See the 2019 Attendee Guidance for detailed information regarding the experience at and co-creation of Interfusion.
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 for single bed rooms, while availability last.
To book under the Interfusion group, call the Westin or reserve online below.
Westin Hotel: (703) 253-8600
Please see our partner hotels for options to stay overnight just a few blocks away from the festival location, the Westin Alexandria.
Hilton Garden Inn Alexandria Old Town King St. Metro
1620 Prince St, Alexandria, VA 22314 | (703) 302-8300
Embassy Suites by Hilton Alexandria Old Town
1900 Diagonal Rd, Alexandria, VA 22314 | (703) 684-5900
Residence Inn by Marriott Alexandria Old Town South at Carlyle
2345 Mill Rd, Alexandria, VA 22314 | (703) 549-1155
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.
What time does registration open and how do I check in?
Festival registration hours are as follows:
- Thursday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
- Friday: 8:00am – 2:00am
- Saturday: 8:00am – 2:00am
- Sunday: 8:00am – 2:00am
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.
I can’t attend. Can I get a refund or transfer tickets?
Ticket Refunds and Transfers: All ticket sales are final and no refunds will be granted but you may sell your ticket to a friend. $40 transfer fee will apply for full passes and $20 for day passes. Deadline for ticket transfer requests is December 15, 2018.
How do I sign up for workshops?
If you are a ticket holder, you should have received an email from Sched (our scheduling system) with access link to sign up for workshops. For detailed guidance and FAQ on the schedule sign-up system, please see the sign-ups page: https://interfusionfestival.com/signups/
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.
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.
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 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.
The 2019 Night party themes are:
- Inspiration All: Dress as a mystical or magical creature (e.g. fairies)
- Five Elements Ball: Dress as your elemental self – space, air, fire, water, and earth (e.g. fire element)
- Play Date: Release your inner child, dress into everything fun, playful and colorful (e.g. oneness)
Interfusion’s Serenity Lounge is also open throughout the night parties, offering a retreat for those needing a break from high-energy action.
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”.
What if I bought multiple tickets in one order?
Please complete this form and your guests will receive invitations to sign up.
What is the festival shows like?
Interfusion Festival has one event show night on Saturday featuring an exciting variety lineup of acts in dance, acrobatics and flow arts. The show is 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 saturday festival show is followed by the night parties.
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
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 an Interfusion Festival guest.
- Daily Valet Parking (8AM – 5PM): $10
- Overnight Valet Parking (After 5PM): $12
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
- Sunday: closed
Other Garage Parking near the Westin Alexandria hotel includes:
- Colonial Parking Garage: 2050 Ballenger Ave, Alexandria, VA 22314
- West Parking Garage: 550 Elizabeth Ln, Alexandria, VA 22314
Street Parking outside the Westin Alexandria hotel is also available but limited.
Are you looking for volunteers?
The 2019 volunteer positions have been filled. If you are interested in volunteering in 2020, priority will be first made available to previous attendees and volunteers. An application process will be required, which includes an brief interview and references. The new application process will become available after January.
What is the Interfusion Consent Code of Conduct?
All individual entering festival grounds are required to agree to the below consent code of conduct. The Interfusion Consent Team and Security Members will be available to report any consent boundary crossings situations and incidents of inappropriate behavior. Consent Team Members will be identified by red armbands and lanyards.
To report any incidents of inappropriate behavior online, use the Interfusion Incident Reporting Form. The festival consent team has the authority to take actions if the behavior of any individual or small group detracts from the safe, relaxed and comfortable atmosphere of the festival.
CONSENT CODE OF CONDUCT
Interfusion is committed to creating a safe haven of creativity and personal growth for all participants. Here are our community consent rules of etiquette, or Code of Conduct, so everyone feels safe and at choice.
- Consent First: All participants must receive explicit consent before any physical contact interaction.
- Yes & No: “Yes” means yes. Hesitation or “maybe” means “no” or there’s something to clarify.
- Check In: Check in during any physical activity for another “Yes”. Ask questions, talk, clarify when ambiguous. (e.g. Do you feel safe? Does that feel good? Are you okay? Do you want to continue?)
- Consent Resets: A “yes” once does not mean “yes” in the future. Don’t make assumptions.
- Say Stop: Want an interaction to end but you don’t know what to say? Use the universal word is STOP. Exercise it often and in many ways. Stop does not mean a violation, it means exercising consent.
- Compliance: If someone says STOP to you, that means this interaction ends immediately.
- Communicate: It is encouraged to talk about what just happened with the individual to build and spread awareness. If you don’t feel comfortable talking to them, tell others what happened and talk to a consent team member right away. The community and consent team are here to help.
- Contact: contact a consent team member if you think you may have crossed someone’s boundaries, had your boundaries crossed, gotten into unsafe situation around consent. Contact the security team for serious violations. Use the Incident Reporting Form to report after the festival hours have passed.
- Report: if you see or experience consent behavior that is inappropriate or out of line, report it immediately. The consent team aims to catch consent breaks early, and often, so we can prevent more traumatic violations (e.g. lack of sobriety, you’ve said STOP more than once, you feel unsafe).
If any person, or group of persons, violates or is not in accordance with these Code of Conduct policies, they may be escorted out of the Interfusion Festival grounds, expelled from future events and released to authorities.
Contact Policy Contact Information
Consent Team Director
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 for the 2020 festival 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 the expo page at http://interfusionfestival.com/expo/ for detailed information.