Help Send Texas Ballroom to National Competitions

$150
15%
Raised toward our $1,000 Goal
2 Donors
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Project ends on December 06, at 09:00 AM CST
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Help Send Texas Ballroom to National Competitions

Who We Are

Founded in 1980, Texas Ballroom is one of UT Austin’s few ballroom dancesport organizations. We hold weekly classes throughout the school year where we teach students, faculty, and staff many styles of dance that include ballroom, social and country. We strive to create as many opportunities as possible to meet the needs of our members, from weekly socials, to monthly variety dances, to larger events like our annual gala or collegiate ballroom competition.

Why we need your help

In order to keep supporting our growing community and send to dancing off all over the country, we need support from donors such as yourself. Any donation, no matter how small, will be used to create more dance opportunities of our members.

Our Competition Teams

In 2013, Texas Ballroom revived the Ballroom Competition Team. Over the course of that year, the team experienced immense growth, allowing a second team to be created - the Country Competition Team. Both teams compete at national level competitions across the country where many of our team members receive high recognition and marks.

Country Competition Team

We are excited to have multiple members qualify for Worlds this semester. After working hard throughout the semester, they will represent UT and demonstrate their skills and techniques on a large stage. We have 11 members traveling to San Francisco on January 1-8. Among these 11 members, there are three World Titles from last year's competition and we are returning to win them again.

 

Ballroom Competition Team

We will be sending 12 members to Massachusetts to compete at MIT's collegiate competition in April. MIT's event is the largest collegiate ballroom competition on the East Coast, attracting competitors from all over and allows our members to showcase their skills.

 

Austin Open

Hosted by Texas Ballroom, Austin Open is the largest collegiate level dance competition in the state. Austin Open encourages dancers of all levels to experience competition, enhance their skills, and publicize the art of dance to the community. Independent dancers, dancers from local studios, and collegiate teams across the state which include SMU,   A & M, Rice, and Texas Tech travel to compete at Austin Open.

 

Levels
Choose a giving level

$25

Knowledgeable Dancer

With just this donation, you get get up to 5 members of Texas Ballroom their own pairs of dance practice shoes. Wow!

$50

Professional Dancer

This donation will get one member of our competitive team a brand new pair of shoes.

$100

Judging Expert

This allows us to hire professional dancers to judge at Austin Open, a huge competition held a UT in the Spring

$125

Dance Enthusiast

Average entrance fee per person for a competition

$300

Traveling Trouper

Pays for a round-trip plane ticket for one of our members to travel to a national competition, such as MIT or Worlds

$600

Housing Hero

Covers the hotel costs for the entire team at one competition

$1,000

Dance Master

Practice makes perfect. Thank you for helping us reach our goal! You're the real MVP.

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