Happy Thanksgiving to one and all. I hope that you are eating your fill, enjoying your friends and family and that will be able to dance after it’s all over. If you haven't already registered, it’s now time to register for the 2016 MAC. We will be at a new location, the Hyatt Regency in Jersey City. It’s a beautiful hotel, lovely rooms, and the most amazing view of the city. So while we are not in Manhattan, the view of Manhattan makes this still the Manhattan Amateur Classic. This is our 26th annual year, we will be starting at 8 AM on Friday Jan. 15, 2016 and going until midnight on Saturday Jan. 16, 2016. Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016 is the Junior MAC where almost 500 kid’s ages 5-18 will compete all day, starting at 8 AM and going until 9 or 10 PM. This year we will be a true international competition, with couples coming from Australia, Denmark, and Canada plus of course from all round the United States. Plus for the first time, we will be showcasing Same-Sex couples at the MAC. There will syllabus events and open events for Same-Sex couples. These events will be judged seperately from mixed-sex couples but may be on the floor at the same time. The hotel is located one stop on the PATH train from the World Trade Center station and then is just a feather and three step from the station to the hotel. The ride is about 10min and once you are in the city, its a very short walk to the World Trade Center, Chinatown, Little Italy and a very short subway ride to Times Square and the theater district, and since its the Martin Luther King's weekend and most of us have Monday off, what a great way to spend a three-day weekend. Competing, cheering friends on to greatness and success and then exploring one of the greatest cities in the world. (Me biased toward NYC, nah, not me.) Don't miss the 26th annual MAC, go to macnyusadance.org to register. See you all in 2016.