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US Open Swing Dance Championships
The US Open Swing Dance Championships is one of the oldest and largest National Swing Dance competitions of the year. In addition to the competitions there is also ample amounts of social dancing. In 2013 the championship celebrated its 30th year.
The event was founded in 1983 by Jack Bridges. Jack Bridges, now deceased, had a passion for swing dancing and wished to unite the swing dance community. His purpose behind the US Open Swing Dance Championships was to run an "Open" Swing Dance Event. Open to any style of Swing Dancing that is being danced anywhere in the World. It is held over the United States Thanksgiving weekend. Activities start as early as Wednesday night, along with the Golden Ticket Tour Finale on Thursday, and with an exciting Open Ceremony on Friday. The competition starts on Friday and extends through Sunday.
Held at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim California for 16 years, Jack, later joined by wife, Mary Ann successfully ran the US Open Swing Dance Championships for 18 years. The Bridges, earning their right to retire, sold the event in 2000.
The ultimate achievement is to win a US Open Swing Dance Championship title and the now famous "OPUS" trophy. This title elevates ones status in the swing dance community and many long successful careers were born out of winning this title.
Primary Source: USOpenSwingDC.com
The US Open Swing Dance Championships is one of the oldest and largest National Swing Dance competitions of the year.
In 2013 the championship celebrated...