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NEW 2016 MAC Venue

We have a new home for MAC 2016. It's right across the river in Jersey City. Its one stop on the PATH train and then a feather and three step from the stop to the hotel.… read more

Welcome to MAC 2016!

At the MAC we have all ages, all styles, couples from around the world, its an NQE so the top 65% of all couples will be eligible for Nationals and we will be having 2 WDSF events.

We are thrilled to again to bring you the Manhattan Amateur Classic, otherwise known as "The MAC." This will be the 26th annual MAC, with each year getting better and with a greater and greater representation of dancers from around the country and the world. The MAC will be offering all ages, Pre-Teen through Senior IV, in all 4 styles, and in all proficiency levels. The WDSF Junior II Latin and Standard will be held on Friday and Saturday nights, with the Junior II National qualifying events held on Sunday during the Jr. MAC. Mixed Proficiency is again being offered and new this year are the Same-Sex events.

Due to your overwhelming support and the better to accommodate the packed evening schedule we will be holding preliminary rounds of some events in the matinee session, as needed for time. Please plan on being able to dance those rounds during the afternoon of your evening session.

USA Dance is now using the same Senior age rules as the rest of WDSF. Please see our Age Categories under Competitor Information for details.

For spectator tickets for the MAC, click here.

  • Entry list for competitors can be found here.


  • If you want a program, please go to and click on the newsletter and then search for Manhattan Amateur Classic and buy the program for $4.99

If you have any questions, please send them to

We look forward to seeing you there, either as competitors or spectators or both. If you are interested in volunteering for the MAC, please let us know by sending e-mail to

Comments? We welcome your feedback, please send e-mail to

To All Competitors & Junior Parents:

  • Please note that all USA Dance memberships expire annually on December 31st. To ensure that you qualify for Nationals and are listed as qualified, please renew your membership prior to the MAC to avoid delays and having to stand in multiple lines.

  • While we will allow you to register on-site, there is no guarantee that your result will calculated as qualifying for nationals if you are not registered at least two weeks prior to the event.