Vending Schedule

There are many great benefits to visiting us at the competitions listed below. Events give you the ability to try-on dresses saving the try-on fee and shipping cost. You may also rent or purchase dresses on-site at these events. Additionally, we are happy to evaluate any dresses you are interested in registering with our company, and then take care of the registration paperwork in person.  Team Encore looks forward to seeing you on the road!

USA Dance Nationals

 

April 6 – 8, 2018

 

Marriott Renaissance Harborplace Hotel
202 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

(410) 547 – 1200

 

usadancenationals.usadance.org/

  

USA Dance Inc is the National Governing Body for DanceSport in the United States and with 174 chapters throughout the country is also the representative organization for all social and recreational ballroom and Latin dancers in America, ranging from pre-schoolers to seniors.

 

For DanceSport, USA Dance Inc is the official member organization of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the U.S. member of the world governing organization, the World DanceSport Federation (called the WDSF), which is the official global member organization of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Along with the WDSF, USA Dance has the sustaining mission to gain national and global acceptance for DanceSport as an official medal sport in the Olympic Games.

 

USA Dance Nationals is the final event of the season where champions are crowned and US representatives are chosen.  The representatives will then compete overseas representing the US in competition. For the first time the National Championships will be holding WDSF Open Championship events! The WDSF Under-21 Standard, Latin and 10-Dance Open Championships will be held during the evening sessions of the competition. These events are not to be missed either as a competitor or as a spectator.  This year Nationals is offering the opportunity for competitors to get up and shake the competition nerves out of their system by competing in three fun events: the Hustle, Salsa and West Coast Swing.  This competition is always high energy and everyone just “leaves it on the floor.”  We again look forward to being a part of this exciting event which demonstrates such a high level of dancing.

 

 

Nationals take place in it’s home city of Baltimore, which was established in the early 1700s to serve as an economic hub for Maryland farmers. The pride of Baltimore is its Inner Harbor, which was redeveloped in the 1970s and features an array of dining and entertainment venues. Baltimore was also home to the first American umbrella factory in 1828. In recent years Baltimore has gained a national and international reputation because of the television shows that are set there, such as Homicide, The Wire, and The Corner, along with feature films, notably by directors John Waters (Hairspray), and Berry Levenson (Avalon, Tinmen, Dinner, Liberty Heights).

 

Baltimore sits near the Patapsco River estuary and the Chesapeake Bay and is one of the major urban centers of the Northeast. Baltimore is easily accessible to Washington D.C, New York City, and Philadelphia.  Some of the “can’t miss sites” include:  National Aquarium, Maryland Science Center, and Power Plant Live!  Julie Wilson, Owner of Encore Ballroom Couture, is a proud member of the Woman’s Civic League of Baltimore, Maryland, where she works to help beautify the city and encourage a sense of community.  Encore Ballroom Couture is a proud member of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, helping to save a national treasure.

 

We look forward to seeing champions crowned in “Balmer!”