You must sign in for all classes you want to take at this event during registration. Once a class is full, the class enrollment option will be removed from the ECA agenda. There are 80 slots available in the Dance Trance class on Saturday. Eleven slots have currently been filled. We will let you know when it is full, but don’t take the chance it will be open til April. Classes are also available at ECA on Monday 05/17/16 so make arrangements to stay if you want to also take classes on that day (see class agenda).


It’s unlike any other tour to date! Dance Trance has partnered with East Coast Alliance (ECA) World Fitness to make this year’s tour more than just an excursion. This will be a weekend full of dance & fitness classes with some of the best instructors in the world right on Broadway in New York City!


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April 14-17. 2016
Marriott Marquis Hotel
1535 Broadway
New York, NY 10036

*New Rooms released across street at Paramount for only $225, see below!

Dance Trance Class:
ECA Conference Saturday April 16
12:30 – 1:30 PM

From ECA: “This year has to be the most special ECA we have ever had. We are planning a special 25th Anniversary party and some amazing programming that has never been seen before. We not only want you to have the time of your life, we also want to expand your opportunities to make more money, remain relevant and innovate for greater success. We want to help you answer the questions posed and look for new ways to greater expand your potential. This will be the event to attend! so we are beginning now! the first step – mark your calendars April 15 -18, 2016 is our date! From the past we find our future.”

April 14
Thursday – arrival


5 PM NEW LOCATION for Meet & Greet. The old location is not available due to a private event, so we are moving the Meet and Greet to the Skylark Cocktail Lounge. Address is 200 W 39th St, 30th Floor, New York, NY 10018. Visit their website at Dress to impress.

7 PM – An American in Paris Broadway Show at the Palace Theater. Click Here to get tickets.

Other Suggestions:
There are several different restaurants and coffee shops in Times Square that won’t cost you a bundle. You can enjoy your food inside, or order it to go and eat it in the little pocket park that is located there. If you’ve always wanted to try the street food that New York is so famous for, there are tons of street carts parked all over Times Square. Just pick the one that is serving whatever you’re hungry for, step up to it, and place your order, just like New York residents do every day.

Visit Madame Tussauds Wax Works.
Visit the NBC Studios.
Visit Rockefeller Center.

Other Show Suggestions:

April 15th
Friday – Day 2

7:30 AM – Full Day of Dance at ECA (Marriott Marquis). Arrive early for check in before your first class of the day.

5 PM Happy Hour at  Reunion, 357 W 44th St.  b/t 9th Ave & 8th Ave Reunion 1
Start the night out early because we have to introduce Dance Trance tomorrow! Fantastic happy hour, great service and cool, laid back vibe in the middle of the Theater district! This is a surfer bar in the middle of NYC. Get yourself a Surfer Girl or a frozen Corona (it’s better than it sounds, trust me) and some tacos. Look for the yellow surfboard to enter the ultra cool basement, it can be hard to spot. Arrive early, this place fills up quickly & is always crowded. We have reserved the back room for our group from 5-7 PM.

8 PM – Until ECA Gala Event at the Marriott – West Ballroom
Right next door to the Trade Show (west side). We will be at the booth on the 5th floor, so come by and say hi! The exhibition hall is open during the Gala. The Gala is not a formal party, casual but nice attire. LIVE Band! D.J. Dancing, Live Entertainment, Raffles, Prizes, Food and Drink! Not sure how the Gala will be, so plan on a few hours there and then hit the town!


April 16th
Saturday – Day 3

7:30 AM Full Day of dance at ECA (Marriott Marquis).
Dance Trance class is 12:30 – 1:30 PM! Don’t be late, they won’t hold your spot.

Saturday Night:
8:00 PM Broadway Show “ON  YOUR FEET” (This show is at the Marquis Theater in our hotel).


ON YOUR FEET! is the new Broadway musical about two people who believed in their talent, their music and each other and became an international sensation.

ON YOUR FEET! features some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter century, including “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You,” “Conga,” “Get on Your Feet,” “Don’t Want to Lose You,” “1-2-3,” and “Coming Out of the Dark,” and the Broadway musical boasts a creative team to match its incomparable song list. Two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots) directs, with choreography by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and an original book by Academy Award® winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman).

Click Here to get tickets for Saturday April 16th at 8 PM.


April 17th
Sunday – Day 4

Another full day of dance if you are up for it! The ECA conference (Marriott Marquis) runs through Monday afternoon.
(go ahead and stay an additional day to dance because that’s how you roll).


9 Must-Visit Iconic Places in New York City

View Broadway via Earthcam:


The best thing about this tour is that you have the opportunity to dance or workout through the entire Groove Tour. Because we are teaming up with ECA, you can experience dance and fitness classes from the best instructors in the world. We will post a “highly suggested” schedule for you if there are too many too choose from.

Classes can fill up quickly. Deadline for reservations is Thursday, March 31st, 2016. On site reservation will carry an additional $50.00 fee (subject to availability).


New rooms released at Paramont Hotel across the street. Only $225/nt

Alternative Hotel The Paramount $225/ night  
235 West 46th Street | New York | NY | 10036
Click here for reservation page.
Group Code : WORLDFIT  call 212-764-5500
Show Headquarters Marriott Marquis Hotel $309 -$359/ night (limited availability)
Marriott Marquis Hotel
1535 Broadway
New York, NY 10036

Click here for reservation page.

• You can earn up to 2.5 cec’s from organizations such as ACE, ACSM, AFAA,
• Each certifying agency determines which sessions qualify for credits.

There are two ways to register for classes. Dance Trance students & People staying at the Marriott Marquee get a discount.

Dance Trance Discount Conference rates (rates shown are for purchases before Feb. 16th) :

Full Conference with Marriott Marquis Reservation – $229 (must provide hotel reservation conf # when registering at that rate)

Full Conference without Marriott Marquis Reservation – $259

One Day Only Rate – $199 (Sat or Sun only).

To register for hotel, call the Marriott at or call 1-800-843-4898. Make sure and let them know you are with ECA. Regular room rate = $499/night. Book your room first so you can register for conference with discount.

To register for the ECA conference CLICK HERE. Make sure and indicate you are with Dance Trance and give them your Marriott reservation # for an even bigger discount. Fill out the form at the top of this page so we know you are coming!

Forward this link to your friends and family if they also want to register:


Pre/Post Conference Workshop Cancellation/Refund Policy From ECA:

Cancellations received by ECA in writing via fax or mail with attendee signature by Jan. 24th 2015 will receive a full refund minus a $150 processing fee. THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS ISSUED FOR CANCELLATIONS RECEIVED AFTER Feb. 15th 2016. THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS ISSUED FOR NO SHOWS ON SITE.  My signature below indicates that I understand and agree to the above terms.

You will receive an e-mail event confirmation approximately 1 week after receipt of registration if you have registered by mail.  On-Line registration is immediate and an email confirmation from reg-on-line with a reference number will appear immediately upon completion of your registration.

nycmq_main01_rThe Marriott Marquis:
See the city in style from our Broadway Hotel

Surround yourself with the sights and sounds of the city at New York Marriott Marquis. Get relaxed and energized simultaneously as you step into some of the largest guest rooms in NYC, amid the hustle and bustle of famed Broadway. Nestled in the heart of Times Square, our Broadway hotel in New York gives you easy access to the Javits Center, exciting shows and several subway lines to access any part of NYC. Located near Fifth Avenue shopping, Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center, Central Park, Lincoln Center and Madison Square Garden, our hotel puts travelers in the midst of popular NYC attractions and business destinations. Enjoy a meal at our signature revolving restaurant, aptly named The View for its rooftop location and picturesque city vistas. Visit New York Marriott Marquis and experience the excitement and excellent service for yourself!

If you stay at the conference hotel, you will also get a discount on your class pass for the weekend! Just make sure and have your reservation number when you call to reserve.

To register please call 1-800-843-4898. Make sure and let them know you are with ECA and Dance Trance. Regular room rate = $499/night.

New rooms released at Paramont Hotel across the street. Only $225/nt

Alternative Hotel The Paramount $225/ night  
235 West 46th Street | New York | NY | 10036
Click here for reservation page.
Group Code : WORLDFIT  call 212-764-5500
Show Headquarters Marriott Marquis Hotel $309 -$359/ night (limited availability)
Marriott Marquis Hotel
1535 Broadway
New York, NY 10036

Click here for reservation page.

To View the class schedule at ECA, click here to download PDF file.

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eca_logo_main pNGECA WORLD FITNESS is an international organization and association representing the wellness and fitness community. Established in 1991, ECA is the undisputed leader for innovative and quality programming. ECA’s reputation for integrity is well known and has earned respect and trust for delivering Win-Win relationships with all of its partners.

ECA is well known for its leadership and fostering ideas of imagination and cooperation. Our audience represents the influencers in fitness, primarily from urban centers they are diverse, multi-cultural, “thrill seeking” explorers.

ECA produces a monthly online ECA  E- News , and offers workshops, seminars, on line events, continuing education and webinairs, resource materials, networking opportunities and a wide array of individual member benefits, including our claim to fame, our  annual conventions, which are legendary throughout the industry.

ECA events have become the most talked about fitness conventions in the world. Our  shows in New York City and Florida are known for their advanced level of education, creativity, innovation, superior value, excitement and energy. All new products and ideas begin at ECA. We continually set the bar for the rest of the industry to follow.

ECA is a small family owned business. Our people are friendly, intelligent, sincere and genuine. We listen, respond, innovate and act. We are passionate about fitness, our work, the industry. people and our planet.

ECA is socially responsible. Through OBOW (One Body One World), we donate a portion of our profits and highlight organizations that care for the planet and its inhabitants. We are compassionate and caring and support human rights, environmentalism and sustainability, education, tolerance and diversity.

Visit their website at

All air fare is up to the individual. Flights arrive in to New York City airports daily.

Airport Codes:
New York, NY – All airports (NYC)
New York, NY – Kennedy (JFK)
New York, NY – La Guardia (LGA)
Newark, NJ (EWR)

Travel into the city from the airport via:
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Dr.  Robert  Holden
Shift  Happens!  Taking  the  Next  Step  in  Your  Life  and  Work
Friday,  April  15th  6pm-7pm

This  is  an  age  of  transformation  for  us  all. We want  to  be  successful but we also  want  to  be  significant  and  truly make  a  difference.  In  this uplifting  key note,  you’ll learn  the  importance  of  self acceptance  versus self improvement  as  well  as  what  it  means  to  follow  your  joy  and  seek the  “real  more”.  You’ll  be  inspired  to achieve  great  success  in  your work  authentically  as  you live what  you  know  in  your  hear to  be  your true  purpose  in  this life. If  you’re  ready  to  take  the  next  step  for yourself  and  those  you  serve,  you  simply  cannot  miss  this  keynote!


25th Anniversary  SoundOff  Experience with Elena  Brower  &  Tasha Blank
Sunday,  April 17th  3:30pm-5pm

Join  Elena  Brower  and  Tasha  Blank  for  a  Deep  House  Yoga  to celebrate  ECA’s  25th Anniversary  with  juicy  strong sequencing,  delicious beats  and  a  sweet  meditation  to  finish your  Sunday  in  peace  and presence.

Fee :  $20  with  conference  registration  $30  without


OPENING  ACT  Performances  (Pre  Conference  Workshops)  (For  CEC  info  please  contact  the  ECA  office)

Integrative  Core  Training  For  the  Baby  Boomer  &  Senior  Populations with  Dr.  Evan  Osar Part II of  The  Integrative  Corrective  Specialist™ Certification
Thursday, April 14th, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Baby  boomers  and  seniors  are  the  largest  growing  segment  of  our population  and understand  that  they  must remain  active  to  live  healthy and  productive  lives.  Increasing numbers  of  boomers  and  seniors  are seeking  out qualified  fitness professionals  who  know how  to  work  with their  unique  needs  and  not  simply  train  them  like  there are  20  year olds or  professional  athletes.  In  this  informative  and  interactive  workshop, you will  discover  the principles  for  developing  a  safe  and  effective  core

training  program  that  includes  integrating  corrective  and  progressive core exercises designed  specifically  for  the  baby  boomer  and  senior populations.  You  will  learn  about common  core  issues  such  as  low back  tightness,  disc  problems,  and  spinal  stenosis. Additionally  you  will discover how  to  assess  as  well  as  address  common  issues  such  as postural  dysfunction  and  muscle  imbalances  while seamlessly  integrating  your  client’s  goals  with  their  needs.

Fee  $179


Tabata  BootCamp with  Mindy  Mylrea
Thursday April 14th, 10 AM – 6 PM
Tabata  Bootcamp™ created  by  Mindy  Mylrea
2015  Trainer  of  the  Year  and  the  winner  of  “Most  Impactful Program”

Tabata is  a  turnkey  program  that  provides  you  with  all  the  tools  you need  to  be  the  best trainer/  teacher  you  can  be  and  to  help  your clients  achieve  lasting  results,  and  generate successful  revenue  for yourself.  This  is more than  just  a  workout  program.  You’ll  learn  the latest  techniques  in  HIIT  research,  metabolic  profiling,  perfect  exercise  programming,  body assessment,  and  motivational coaching  skills  for  creating  positive  healthy  habit  forming  behaviors  including  the  Take  3  Eating  method,  which  is  a behavioral  science  approach  that  will  change  the way  your  clients  eat forever.

Certification  Includes:

* 2  Manuals

* Figure  8  tubing

* Over  140  Online  Workouts/Nutritional  Support  Videos  Fully Integrated

*  Website  for  each  trainer  with  Complete  Ongoing  Support

*  No  Licensing  Fees

*  No  monthly  dues

*  No  cost  to  attend  future  trainings

* Discounts  on  all  Tabata  Bootcamp™  equipment

You  will  receive  everything  you  need!

CECs :  ACE  .8  AFAA  8.0    NASM  .8
Fee:  $199


Run Fit  Specialist Certification with  Jason  Karp,  PhD
Thursday, April 14h 9 AM – 5 PM

Despite  the  popularity  of  running  across  the  globe,  there’s  no  running specific  certification in  the  fitness  industry. Until  now,  The  Run Fit  Specialist™ course,  developed  by  renowned running  expert  Dr.  Jason  Karp,  provides education  and  training  for  personal  trainers,  group exercise  instructors,  and  coaches  and  trains  them  to  train clients  who  run.  The  one day ACE  and  NASM  CEC approved  workshop  covers running  physiology,  running technique, running  workouts,  running  injuries, running  nutrition,  and  running  for  women.  Becoming  a Run Fit  Specialist™ gives  you  the  credibility  of  being  a  proficient  run  coach, enables you  to teach  Run Fit  Training ™ classes, and  gives  you  the  tools to  design  run  training  programs for  weight  loss  and  for  5Ks  to marathons. CECs: ACE .7

Fee:  $299