9/3/18 Week at a Glance

By on September 3, 2018

Your fabulous executive board, pictured above, has been hard at work preparing for the year at the board retreat this weekend! You can find a reminder of who has which position here.

  • It’s time for tryouts, get hype!!! See the separate email I sent out this morning for more details on what tryouts are and how to sign up. If you have never participated in tryouts before, I highly encourage it! Tryouts are a great learning experience and you can only gain from participating, as you’ll have a chance to win a spot on one of our tryout-only teams and benefit from smaller class sizes, more personal attention from our coaches, and the chance to learn way more about dancing than we can cover in newcomer lessons – who doesn’t want to learn some fun advanced moves or how to fix that infuriating step in the foxtrot?  The deadline to sign up is 11.59pm on Tuesday, September 11thNote that both partners must complete the sign-up form (this is different from previous years).

Our fabulous flyer feat. recent alumni Alex and Dana (we miss you!)

  • Recruitment help needed! Recruiting new members is a team-wide effort and is vital for the team’s future stability. Our greatest asset is our wonderful current team members who welcome newbies and convey their infectious enthusiasm for dance! Here’s how you can help:

Step 1: Change your Facebook profile picture to our flyer (above, also in the WAG email) and upload it to your other social media (Instagram, Snapchat etc.). Use the hashtag #thembdt and feel free to get creative in your posts!

Step 2: Invite all of your friends to our Welcome Week events on Facebook here.

Step 3: Sign up to help out for an hour or two at our flyering and tabling events here.

Step 4: Attend our first free welcome week lesson on Saturday (details below) and dance with the newcomers!

Many thanks to everyone who has helped out so far, we’ve already given out over 1000 flyers this weekend!

  • DTS resumes normal schedule. Unless otherwise noted on the calendar, come practice at DTS at the normal times. Note that on Wednesdays this semester, Studio C won’t be available until 9.45pm.
  • Calendar: The calendar on the website is fully updated and should be your go-to source for practice space times, lessons, and social events. Check it out!

Monday 9/3

A full day of recruitment! Come help us flyer at these events:

11am-2pm: Northfest, Bonisteel Blvd (North Campus) – find our table

2.30-5pm: Pride Outside, Palmer Field (meet by MoJo at 2.30pm)

5-9.30pm: Welcome Back BBQ! Come and catch up with what your team-mates were up to over the summer and enjoy the last day before school starts. Location in the WAG email.

9.30-11.30pm: Open practice at DTS


Tuesday 9/4

First day of classes! Wear your apparel to represent the best team on campus and use ballroom as your fun fact for those awkward first day of class icebreakers! Best of luck on the beginning of a new semester 🙂

10-12 pm: Open Practice at DTS


Wednesday 9/5

9:30-11:30 pm: Open Practice at DTS (Studio C unavailable until 9.45)


Thursday 9/6

9-11pm: Open Practice in CCRB 3275 (mirror room)

10-12 pm: Open Practice at DTS


Friday 9/7

2pm-6pm: Festifall in the Diag, find our table!


Saturday 9/8

4-6pm: First Welcome Week lesson in CCRB 3275. Wear your apparel, dance with the newcomers and tell them all about how awesome ballroom is!


Sunday 9/9

Club is in the Vandenberg room in the League this week. Lesson schedule TBD, come to open dance 8-10pm to practice for tryouts!


Thanks for reading this lengthy post and for all that you do for the continued success of our team. See you all soon, looking forward to another great year with each and every one of you!

Lizzie (your President/QE3)