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Ballroom, Latin Dance Competition Comes to Baltimore

Mar 28, 2012 04:26PM ● By Anonymous

The USA 2012 National DanceSport Championships are coming to the Renaissance Harbor Place Hotel this weekend, showcasing the best in American ballroom and latin dancing talent. The largest amateur competition in the country, more than 1,200 qualified competitors between the ages of 7 and 70 will dance for three straight days and nights.

Carrie Ann Inaba, celebrity judge on ABC-TV’s “Dancing With The Stars,” will also be attending the USA Dance National DanceSport Championships.  She is Honorary Judge for the annual USA Dance Star Quality Awards, presented following the evening Championships final rounds on Friday and Saturday.  Following the final presentations Saturday evening, Carrie Ann will return to Los Angeles as “Dancing With The Stars,” is currently in its 14th season and airs Monday night, April 2.

Past competitors, celebrity youth, and adult couples who have performed on "Dancing with the Stars," "So You Think You Can Dance," "America's Got Talent," and other television dance and talent shows will also be competing in their respective divisions. The USA 2012 Dance Nationals will include all four major ballroom dance styles—international Standard, International Latin, American Smooth and American Rhythm—ranging from Bronze, Silver, and Gold to Novice, Pre-Championship and Championship levels.

This event is expected to sell out. Tickets are available for day time sessions, but for evening competitions and shows tickets should be purchased online at or by calling 1-646-734-9666.

Special discounted pricing is available for Teens (ages 13-18) and Pre-Teens (under age 12).
Adult In-Advance Weekend Package pricing:ekend Day & Evening Packages – Adults from $120 to $175; VIP $250

Weekend Evening Only Packages - $90
Adult In-Advanced Individual Session pricing:
Daytime Open Seating $15
Evening Reserved Seating $35

Adult At-Door pricing:
Weekend Day & Evening Packages – from $140 (sold Friday only)
Weekend Evening Only Packages - $105 (sold Friday only)
Daytime Open Seating - $20
Evening Reserved Seating - $40

Adult Social Weekend Package pricing:
Social Events $200