UPCOMING COMPETITIONS

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2023 - Crusader Classic (Holy Cross) Competition *

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2023 - Terrier Dancesport Competition (Boston University) *

SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2023 - Worcester Classic Ballroom Competition

SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2023 - UMASS Ballroom Competition 

SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2023 - RPI Ballroom Competition *

SATURDAY, APRIL 29 - SUNDAY APRIL 30, 2023 - MIT Open Ballroom Competition (2-Day Event)

*Not sponsored. The team as a whole is not attending, but we like to keep our dancers informed of competition opportunities! We can help to organize those who are interested, but no official rides list will go out, and the full rate would be paid directly to the Competition if you choose to attend.

PLEASE NOTE: Most competitions require dancers to register via o2cm: https://www.o2cm.com/Events.html. The UConn Ballroom Team will take care of competitor registration for all sponsored competitions, but you must have an existing account and ID# for our Secretary to use. Any and all registration questions can be directed to Linnea at secretary@uconnballroom.com

Terrier Dancesport (Boston University) Competition *

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11 2023

Worcester Classic Ballroom Competition

SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2023

Official Website: https://sites.google.com/view/worcesterclassicballroom/home 

o2cm Event Page: Coming Soon!

UMass Ballroom Competition

SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2023

RPI Ballroom Competition *

SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2023

Official Website: https://ballroom.union.rpi.edu/competition 

o2cm Event Registration Page: Coming Soon!

MIT  Open Ballroom Competition

SATURDAY, APRIL 29 - SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 2023 (2 Day Event)

Official Website: http://ballroom.mit.edu/comp/ 

o2cm Event Registration Page: Coming Soon!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Because this is a 2-Day Event, more details are typically involved with registration, ride lists, and lodging. Our Board will be keeping our dancers informed as details are ironed out, but please reach out with any questions you may have! 

COMPETITION FAQ

Where can I view my competition results?

All results can be found on the o2cm Events Page: https://www.o2cm.com/Events.html

I've never danced before, can I still compete?

Yes! Collegiate competitions start at the Newcomer level, so you are able to compete even within your first semester! 

How many competitions can I participate in as a UCBD member?

UCBD will typically sponsor 3 competitions for team members at a free or discounted rate depending on the semester and available funds. However, there are usually more competitions throughout the year that our members attend. These extra competitions are funded by the individual dancers. 

Can I spectate at a competition without actually competing?

Yes, absolutely! We highly encourage spectating at least one competition to see what it's like. Competitions are generally a really fun time and a great bonding experience for our dancers! You can come purely to watch, or even help our competitors get ready with hair, costumes, etc. We'll usually have dinner together afterwards too to celebrate the day!

How do I know what level to compete in? 

Our lessons are taught according to the levels that are used at most collegiate competitions - Newcomer, Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Open (Pre-Champ and Champ) - which makes it easier to know which level to enter if you decide to compete! However, our Instructors would be the best people to speak with if you are not sure when and/or what level to compete in! But, if you'd like some general information:

Newcomers are typically in their very first semester of lessons. Bronze dancers are within their 2nd and 3rd semesters of dancing. Silver dancers are typically in their 4th or higher semesters of dancing, and their placement becomes a bit more dependent on the points they have in the collegiate system. Gold and Open dancers usually make the conscious decision to compete at these levels depending on their dance experience, points in the collegiate system, practice etiquette, and coaching recommendation. 

Do I need a partner to compete?

Yes and no. (Lol) While you do need a partner to compete, it does not have to be one consistent partner. Our members have all danced with different partners, and sometimes this does lead to consistent partnerships depending on schedule, drive, experience, etc. However, collegiate competitions often offer a partner search option to help pair dancers together the day of. You will typically have some time before you are called to the floor on competition day to meet and maybe go over some steps with the partner they've helped you find. 

DANCER'S CHECKLIST

Going to a competition and not sure what to bring? Well we've made this checklist to help you as you're packing!

COMPETITION ARCHIVE

Here's a list of all the competitions that UConn Ballroom Dance has attended over the years, including links to any photos that we've taken of our dancers!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16 2022 - Harvard Beginners *

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30 2022 - Brown Ballroom Dance Competition (2022 Photos)

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13 2022 - Tufts Ballroom Competition