Cash Prizes

The MIT Open is offering over $8,000 in scholarship cash in 2014. By offering these generous scholarship prizes, we're able to create a spectacular event by attracting high-level dancers from across the country.

Championship/Open

Again this year, prize money will be tiered based on the participation of competitors. More participants means more (and higher!) prizes so Open level dancers, make sure to encourage your friends and peers to compete!

If an Octafinal is danced in Championship or Open-level events, prizes will be (per couple):

1st: $600
2nd: $400
3rd: $300
4th: $200
5th: $100
6th: $75
All other finalists: $50
All other semifinalists: $25

If a Quarterfinal is danced in Championship or Open-level events, prizes will be (per couple):

1st: $300
2nd: $200
3rd: $150
4th: $100
5th: $75
6th: $50

If a Semifinal is danced in Championship or Open-level events, prizes will be (per couple):

1st: $200
2nd: $150
3rd: $100
4th: $75
5th: $50

If only a straight Final is danced in Championship-level events, prizes will be (per couple):

1st: $150
2nd: $100
3rd: $75

*Please note that prize money tiers are determined by events danced, not by pre-registration. If 12 couples pre-register for Champ Latin, but only 6 couples show up to dance, prize money will be given for the straight final, not a semifinal. We also cannot guarantee 6-couple finals; the number of couples in each final or semifinal will be determined by the scrutineer, the Chairman of Judges, and the head table as usual.

The Marshall A. Gordon Silver Standard Scholarship

We are announcing a new silver standard scholarship, in honor of former MIT Ballroom Dance Team Captain Dan Denis' grandfather, Marshall A. Gordon. Mr. Gordon grew up in Boston and did ballroom throughout his time here. The Marshall A. Gordon Silver Standard Scholarship will be awarded to the top three overall places for the silver standard events.
1st place: $250
2nd place:$150
3rd place: $100