Penn Latin & Ballroom Dance Presents


Pennsylvania Convention Center

The UPenn Classic 2017 will stay in the beautiful Pennsylvania Convention Center, located in the vibrant and historic Center City of Philadelphia!

1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215)418-4700 or 1(800)428-9000




We will be in Ballroom A in the East Concourse of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. This year, you MUST enter using the Market St. entrance, between 11th and 12th. Once you're inside, walk straight and go up the escalator to the second floor. Keep walking straight and follow the signs to Ballroom A.

For those arriving via SEPTA Regional Rail, get off at Jefferson Station. Take the escalator up to the gallery, and turn right. Walk until you come upon another staircase. Take this to the second floor, where you will find the Grand Hall of the Convention Center. From here, just take the escalator or walk up the stair case on the opposite side of the Grand Hall to reach Ballroom A.

If you are coming via the subway, get off at 11th street, and take the exit that leads toward the Gallery, not those that lead outside. There should be a Cinnabon on your left when you emerge from the subway area; turn left at the Cinnabon. Follow the hall until you come upon a staircase. Take this up to the Grand Hall on the second floor of the Convention Center. From here, take the escalator or walk up the stair case on the opposite side of the Grand Hall to reach Ballroom A.

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Further driving directions can be found here.


Those of you reaching the Convention Center by car have a low-cost option. You may print out this voucher for $15 all-day parking in the EZ Parking Lot located at 12th & Summer St. Just show the voucher to the parking attendant!

Pre-Competition Latin & Ballroom Dance Social

We will be hosting a pre competition social dance for visiting teams to practice, meet their hosts, and relax the night before the competition, The social will be held in the Newman Center (3720 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104), from 7:00pm - 11:00pm. Please enter through the back door.

Newman center
3720 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Feb 27, Fri
8 - 11pm

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Please enter from the back entrance on Sansom street.
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We will be providing limited on-campus housing with Penn Latin and Ballroom Dance members for some teams on Friday and Saturday nights. Housing is based on a first-come, first-serve basis.

We are partnering with Philadelphia Marriott Downtown and you will be able to reserve a hotel room for $129/night on Friday and/or Saturday night(s). If you would like to book hotel rooms, please use this link or call 1-877-901-6632 and use the reference number M-8D2ZHMF. The requests must be made by February 3rd, 2017.

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