You'll want to fly into Dulles International Airport (IAD): https://www.flydulles.com/ Our festival venue, the Hyatt Regency Dulles, has a FREE shuttle to/from that specific airport.
OTHER AIRPORTS: You may choose to fly into the other 2 area airports at your own choice bearing in mind the distance from those airports from our official event hotel:
Please contact the artists directly. Artists may be contacted via their individual social media platforms (i.e. FB & IG)
PLEASE NOTE: Private lessons are prioritized for Full Pass holders.
Any event promoter wishing to bring any promotional materials (i.e. banners, flyers, etc) must be approved. Any unapproved promo materials will be promptly removed & can be picked up at the Registration table. Unapproved & unclaimed promo materials not belonging to Zouk Heat will be disposed of at the conclusion of the festival weekend.
HOW TO GET APPROVED: Please send an email requesting to bring your promotional materials to: email@example.com
Here on this website. Click on the "ZH 2024: SCHEDULES/THEMES" page of this website: https://zoukheat.com/zh-2024%3A-schedules%2Fthemes. The workshop & DJ schedules will be published no later than 4-6 weeks out from the event start.
In the interest of providing more social dance & time to connect with you fellow attendees, we are limiting the number of performances at our festival moving forward. Should you wish to perform at our festival (solo, couple or team), please contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than: JANUARY 13, 2024.
Yasssss! COMING SOON!
We're fortunate to have a dedicated team to run this festival and, therefore, are not in need of many volunteers. If/when we require volunteers, a post will be made here on the website & the Zouk Heat FB fan page. Be sure to "Like" the Zouk Heat FB fan page to get alerts when we post: https://www.facebook.com/zoukheatdc
We are fully staffed on instructors, DJs & Media Team for the 2024 festival. Should we require additional staffing in any capacity, we'll proactively manage such needs. Thank you for your understanding ahead of time.
Yes. To avoid unnecessary competition among our vendors, we only accept a limited number selling specific products each year. For the 2024 festival, we are NOT accepting additional vendors for:
Should you wish to vendor at out upcoming festival, please contact us via email (email@example.com) no later than: MARCH 8, 2024.
Our festival has a dedicated a Beginner Track of classes totaling 9hrs of instruction geared towards our newest members of the Zouk community run by our lit local Brazilian Zouk school: District Zouk.
Zouk Heat's Advanced & Intermediate workshops are 90mins/1.5hrs & our workshop schedule will have different level workshops so that Zoukers of all dance levels can gain value from this event.
Traditionally, most festival/congress attendees will coordinate with dancers within their local community or those they connect with at other events to find roommates for the next event.
We'll setup a moderated chat for event attendees to communicate directly with one another several weeks out from the festival.
No. Zouk Heat's events are No Refund events. You do, however, have 2 options should you have a pass to ANY Zouk Heat event & can no longer attend:
1. SELL YOUR PASS: $20 Pass Transfer Fee for Full & Single Day passes.
2. REQUEST A PERMANAENT CREDIT: The value of your pass can be applied to future Zouk Heat event tickets. If an attendee doesn't sell their pass for any reason by the Pass Transfer deadline (March 29, 2024), a Permanent Credit request will be the only remaining option.
PLEASE KINDLY READ DETAILS HERE BEFORE SENDING A DM or EMAIL: https://zoukheat.com/credits-%26-pass-resales
No. The pandemic taught us that a lot can happen over a year, so, we don’t transfer passes from year-to-year nor from event-to-event. You will need to sell your pass or request a Permanent Credit: The value of your pass can be applied to future Zouk Heat event tickets.
PLEASE KINDLY READ DETAILS HERE BEFORE SENDING A DM or EMAIL: https://zoukheat.com/credits-%26-pass-resales
No. In an effort to keep a reasonable Lead-to-Follow ratio, only the following transfers are permitted:
1. READ THE INFO: Be sure to read & understand all info on the CREDITS & PASS RESALES page: https://zoukheat.com/credits-%26-pass-resales
2. FACILITATE PAYMENT: You may facilitate payment for whatever price the Seller & Buyer agree upon you choose: Venmo, Cash, etc. DON'T GET SCAMMED: Check with us, via FB Msg or email (zoukheatdc@gmail), BEFORE you send money to an unknown seller. Zouk Heat is not responsible nor liable should an attendee obtain a fake pass from a scam seller. Scam passes will not be honored by Zouk Heat.
3. COMPLETE THE FORM: Complete the quick & easy "I Can't Make It" form, choosing to sell your pass. The form is embedded in CREDITS & PASS RESALES page: https://zoukheat.com/credits-%26-pass-resales
4. PAY THE PASS TRANSFER FEE: Purchase the Pass Transfer Fee on the Zouk Heat 2024 ticket page. The Pass Transfer fee is purchased just like a ticket. You'll be prompted to provide the Buyer's name & email. Once we receive the Pass Transfer Fee, we'll take care of the transfer directly with the Buyer within 3-5 business days (Mon-Fri). THAT'S IT!
Pass Transfer Deadline: MARCH 29, 2024!
No. There is no a-la-carte pass for individual workshops for our festival.
No. Official Brazilian Zouk Dance Council (BZDC) Jack & Jill (J&J) entries are purchased specifically online, via Dance Place, to track BZDC scores, points and competition levels in the BZDC database. BZDC entry fees go towards registration fees, trophies and other related J&J expenses. You can register to compete via the BZDC J&J page: https://zoukheat.com/zouk-heat-2024%3A-bzdc-j%26j
No. Once a pass purchase is completed, no discounts will be retroactively applied.
Yes. Those pass types will be available approx. 2 weeks prior to the festival an in VERY LIMITED quantities. Just to clarify what those passes include:
1) SINGLE DAY PASS: Include all regular daytime workshops (no master classes) & the evening par-tayyyy.
2) PARTY PASS: Includes ONLY the nighttime par-tayyyyy for the specific day purchased (i.e. Friday Party Pass, Saturday Party Pass, etc). Attendees with this pass type will not be permitted into the event area prior to their pass admission time.
PLEASE NOTE: Only Full/Performer Passes are eligible to compete in our BZDC J&J competition.
Yes. Please click on the "ZOUK HEAT 2024: HOTEL" page of this website: https://zoukheat.com/zouk-heat-2024%3A-hotel
BOOKING DEADLINE: MARCH 21, 2024
While we realize the "hotel point hustle" is real, we want to kindly remind our community that when any single individual books too many rooms, this can present a challenge for everyone planning to book their room(s) over the coming months leading up to the festival. Please kindly keep room bookings to no more than 3 rooms booked per attendee. Our event block is setup expressly for use by our valued event attendees only. We will continually review our event bookings to ensure our attendees have fair access to rooms so we can all have a lit festival weekend!
Yes. PLEASE NOTE: Parking is only free to event attendees. All other parking is subject to the hotel's $15.00 per day fee. There's a pic denoting parking around the hotel under "Amenities" on the ZOUK HEAT 2024: HOTEL page: https://zoukheat.com/zouk-heat-2024%3A-hotel
Yes. Airport shuttle service, to/from DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (IAD) only, is complimentary.
TO CLARIFY: All other DC Area airports do NOT have a free shuttle to the Dulles Regency Hyatt. You may choose to fly into the other 2 area airports at your own choice bearing in mind the distance from those airports from our official event hotel:
We'll have a moderated chat setup several weeks out from the festival to help facilitate direct communication between event attendees. Additionally, many festival/congress attendees coordinate with dancers within their local community or those they connect with at other events to find roommates for future events.
SAFETY PSA: Please be mindful of WHO you are rooming with and/or accepting 2nd-hand room reservations from.
There's a number of food options within a 4-6min drive from the hotel as well as a Target & Costco 12mins away from the hotel. There are several restaurant options within a 10min walk of the hotel.
BZDC J&J = Brazilian Zouk Dance Council (BZDC) Jack & Jill (J&J)
A J&J is a dance competition in which competitors enter as individuals & are randomly assigned partners. The BZDC J&J competition is designed to highlight skills in social Brazilian Zouk dancing and showcase competitors’ ability to dance well with a variety of partners to unknown music selections.
Competition Rules can be found on the Brazilian Zouk Dance Council (BZDC) website:
No. All Jack & Jill competitors must have purchased either a FULL PASS or PERFORMER’S PASS to the current Zouk Heat festival year in order to participate in the competition. No other pass holders will be eligible. The J&J entry must be purchased in addition to the pass as it's not included with the festival pass.
Only attendees possessing either a Full Pass or Performers Pass may sign up, via Dance Place, to compete. You can click the "Click Here to Sign Up" button the ZOUK HEAT 2024: BZDC J&J page of our website: https://zoukheat.com/zouk-heat-2024%3A-bzdc-j%26j
Yes. There are different competition divisions:
Please Note: Most events run:
Novice would be the applicable category for new dancers to sign up for at Zouk Heat.
More detailed information about the various divisions can be found in the BZDC competition rules: https://www.brazilianzoukcouncil.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/BZDC-RulesGuidelinesforCompetitors.pdf
You can find the judging criteria on the Brazilian Zouk Dance Council (BZDC) website: https://www.brazilianzoukcouncil.com/competitors/judging-criteria/
No. Official Brazilian Zouk Dance Council (BZDC) Jack & Jill (J&J) entries are purchased specifically online, via Dance Place, to track BZDC scores, points and competition levels in the BZDC database. BZDC entry fees go towards registration fees, trophies and other related J&J expenses. You can register via the BZDC J&J page: https://zoukheat.com/zouk-heat-2024%3A-bzdc-j%26j
Yes. Competitors won't be assigned a BZDC Number until after they have placed, not just competed, in an official BZDC J&J competition at any event hosting an official BZDC J&J. simply leave that part blank as you register online in Dance Place. No worries!
Prizes are typically only awarded to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place couples in each division. A prize package typically consists of:
The current prize passes for this year's Zouk Heat are listed on our ZOUK HEAT 2024: BZDC J&J page: https://zoukheat.com/zouk-heat-2024%3A-bzdc-j%26j
These are housed on the Brazilian Zouk Dance Council (BZDC) website: https://www.brazilianzoukcouncil.com/competitions/
No. We graciously thank our community for their cooperation & understanding with our health policies applied to our events over the recent years. We've released pandemic measures and are running our events "as normal."
We strongly encourage our community to continue engaging in best practices to include making decisions that are most effective for each individual's specific health circumstances, particular personal/professional responsibilities and known risk tolerance levels.
Absolutely. Our event will have security present to monitor wristbands, any reports of dangerous behavior & ensure an overall higher of level safety at our event.
SAVE THE DATE: APRIL 4-8, 2024!
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Only *Buddy Passes & individual lead passes will be available until the current lot of lead passes move.
*Buddy Passes are pre-discounted. no additional discounts.
discount codes only apply to individual full passes.
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