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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 Winter 2019!!!
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 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!
Here’s our announcements and schedule for this week:
Some things if you’re new to the team:
Some things for everyone:
6-8pm: Bronze American lesson open to A-PreC2 teams
9.30-11.30pm: Open practice at DTS
9-10pm: Short newcomer review lesson, CCRB 3275. This is the place to be if you missed our Saturday lesson or just want to see everything again. Experienced team members will go over the material from the lesson on Saturday and answer all your questions 🙂
10-12pm: DTS intro session and shoe vending at Dance Theatre Studio, 713 North University
Galentine’s Day! Celebrate the amazing ladies in your life!
9.30-11.30pm: Open practice at DTS
9-11pm: Supervised Practice in CCRB 3275! Come and practice all the dances you’ve learned so far with the help of experienced team members, who will be available to answer all your questions! Open to newcomers and Pre-C, you can either bring a partner with you or find one at the practice.
10-12pm: Open practice at DTS
Enjoy some discounted V-Day chocolates!
4.30-6pm: Newcomer lesson with Steve and Susan, CCRB 3275
Your ballroom team membership comes with a complimentary membership to the ballroom club! The Ballroom Dance Club meets once a week on Sundays and provides a relaxed, social environment to learn ballroom alongside the wider Ann Arbor community. You do not need to be a student to attend.
Club are having a Valentine’s Day party this week, check out the event page here for more info.
Club is in the League Ballroom this week, you can find more details on their website here.
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Looking further ahead, here’s some important dates for the rest of the semester…
March 2nd-3rd: Arnold! Our biggest competition of the winter semester is less than a month away! The Arnold Youth Dancesport Classic is on the first Saturday and Sunday of spring break, and you don’t want to miss it! The points we earn from Arnold contribute towards our score at next year’s nationals, thus making it essential for defending our title for the fifteenth consecutive year. Be sure to save the date so you can dance for the Terminator himself, who makes an appearance every year in the ballroom!!!
March 23rd: MichComp! Your amazing Home Comp Chair Anna has been hard at work preparing our team’s very own competition. Our home competition at Pioneer High School is the perfect opportunity for your friends and family to watch you dance!
March 29th: Dance Mix! It’s your favorite spectacular end of year dance show, and our formation team will be performing again this year! Last year’s show was sold out with thousands of people filling the Power Center, so don’t miss out on an evening of performances from UofM’s best dance groups.
Michigan Ballroom President/QE3
PC: Lizzy <3
Team members at MSU’s competition on Saturday! PC: Lindsay <3 Hi team, Welcome to Week at a Glance, your weekly digest of all things MBDT! I’d like to extend a special welcome to our newest members, we’re excited that
Don’t stop me now…I’m having such a good time watching David and Brendah’s showcase!!! PC: Lizzy Xiong Hi team, Congratulations to all our team members who competed at Valpo this weekend! Here’s the announcements for this week: The MSU