MichComp 2019

Saturday, March 23, 2019

The 19th Annual Michigan Ballroom Dance Competition

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

Sponsored by
Championship Dance Camps


Saturday, March 23, 2019

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 22, 2019 at 9:00pm at Pioneer High School.


  • $50* Registration, closed March 15
  • $55* Late Registration, March 16 - March 23
  • $25* Registration for dancers only competing in open events
  • $10* lunch (registration add-on)
  • $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 22
  • Spectators can pay at the door on Saturday, March 23

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

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 22 during the Welcome Dance and on Saturday, March 23.

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 15.

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 Anna Haynes.

More details
Check out our Facebook event page.

We look forward to seeing you in March!
Please don’t hesitate to contact Anna Haynes 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