USA Dance Nationals 2014

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by elle, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. Bailamosdance

    Bailamosdance Well-Known Member

    Oops yes I see daphne and think Mac... You all are right lol
     
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  2. stash

    stash Well-Known Member

    Baltimore has a lot of spotty areas around the good areas. So it would be hard to say. I am about an hour outside of the city so I couldn't say for sure where a good decent price hotel is.
     
  3. llamasarefuzzy

    llamasarefuzzy Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I thinking of doing another hotel and cabbing it to my hotel... if I take it door to door, that should be relatively okay, right? The only impressions I have of Baltimore was when I was visiting schools and auditioned at Peabody-- not such a great impression. The main campus was slightly better, but don't want to risk walking around by myself...
     
  4. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    The Renaissance Harborplace is in the Inner Harbor, which is one of the nicest and most touristy neighborhoods in Baltimore, so it is reasonably safe. I wouldn't necessarily walk alone at night at 1 AM, but in all likelihood, even if you did, you would probably be more vulnerable to creepy drunk guy behavior than actual violent crime. I feel that Baltimore is pretty committed to keeping the Inner Harbor safe for tourists. I'm not going to say there is no crime, but for Baltimore, it's a safe neighborhood.

    Looking at a map, you might consider a property like the Residence Inn by Marriott is only about 2 blocks away. Mapquest says .26 miles. I'm seeing rates of $149, 159.
    (I have not stayed at this hotel, but it had decent write-ups on TripAdvisor, and since it is a Residence Inn you could conceivably eat some meals in your room.)
     
  5. llamasarefuzzy

    llamasarefuzzy Well-Known Member

    Thanks CCM! That was one of the hotels I was definitely looking at
     
  6. Joe

    Joe Well-Known Member

    The Days Inn Inner Harbor is about 4 blocks away and is still in the "safe zone." Rate appears to be around a C-note.
     
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  7. Daphna

    Daphna Active Member

    While bailamosdance is correct regarding the area around the MAC, the area around the Baltimore Hotel is a little bit iffer. I'd look for an hotel on Calvert St, and not go towards the other side of the hotel.
     
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  8. Daphna

    Daphna Active Member

    And yes, just to reassure everyone, Nationals are in Baltimore :)
     
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  9. llamasarefuzzy

    llamasarefuzzy Well-Known Member

    Thanks Daphna!
     
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  10. JudeMorrigan

    JudeMorrigan Well-Known Member

    Well, my hotel room is booked, so I guess I'm kind of official as well.

    :D
     
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  11. llamasarefuzzy

    llamasarefuzzy Well-Known Member

    Woohooo!!! See ya there :)
     
  12. Daphna

    Daphna Active Member

    For everyone who has been patiently waiting to see if they have qualified for Nationals, the link is up on the Nationals website (www.usadancenationals.com) and here it the link to the Qualifying List. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub... and if you then click on your age group you should be able to find your name. Also, the Treasure Tier link is up.
     
  13. Akita

    Akita Active Member

    Thanks. As busy as you all are with the MAC, I didn't expect it until after that event ... you exceeded my expectations. :)
     
  14. Daphna

    Daphna Active Member

    Thanks for your kind words Akita
     
  15. JudeMorrigan

    JudeMorrigan Well-Known Member

    Thanks for getting the qualification list up. I know some people who are going to be quite happy to see it.
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2014
  16. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    booking it this week once i get home from mini vac a
     
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  17. elle

    elle Member

    Is there a list of judges available? It is interesting who will judge this year.
     
  18. Daphna

    Daphna Active Member

    We are still finalizing the list, once its set we will post it. So far the judging panel looks to be an excellent panel.
     
  19. elle

    elle Member

    Thank you, Daphna! We are sure that all the judges will be super professionals with excellent reputation!
     
  20. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    Please show the entry list on o2cm. Thanks
     

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