Ballroom Dance Team

Please visit the Competitive Dance Team website for more information

2016-17 Club Officers

Co-President: Brian DiGiorgio
Co-President: Annie Zanger
Vice-President: Soren Smallwood
Vice-President: Ami Ballmer
Vice-President: Gabe Bury
Treasurer: Brian DiGiorgio
Safety Officer: Annie Zanger
Safety Officer: Soren Smallwood
Instructor: Andrea Mirenda

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2016-2017 Schedule 

Ballroom Blast at the University of MN on October 22nd

2016-17 Roster

Ami Ballmer
Gabriel Bury
Ashley Carlson
Brian DiGiorgio
Anna Johnson
Hannah Marty
Christian Nielson
Soren Smallwood
Lillie Snortland
Ethan Somes
Jonas Sun
Calvin Phan
Valentine Purell
Kirsten Walters

Results from Last Competition: 

There were teams from Bemidji State, Iowa State, Luther, North Dakota State, Northwestern, U of M Duluth, U of M Twin Cities, University of Northern Iowa, University of Chicago, and University of Iowa.

Newcomer Latin Samba: Shannon Branigin & Nicolae Sapoval (from UChicago) -- 4th place
Newcomer Latin Rumba: Rumya Ravi & Nicole Connell -- 6th place
Bronze Latin Samba: Lianne Siegel & Soren Smallwood -- 1st place; Gabe Bury & Hannah Marty -- 3rd place; Ethan Somes & Tegan Wilson -- 5th place; Valentine Purell & Lillie Snortland -- 6th place
Bronze Latin Cha Cha: Lianne & Soren -- 4th place; Gabe & Hannah -- 6th place
Bronze Latin Rumba: Lianne & Soren -- 5th place; Gabe & Hannah -- 6th place
Advanced Bronze Latin Samba/Cha Cha/Rumba: Lianne & Soren -- 2nd place; Brian DiGiorgio & Annie Zanger -- 4th place
Bronze Smooth Waltz: Gabe & Soren -- 4th place
Bronze Smooth Tango: Gabe & Soren -- 2nd place
Bronze Smooth Foxtrot: Gabe & Soren -- 2nd place
Advanced Bronze Smooth Waltz/Tango/Foxtrot: Gabe & Soren -- 1st place
Mixed Proficiency Smooth Waltz: Gabe & Nicole -- 3rd place
Mixed Proficiency Smooth Tango: Gabe & Nicole -- 3rd place
Mixed Proficiency Smooth Foxtrot: Gabe & Nicole -- 3rd place
Newcomer Rhythm Cha Cha: Tegan & Shannon -- 4th place
Newcomer Rhythm Rumba: Tegan & Shannon -- 1st place
Advanced Bronze Rhythm Cha Cha/Rumba/Swing: Lianne & Annie -- 5th place
Mixed Proficiency Rhythm Cha Cha: Lianne & Nicole -- 7th place
Mixed Proficiency Rhythm Rumba: Lianne & Nicole -- 4th place
Mixed Proficiency Rhythm Swing: Lianne & Nicole -- 2nd place
Newcomer Standard Foxtrot: Lillie & Nicole -- 3rd place
Bronze Standard Foxtrot: Gabe & Ashley Carlson -- 5th place; Valentine & Hannah -- 6th place
Mixed Proficiency Standard Waltz: Brian & Shannon -- 7th place
Strictly Argentine Tango: Gabe & Valentine -- 8th place
Strictly Lindy Hop: Gabe & Hannah -- 4th place; Calvin Phan & Lianne -- 5th place

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