ABOUT US

DCBX

Do, Connect Be & eXperience. That’s DCBX !

DCBX is a visionary entertainment and lifestyle brand bringing culturally diverse and widely inclusive live events to any world-class city to serve consumers of Latin culture, Dance, Music, Fitness, and Entrepreneurship.

With over two decades of experience hosting an array of live events year round—we have successfully transformed an excess of 1/2 a million fans and consumers who celebrate Latin culture and the Arts in 800+ cities across the globe.

Featured Live Events

11th DCBX Ultimate Tropical New Year’s Eve

Join us as we ring in 2024!

December 30-Jan 2, 2023

DCBX Ultimate Tropical New Year’s Eve

Celebration| Inclusiveness | Community |  Diversity

Two incredible events! 

DCBX ULTIMATE NEW YEAR’S EVE FESTIVAL
Date: December 29, 2023 -January 1, 2024, New Year’s Eve Festival

DCBX ULTIMATE NEW YEAR’S EVE 
Date: Saturday December 31, 2023- New Year’s Eve Celebration

Westin, Washington D.C.
999 Ninth St NW DC 20001
(Formerly the Renaissance Hotel)

••11th Annual DCBX Ultimate Tropical New Year’s Eve 2024! 

New Year’s Eve is a special time to be with family, friends, and your closest  4000 friends! Each and every year DCBX throws an event like none other in a Tropical theme to bring in the new year with a bang! The celebration includes three days of enticing Latin dance entertainment and instruction with DOZENS of workshops.  DCBX events host over 60+ music, dance, and variety acts IN DC, MIAMI & NYC!  DCBX spreads the love of diversity through interactive engagements in learning, healthy living, and movement



DCBX 16 The Largest Bachata, Salsa, Kizomba & Zouk Festival in the United States!

Join us as we Celebrate our SWEET 16th YEAR ANNIVERSARY!

August 22-26, 2024

DCBX 16 Latin Music & Diversity Festival

                                   DCBX|16
Latin Dance | Latin Music | Wellness |  Fitness |  Flavor|
Join us as we celebrate 15 transformative years!

Date: DCBX 15 August 22-26, 2024
Renaissance DC Hotel

Our flagship event, DCBX|16, in its 16th year takes place at the Renaissance Marriott Hotel in downtown DC. DCBX|16 is an exciting multicultural, educational, music, and entertainment festival where we bring together thousands of fans, celebrities, and thought leaders, to a whirlwind celebration of culture—welcoming 7K+ domestic and international attendees giving all an opportunity to touch the brand and its culture in an active and experiential way!  Attendees can participate in over 200 Latin Dance, Latin Music, Wellness, and Fitness educational sessions!

 DCBX|16 the current 5x Latin Dance Event of the Year is an experience like no other! DCBX is currently the largest transformative Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba & Zouk Festival in the United States.
Get ready to Discover New Experiences at DCBX|16!

DCBX Flavor Fest Sample Healthy Food Brands & Fuel your passion.
DCBX Fit  Featured workshops on yoga, stretching & wellness.
DCBX Remix  Train with the Top Latin DJs in our DJ Lab.

General Schedule

Wed. August 21
Official Pre-Party + Guest International Instructors

Thurs. August 22
Renaissance Hotel Workshops & Party + DCBX & Sensual Movement Monument Party Bus Tour

Fri. August 23
Renaissance Hotel Workshops, Rooftop Parties, Shows, Evening Dancing

Sat. August 24
Renaissance Hotel Workshops, Rooftop Parties, Shows, Evening Dancing

Sun.  August 25
Renaissance Hotel Workshops, Rooftop Parties, Shows, Evening Dancing

Mon. August 26 
Smithsonian Museum Tour + After Party with Guest International Instructors

Sponsored By

What’s New?

DCBX founders Lee “El Gringuito” & Kat “La Gata” bring Latin Dance, Healthy Food, & Community Together!

Latin Dance Date Night Spice Up Your Relationship!
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LEARN TO LATIN DANCE & MEET THE PARTNER OF YOUR DREAMS!
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DCBX in the News!

DCBX Ultimate Tropical NYE brings in 2020 like none other! 

FEATURED VIDEOS

DCBX produces the 1st Latin Concert at Hard Rock DC in their 30 year history!

DCBX founders Lee “El Gringuito & Kat “La Gata” featured on Good Morning Washington DC!

DCBX11 Brings 7000+ Attendees from 50 States & 38 Countries! 

Estrellitas De Sorto show the World Dance is Love!

The Making of DCBX The Documentary!  PRE RELEASE!

Las Chicas Locas DC Celebrates 10 Years of Latin Nights! 

DCBX Makes History at Mayor Bowser’s 2nd Inauguration!

DCBX Ultimate Tropical New Year’s Eve Recap!

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DCBX Celebrating Diversity, Inclusion through entertainment!
Yearly Reach

1000+

CULTURAL
PERFORMANCES

300+

EDUCATIONAL
SESSIONS

100K

ATTENDEES

400+

LATIN MUSICAL
ACTS & INTERNATIONAL
PERFORMERS

50+

COUNTRIES
REPRESENTED

1 Million

Social Media
Impact Impressions

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Who We Are: DCBx is a group of professionals who believe in sharing their love of Latin & Global culture with rhythm, respect and a whole lot of fun.

Our Promise: To passionately grow, support and enrich our community by creating events and opportunities for people to come celebrate diversity, Latin music, global culture and learning.

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OUR TEAM

Chief Executive
Officer

DC Bachata DCBX10 The Best Bachata & Salsa Festival Washington DC

Lee Smith Jr

Chief Operations
Officer

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Kat Aguilar-Smith

Director of
Communications 

Randall Gafner

VP of Business Development

Bob Leaton

Director of
Events & Box Office Manager

Sandra Trigo

DCBX Director of
Production

Devan Blau

Sound Engineer/
Official Sound Company

RV Entertainment Rommel Velasquez

Director of Live Events Production

Daryl Shaw

Director of Xccelerate
DCBizX

Liz Strom

Director of the Global Impact Film Fest

Emily Aguilar

Director of
Kizomba

Director of
HR

Melissa Brewer

Artistic Director & Stage Manager


Zeke “El Fabulosa”

Director of New Student Immersion

Kat Flores

Director of Salsa & PR

Earl Rush

Director of Zouk

Ashley Kent

NEWS

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FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER! DCBX Featured at Mayor Bowser’s 2nd DC Inauguration

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DCBX had the honor as being the first ever Latin Entertainment…
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DCBX Brings the Mambo King & his Legendary Orquestra to DCBX#10

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BE PART OF HISTORY FOR THIS ONE NIGHT ONLY LEGENDARY PERFORMANCE!…
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