News Archive

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 Examiner.com

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

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.


Dance Camp Recap

Thanks to all who attended Dance Camp this Tuesday! We had a good turnout with around 140 people on both Tuesday and Thursday.

Tuesday Dance Camp

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 Participates at the Activities Midway

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!

Also, you can sign up for our mailing list:

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MITBDT to Perform at Tour de Tech

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.


MIT at New England Dancesport Classic

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).