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Come Dance with Texas Ballroom

Raised toward our $1,500 Goal
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Project ended on December 15, at 09:00 AM CST
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Goal Reached!

December 06, 2016

We have reached our goal of $1,500! With y'alls donations, Texas Ballroom is better funded for Austin Open and able to support our competitions teams more.

Texas Ballroom would like to give our thanks to Chin-Long Shu, Clarence Lasby, Christine Newton, Gramma Alisan, and all the anonymous donors for helping us reach our goal. We would also like to thank UT for giving us this platform to fundraise with.

While we have reached our goal, donations will still be accepted and appreciated! Additional funds will go towards next year's Great Waltz.

Texas Ballroom has National Champions

November 25, 2016

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and a safe Black Friday! Over the past weekend, ten members of our Country Competition Team traveled to Dallas to compete at ACDA's National Championship. Several members placed in the Top 5 and we even had a few become national champions! Here are the results:

Female Pro-am Open Newcomer:

  • 3rd place: Arianna Mahan
  • 5th place: Rachel Bankhead
  • Honorable Mention: Kelly Wu
  • Honorable Mention: Snigdha Sinha

Male Pro-am Open Newcomer:

  • 1st place: Sanmit Narvekar
  • 2nd place: Hien Nguyen
  • 3rd place: Zehao Xue
  • 4th place: Robert Bramlett
  • 5th place: Alexander King

Female Pro-am Open Novice

  • 1st place: Jenny Nguyen

Open Division 4 Couples:

  • 1st place: Arianna Mahan and Sanmit Narvekar
  • 2nd place: Rachel Bankhead and Hien Nguyen
  • 4th place: Kelly Wu and Zehao Xue

Congratulations to everyone who competed at Nationals! Good luck to our six members - Arianna, Jenny, Sanmit, Hien, Robert, and Alexander - also going to Worlds in January!

Thank you to everyone who has donated to our project.

UT takes Rice

November 21, 2016

Over the weekend of November 5, Texas Ballroom traveled to Houston to compete at Rice's ballroom competition. All of our members who competed placed in a dance! Here are a few of the results from that weekend:


Mario and Christina: 1st place in all Gold International Standard dances - Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Viennese Waltz;  Gold International Latin: 3rd in Cha Cha, 3rd in Samba, 2nd in Rumba, and 3rd in Jive

Mario and Emily C: 1st place in all Gold and Silver American Rhythm and Smooth dances - Viennese Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Waltz, East Coast Swing, Cha Cha, Rumba, Bolero, Mambo

Sena: 1st place in mixed proficiency Waltz and Tango with Mario

Alyssa: 3rd place in Ladies Newcomer Pro-am Jive with Mario

Felipa and Garrett: 2nd place in Beginner Hustle, 4th in Bachata, and 5th in Salsa

Emily H. and Hien: 1st place in all Newcomer Country - West Coast, East Coast, Two Step, Cha Cha, Polka, and Waltz;  

Andrew and Emily C.: 1st place in Advanced Country

Andrew and Shelley: 2nd place in Gold Standard and 1st in Advanced West Coast Swing

Josh and Emily C.: Silver Latin: 1st place in Jive, Cha Cha, Samba, Paso and 3rd in Silver Latin Rumba;    Gold Latin: 1st place in Paso, 2nd in Cha Cha, 3rd in Rumba, 4th in Jive and Samba

Ruchika and Andrew: Bronze Latin: 1st place in Samba, 2nd in Rumba, and 3rd in Jive


Texas Ballroom also won the team match against all of the other schools in attendance! Congratulations to everyone who competed at Rice!


Dallas Dance Festival

November 14, 2016

Congratulations to our Country Competition Team for doing well at Dallas Dance Festival this past weekend! Here is how everyone did:

Pro-am Male Newcomer:  Sanmit - 2nd Place Overall;    Hien - 3rd Place Overall;    Nolan - 4th Place Overall

Pro-am Female Novice:  Jenny - 1st Place Overall

Couples:  Sanmit and Arianna - 1st Place Overall;    Hien and Tesch - 4th Place Overall

West Coast Jack and Jill:  Male Newcomer:   Sanmit - 1st Place;       Female Novice:   Arianna - 3rd Place

Novice Strictly Swing:  Zehao and Arianna - 2nd Place

Good luck to everyone going to Nationals this weekend and keep up the hard work!

Thank You!

November 02, 2016

I just wanted to thank everyone who has donated to our HornRaiser Project so far. Due to y'alls donations, we have raised more than $1,000! This has been our most successful launch to date! Thank you again.

Alexander King

Fundraising Coordinator

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Allows us to hire a dance professional to judge Austin Open


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

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