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Brown 2017

Congratulations to our rookies, who swept the newcomer Smooth style! We had a very strong newcomer presence in the other styles as well. Our thanks to our rookie coaches, who continually provide such clear teaching and guidance.

We won the rookie team match again too!

And finally, congratulations to Giorgio Gaglia and Anna Gavrilman for winning the Open Latin event.

Here is a complete list of team finalists. For full results, check out the o2cm website!



Standard

OPEN

V 7th – Dmytro Matvieievsky & Christina Jarymowycz

GOLD

WQ 3rd – Alexander Creely & Rachael Schwartz
6th – Frank Wu & Jessica Bernier
TF 2nd – Alexander Creely & Rachael Schwartz
V* 1st – Charles Hirst & Laura Aravena
3rd – Alexander Creely & Rachael Schwartz
5th – Andrew Tu & Ava LaRocca
*syllabus

SILVER

WQ 1st – Charles Hirst & Laura Aravena
2nd – Andrew Tu & Ava LaRocca
3rd – Jesse Kirkpatrick & Marina Hostrop
T 1st – Charles Hirst & Laura Aravena
2nd – Andrew Tu & Ava LaRocca
7th – Mikhail Shalaginov & Si Li
F 1st – Charles Hirst & Laura Aravena
2nd – Jesse Kirkpatrick & Marina Hostrop
3rd – Andrew Tu & Ava LaRocca

BRONZE

W 5th – Lauren Yates & Kyra Frye
Q 3rd – Lauren Yates & Kyra Frye
T 2nd – Lauren Yates & Kyra Frye

NEWCOMER

W 1st – Jonathan Tidor & Katherine Mathison
2nd – Victor Quach & Yuening Zhang
4th – Jose Cruz & Charlotte Emily Ryan
5th – Yousef Mardini & Miray Omurtak – MA
6th – Nick Ning & Cecilia Esterman
7th – Constantin Weisser & Karin Herzog
T 1st – Victor Quach & Yuening Zhang
2nd – Jonathan Tidor & Katherine Mathison
3rd – Constantin Weisser & Karin Herzog
4th – Yousef Mardini & Miray Omurtak
5th – Jose Cruz & Charlotte Emily Ryan
6th – Patrik Braun & Doris Fu
7th – Luis Hong Sanchez & Daria Levina

Latin

OPEN

SCRJ 1st – Giorgio Gaglia & Anna Gavrilman
4th – Boris Yelin & Juliana Neves
6th – Corey Cleveland & Clio Flikkema
P 1st – Giorgio Gaglia & Anna Gavrilman
4th – Boris Yelin & Juliana Neves

GOLD

CR 2nd – Cedric Delmy & Rachael Schwartz
6th – Alexander Creely & Mariela Dyer
SJ 2nd – Alexander Creely & Mariela Dyer
3rd – Cedric Delmy & Rachael Schwartz
8th – Mikhail Shalaginov & Si Li
P* 6th – Alexander Creely & Mariela Dyer
7th – Andrew Tu & Ava LaRocca
8th – Jesse Kirkpatrick & Electra Carzis
*syllabus

SILVER

CR 3rd – Charles Hirst & Laura Aravena
4th – Andrew Tu & Ava LaRocca
6th – Roman Stolyarov & Marina Hostrop
S 3rd – Jesse Kirkpatrick & Electra Carzis
4th – Charles Hirst & Laura Aravena
5th – Andrew Tu & Ava LaRocca
J 3rd – Charles Hirst & Laura Aravena
4th – Jesse Kirkpatrick & Electra Carzis
5th – Andrew Tu & Ava LaRocca

BRONZE

C 1st – Anna Soong & Amanda Code
R 1st – Anna Soong & Amanda Code
2nd – Lauren Yates & Nina Andrejevic
J 1st – Jad Elmourad & Beste Kaygisiz
2nd – Anna Soong & Amanda Code

NEWCOMER

C 1st – Constantin Weisser & Tiana Brote
2nd – Jonathan Tidor & Katherine Mathison
5th – Yousef Mardini & Miray Omurtak
7th – Victor Quach & Yuening Zhang
R 1st – Constantin Weisser & Tiana Brote
2nd – Jonathan Tidor & Katherine Mathison
3rd – Luis Hong Sanchez & Charlotte Emily Ryan
4th – Yousef Mardini & Miray Omurtak
6th – Victor Quach & Yuening Zhang

Smooth

OPEN

Overall 1st – Jeffrey McCollum & Courtney Delmonico
4th – Vitaly Abdrashitov & Amanda Hutter

GOLD

WT 1st – Charles Hirst & Laura Aravena
2nd – Aaron Beal & Ying Zhang
FV 1st – Charles Hirst & Laura Aravena
3rd – Aaron Beal & Ying Zhang

SILVER

WT 3rd – Oles Shtanko & Anna Sinelnikova
4th – Lindy Blackburn & Si Li
F 3rd – Oles Shtanko & Anna Sinelnikova
6th – Lindy Blackburn & Si Li
V 3rd – Oles Shtanko & Anna Sinelnikova

BRONZE

W 3rd – Lauren Yates & Kyra Frye

NEWCOMER

W 1st – Victor Quach & Yuening Zhang
2nd – Jonathan Tidor & Katherine Mathison
3rd – Jose Cruz & Charlotte Emily Ryan
4th – Constantin Weisser & Karin Herzog
5th – Yousef Mardini & Miray Omurtak
6th – Patrik Braun & Doris Fu
F 1st – Jonathan Tidor & Katherine Mathison
2nd – Victor Quach & Yuening Zhang
3rd – Constantin Weisser & Karin Herzog
4th – Patrik Braun & Doris Fu
5th – Jose Cruz & Charlotte Emily Ryan
6th – Yousef Mardini & Miray Omurtak

Rhythm

OPEN

CRSwM 3rd – Mikhail Shalaginov & Si Li

GOLD

B* 7th – Lindy Blackburn & TBA
*syllabus

SILVER

CR 3rd – Lindy Blackburn & Sophia Sabaten
7th – Leo Su & Alexandra Lombard
M 4th – Lindy Blackburn & Sophia Sabaten

BRONZE

C 2nd – Lauren Yates & Nina Andrejevic
R 3rd – Lauren Yates & Nina Andrejevic
4th – Anna Soong & Amanda Code
Sw 3rd – Lauren Yates & Nina Andrejevic

NEWCOMER

C 2nd – Constantin Weisser & Tiana Brote
3rd – Luis Hong Sanchez & Charlotte Emily Ryan
4th – Yousef Mardini & Miray Omurtak
5th – Jonathan Tidor & Katherine Mathison
Sw 2nd – Constantin Weisser & Tiana Brote
3rd – Luis Hong Sanchez & Charlotte Emily Ryan
4th – Yousef Mardini & Miray Omurtak

Back to Results.


Harvard Beginners 2017

Here is a complete list of team finalists. For full results, check out the o2cm website!



Standard

GOLD

WTQ 2nd – Alexander Creely & Rachael Schwartz

SILVER

WQ 1st – Charles Hirst & Laura Aravena
4th – Kevin Fan & Lily Zhang
7th – Andrew Tu & Ava LaRocca

BRONZE

WQ 2nd – Lauren Yates & Kyra Frye

NEWCOMER

W 2nd – Jonathan Tidor & Katherine Mathison
3rd – Victor Quach & Yuening Zhang
5th – Yousef Mardini & Miray Omurtak
6th – Patrik Braun & Ruiwen Fu


Latin

GOLD

CRS 2nd – Cedric Delmy & Rachael Schwartz
3rd – Alexander Creely & Allena Goren
6th – Mikhail Shalaginov & Si Li

SILVER

CR 2nd – Charles Hirst & Laura Aravena
4th – Oles Shtanko & Vira Semenova
8th – Lindy Blackburn & ChiChi Gao

BRONZE

CR 1st – Anna Soong & Amanda Code
3rd – Jad Elmourad & Beste Kaygisiz
7th – Janet Guo & Dipti Sharma
8th – Yury Sheykin & Nina Andrejevic

NEWCOMER

R 3rd – Constantin Weisser & Tiana Brote
5th – Luis Hong Sanchez & Charlotte Ryan

Smooth

GOLD

WTF 1st – Charles Hirst & Laura Aravena

SILVER

TF 2nd – Oles Shtanko & Anna Sinelnikova

NEWCOMER

F 1st – Victor Quach & Yuening Zhang
3rd – Jonathan Tidor & Katherine Mathison
4th – Patrik Braun & Ruiwen Fu
6th – Yousef Mardini & Miray Omurtak
8th – Jose Cruz & Arlene Xiao

Rhythm

GOLD

CRSw 4th – Mikhail Shalaginov & Si Li

SILVER

RSw 5th – Leo Su & Erica Dunn
6th – Lindy Blackburn & Caroline desJardins-Park
7th – Alexander Pyden & Sarah Chu
8th – Jonathan Lambert & Aida Abou-Zamzam

BRONZE

RSw 1st – Anna Soong & Amanda Code
3rd – Jad Elmourad & Beste Kaygisiz

NEWCOMER

Sw 2nd – Constantin Weisser & Tiana Brote
3rd – Luis Hong Sanchez & Charlotte Ryan
4th – Yousef Mardini & Miray Omurtak


Team Match

1st Team F
Salsa: Laura Perovich & Constantin Weisser
Swing: Anna Gavrilman & Luis Hong Sanchez
Foxtrot: Anna Soong & Ariele Xiao
Polka: Corey Cleveland & Tiana Brote
2nd Team C
Salsa: Amanda Code & Hannah Michaud
Swing: Ava LaRocca & Yeting Du
Foxtrot: Ben Moss & Veronica Boyce
Polka: Ben Moss & Charlotte Ryan
5th Team J
Salsa: Jorge Valdez & Katherine Mathison
Swing: Beste Kaygisiz & Yousef Mardini
Foxtrot: Alex Creely & Maiya Tracy
Polka: Janet Guo & Doris Fu

Back to Results.


Fall Semester Classes Starting!

The MITBDT was excited to see such a large and enthusiastic turnout for Dance Camp last week. We hope you’re ready to join our classes, which start today, 9/11! If you missed dance camp, no worries, we start off with the basics so you feel confident on your feet.

Classes are open to MIT and Wellesley students and affiliates. No partner or dance experience is required.

 

Rookie Class Schedule

Here is an overview of our weekly class schedule for new dancers. Please contact our rookie coordinator (mitbdt-rookie-coordinator@mit.edu) to get updates on the class locations. Also contact our rookie coordinator if you have previous dance experience, to determine which level of classes is best for you!

Monday
* 7:00pm Standard with Ben & Esther
* 8:15pm Latin with Fil & Esther

Wednesday
* 7:30pm Standard with Charlotte
* 8:30pm Latin with Armin

Friday
* 7:30pm Standard with Fil
* 8:45pm Latin with Fil

Sunday
* 7:00pm Latin with Armin

Attending practice twice a week is the minimum to keep up with the new material. Three times per week is strongly recommended to solidify your technique. Talk to a current team member about how to make the schedule work for you!