Boston Open DanceSport and its Director Kalin Mitov are the organizers of the only Same-Sex Ballroom Dance Competitions in New England. Boston Open Dancesport have organized Fundraisers in support of the It Gets Better Project and Provincetown AIDS memorial, a Massachusetts Cultural Council initiative. Boston Open DanceSport is committed to building local interest to encourage people to start dancing themselves.
Тhe 2018 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. It supports the diversity and acceptance. Encouraging equality and diversity through dance will help support a welcoming and vibrant arts culture in New England. The Championship is two-days of 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. Featuring dances like Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Cha-cha, Rumba, Salsa with traditional Country Western Division.
We are expecting 200 dancers from all over the States as well as couples from Canada and European present. The winning contestants are not receiving cash prize money, but rather certificates of participation, Trophies and ribbons. There are 12 divisions in American Style Smooth and Rhythm and International Style Standard and Latin, separated in 5 age categories judged by 7 world certificated adjudicators. The competition is open to the general public with tickets for seniors and students on discounted rates. Timeline is 11am-9pm.
The competition is the only equality inclusive ballroom dance contest in New England and support the cultural public programming in New England. This event will benefit the general population-18 years old and above; man, woman, transgender. It is open to everybody and supports 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 young LGBTQ. The objective is teaching them about partnership, understanding, tolerance, and responsibility not only on the dance floor but in life.