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Our Mission Statement: We are a competitive, collegiate ballroom dance team that seeks to share our love of dance by fostering a fun and supportive environment while striving for continuous improvement.

Happy dancing!

10/15/18 Week at a Glance

By on October 14, 2018

Congrats to all the team members who competed at Illinois this weekend! (feat. a divine ray of light?!)


Hi team,

Hope you’re all enjoying a well-earned break, and have recovered from Illinois if you competed there yesterday. Here’s this week’s announcements:

  • Corn maze trip: It’s not too late to sign up for the corn maze, fill out the form here by 11.59pm on Wednesday and we’ll do our best to find you a ride. If you’ve already signed up, pay $7 to the team by Wednesday to cover the cost of your entry to the maze (Venmo to @UMBDT preferred, other payment methods accepted). On Friday, meet at 4.30pm where the Cube used to be (RIP the Cube) to ride to the maze!

Join this squad with your very own ballroom track jacket! 

  • Apparel: This is the last week to order apparel, which is available for purchase on our website until Sunday October 21st. Check out this semester’s offerings here and email our PR Chair, Tara Holz, at taralyho@umich.edu with any questions. If you’re interested in being part of a ballroom tiedye event (date TBA once apparel is distributed), buy one of our white Michigan Ballroom V-Necks or tanks!
  • Purdue payment deadline: If you’ve signed up for Purdue, remember to pay your $50 entry fee to the team by Wednesday October 24th! Don’t be a jerk and make Clara hunt you down!

A fantastic moment from last year’s pro show at the Ohio Star Ball, perfectly captured by our team photography expert Lizzy Xiong!

  • Get hype for Nationals! OSB is approaching quickly, keep an eye out for an email from Fabi for more details about the best weekend of the year…
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And now the schedule…

Monday 10/15



Tuesday 10/16


No Newcomer Review Lesson, BUT DTS will be open!

10-12pm: Open Practice at DTS

Wednesday 10/17

Deadline to sign up and pay for the Corn Maze trip!!!

9.30-11.30pm: Open Practice at DTS

Thursday 10/18

9-11pm: Newcomer jive mini-lesson/guided practice! We’ll start with a brief introduction to a new dance, the fun and energetic JIVE, and then move into guided practice time where you can have your questions answered by experienced team members. Location: CCRB 3275

10-12pm: Open Practice at DTS

Friday 10/19

4.30pm: Corn maze trip! Meet by where the Cube used to be (North side of the Union) to ride to the maze!

Saturday 10/20

3-5pm: Newcomer lesson in CCRB 3275! Please note the time change for this week only 🙂

Sunday 10/21

The Ballroom Dance Club is having a Halloween Costume Party!

Location: Phoenix Center, 220 South Main St

7.30-8pm: Hustle Lesson

8-10pm: Social Dance

You can find the details at the Facebook event here. For more information including this week’s schedule, check out the club website here.


Spookily yours,


10/8/18 Week at a Glance

By on October 7, 2018

Mike and Sydney rocking it while competing in the Newcomer category last year! If you’re new to the team you can sign up for your first competition below 🙂  PC: Lizzy Xiong    Hi team, It’s the last week before we

10/1/18 Week at a Glance

By on September 30, 2018

Team members at last year’s Illinois competition! Hi team! Hope you’re feeling energized for another week of dancing! Let’s start with announcements: Some things if you’re new to the team: Lessons this week: This is our first week on our regular