Forte's Tessa Antolini is Finalist at the US Open!
Forte Dance owner Tessa Antolini reached a career milestone when she became a finalist at the 34th US Open Swing Dance Championships, the largest and most prestigious west coast swing competition in the world, held annually in Burbank California. Competing in the Advanced division, Tessa successfully completed two preliminary rounds, receiving recalls from all judges in both rounds to become a Finalist. In the final, she drew Australian Anthony Truong and judges marked them 8th, 9th, 10th (2), 11th (2), & 12th. Using the relative placement method, they would eventually be placed 12th.
As a first-time competitor at the US Open, Tessa is extremely pleased with her results. The weekend would prove to be one of the most educational and entertaining competitions of the year. She looks forward to returning in 2016!