Fun Stats from the 2017 MIT Open!

Here are some factoids about the 2017 MIT Open that you may find interesting:

  • 829 competitors attended the competition this year! (It’s hard to get an exact headcount, but this is our best guess).
  • 44 schools and studios sent two or more couples.
  • The largest out-of-state presence was Binghamton University, with over 40 dancers in attendance!
  • Our furthest-traveling competitors came from Denmark! Other noteworthy locations represented are the UK, Quebec, Ontario, Florida, and Texas.
  • There were 3,403 total entries in our 64 events.
  • Our largest event was the Beginner American Chacha, with 115 registered couples!
  • Our judges filled out 10,574 score sheets throughout the weekend. We offer our sincere appreciation to our scrutineers, Amanda Ashcraft and Chris Sayotovich, for so efficiently handling such a barrage of scores.

Our thanks to all competitors for joining us this year! Your enthusiasm is a large part of what makes the MIT Open competition a success. Train hard, and see you next year!