9/10/18 Week at a Glance

By on September 9, 2018

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 events. Fun fact: we have handed out 2300 flyers thus far and we have nearly 300 people on the interest list! Thank you for dedicating your time and energy to contribute to our team’s future success.

Coming up this week…

  • Tryouts FINAL REMINDER: This is your last chance to sign up for tryouts! If you have not already signed up, see the separate email I sent out last week for more details on what tryouts are and how to sign up. If you have never participated in tryouts before, I highly encourage it! If you are still seeking a partner to try out with, you can use this sheet to indicate you’re looking and contact potential partners. Follows, remember that you can borrow items from the team closet to wear at tryouts. The deadline to sign up is 11.59pm THIS TUESDAY. Note that both partners must complete the sign-up form (this is different from previous years).
  • More tryouts: In order to participate in tryouts, you must pay your Fall Semester Membership Dues ($60) and any outstanding balances from Winter 2018 by 11.59pm on Thursday September 13th.  If you do not pay your dues and any existing balance, you will not be allowed to tryout. Contact Clara to pay dues and settle any outstanding balances you have with the team. DUES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED THE DAY OF TRYOUTS!
  • Recruitment: Our first evening Welcome Week event is this Tuesday, from 9-11pm in CCRB 3275! Spread the word and bring your friends for free lessons and fabulous showcases! Our first newcomer lesson taught by Steve and Susan is on Saturday (4.30-6pm). Then join us after the Saturday lesson for a team dinner at Noodles and Co – come reconnect with teammates and meet potential new recruits!

Here’s the schedule for this week:

Monday 9/10

9.30-11.30pm: Get ready for tryouts by practicing at DTS!

Tuesday 9/11

9-11pm: Our first major free Welcome Week event! Invite all of your friends to our Facebook event, wear your Michigan Ballroom apparel, dance with some newcomers and cheer your teammates on as they perform their showcases!

No DTS, come to our lesson at the CCRB instead!

11.59pm: Sign up for tryouts!

Wednesday 9/12

9.30-11.30pm: Open practice at DTS (Studio C unavailable until 9.45)

Thursday 9/13

9-11pm: Rounds and open practice at CCRB 3275

10-12pm: Open practice at DTS

11.59pm: If you’re trying out, pay your dues!

Friday 9/14

Convince someone to come to our free lesson tomorrow…

Saturday 9/15

2-2.30pm: Warm up for tryouts in CCRB 3275

2:30-4.30pm: TRYOUTS! CCRB Mirror Room, dance your hearts out and cheer on your fellow teammates! Best of luck to everyone!

4.30-6pm: Stick around after tryouts to inspire our prospective new members and make them feel welcome at our second free Saturday lesson in the CCRB Mirror Room. The ever fabulous Steve and Susan will be teaching!

6-7.30pm: Dinner at Noodles and Co. after our free lesson – get to know some of our prospective members and make them feel welcome.

Sunday 9/16

The location of club is TBD this week, but there will be free entry for everyone, so bring your friends to the three beginner lessons! Here’s the schedule:

5-6 pm: American Tango 1
6-7 pm: International Cha Cha 1
7-8 pm: East Coast Swing 1
8-10 pm: Open Dance

Best of luck at tryouts everyone!


(your President/QE3)