In the interest of our guests and participants, we are following the CDC guidelines regarding COVID 19. All registrants, vendors and spectators are required to provide proof of vaccination or of negative COVID testing within a maximum of 72 hours. Additionally, mask wearing is strongly advised for everyone attending the 2021 New England Open.
Thank you for your understanding.
Boston Open DanceSport was founded back in September of 2012. It started with teaching ballroom dance classes, street performances and fundraisers. Those events, shows, classes and competitions are outlining the grace and skills of the ballroom dance couples. The Boston Open DanceSport events benefit the general population - 18 years old and above; man, woman and transgender. They are open to everybody, both mainstream and the LGBTQ communities.
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.
The first ballroom dance competition took place on September 21, 2013 at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Massachusetts. That was the first same-sex ballroom dance competition in New England. Since then, every fall Boston have a new tradition.
Our competitions are extremely successful with over 300 spectators and 110 participants from Europe, Canada and The United States. The competitions were endorsed by then Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Deval Patrick and the current Mayor Martin Walsh.