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UMBC Formation and Competition Team

UMBC Formation Team and championship trophy from the 2007 Pittsburgh Dancesport Collegiate Competition

The UMBC formation team was comprised of 18 collegiate dancers who shared a love for ballroom dance and a desire to grow better as a group and as individuals. The team was active year round, with semester try-outs and annual routines. In the past they have performed at such venues as: the Atlantic Ballroom, the Promenade Ballroom, UMBC Basketball Games, Gardel's, and other local and campus events.

The formation team is no longer actively competing, although there are members of the UMBC club who would like to see its return. One of their last seasons brought home a championship trophy from 2007 Pittsburgh Dancesport Collegiate Challenge. They planned to enter the Collegiate Ohio Star Ball and defend their title at the Pittsburgh Dancesport Collegiate Challenge in 2008.

The formation team was offered as a class which built on the intermediate international class with more advanced figures and emphasis on technique. Team members were expected to attend all classes and practices.

This was an international team, professionally coached by Genya Bartashevich. For more info contact the current Program Director for the UMBC Ballroom Dance Community, the current Program Director for the UMBC Ballroom Dance Community.

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If you would like to help reform the formation team, you could send an e-mail to our UMBC Ballroom Program Director. Auditions were held at the beginning of every semester. In the future, when we bring this back, people will be able to check the schedule for auditioning times and locations.
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