salsa Shines

Saturday August 27, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Renaissance East

1:00pm

1:00pm

1:00pm

2:00pm

2:00pm

Publish or Perish: Awaken Your Creative Potential as a First-Time Author
Speakers
avatar for Randall Gafner

Randall Gafner

Randy Gafner has been associated with the makers movement for decades. He feels that creative process and action breeds self-reliance and self-expression which leads to more fulfillment and higher quality of life. He thinks that in this post-modern era everyone would benefit by making more of their own things using their ideas, skills, and abilities drawn from across the creative spectrum. | | Gafner has worked for over 25 years as a national... Read More →


Saturday August 27, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room 12-14 Boardroom Level

2:00pm

2:00pm

2:00pm

3:00pm

3:00pm

Bachata Sensual

Saturday August 27, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Congressional Hall B

3:00pm

3:00pm

Colombian Salsa

Saturday August 27, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Renaissance East

3:00pm

3:00pm

3:00pm

4:00pm

4:00pm

4:00pm

Behind the Magic: Tips & Tricks of Event Promotion
Do you have a weekly event you'd like to start in your city? Not getting enough traction with your social media channels? Come participate in a unique conversational interview with DCBX founders & partners and get your event promotion questions answered from the experts.


Saturday August 27, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room 12-14 Boardroom Level

4:00pm

Salsa (MASTERS) 90 mins + 30 mins Practice *Extra Cost
Masters Workshop Pass required for entry.


Saturday August 27, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Congressional Hall B

4:00pm

5:00pm

Bachata Lovin'

Saturday August 27, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Renaissance East

5:00pm

Urban Bachata: Finding Your Sensuality
Artists
DS

Daryl Shaw

Roc City Dance Connection


Saturday August 27, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Congressional Hall A

5:00pm

8:00pm

11:00pm

Saturday Night Dancing/Party Schedule
SATURDAY NIGHT BALLROOM DANCING  SCHEDULE 

Grand Ballroom
DCBachata.com Bachata Ballroom  The World's Largest

Renaissance East
Salsa, Mambo Cha Cha Ballroom Hosted by Stuck On Salsa 

Renaissance West A 
 Zouk Ballroom

Renaissance West B 
  Kizomba Ballroom 

Congressional Hall A 
Authentic Bachata Ballroom

Congressional Hall B
 24 Hour International Ballroom

Congressional Hall C
Surpise Mix Ballroom



Saturday August 27, 2016 11:00pm - Sunday August 28, 2016 8:00am
Multiple Ballrooms
 
Sunday, August 28
 

9:00am

10:00am

10:00am

10:00am

10:00am

Kizomba Feeling
Artists
avatar for Shafeeha Monae

Shafeeha Monae

Afro-Caribbean Connections


Sunday August 28, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Renaissance West B

10:00am

Salsa On2
Artists

Sunday August 28, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Renaissance East

10:00am

Salsa On2 DC Flare
Artists

Sunday August 28, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Grand Ballroom NORTH

10:00am

BALLROOM CLOSED Tech Rehearsal-Performers Only
PERFORMERS ONLY for Tech Rehearsal

-Role Call of Performer Passes will begin at the beginning of Tech. 
-Backstage access only available during performances. 
-All performers must purchase a PERFORMERS PASS to perform. No Exceptions!!
-One director per team must register performance.   

Sunday August 28, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Grand Ballroom

11:00am

11:00am

11:00am

11:00am

11:00am

11:00am

11:00am

The 4 C's for Zouk

Sunday August 28, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Renaissance West B

12:00pm

12:00pm

Dominican Tiguere Moves

Sunday August 28, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Renaissance East

12:00pm

Kizomba Connection
Roc Kizomba's signature workshop focusing on how to connect in kizomba (and any dance) All levels welcome!

Artists

Sunday August 28, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Renaissance West B

12:00pm

12:00pm

12:00pm

12:00pm

Zouk Head Movements
How to lead confidently and how to properly follow head movements.

Artists

Sunday August 28, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Renaissance West A

12:00pm

WORLD SALSA SUMMIT QUALIFIER for Pro and Amateur Competitors! Spectators Welcome!C
Watch as your Favorite Dancers Professional and Amateur compete to qualify for the 
Prestigious World Championship, the World Salsa Summit! 

OR Become a Competitor!

-Professionals and Amateurs are encouraged to apply to qualify for the Grand Competition in Miami in February
-ALL COMPETITORS must have an accompanying FULL PASS or greater to qualify to compete. 
- To register by category visit: secure.ticketdini.com/event

Sunday August 28, 2016 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Grand Ballroom CENTRAL

1:00pm

Urban Bachata
Artists

Sunday August 28, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Congressional Hall A

1:00pm

1:00pm

1:00pm

1:00pm

2:00pm

2:00pm

2:00pm

Cool Moves in Zouk

Sunday August 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance West A

2:00pm

3:00pm

3:00pm

3:00pm

3:00pm

3:00pm

Zouk for Bachateros

Sunday August 28, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Congressional Hall B

3:00pm

4:00pm

4:00pm

Sexy R&B Bachata
Artists

Sunday August 28, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Congressional Hall B

4:00pm

Salsa On2 with Zafire
Artists

Sunday August 28, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance East

4:00pm

5:00pm

5:00pm

5:00pm

Kizomba Fusion
Artists
avatar for Shafeeha Monae

Shafeeha Monae

Afro-Caribbean Connections


Sunday August 28, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Congressional Hall A

6:00pm

6:00pm

Salsa Combinations on2
Artists

Sunday August 28, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Congressional Hall B

6:00pm

Salsa Partnerwork

Sunday August 28, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Renaissance East

6:00pm

Tango Dancing
Sunday August 28, 2016 6:00pm - Monday August 29, 2016 5:00am
Renaissance West A

9:00pm

Sunday Night Dancing/Party Schedule
Sunday NIGHT BALLROOM DANCING  SCHEDULE 

Grand Ballroom
9pm-12am Kizomba Concert  
12am-4am Bachata/Last Crazy Party  

Renaissance East
Salsa, Mambo Cha Cha Ballroom Hosted by Stuck On Salsa 

Renaissance West A 
 Zouk Ballroom

Renaissance West B 
  9pm-12am Bachata Ballroom
12am-4am Kizomba Ballroom 




 

Sunday August 28, 2016 9:00pm - 11:30pm
Multiple Ballrooms