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Dance concert tickets

Buy tickets online here!

MIT Students: $5 ONLINE!/ $10 at the door
MIT Affiliates: $7 ONLINE!/ $12 at the door
Non-MIT Students: $7 ONLINE!/ $12 at the door
General Public: $10 ONLINE!/ $15 at the door

Online ticket sales will close on Saturday, September 24, at midnight.
Students must show student ID’s.
No ticket returns.

Also visit the main page for the dance concert!

MIT Open 2012 announced!

The 2012 MIT Open Ballroom Dance Competition will be held on March 17-18 2012. Mark your calendars and check out the competition website for updates!

MITBDT Team Banquet

MIT BDT members gathered together last Friday evening for our end of year celebration, affectionately called the “Team Banquet”. There was a great turn out, and many awards were given out to our coaches and volunteers who have helped make our team successful in the past year. As part of team banquet tradition, we gave away many funny superlatives awards and voted on witty photo captions. Touching good-bye speeches were delivered for team members who were graduating and/or leaving Boston area to move on to the next chapter of their lives. This year we also started a new tradition: the potluck contest. Team members brought home-cooked food and we voted on our favorite dishes. Not only can we dance but boy, some of our team members are great chefs too! The banquet ended with social dancing and some silly fun dances. Overall, an unforgettable and charming evening.

Photo credit: Xiumin Zeng

MITBDT in Boston Metro

Two MITBDT dancers performed at the Dance into Spring showcase, along with the MIT Asian Dance Team, at South Station on Monday, March 14.   Check out the ad in the Boston Metro!

Secret Lives of Scientists

The secret life of Dr. Gil Alterowitz, a Harvard Medical School/MIT assistant professor, is revealed in the Harvard Division of Medical Sciences Bulletin: he’s an MITBDT dancer!

Check out the article here.

Gil Alterovitz
Photo by Ron Hoffmann

MIT Open featured in

The announcement of the 2011 MIT Open was recently featured in an article on

Thanks Danielle for the kind words about our comp!

MITBDT Wins MAC Team Match

We’re proud to report that the MITBDT took 1st place in the 2011 Manhattan Amateur Classic team match!

Congrats to all who participated.

MITBDT Competed at Brown Comp

Photo credit: Hannah Huang

MITBDT brought well over 100 dancers to compete at the Brown Ballroom Competition this year, and we won the Rookie team match for the 7th year in a row!

MITBDT in the Wellesley College News

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!

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.