The 2009 MIT Open Ballroom Dance Competition, one of the best-attended competitions of its kind in the country, will take place April 25-26 at the Rockwell Gym.
More than 1,000 competitors from 60-plus schools and studios nationwide are expected to compete. As in previous years, the MIT Open will offer levels from beginner to championship in 19 dances -- from waltz to samba and more.
The competition is free and open to the public, and will take place from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 26. Luca and Loraine Baricchi, a world-class professional dancing couple, will perform at the culmination of the competition. Tickets for that show are available through Brown Paper Tickets.
For more information on the competition, visit http://ballroom.mit.edu/comp.