See also: Categories: Ballroom, Competition, Events, DanceSport, Latin, Standard, Smooth, Rhythm
Locations: Maryland (USA)
Years active: Present
Organizers: Mid-Eastern Chapter
OverviewThe Mid-Atlantic Championships has been hosted annually in Maryland (USA) held each year around the months of February. The Mid-Atlantic Championships is a qualifying competition for the USA Dance National DanceSport Championships in Baltimore, MD.
Maintain goals in conveying this competition with the feel of a World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) event. With the use of artistic lighting and décor as well as a judging panel that includes national, international and WDSF adjudicators, competitors have the opportunity to dance in front of some of the top critics in the business, at the same time doing so in an inviting and energetic environment.
Sponsorship and scholarships from various dance organizations and community businesses are also awarded.
EventsEvents include competitive dancing in the American Smooth, American Rhythm, International Standard and Latin divisions throughout the juvenile, junior, youth, adult and senior age.
The Mid-Atlantic Championships NQE 2017 has been recognized by Journey DanceSport as a Qualifying Event for Invitation to the 2017 DanceSport Games. Qualification for 2017 is based on “participation.” Youth 21 years old or younger that compete in any category at Mid-Atlantic Dance Championships NQE on February 17-19th 2017, will be eligible for an invitation to the “West Coast AAU Junior Olympic Games” for DanceSport July 13th -15th in Garden Grove, CA. AAU Membership required.
The Mid-Eastern Chapter of USA Dance was formed on November 19, 1978, at the Hyatt House in Cherry Hill, NJ. Dues were $5/year. In January, a newsletter, InfoFlyer, was published for members. The first Fall Festival was held on October 14, 1979. The Latin Show was given by Ron Bennett and Glenis Dee. The second Fall Festival was held on October 12, 1980. The Latin Show was given by Daniel Calloway and Sharon Miller.
Board of Directors
Jack Reinhold – President Joe Huesmann – Vice-President Steven Cereghino- Treasurer Jonathan Towne – Secretary Myra Coffield – Board Member Marianne Hallahan – Board Member Allyson Heisler – Board Member Kay Teague – Board Member Karen Zuckerstein – Board Member DC Area Activities