MAC 2014

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by 5678dance, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. Bailamosdance

    Bailamosdance Well-Known Member

    So glad it's back in the manhattan center!!
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  2. Mandicraft

    Mandicraft Active Member

    Ticket sales as well as registration just opened today! :)
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  3. scotttocs

    scotttocs Member


    • Competitor Entries include Ballroom Access only for sessions danced. For events taking place across multiple sessions entry will be provided for all sessions.
    So, if you don't make it to the Semi-Final, you still have entry for that session.
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  4. middy

    middy Well-Known Member

  5. Bailamosdance

    Bailamosdance Well-Known Member

    Well played, MAC. Also solves the problem that the nationals has... Filling the seats. We danced Los Angeles and the low energy and the policy of exclusion of the audience is making us reconsider going out there again.

    Hopefully other comps will 'get' the fact that the more folks in the ballroom the better the comp... That door entry fees should not always be the first way to make money at a competition.
  6. Daphna

    Daphna Active Member

    Excuse me..... but we have had this same policy at Nationals for the past 5 or 6 years. Any event where the event is split between the Matinee and the Evening sessions, the competitors who were registered to dance in those events, have ALWAYS received admission into the ballroom for both sessions!
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  7. middy

    middy Well-Known Member

    Sorry, the policy just never affected me personally. Should have read the webpage more carefully.

    Also, MAC definitely does not have an audience problem...
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  8. scotttocs

    scotttocs Member

    No worries - that page hadn't been up long. It stealth released as I posted.
  9. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    Agreed! :)

    Always a good sized and enthusiastic audience!
  10. Bailamosdance

    Bailamosdance Well-Known Member

    Cool! Praise again the Mac. Perhaps then this should be a policy at the nationals... TO have mostly finals in the evening, with prelims daytime, getting everyone squeezed in to watch at night? Just a suggestion.
  11. scotttocs

    scotttocs Member


    Events have different schedules all the time. However Nationals and other major events have done similar splits for years, which is where the inspiration for this schedule change at MAC came from. There are advantages and disadvantages to every scheduling option, we're hoping this works better for us, as our evenings have been getting later, and we are still trying to have all our championship events in the evening which is harder and harder to maintain.
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  12. scotttocs

    scotttocs Member

    MAC 2014, along with all of USA Dance will be using the new senior age categories.

    Essentially - one partner must be qualified as per the old rules, and the other partner must at least be within 5 years of the old age cutoff.
  13. syncopationator

    syncopationator Active Member

    Having MOS events on days opposite of their syllabus events... Wondering what the thought behind this scheduling decision. I can see it as giving a break to the dancers by not having to do 3 Latin/Ballroom events the same day, but on the other hand people may not stay an extra day to dance MOS. I actually danced 5 events on Friday last year, and was exhausted when the MOS final came around after midnight I think, so it would have been nice to have the extra day, but if I was only dancing one style, I don't think I would have stayed both days.
  14. syncopationator

    syncopationator Active Member

    That's too bad, we could have had a QF for prechamp and champ if it was on Saturday. Hopefully we still get a healthy semi.
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  15. ACtenDance

    ACtenDance Active Member

    I'll probably dance MoS Standard now that it's on a different night than Champ. I wouldn't have considered it if it were on the same night like before.
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  16. syncopationator

    syncopationator Active Member

    You do get more open standard competitors participating in MOS, but not in Latin. I hope I'm was wrong because I'm a big supporter of these type of events.
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  17. dlliba10

    dlliba10 Well-Known Member

    The last time I competed MoS Latin at MAC was in 2012, and I don't remember many, if any, actual Open Latin couples participating at all. I can't remember if it was the same this past year -- sync, did you and smidra dance it?
  18. stash

    stash Well-Known Member

    Is anyone else having trouble accessing the website? Or is it just me...
  19. dlliba10

    dlliba10 Well-Known Member

  20. syncopationator

    syncopationator Active Member

    yes we did, we had some novice and prechamp latin couples in the final.

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