Manhattan Dancesport Championships - 2008

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by cy_phi, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. cy_phi

    cy_phi Member

    What??? No thread on this comp yet? It's one of the best comps of the year!

    FYI, got word from a fellow dancer that the discounted rate for the Brooklyn Marriott is not available anymore as the rooms for the comp/group rate are all booked.

    Discuss.
  2. syncopationator

    syncopationator Active Member

    yeah I got that too when I tried to book. now I may not go.
  3. LucyDiamond

    LucyDiamond Active Member

    MAYBE you can get another type of discount, e.g., AAA if you're a member. Sometimes the AAA rate is better than the comp rate.
  4. Laura

    Laura New Member

    AAA rate for this hotel during the comp is $279, far more than the comp rate. It pays to plan ahead! I always book the hotel well in advance when I think I'm going to a comp, so long as I can cancel without penalty if my plans change.

    Anyway, yep I'm going...very excited!
  5. syncopationator

    syncopationator Active Member

    They should get a larger room block as it is one of the biggest competitions in the east coast.
  6. Laura

    Laura New Member

    Maybe "they" don't know it's sold out -- the hotel doesn't actually tell the organizers this when it happens. When NorCal ran Nationals in 2006 we had to "up" our room block (also at a Marriott) three times due to it selling out, and we only knew about it selling out when competitors called or emailed me to complain, or posted here. So try calling the organizers and telling them that the room block has sold out and see if they can help.
  7. mamboqueen

    mamboqueen Well-Known Member

    Going to spectate!
  8. Standarddancer

    Standarddancer Well-Known Member

    not sure if we'll dance this one, but definitely will go there Sunday night to watch pro standard:) always great dancing every year!
  9. syncopationator

    syncopationator Active Member

    Already contacted them. Hoping they can work it out.
  10. Katarzyna

    Katarzyna Well-Known Member

    you totally should dance !! :)
  11. mamboqueen

    mamboqueen Well-Known Member

    You can always get a hotel in Jersey and commute over. It's not that bad, time-wise. I think most hotels in the Secaucus area have shuttles to the Port Authority, where you can then catch a subway to Brooklyn.
  12. Standarddancer

    Standarddancer Well-Known Member

    need to discuss with partner...we do 3 comps in June, bit tired...
  13. Katarzyna

    Katarzyna Well-Known Member

    hope you convince him, this one is the one to attend :) before any others i think :)
  14. Standarddancer

    Standarddancer Well-Known Member

    will see, thanks for suggestion...so you'll dance in your stunnning navy blue gown? :)
  15. Katarzyna

    Katarzyna Well-Known Member

    YES YES YES :)
  16. Standarddancer

    Standarddancer Well-Known Member

    great;) like this one a lot
  17. Josh

    Josh Active Member

    I will be going and dancing just a few heats in smooth and standard
  18. mamboqueen

    mamboqueen Well-Known Member

    What day(s)? Would love to finally get to meet you! :friend:
  19. mamboqueen

    mamboqueen Well-Known Member

    Actually so much of the competition is in the tri-state area....I think because of the holiday you may not get as many non-locals there. But I could be wrong. It just seemed it was mostly NY/NJ competitors when I was there.
  20. Gary McDonald

    Gary McDonald New Member

    The room blocked was increased this year by 20% as we sold out last year as well but we have never sold out this early. I talked with the hotel yesterday about adding a second room block which they are going to do sometime today or tomorrow. The rate won't be as low as $169 but it will be much better than the regular rate of $316. I would love to block out the whole hotel but if the rooms dont fill then the organizer is responsible for paying for them which is a bit of a scary risk. Thanks to all of you that continue to make this event such a success.

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