2012 MIT Open - March 17, 18 2012!

Early registration for the 2012 MIT Open is available from now until January 20th at

http://www.ballroomregistrar.com/register/MIT12 .

General registration will be open until March 8. Registration after March 8 will incur a late fee. The competition will be held on March 17 and 18 on the MIT campus in Cambridge, MA.

The MIT Open is one of the largest collegiate competitions in the nation, attracting hundreds of top competitors from all across the country. We offer all 19 dances for all levels above Newcomer. This year, we are pleased to be able to offer larger cash prizes for Open events, as well as a new schedule to showcase the best of the Open, Pre-Championship, and Championship dancers. Check out ballroom.mit.edu/comp for more information. We hope to see you there!
An approximate schedule for the 2012 MIT Open. More specific times will be posted closer to the competition.

Saturday morning session:
Syllabus Standard

Saturday afternoon and evening session *:
Pre-champ and Champ Standard
Pre-champ and Champ Smooth
Open Rhythm
Pre-Champ and Champ Latin

*Qualifying rounds will take place in the afternoon session, followed by later rounds in the evening session

Sunday morning session:
Syllabus Latin

Sunday afternoon session:
Syllabus Rhythm
Newcomer Latin / Rhythm

Sunday evening session:
Syllabus Smooth
Newcomer Standard / Smooth

The official MIT Open website is at: http://ballroom.mit.edu/comp
and the Facebook group is at: http://www.facebook.com/MITOpen .
Early registration deadline is 1/27

Reminder: the early registration deadline for the 2012 MIT Open is Friday 1/27/2012.

Register early so you don't get left out!

Dear Competitors,

We're excited to announce both a showcase and lecture by World Professional Ten Dance Champions, Gherman Mustuc & Iveta Lukosiute (SYTYCD!). The show will take place at 8:15pm on Saturday, prior to the open amateur finals for all four styles.

Tickets for the show are available here: http://mitopenprofessionalshow.eventbrite.com/

Tickets to the lecture are available here: http://mitopenlecture.eventbrite.com/.

We are delighted to have you join us for our competition this year & look forward to some inspiring dancing!

Mandi Davis
2012 MIT Open Ballroom Competition Coordinator


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We've reached our registration cap for Beginner Standard events so those events have been closed. I expect to need to close several other events in the near future, likely tomorrow night -- all of Beginner, Intermediate, and most of Advanced, along with International Pre-Championship could hit their limits.

If you're team waits til the last minute to register, you might be shut out.

When events are closed, you can email the registrar to be placed on a waiting list. The waiting list is filled on a first come first served basis as people drop, or TBAs pair up.

If you are registered for a closed event, please email the registrar if you need to make ANY changes. If you update your registration yourself, you'll end up removing yourself from any closed event.


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Regular registration is closed. We're still accepting late registration; please contact the registrar listed on the registration pages to add or drop events, or for completely new registrations.

Our registrar will be working through the waiting list for Beginner Standard offering spots as they become available (and our schedule has let us open up a significant number of spots).

If you are registered TBA and have paired up with another TBA (or otherwise) please let us know so we can get more accurate counts. Thank you.
All sessions, except the show, will be streamed live. Visit the comp home page at


to view the competition video stream, and participate in the live chat room.

Available there also are links to the program and, for the first time this year, live callback info so you can follow along wherever you are!


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