Watching the MAC


VIP Program

The Manhattan Amateur Classic is proud to continue our very successful VIP program.

As a MAC VIP you will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Either, or both, of the Friday evening or the Saturday evening Championship Sessions, featuring some of the best dancers in the US
  • Reserved seating in the center of the seating area for the entire evening, providing unobstructed sight-lines
  • VIP reception with hot and cold hors d'oeuvres; wine will be served
  • Meet the judges and some of our top dancers during the VIP reception
  • Dedicated VIP liaison to answer all of your questions

One Night VIP Package: $110.00 (Advance Purchase)
Two Night VIP Package: $200.00 (Advance Purchase Only)

Our VIP package provides a great entertainment value. Proceeds go toward the MAC Fund, to reward the top dancers in all the events throughout the weekend.

We hope to see you at the VIP reception and in the VIP section at MAC 2016!


  • FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT CHAMPIONSHIPS features the highest level dancers and promises to be a hot ticket. Advance purchase of tickets for those sessions is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
  • VIP seating for Friday and Saturday nights is also available. Enjoy elevated seating from the stage and our glamorous VIP reception. Please contact us at for more details.

To register for the MAC, click here or for spectator tickets for the MAC, click here.

Session Times
Doors open 1/2 hour before session start
Friday Matinee - Session 1 : 8:00 AM
Friday Night - Session 2 : 6:00 PM
Saturday Matinee - Session 3 : 8:00 AM
Saturday Night - Session 4 : 6:00 PM
Sunday - Session 5 : 8:00 AM

Please Note
  • Discount rates only apply for advance sales.
  • Any spectator ticket which is reserved in an account but not paid for may be removed at the discretion of the registrar after 48 hours.
  • There are NO refunds available on any spectator tickets.
  • There are many special packages/rates available for online purchase only.
  • Coaches - please see our policy for passes.
  • Photography and videotaping are allowed at this event. However, due to numerous complaints from both spectators and competitors, no video or camera equipment, and no video/camera operators may be positioned on the dance floor or aisles, or in any location that will obstruct the audiences' line of sight. All filming/picture taking must be done from one's seat, while remaining seated, or from the designated area in the ballroom. There is to be no flash of any sort used during this event. In addition, camera/video lenses that are longer than six inches are not allowed. All pictures/videos must be for one's personal use and NOT for commercial use or sale, except for photo or video taken with the express written authorization of NY USA Dance.
  • Appropriate attire is requested, especially in the evening sessions.

Spectator tickets may be bought on-line until Jan. 8, 2016. After that time, tickets may be bought on-site at the hotel. All tickets, regardless of when bought, will be held at the "Will Call" Desk and will not be mailed. All spectator tickets are non-refundable.