Bachata Vida Spring Fling Latin Weekender 2020

Thu, March 19 2020, 7:00 PM - Sun, March 22 2020, 9:00 PM [EST]

1000 19th St., Virginia Beach, VA, 23451, United States

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Early Bird Beginners Fling Full Pass Partial Approval - $64.99

Sales end on - 12/12/2019

Includes all parties, beginner workshops, performances and concert! ($185 value)

Beginners Fling Full Pass Partial Approval - $79.99

Sales end on - 03/07/2020

Includes all parties, beginner workshops, performances and concert! ($185 value)

Early Bird Full Pass Partial Approval - $64.99

Sales end on - 12/12/2019

Includes all parties, workshops, performances and concert! ($185 value)

Full Pass Partial Approval - $79.99

Sales end on - 03/07/2020

Includes all parties, workshops, performances and concert! ($185 value)

Early Bird Saturday Night Party Partial Approval - $29.99

Sales end on - 12/12/2019

Good only for Saturday Night dance party, performances and concert.

Saturday Single Workshop Partial Approval - $20.00

Sales end on - 03/07/2020

Only includes one class regardless of amount of time.

Saturday Night Party/Concert Partial Approval - $34.99

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Good only for Saturday Night dance party, performances and concert.

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Event Information

Thu, March 19 2020, 7:00 PM - Sun, March 22 2020, 9:00 PM [EST]

About the Event

 ** Please read our CODE OF CONDUCT/ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY in the section below before registering for this event! **

Welcome to our first Spring Fling Latin Weekender! The first locally sponsored multi-day Latin dance event in Hampton Roads! Learn to dance Bachata & Salsa. From true beginners to advanced dancer we have something for everyone. Four days with up to 25 hours of dance classes, dance parties, performances and a live concert!

Thursday - Pre-party at Topgolf! 7pm to 11pm

Friday - Two Special Classes at Elevate Performing Arts Center then the Official Welcome/Meet and Greet Party! Welcome our out of town visitors and chance to meet our guest instructors. 10pm to 2am

Saturday - 7 hours of Salsa & Bachata workshops to include a deep dive into musicality and body movement, turn patterns, footwork and more from Orlando Machuca (DC), Carlos Cinta (Chicago) and Aubrey Ares (LA). Don't know how to dance or just started? Don't worry, we got you. Register for our all day Beginner Fling pass! This particular pass includes all beginner level workshops designed for you! 9am to 5pm. With all level classes all day there is something for everyone!

After the workshops is a dinner break then comes the main dance party with performances plus a Live Concert by Kewin Cosmos and his band! Time TBA

Sunday - Spring Fling After Party at The Vanguard in Hampton with special performance! 5pm to 9pm

 

**NO REFUNDS** To transfer tickets please contact the organizers.

 

Performers: If you are interested in performing please email us at info@bachatavida.com as soon as possible!

 

Accommodations: There are many hotels in the area to stay and please feel free to do so however this is the closet one and within walking distance. We have a room block with them so please use the link to book your rooms.

https://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/O/ORFBNDT-BSF-20200320/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

We also have rooms with Diamond Resort hotels at the oceanfront. When booking please keep in mind the resort fees will be waived 1 week prior to arrival. *****

 

Here are the following ways to start booking your reservations:

 

  1. Personalized booking link: https://www.diamondresortsandhotels.com/?MKC=GBACHATA     
  2. Reservations Department: 800-438-2929
  3. Group Sales Department: 757-648-1836 (o); 757-377-4849 (c) (MON-FRI; 8am-4pm)

 

Email: jordan.cashwell@diamondresorts.com       

 

 Code of Conduct: 

We are determined to provide a safe, welcoming environment for all people. We have a zero tolerance policy for harassment of any kind and any conduct that falls under any or all of the following categories: 

 -offensive verbal or physical abuse related to gender, race, expression, physical appearance, religion. 

 -bullying

 -inappropriate physical contact 

 -unwelcome sexual attention 

 -physical or verbal abuse 

BVSF welcomes everyone, but if an individual or group falls under any of these categories, or their actions effect the relationships of the Weekender’s management and their guests or the venue, BVSF’s management reserves the right to warn, revoke or deny attendance with no refund or payments. If you see someone being harassed or have concerns in any way, please notify the Weekender’s management. 

By purchasing any ticket to BVSF, you are agreeing to conform to this code of conduct.

 Liability Waiver/Release 

  I/we realize that participation in dance classes and activities could involve some possible personal injury.  Despite precautions, accidents and injuries may occur.  By registering for this event, I/we (the dancer and parent/guardian) assume all risks related to the use of any and all spaces used by Bachata Vida Dance Company, LLC dba Bachata Vida Dance Company (hereinafter “Bachata Vida Dance Company”)

 I/we agree to release and hold harmless Bachata Vida Dance Company including its teachers, dancers, staff members, and facilities used from any cause of action, claims, or demands now and in the future.  I/we will not hold Bachata Vida Dance Company liable for any personal injury or any personal property damage, which may occur on the premises before, during or after classes or at any event.  Furthermore, I/we agree to obey the class and facility rules and take full responsibility for my/our behavior in addition to any damage I/we may cause to the facilities utilized by Bachata Vida Dance Company.

 CROWD NOTICE:  PHOTO / VIDEO RELEASE      

                  PLEASE BE AWARE THAT BY ENTERING THIS AREA / ATTENDING THIS EVENT, YOU GRANT PERMISSION TO BACHATA VIDA DANCE COMPANY, LLC AND ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND EMPLOYEES THE IRREVOCABLE AND UNRESTRICTED RIGHT TO REPRODUCE THE PHOTOGRAPHS AND/OR VIDEO IMAGES TAKEN OF YOU, OR MEMBERS OF YOUR FAMILY WHILE IN THIS AREA/ AT THIS EVENT, FOR THE PURPOSE OF PUBLICATION, PROMOTION, ILLUSTRATION, ADVERTISING, OR TRADE, IN ANY MANNER OR IN ANY MEDIUM, INCLUDING SOCIAL MEDIA.  BY ENTERING THIS AREA / ATTENDING THIS EVENT YOU HEREBY RELEASE BACHATA VIDA DANCE COMPANY, LLC AND ITS LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AND LIABILITY RELATING TO THE USE OF SAID IMAGES OR VIDEO.  BY ENTERING THIS AREA / ATTENDING THIS EVENT, YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHT TO COMPENSATION FOR THE USE OF SAID IMAGES OR VIDEO.

 IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE SUBJECT TO THE FOREGOING, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THIS AREA.

 Frequently Asked Questions:

 1. What is a Latin Weekender? A Latin Weekender is a special event dedicated to unifying and celebrating the love of Latin Dance and music. The event includes consecutive days/evenings of dance classes thought by local and out of town instructors, dance parties with social dancing, performances, and (ours includes) a live concert. 

 2. Can I attend the Spring Fling if I haven’t danced before? Yes! We welcome all levels of experience! If this is your first dance event, you’ve come to the right place! We have a special beginners fling for those starting their dance journey. These are classed designed especially for you! 

 3. Do I need to bring a partner? No, you do not need to bring a partner. Come by yourself, with a friend, or as a group, it doesn’t matter. Throughout the classes we rotate partners so everyone gets a chance to dance with everyone also during the social dancing people ask and get asked to dance by everyone.

 4. What should I wear? For the day workshops wear whatever you are most comfortable in. Most people wear athletic gear with shoes that are you can turn in and won't grip the floor. For the evening socials, generally everyone dresses up, or sometimes there are themes for the attire.

 5. How much do tickets cost? There are a variety of different passes. The Full Pass offers the most value. Please see options below.

 6. Can I purchase tickets at the door? No – there will be no ticket sales at the door. Pre-sale tickets are discounted. All purchases must be made before March 7, 2020. 

 7. Is there a bar? For attendees 21+, there will be a bar at each evening social.

 8. Is parking available? Yes there is! Parking is available in the Virginia Beach Convention Center parking lots.  

 9. Where can I dance with Bachatavida before their spring fling? We have events all over Hampton Roads as well as weekly classes and we would love to see you at any and all of them!! For more information on our regular events and classes, go to www.bachatavida.com or email us!

 10. Where can I stay for the spring fling? Hotel accommodations can be made at the link provided above.

 Come with friends or make new ones! We offer a welcoming environment to learn, dance and see how Dance Makes Life Better!

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About the Organizer

We are a local latin dance company providing quality dance classes, socials/events and performances in Salsa and Bachata. We are more than a dance company however, we are a community of people dedicated to promoting unity and friendship while inspiring each other to see how dance makes all of our lives better!

CONTACT ORGANIZER

Event Speakers

Carlos Cinta
Chicago, IL

Carlos Cinta “El Cirujano de la bachata” is a world renowned Caribbean/Dominican Bachata expert and educator. Carlos has taught at many international festivals and events around the world. His first YouTube video attracted over 8 million hits! Because of his carefree, lighthearted and fun attitude towards dancing, people are ultimately drawn to his Bachata style and his teaching methods. Carlos is known for his unique teaching ability and Bachata Musicality music courses and has shared his passion of Caribbean Style Bachata to sold-out workshops at festivals all over the world.

https://www.ccbachata.com/
Aubrey Ares
Los Angeles, CA

Aubrey Ares began dancing at the age of 3 in Chandler Arizona. Her technical training covered several styles such as Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical & Acrobatics. By the age of 15, she had won numerous regional competitions titles and competed at national dance competitions around the world. She was also inducted into the “Honors Society of Dance” and finished out her Senior year of High School and awarded “The Young Artist Award” in 2011. At age 18, Aubrey moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of becoming a Los Angeles Laker Girl. She was fortunate to earn a spot on the Staples floor for two seasons and traveled with the Los Angeles Laker Team to several countries. At the same time, she was contracted with “Movement Talent Agency” (MTA). Aubrey was sent to her very first audition and landed a role with VH1’s hit TV show “Hit The Floor”. She has also had the opportunity to do some work with Disney, Fox, ESPN, spotlighted on “The Laker Girls” TV show and a commercial with Toyota. Additional work has been done with Carrie Underwood, Tosh.0, Maya Rudolp and Neon Hitch. In 2014, Aubrey began her training in Bachata which was her introduction to Latin Dancing. Since then, she has traveled around the world teaching Bachata and Technical dance. In 2016, She was selected to be a cheerleader for the”Los Angeles Rams” NFL Team and nominated as captain of the cheer team. At the same time, Aubrey launched “Empowered Movement Dance Company” in Los Angeles where she share’s her love of dance by training Latin Dancers in both Bachata and Technical Dance styles.

Orlando Machuca Jr. is one of the DMV's most respected and charismatic instructors, favored for his versatility as a great lead, follow, and his dedication to inspiring others as a mentor. Teaching for over 11 years in DC's Latin dance scene, including Café Citron and The Salsa Room, Orlando continues to be one of the area's most sought out instructors, invited to teach at numerous clubs and events. His dance career spans over 15 years, launching off in 2002 under the direction of Eileen Torres. In 2003, Orlando was recruited to join Clavekazi, directed by Psyon Scott and Shaka Brown where he shared the stage with some of DC's most beloved and talented salsa dancers. In 2009, Orlando unveiled a new project, HD Dancers, working alongside his creative partner Hugo Mussenden to offer a fresh twist to the DC salsa scene. Orlando has worked and danced with prominent artists, like Andy Cruz, Jayson Molina, Stracy Diaz, and Julissa Cruz to name a few. Over the last few years, Orlando has evolved into more than just a dancer. His love for entertainment has transformed him into a master of ceremony, hosting events such as Pura Vintage, DC Salsa Bachata Festival, Underground's Anniversary, Interfusion Festival, and the Baltimore Salsa and Bachata Congress.

Kewin Cosmos
Brooklyn, New York

Kewin Cosmos is a Dominican-American Singer/Songwriter/Producer who was born and raised in Brooklyn New York. It all started at the age of 8 when Kewin understood that music was something he needed to be a part of, sensing that music created a euphoric escape, in which he felt nothing but content. At the age of 14, Kewin began composing as well as engineering his own music. As a young boy growing up in Brooklyn Kewin’s parent’s and two brother’s were always moving from borough to borough. There were great advantages and disadvantages in this lifestyle. He never was able to socialize with others as much as he would have liked to but he learned how to absorb a wide spectrum of diverse cultures, expanding his musical style and lyrical content in order to captivate his audience Kewin’s musical style flourished from the seed of vintage melodies to modern style’s of today’s music. This romantic and addictive performer was able to grasp some of the most important details from some of the greatest musician’s such as Marc Anthony, Sin Bandera, Usher, Jamie Foxx, Brian Mcknight, Celia Cruz and many more. After his graduation from high school in the summer of 2009, Kewin and some of his closest’s friend’s decided to begin a recording group which include, Victor (Esca) Cruz, Oniel Anubis, Dawin Polanco and Wilber Polanco remaining together to this day as a solid team and family. With the help of these talented individuals and close friends, Kewin has been successfully striving towards a polished musical product that he has been preparing since the fall of 2009 and will be released in the latter part of 2012.

Alvin & Helena (Bachata Vida)
Virginia Beach, VA

Directed by Alvin & Helena with a combined 17 years dancing Bachata and Salsa. They work hard to perfect their craft with experience dancing with DC Touch and mentors across the country including Jorge Contreras, Carlos Cinta, Aubrey Ares and more. They have and continue to take private lessons some of the top names in the industry like Alien Ramirez, Grizzly Hildrago, Jennifer Geyer, Betto Herrera and more. They direct several dance teams and strive to make each dance experience fun and inviting to everyone. Always considering themselves beginners they remember what it is like to start dancing!

www.bachatavida.com
DJ Xtreme
Virginia Beach, VA

Over 20 years of dancing experience in New York and performing Salsa routines with Santo Rico at Congresses around the world gives this DJ an edge in what music dancers really like!

DJ3C
Chicago, IL

DJ3C aka Carlos CInta, has an ear for music as he is called the "Master of Musicality". Therefore, his sets are always FIRE! No fluff, just straight up danceable song after song!

Lifty by Helena is a NASM certified Personal Trainer qualified to help you reach your fitness goals.

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Event Schedule

  • March 19, 2020
  • March 20, 2020
  • March 21, 2020
  • March 22, 2020
07:00 PM
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11:00 PM

Bachata & Salsa After Work! Pre-Party Edition!

Topgolf - 5444 Greenwich Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23462

$0.00

A special edition as we warm up for the Spring Fling! Beginner dance lesson at 7pm ($5) unless purchased full pass. No cover! Dancing 8pm to 11pm!

Alvin & Helena (Bachata Vida)

07:30 PM
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08:30 PM

Bachata Musicality Class

Elevate Performing Arts Center - 228 N. Lynnhaven Rd. Suite 122 Virginia Beach, VA 23452

$0.00

Learn how to switch from dance to the beat to lyrics without missing a beat by Bachata Vida Dance Company!

Alvin & Helena (Bachata Vida)

08:30 PM
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09:30 PM

Ladies Bachata Styling

Elevate Performing Arts Center - 228 N. Lynnhaven Rd. Suite 122 Virginia Beach, VA 23452

$0.00

Helena and Aubrey colloborate to teach this incredible workshop!

Aubrey Ares

Alvin & Helena (Bachata Vida)

10:00 PM
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02:00 AM

Official Welcome/Meet and Greet Party

TBA

$0.00

Join us for our offical welcome party and get a chance to meet a few of the instructors/DJ's before the main event and dance the night away!

09:00 AM
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09:55 AM

Dancer Fitness

Virginia Beach Convention Center - 1000 19th St. Virginia Beach, VA 23451

$0.00

Get your body warmed by taking this class designed specifically for dancers!

Lift by Helena - Personal Training and Fitness

10:00 AM
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11:00 AM

Bachata Interpretation

Virginia Beach Convention Center - 1000 19th St. Virginia Beach, VA 23451

$0.00

Carlos Cinta

10:00 AM
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12:00 PM

Beginners Fling (Bachata)

Virginia Beach Convention Center - 1000 19th St. Virginia Beach, VA 23451

$0.00

Will join the Bachata interpretation class then move back to Beginners Bachata until lunch.

Alvin & Helena (Bachata Vida)

11:00 AM
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12:00 PM

Dancing on Different Timings (Bachata)

Virginia Beach Convention Center - 1000 19th St. Virginia Beach, VA 23451

$0.00

Learn how to dance Bachata on different timings - the right way! Just like they do in the Dominican Republic! This workshop will challenge your ears and body but give you a whole new outlook. It will open your mind to endless possibilities!

Carlos Cinta

01:00 PM
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02:00 PM

Beginners Fling (Bachata) Continued

Virginia Beach Convention Center - 1000 19th St. Virginia Beach, VA 23451

$0.00

Continuation of Bachata with partner work and putting it all together.

Alvin & Helena (Bachata Vida)

Creative Partnerwork - 1 (Salsa)

Virginia Beach Convention Center - 1000 19th St. Virginia Beach, VA 23451

$0.00

Tired of doing the same Salsa moves? This workshop will help you see how you can take what you know and spice it up! Class will be taught On2 but can be demonstrated On1 also.

Orlando Machuca Jr.

02:00 PM
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02:55 PM

Creative Partnerwork - 2 (Salsa)

Virginia Beach Convention Center - 1000 19th St. Virginia Beach, VA 23451

$0.00

Ready to get out of your comfort zone and level up? This workshop will build on the first hour and challenge you like never before!

Orlando Machuca Jr.

02:00 PM
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04:55 PM

Beginners Fling (Salsa)

Virginia Beach Convention Center - 1000 19th St. Virginia Beach, VA 23451

$0.00

Learn the basics of On2 style Salsa. This 3 hour workshop will cover basic steps, turns, body movement, styling and turn patterns. Upon completion you will feel ready to dance Salsa with confidence.

03:00 PM
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03:55 PM

Urban Footwork with Style (Bachata)

Virginia Beach Convention Center - 1000 19th St. Virginia Beach, VA 23451

$0.00

Aubrey Ares

04:00 PM
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04:55 PM

Urban Partnerwork (Bachata)

Virginia Beach Convention Center - 1000 19th St. Virginia Beach, VA 23451

$0.00

Aubrey Ares

08:30 PM
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02:00 AM

Saturday NIght Dance Party with Kewin Cosmos!

Virginia Beach Convention Center - 1000 19th St. Virginia Beach, VA 23451

$0.00

Fantastic DJ's get the night started with Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, and more. There's nothing like dancing to live music, so enjoy Kewin Cosmos and his band to top off the night!

Kewin Cosmos

DJ Xtreme

DJ3C

05:00 PM
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09:00 PM

Official After Party - Bachata Bliss Sunday Social at The Vanguard!

The Vanguard Brewpub & Distillery - 504 N. King St. Hampton, VA 23669

$0.00

We finish the Spring Fling strong as we take the party to the beautiful venue, The Vanguard! State of the art sound, wood dance floor, amazing food and drinks makes this the perfect way to end the festivities. Close it out with us!

Aubrey Ares

Alvin & Helena (Bachata Vida)