MichComp 2018

Saturday, March 24, 2018

The 18th Annual Michigan Ballroom Dance Competition

Hosted by
The Michigan Ballroom Dance Team
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

Sponsored by
Championship Dance Camps


Saturday, March 24, 2018

Pioneer High School, 601 W Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

The competition will begin at 8:00AM and is anticipated to end by 6:00PM. A detailed Schedule of Events will be published during the week of the competition.

Welcome Dance
There will be a Welcome Dance held on Friday, March 23, 2018 from 8:00PM – 10:00PM at Pioneer High School.


  • $45* Registration, closed March 16
  • $35* Registration for dancers only competing in open events, closed March 16
  • $10* lunch (registration add-on), closed March 16
  • $50* Late Registration, March 17 - March 24
  • $10 per spectator, free admission for students (with valid student ID) and kids under 18

*PayPal charges a small transaction fee, so your cost will be slightly higher than the amount listed here. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Payment Options

  • Pay in advance through PayPal to ballroom-exec@umich.edu
  • Credit, check, cash, and Venmo accepted on Friday, March 23
  • Spectators can pay at the door on Saturday, March 24

If your team would like to make one bulk payment for all of your competitors, please contact Elana Goldenkoff.

PLEASE NOTE: Competitor packets are only available if both the lead and follow have paid. Packets will be available for pick-up on Friday, March 23 during the Welcome Dance and on Saturday, March 24.

This year we are partnering with Busch's Fresh Food Market to provide lunches to competitors. We know how crunched for time competitors are during the competition, and since there aren't too many lunch options nearby, we decided to help you out. For only $10 per person, you get a croissant sandwich (chicken, turkey, or vegetarian), side salad, fuji apple, chocolate chip cookie, and bottle of water. The deadline for placing a lunch order is Friday, March 16.

As the Michigan Ballroom Dance Competition is an NDCA affiliated competition, stones may only be worn on costumes in Gold Syllabus and all Open Syllabus levels. As per the NDCA Rulebook General Rules Section 5.A.3, "Competitors must adhere to the dress requirements specified by the Organizer, provided such requirements have been specified in his printed advertisements and/or entry blanks."

If you plan on dancing TBA, please enter your information on our TBA Partner Search document. It is up to you to contact other TBA dancers and self-organize. We will not pair you with a partner, nor do we guarantee that you will find a partner by putting your name on the TBA Partner Search document. Please do not register with a partner named "TBA TBA" - wait to register until you have found a partner.

Regardless of style (Smooth, Standard, Rhythm, or Latin), TBAs may only dance one (1) level below their highest level of competition. For example, a competitor dancing Novice Standard as their highest level of competition may not dance in the Bronze Latin; rather, they can only dance TBA in Gold.

Dancing with more than one partner?
Click the “Register with Another Partner” on the Registration page.
PLEASE NOTE: Regardless of the number of partners with whom you dance, you only have to pay your registration fee once. Do not duplicate lunch orders unless you want multiple lunches for a given competitor.

Need housing?
Limited housing is available with the Michigan Ballroom Dance Team. Please fill out our housing survey to request housing for your team. If you have any specific questions, please contact Elana Goldenkoff.

More details
Check out our Facebook event page.

We look forward to seeing you in March!
Please don’t hesitate to contact Elana Goldenkoff or the Executive Board with any questions. If you need to make changes to your registration or are experiencing technical difficulties, please contact Josh Blumberg.

Hosted by
The Michigan Ballroom Dance Team
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

Sponsored by
Championship Dance Camps