This is part one of a series of articles leading up to the DC Bachata and Kizomba Congress 2014 to take place next week Aug 14- Aug 18, 2014 at the Washington Hilton Hotel located at 1919 Connecticut ave nw wdc
Part two will tell you about all the new additions this year including Fashion shows, Comedy shows, R and B concerts Beauty Pageants, and Education Seminars, giving back to the Community projects and so much more .
It's so much going on this year I do not know where to begin but I can tell you it is is my favorite eventsof the year and I am so excited I cannot wait until it begins. I know I will meet and have a chance to take workshops and a chance to dance with thousands of new people from all over the world and have an experience like no other.
First of all there are no people I know who know how to throw an event like the Producers of the DC Bachata Congress .
From the beginning , each year the DC Bachata and Kizomba Congress has grown and just when you think it cannot grow anymore the Producers Lee " El Gringuito" Smith and Kat " La Gata" Aguilar prove us wrong . This festival is now the Largest Latin Dance and Music Festival in the World States and with this year's additions it is the only one of it's kind in the world.
What started out as huge Bachata and Salsa party in Arlington in 2008 has turned into something words cannot describe. You really have to be there to experience it to really understand it. Each year thousands of people come from all over the world and converge in Washington, DC for this one of a kind affair featuring all types of dance workshops , Live concerts and performances by some of the world's best instructors. musicians and performers.
The mission of the DC Bachata Congress is to promote the growth and development of community involvement and diversity through Latin music and dance, interacting with all sectors of society to celebrate culture, music & well being. This year the festival celebrates 6 years & they are are going to do it bigger then ever! Their goal this year is to give a first rate Latin Dance Festival bringing together the World’s Best Dancers, Musicians & Patrons for a week in DC you will never forget! This year we will be hosting an unprecedented 12 Ballrooms representing totaling 90,000 sq ft in dance space.There will be Ball Rooms featuring World's Largest Bachata Ball Room, *Authentic/Traditional Bachata Room Sponsored by Bachatu, The Salsa Mambo ChaCha Cha Ballroom hosted by StuckOnSalsa which has hosted the Salsa Ball Room all 6 six years of the Festval's existence, the Semba Ball Room., the Zouk/Caribbean Zouk Ballroom Hosted by DC Zouk Festival. The Tango Ball Room , The Kizomba Ball Room, The Brazilian Ball Room , The International Ball Room and more. I guess you get the picture, basically there is going to be something for everyone .
The DC Bachata and Kizomba Congress are definitely trendsetters for sure
1 First Bachata Festival in the World to have a dedicated Salsa Room in addition to the Bachata Room
#2 First Bachata Festival int the World to offer multiple rooms of Latin Dancing ever since their very 1st year!
#3 The First Festival in the USA to have a dedicated Kizomba & Zouk Room
#4 The First Bachata Festival in the World to bring a Major Bachata artis with full band
#5 The 3rd Ever Bachata Festival in North America
#6 First Festival in the United States to run it's Ballroom to 8am!
#7 The highest amount of workshops out of any Latin Dance Festival in the United States for the last (3) years
#8 First Latin dance festival in the United States to have Educational workshops & panel discussions for those who work in the industry
#9 The first Bachata festival in the USA to attempt the Guinness Book World Record for most people dancing Bachata in one Ballroom
#10 The first Latin Festival in the World to Bring a Major Kizomba artist with a Full Band!
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