2/18/19 Week at a Glance

By on February 17, 2019

Team members at last year’s Arnold competition – sign up ends on Wednesday so don’t miss out!


Hi team,

Hope you all had a relaxing weekend! Here’s the announcements for this week:

  • Last chance to sign up for Arnold!¬†Don’t miss out on the biggest and most exciting competition of the semester, check your inbox for Fabi’s email with all the details and links to sign up. Remember that only one person in a partnership needs to fill out registration, but both people must fill out rooms and rides or we won’t provide you with transportation to the comp ūüôā

We traditionally refuel after a long day of dancing at Arnold with a huge team pasta dinner! PC Lizzy Xiong

  • Partner search:¬†Still looking for a partner for Arnold? We‚Äôve got you covered! We‚Äôll be holding a guided partner search at the end of Tuesday’s newcomer lesson. If you‚Äôre searching for a partner for Arnold, you can also post your info in the team Facebook group and/or on¬†this spreadsheet¬†to let other team members know you‚Äôre looking.¬†Please note that entering your details on the spreadsheet doesn‚Äôt mean we will find you a partner, it‚Äôs your responsibility to use the sheet to contact potential partners¬†ūüôā
  • Apparel!¬†Rep the MBDT! Team apparel is now available to order on our website until March 1st. Check out this semester‚Äôs offerings¬†here¬†and contact our PR Chair, Tara Holz, at¬†taralyho@umich.edu¬†with any questions.

Join this fabulous ballroom squad by ordering your team apparel!

  • SAPAC workshop:¬†We’re holding a¬†workshop on consent and sexual harassment this Thursday 9-11pm in CCRB 3275. This workshop is mandatory if you are new to the team this semester or didn’t attend last semester’s workshop. The workshop is specifically tailored towards scenarios you might encounter in ballroom, so you are still required to attend even if you have completed other SAPAC training in the past.¬†However, if you attended the ballroom SAPAC workshop in the fall you don’t need to come to this one. If you can’t make it on Thursday please contact me at enabney@umich.edu to schedule a makeup, or you won’t be able to attend team social events for the rest of the semester ūüôĀ
  • Ballroom Buddies:¬†Our team is so large and complicated, it can be confusing when you first join. With this in mind, we‚Äôve developed a ballroom buddy scheme:¬†if you are a new member of our team, you can sign up to be paired with a¬†returning¬†team member that has volunteered to help you feel welcome and answer any questions about competitions/looking for a partner/anything and everything ballroom related. Your buddy is not responsible for teaching you dance moves or meeting with you all day every day (unless you both want to), but rather serves as a point person and guide to the team.¬†Sign up for both newcomers and returning team members can be found¬†here¬†(deadline is 11.59pm on Saturday).¬†

The Terminator-themed cabaret show from last year’s Arnold!

Monday 2/18

9.30-11.30pm: Open practice at DTS

Tuesday 2/19

9-11pm: Newcomer review lesson and Arnold partner search – review the waltz, samba and jive from Saturday’s lesson with Phil and Lindsay, then at 10.30pm we’ll be running a partner search for Arnold (you don’t need to be a newcomer to attend)

10-12pm: Open practice at DTS

Wednesday 2/20

Last day to register for Arnold!

9.30-11.30pm: Open practice at DTS

Thursday 2/21

9-11pm:¬†SAPAC workshop in CCRB 3275, mandatory if you’re new to the team this semester or didn’t attend the workshop in the fall.

10-12pm: Open practice at DTS

Friday 2/22

Sign up for Ballroom Buddies!

Saturday 2/23

4.30-6pm: Newcomer lesson with Steve and Susan, CCRB 3275

Sunday 2/24

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 is in the League Ballroom this week, you can find more details on their website here.

5-6pm: Beginner Bachata
6-7pm: Beginner Polka
7-8pm: Beginner Mambo
8-10pm: Open Dance


Happy dancing!