The MIT Ballroom Dance Team and the Wellesley Ballroom Dance Team were recently featured in an article in the Wellesley College News.
MITBDT celebrated its 20th anniversary on Saturday, September 18th, 2010. The celebration was well attended. It lasted from 3pm in the afternoon till midnight, consisting of a lecture taught by team coaches Mark Sheldon and Didi Von Deck, a dinner banquet, and a social dance. During the social dance, Mark and Didi as well as our smooth coach, Larinda and her partner Christian gave a beautiful performance in celebration of the occasion.
Thanks to all who attended Dance Camp this Tuesday! We had a good turnout with around 140 people on both Tuesday and Thursday.
If you are an MIT or Wellesley student, staff, or alumni, and you missed it, please contact us if you want to join our training program for the fall.
MITBDT participated at the Activities Midway the afternoon of Friday, September 3, 2010 in the Johnson Athletics Center.
If you missed us at the Midway, our first event of the year will be Dance Camp, which is aimed at complete beginners. You don’t need a partner or experience to come check us out – just show up and eat some free food!
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MIT Ballroom Dance Team members will be teaching a short lesson and performing at Tour de Tech, the Tuesday night orientation event for incoming students at MIT. This event will be held in the MIT student center on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 from 8-10pm.
The MITBDT took the top 3 places in the Open Amateur Standard Showcase at the first annual New England Dancesport Classic in Melrose, MA! Congrats to Tuan Phan and Ekaterina Lesnaia (1st Place), Ran Yi and Jing Wang (2nd Place), and Ben Moss and Noelle Sun (3rd Place).
We are proud to announce the date for this year’s MIT Open:
April 2 and 3, 2011!
The MIT Open is of the largest amateur competitions in the Northeast,
and attracted nearly 900 dancers from over 70 schools and studios in 2010. The
competition will again be held in Rockwell Cage on the MIT Campus.
See up-to-date information on the website at:
Hey Open Dancers!
Come strut your stuff at the 2009 MIT Open , and you could wind up with more than a blue ribbon and a warm fuzzy feeling. Top couples in Champ Standard, Champ Latin, Open Smooth and Open Rhythm will receive a $500 cash prize. Check out our Prizes page for details. There will be some hot competition at the 2009 MIT Open!
From Feb. 16 – 27, the MITBDT hosted a Green Theme raffle at the Student Center.
First Prize: Trek Soho S Singlespeed Urban Bike (MSRP $599.99), from International Bike, won by Miguel Saez
Second Prize: $50 Gift Certificate to Eastern Mountain Sports, won by Arron Acosta
Third Prize: $50 Gift Certificate to Landry’s Bicycles, won by Jeff McCollum
Fourth Prize: $25 Gift Certificate to Harris Cyclery , won by Elliott Hedman
Since the first week of September, MITBDT’s newest recruits have been working hard to master the steps, technique, and artistry of eight competitive dances. Their hard work has paid off: for the fifth year in a row, MIT has claimed first place in the Christina Cryan Newcomer Team Match! We also had an all-MIT rookie final in American Waltz.
Special congratulations to Eddie Kay and Chun Li, who nearly swept every newcomer event, placing first in almost every dance! Also to Yaa-Lirng Tu and Jeff McCollum, who won Gold Smooth, and Rob Lakow and Ada Lipkin, who won Gold Latin events. Not to mention Tuan Phan and Angie Chen, who took first place in Open Standard!