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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.
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It starts with YOU! Every year, hundreds of students who want learn how to ballroom dance join our team. Most people who join have no dancing experience. The team, along with our professional coaches, will teach you to dance from the very first step.
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Who can join the team? The only requirement to join our team is that you are a student in a degree-seeking program at any university. We welcome undergraduates and graduate students from the University of Michigan and other schools in
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Hello to the official Michigan Ballroom Dance Team for Fall 2018!!!
Our roster for the semester is now complete and I want to extend the warmest of welcomes to the newest members of the MBDT 🙂 I am so excited that you are all joining our community and hope everyone had a fantastic Guys’ and Girls’ Night, whether it was your first time or last of many. I know I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you all better, dancing with my fellow ladies and beating the guys in the dance off (in my totally unbiased opinion at least), and celebrating the start of a great semester together!
Some things if you’re new to the team:
Some things for returning members:
Some things for everyone:
REGISTRATION (DON’T PAY ON O2CM!!!)
ROOMS AND RIDES (DUE SEPTEMBER 30TH @ 11:59PM)
And now the schedule…
9.30-11.30pm: Open Practice at DTS
9pm: Mandatory SAPAC workshop in CCRB 3275, see above for more info
9.30-11.30pm: Open Practice at DTS
9-11pm: Newcomer review lesson! Practice what you learned on Saturday 🙂
10-12pm: Open Practice at DTS
Invite one of your new team friends for coffee!
4.30-6pm: Newcomer lesson with Steve and Susan!
Your ballroom team membership comes with a FREE membership to the ballroom club! Just ask the desk at the club for your membership card. The Ballroom Dance Club meets once a week on Sundays and provides a relaxed, social environment to learn ballroom for the wider Ann Arbor community. It’s a great opportunity to attend an additional lesson (if the two this week weren’t enough) and get some help from upper-level team members at Open Dance. Club is in the League ballroom this week.
|5-6pm:||Level 3 TBD, check the website later for more details|
|6-7pm:||International Cha Cha 2|
|7-8pm:||American Tango 1 <- Newcomers come to this one!|
For more information including this week’s schedule, check out the club website here.
Looking further ahead…
Save the date for the Ohio Star Ball aka OSB aka NATIONALS!!! OSB is the most fun competition of the year and we’d hate for you to miss it, so save the date for November 17th-18th!
Looking even further ahead, our big competition in the Winter Semester is the Arnold Youth Dancesport Classic hosted by Arnold Schwarzenegger himself, which is March 2nd-3rd (the first weekend of Spring Break). Plan your break so you can attend and see the one and only Governator!
Happy dancing this week, and to our new members: welcome to the team. 🙂
Michigan Ballroom President
Cha-cha over to our Monday recruitment event for more fabulous performances! (PC Lizzy Xiong) First and foremost, CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who participated in tryouts! I was blown away by the hard work, dedication and courage (tryouts can be scary!) shown by each
Get ready for showcases on Tuesday! Photo credit: Lizzy Xiong Congratulations on a successful first week of recruitment for the 2018-2019 school year! Many thanks to everyone who came out to help hand out flyers during all of our different