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Come Dance with Texas Ballroom

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Project ended on December 15, at 09:00 AM CST
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Come Dance with Texas Ballroom

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 ball or collegiate ballroom competition.

The Plan

A significant portion of the funds will be used towards our collegiate competition in April - Austin Open - to pay for judges and officials. Members of our Country Competition Team will also be competing at Nationals and Worlds later this year, so a portion of the funds will go towards their entrance and dance fees. In addition, funds will help our Ballroom Competition Team travel to Massachusetts to compete at MIT's competition in the spring.

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 many members of our Country Team be able to compete at Nationals and Worlds this semester. After working hard throughout the year, they will be able to represent UT and demonstrate their skills and techniques on a large stage. Ten members will compete at Nationals on November 18-20 and six members will compete at Worlds on January 1-8.

Texas Hoe-Down 2016

Ballroom Competition Team

The Ballroom Competition Team will travel to Rice University's ballroom competition - Dances with Owls - on November 5. In February, they will attend the University of Houston's Cougar Classic competition. The team will then end their season by traveling to Massachusetts and competing 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. MIT is a wonderful place for our members to showcase their skills.

Dances with Owls 2015

Austin Open

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

Austin Open 2016
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Classy Dancer

Number of dances that each team competes in


Knowledgeable Dancer

Number of dances Texas Ballroom teaches members


Professional Dancer

Provides dance shoes to our members


Dance Enthusiast

Average entrance fee per national competition


Judging Expert

Allows us to hire a dance professional to judge Austin Open


Housing Hero

Allows the competition teams to pay for hotel rooms where the competitions are being held


Dance Master

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

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