The MIT Open is offering over $8,000 in scholarship cash in 2019. By offering these generous scholarship prizes, we're able to create a spectacular event by attracting high-level dancers from across the country.
The Championship Standard event is sponsored in memory of Marshall A. Gordon.
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-level events, prizes will be (per couple):
|All other finalists: $50|
|All other semifinalists: $25|
If a Quarterfinal is danced in Championship-level events, prizes will be (per couple):
If a Semifinal is danced in Championship-level events, prizes will be (per couple):
If only a straight Final is danced in Championship-level events, prizes will be (per couple):
*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 Memorial Standard ScholarshipWe are announcing a Standard scholarship in memory of Marshall A. Gordon, the grandfather of former MIT Ballroom Dance Team Captain Dan Denis. Marshall grew up in Boston and ballroom danced throughout his life.
The Marshall A. Gordon Standard Scholarship of $150 will be awarded to the top overall place for the Intermediate and Advanced Standard events.