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    New England Open - Ballroom Dance Championship

    Presented by Boston Open DanceSport at Rhode Island Convention Center

    September 28 - September 29, 2018

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    New England Open - Ballroom Dance Championship

    One event organized by Kalin Mitov and Boston Open DanceSport 

    The New England Open is not only a dance competition, but also a public declaration of the need for equality at all levels of our lives.  The Championship is a two-day shows and competitions, outlining the grace and skills of the ballroom dance contestants accompanied with intervals of social ballroom dancing, games with the audience and professional dance performances.

    The featuring are disciplines like Argentine Tango, Salsa, Hustle, Country Western Two Step and West Coast Swing as well as the traditional Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Cha-cha, Rumba, Jive and many moreā€¦(full list you can find in the website).

    This event will benefit the general population- 18 years old and above; man, woman and transgender. It is open to everybody especially supporting the LGBTQ community. One of the main goals is to introduce ballroom dancing as an outlet, a safe environment and an alternative pro-social event for the youth. Such event is teaching them about partnership, understanding, tolerance, and responsibility not only on the dance floor but in life. 

    We are expecting 100 competitors coming from Montreal, New York, Connecticut, Rode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Philadelphia, Florida, Washington DC, California and even Europe. The venue will host 300 spectators and most of them will be from Providence, Boston and New England with friends and supporters of the competitive couples. 

    The dance competition is a yearly event that embraces equality and acceptance among the mainstream and LGBTQ communities through one form of artistic performance - artistic and competitive ballroom dancing. Couples will compete in different divisions, separated by level, age, gander and proficiency.


    Rhode Island Convention Center

    One Sabin Street
    Providence, RI 02903-1814

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:

    Day and evening sessions tickets will be available for purchase

    General Day and Time Info:

     Doors are opening in the morning with preliminary rounds. Finals, awards and social dancing are in the evening sessions. 

    Individual Dates & Times: *
    Sep 28, 2018: 10 am - 7 pm (Fri)
    Sep 29, 2018: 10 am - 7 pm (Sat)

    * Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

    Phone: 339-832-2812


    The RI Convention Center offers ample parking.

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