1/28/18 Week at a Glance

By on January 29, 2018


The Victors!

Welcome to the start of the Winter UMBDT season! We’ve got an exciting semester of lessons, competitions, and socials, and you can stay on top of it all by checking out the Week at a Glance. Here’s some key things for this week:

  • New members will be receiving an email shortly about our practice studio orientation, a required event for all new dancers. There you’ll also get some more info about how to find a partner and how competitions run! Competitions are always optional but definitely one of the most fun parts of learning how to dance. Just come to lessons in the meantime, and of course: welcome to the team!!
  • Returning members please pay your dues, which have been reduced to $50 for this semester. The payment methods are:

1) Venmo: username is @UMBDT

2) Check: made out to “Ballroom Dance Team”, give to any board member

3) Cash: give to any board member, be sure to get an email receipt

4) PayPal: friends and family to ballroom-exec@umich.edu, expect a fee
of ~3% if you haven’t linked your bank account

5) Card: find the team treasurer Lizzie, 3% processing fee

  • The MSU competition is this weekend! Registration and R&R is closed. Payment deadline is Jan 31st, DO NOT PAY ON O2CM!!! Payment goes directly to the team… check out our competition page here for more information on payment and deadlines, as well as all other competitions this semester. If you know anyone who would be willing to house team members in the East Lansing area, let David know 🙂
  • We’ve got a brand new Facebook page for friends and family! Since your mom is probably asking for photos of you dancing anyway, now you just have to link them here. 

And now the schedule…

Monday 1/29

9-11pm: Newcomer review lesson! This is the place to be if you missed our quick Saturday lesson or just want to see everything again. Location: Intramural Sports Building, Multipurpose Room A. 

9:30pm-11:30pm: Open practice at DTS

Tuesday 1/30

10pm-12am: Open practice at DTS

Wednesday 1/31

9:30pm-11:30pm: Open practice at DTS

Thursday 2/1

9pm-11pm: Rounds for MSU! This is where we’ll be practicing all the dances in preparation for the competition this weekend. If you’re interested in seeing what competition is like, drop by and participate or just watch! Location: Intramural Sports Building, Multipurpose Room A.

10pm-12am: Open practice at DTS

Friday 2/2

Day before MSU! Check out our competition preparation list to get ready for a day of dancing!!

Saturday 2/3

6-8pm: Newcomer lesson! You have to be a paid member to attend lessons from this point on. Location: Intramural Sports Building, Multipurpose Room A.

Some of your teammates will be competing at MSU, check out the team snap story to cheer from afar!

Sunday 2/4

Here’s our ballroom club lesson lineup; level 1 and 2 lessons are free for everyone who’s joined! For those that are new, the Ballroom Dance Club is the team’s sister organization, which meets every Sunday. Everyone who’s paid dues for the team gets a complimentary membership to the club, which is a great way to learn new things and practice in a relaxed and social setting.

5-6pm: Am. Tango 3
6-7pm: Samba 2
7-8pm: Am. Rumba 1
8-10pm: Open Dance


As always, feel free to reach out to me or the board with any questions.