2018 MIT Open Registration and Events

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Registration is now closed. Please contact the Registrar to request changes to your registration: mitbdt-registrar@mit.edu

Registration Deadlines:

Early registration closes: Friday, March 30, 2018
Regular Registration closes: Friday, April 13, 2018
Late Registration closes: Friday, April 20, 2018

Please be aware that we will have to close events if they become too large. Registering/adding an event will also not be possible less than fifteen minutes before the start of that event.

View current entries here.


Please note that we may merge Pre-Championship and Championship events into a single Open event depending on registration numbers. If so, we will notify competitors in advance.
 Beg.C, S, R, P, J  W, T, V, F, Q  C, R, Sw, B, M W, T, F, V
 Int.C/R, S/J, PW/Q, T/F, VC/R/Sw, B, MW/T, F, V
 Adv.C/R, S/J, PW/Q, T/F, VC/R/Sw, B, MW/T, F/V
 Pre-Champ C/S/R/J, PW/T/F/Q, VC/R/Sw/B, MW/T/F/V
 Key: C: Chacha
S: Samba
R: Rumba
P: Paso
J: Jive
W: Waltz
T: Tango
V: Viennese
F: Foxtrot
Q: Quickstep
C: Chacha
R: Rumba
Sw: Swing
B: Bolero
M: Mambo
W: Waltz
T: Tango
V: Viennese 
F: Foxtrot

Double registration is only allowed between the Advanced, Novice, Pre-Championship, and Championship levels.

Check out our Rules page for more information on eligibility.


Are you a TBA dancer? We have four google forms (one for each style) that you can add your name to or search the responses for a partner.

Once you find a partner, email mitbdt-comp-coord@mit.edu and mitbdt-registrar@mit.edu to register and have your name removed from the spreadsheet.

Submit a TBA request for:
Standard | Smooth | Latin | Rhythm

Find someone from the list:
Standard | Smooth | Latin | Rhythm

There is also limited partner matching available during the competition. Please inquire at the Information desk to learn more.

Please note that dancing down with a TBA partner is prohibited under all circumstances.


Fees are detailed in the table below:

 Early  Normal  Late 
 Student $40 $45 $55
 Adult $50 $55 $65
 Newcomer  $15 $15 $15
Early registration closes: Friday, March 30, 2018
Regular Registration closes: Friday, April 13, 2018
Late Registration Closes: Friday, April 20, 2018

As there is a special discounted fee for Newcomers, dancers who pay the Newcomer fee may only compete in the four dances offered at the Newcomer level. If you qualify to dance at the Newcomer level but want to dance an event not offered at the Newcomer level, then you must pay the regular registration fee.

Please note that we use the following definitions for registration:

Student: Any full-time high-school, undergraduate, or graduate student amateur

Adult: Any non-student amateur


Registration fees can be paid most easily through o2cm. We also accept checks made to MIT Ballroom Dance Team.

Please send checks to:

MIT Ballroom Dance Team
c/o Ron Hoffmann
MIT Room W92-191
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

If paying for more than yourself, please include a list of individuals you are paying for.


100% refund for cancellations made before the close of regular registration on April 13, 2018.
50% refund for cancellations made by April 20, 2018.
0% refund for cancellations/no-shows otherwise.

Questions? Email mitbdt-comp-coord@mit.edu or mitbdt-registrar@mit.edu.