Plan Your Experience
Interfusion Festival will take place at The Westin Hotel in Alexandria, VA.
The Westin Alexandria
Blends sophistication and elegance with the historic surroundings of Alexandria, VA.
Stay with the Interfusion festival community overnight and enjoy our special group rate starting at $109.
To book under the Interfusion group discount, call the Westin or reserve online below.
Westin Hotel: (703) 253-8600
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Interfusion Festival?
Interfusion Festival is the largest indoor transformative festival in the US occurring on January 18 – 21, 2019 (MLK Weekend) bringing together like-minded souls for four days of learning, healing, play and connection. Interfusion provides a holistic opportunity for participants at all levels to explore workshops in over 20 practices with no partner required, from beginners to advanced offerings. Participants choose their adventure across a spectrum of over 100 festival activities and emerge into an openhearted community experience.
Is there an event theme?
The theme for this Interfusion chapter is Rebirth. In the course of the festival experience by diving into the movement, mindfulness and connection practices, we will explore our inner selves, become aware of old attachments and patterns that no longer serve us, let them go, and reemerge reborn into our magnificent uninhibited authentic selves.
Where is the festival located?
Interfusion Festival Rebirth is located at The Westin Alexandria: 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314.
Where should I stay?
To get the most out of your experience, the best place to stay is at The Westin Alexandria where the festival is held. To reserve a room, please call The Westin directly at (703) 253-8600 and say that you are coming with Interfusion Festival group to receive best discounted rate. You can also book online under the Interfusion group discount at the following link. Book a Room.
I am new. Are there beginner workshops?
Yes! We have plenty of choices for beginners. Please refer to the full festival schedule before the event and look for offerings marked as “beginner” or “all levels”.
Do I need a partner?
No partner necessary! We have a great mix of men and women attending. Partnerships are created easily during each workshop and are often rotated multiple times by the instructor to create the best learning environment possible.
What are the parties like? Are there party themes?
Night parties take place on 20,000 square feet of premium hotel spaces, with over a dozen DJs playing Zouk, Bachata, Salsa, Kizomba, Ecstatic Dance, Electronic dance music (EDM) and more.
Party themes are optional and provide suggestions on how to dress on each night of the festival. Most participants choose to dress in the themes to add to their experience and event’s atmosphere.
Interfusion’s Serenity Lounge is also open throughout the night parties, offering a retreat for those needing a break from high-energy action.
How should I dress and what should I bring?
How to dress and what to bring will depend on the classes you’re planning on taking and other activities you’re planning on participating in.
For partner dance classes: we recommend dance shoes and/or socks and comfortable clothing.
For Acrobatics: yoga type clothing is recommended. Please avoid loose fitting clothing and jewelry as they may become safety hazards. Sport towel, hand sanitizer and dry chalk are recommended but not necessary.
For pole dance and fitness: yoga shorts and sports bras work best. If you choose to wear heels, they must have ankle strap. You may also bring grip products, if desired.
For healing arts: comfortable clothing. Yoga mats will be provided but we recommend you also bring your own.
What are the evening shows like?
Evening shows feature an exciting variety lineup of acts in dance, acrobatics and flow arts. The shows are between 60 and 90 minutes long. Function seating is provided for up to 700-1000 guests on a first come first serve basis, while standing room is available for additional guests. The festival evening shows are followed by parties.
What time does registration open and how do I check in?
Festival registration hours are as follows:
Thursday: 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM to 11:45 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM to 11:45 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM to 11:45 PM
Monday: 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Once you arrive at the Westin Hotel, proceed to the second floor and check in with the registration desk. Please bring your photo ID and ticket purchase confirmation.
Are children permitted to the festival?
No participants under the age of 12 are permitted to the festival. All participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. All participants under 18 must have a special waiver form completed and signed by a parent.
Are pets permitted to the festival?
No pets other than service animals are permitted in the festival area. Westin Hotel has the following pet policy: “The hotel accepts dogs weighing up to 40 pounds. Guests must sign an agreement to not leave a pet alone in a room, even in a cage or crate. Service animals that provide assistance to individuals with disabilities are welcome at the hotel and are not subject to the policies and restrictions that apply to other animals. Any damage by pets will incur cleaning fees.
What are some places to eat near the hotel?
Breakfast/light lunch and snacks are available onsite at Starbucks PLUS lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch are available at the hotel’s Trademark Restaurant. Many other local restaurants are within walking distance of the hotel. A list of restaurants is available on our website and at the Westin front desk.
Where do I park?
The Westin Hotel is offering our attendees discounted rates for valet parking at the hotel. Daily valet parking is available from 7 AM – 11 PM. To receive the special rates, just let the attendant know that you are Interfusion Festival guest.
In case valet parking gets full, there is also a parking garage located two blocks away from the hotel (5 min.walk) that you can park in. It is located right next to De Luxe Nails Lounge. The rates for this garage are below along with the address:
1931 Ballenger Ave, Alexandria, VA 22314
Friday: $10 all day
Saturday: $5 all day
Are you looking for volunteers?
Volunteer positions will be first made available to previous volunteers. A few additional volunteer positions will be made publicly available. An application process will be required, which includes an brief interview and references.
I would like to teach and/or perform at Interfusion, how do I sign up?
Interfusion brings together an eclectic mix of artists, teachers, healers and speakers from around the nation and beyond. To apply to teach, perform, speak or otherwise share your arts and passions with Interfusion community please visit: https://goo.gl/forms/buoZcBFYfbjkC9322
How do I sign up to vend or exhibit at Interfusion Wellness Expo?
Please see http://interfusionfestival.com/expo/ for detailed information.