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It Don’t Mean a Thing, If It Ain’t The US Open Swing Dance Championships!

The oldest swing dancing competition in the world returns to the Burbank Convention Center this November. 

The best swing dancers are ready to compete for the title of US Open Swing Dance Champion! There are several different divisions of swing that will be competing during this four-day event at the Burbank Convention Center. In fact, there will be over 36 competitions that will make up the US Open Swing Dance Championships in 2019, taking place from Thursday, November 28 through Sunday, December 1. Many of the competing dancers have come to consider The Open as the most challenging and exciting swing competition in the world. Being the oldest competition of its kind, now in its 37th year, old friends will be reunited and new relationships will be formed.

US Open Swing Dance ChampionshipsFor those who don’t know the different between “Shag” and “Lindy”, rest assured that The Open still holds a lot of magic for all in attendance. You don’t have to be one of the hundreds of competing dancers to enjoy the event. While the ultimate achievement is to win a Championship title and the now famous “Opus” trophy, just being there and seeing all of the dance routines is a memorable event for any fan! You will feel every bit of sincerity in the event’s motto of “Share the Dream, Share the Passion”, as the dancing community always loves to expand its fandom with new dancers and non-dancers alike.

On top of the over $50,000 in cash and prizes that are awarded throughout the competitions, The World Swing Dance Council will be announcing their annual inductees into the Hall of Fame. Not to be outdone, The Open itself will be honoring the newest US Open supporter to earn the Walk of Legends award, their own version of a HOF!

If you are planning on celebrating Thanksgiving Weekend in Burbank for The Open, we hope you will consider making the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel your home-away-from-home for the holiday. Not only will we keep the spirit of the holiday in your weekend with comfortable accommodations, upscale amenities, and world-class dining options, we are the official host hotel for The Open. With the Hollywood Burbank Airport conveniently located adjacent to our hotel, there will be no travel woes for those flying into the area for the event. Better yet, we are offering a special group rate to our US Open Swing Dance attendees. Book your room today and we’ll see you on the dance floor!

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