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Competing

Everyone is encouraged to compete. There are several competitions in the area that the Ballroom Dance club competes at every year. A list of these can be found here .

If you need a partner, head over to the Partner Find section .

If you need a guide on what to wear, and what to expect, you could peruse the Guide section .

Click here for a guide on how to prepare for competitions.

 

Syllabus

Competitions use a list of allowed steps, called a syllabus, to judge couples on the dance floor.

The syllabi can be found in the links section .

 

Upcoming Competitions

College Park Baby BAM JAM
When:

TBA (April)

Where:

Stamp Student Union, University of MD, College Park

Registration:

TBA

Website:

http://www.ballroomatmaryland.com/babybamjam/

Contact:

(use website)

Description:

Hosted by Ballroom at Maryland. It is an informal competition aimed at those who are either new at the dancing or new to the world of competition. Everyone is welcome and even encouraged to participate.

 
D.C. Dancesport Inferno
When:

TBA (November)

Where:

Stamp Student Union, University of MD, College Park

Registration:

TBA

Website:

http://www.ballroomatmaryland.com/dcdi/

Contact:

(use website)

Description:

Hosted by Ballroom at Maryland. It is the closest competition to UMBC and we usually send a good group down to compete in categories from Newcomer to Silver. A great first competition to try it out!

 

The Big Apple Dancesport Challenege
When:

TBA (November)

Where:

Roone Arledge Auditorium, NYC

Registration:

TBA

Website:

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/ballroomteam/competition/

Contact:

Catherine Woo at bw2104@columbia.edu

Description:

Hosted by The Columbia University Ballroom Dance Team. One day competition. Offers two nights of housing (Friday and Saturday night) for those who wish to explore the city on Sunday. Competition will be in all styles and all dances. There will be a social after the show. Includes The Starry Night Winter Showcase, featuring Champ/Pre-Champ finals as well as performances by a professional couple. Stay tuned for more info!

Clover Star Classic
When:

Saturday , February 23, 2008

Where:

First District Plaza, 3801 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

Registration:

February 17, 2008

Website:

http://dolphin.upenn.edu/~ballroom/CloverStarClassic/

Contact:

(use website)

Description:

Hosted by The University of Pennsylvania Latin and Ballroom Dance team. Competition in all styles and dances. Cash scholarships to open level dance winners and runner ups. Housing for both Friday and Saturday nights.

Independence Day Ball Dance Camp
When:

July 2-6, 2008

Where:

Washington, DC

Registration:

Early Registration March 15, 2008 SAVE $100!

Website:

http://www.ChampionshipDanceCamps.com/idb

Contact:

(use website)

Description:

This 5-day dance camp is an intense learning experience, mixed with fun, sightseeing and relaxation. With over 100 ballroom and latin workshops, you will walk away - if you can still stand! - feeling confident and accomplished.

 
 

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