Devil DanceSport is excited to invite you and your friends to "Puttin' on the Ritz". Where: ASU Memorial Union, Arizona Ballroom When: Saturday, February 25th, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm: Swing lesson 7:00pm - 10:00pm: social dancing, all styles Like at all of our dances, you are strongly encouraged to dress up as much as you would like. That said, feel free to come in your best costume from the 1920's era. We look forward to seeing everyone dressed up! Tickets are now available online at the Devil DanceSport ticketing portal or in person from a DDS representative. As usual, tickets are $10, and cannot be purchased at the door. Questions? Feel free to contact a DDS officer or post on our Facebook event page! See you on February 25th!
We would like to thank all of you for attending the largest Devil DanceSport Invitational we've ever hosted! Marks for the 2016 Devil DanceSport Invitational are now available! You can check your scoresheets on O2CM at http://results.o2cm.com/event3.asp?event=dds16. Have a safe trip home, and we'll see you in 2017 for the 10th anniversary of DDSI!
There are only a few days left until the 2016 Devil DanceSport Invitational, and we have some important information for you. Please check that your partner also got this email, and if you are a coach or team captain, that your students/teammates get this information as well! Continue reading
Time to get ready for the fall competition season! New this year, Devil DanceSport will be traveling to two intercollegiate ballroom dance competitions in the fall. The first of these travel competitions is one that Devil DanceSport has not attended in the past: The UC Santa Barbara Beach Ball, hosted by the UCSB Cotillion Dance Club on November 5. The UCSB registration packet (linked below) will cover your registration fee and hotel. For this competition, we will be using our point-based travel subsidy system. We will take the point total from the fall semester to compute your travel subsidy. The base unsubsidized cost for the Beach Ball package is $80; if you met all of the travel subsidy requirements, you will receive between $20 and $40 off your travel package! We have pre-calculated subsidies for all of you, and you can check how much you would pay at our travel subsidies page. If you want to take advantage of this offer, you must return your UCSB packets to a DDS officer by Friday, October 7, 2016! In order to be able to travel, you must be cleared as a Devil DanceSport member for the spring semester by the packet deadline (Friday, October 7); for more information about how to become a member, check out our membership page. If you do not have a way of getting to Santa Barbara yet, don't worry! We will coordinate rides to make sure that you can make it there.
FormsFull competitor packet - includes FAQ and all the forms we need from you. Includes two roster forms, one for you, and one for your partner. Extra registration form - for those of you with a bajillion partners. You need one per partnership.
Devil DanceSport is excited to invite you and your friends to the Blockbuster Ball ! Where: Memorial Union, Arizona Ballroom, ASU Tempe When: Saturday, October 1st, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm: Cha Cha lesson 7:00pm - 10:00pm: social dancing, all styles Like at all of our dances, you are strongly encouraged to dress up as much as you would like. That said, feel free to come in your best costume of your favorite film character! There will even be a costume contest! Tickets are available online at www.devildancesport.com/tickets/ or in person from a DDS representative. As usual, tickets are $10, and cannot be purchased at the door. Questions? Feel free to contact a DDS officer or post on the Facebook Event Page ! Well, that's a wrap on this description. We hope to see you all on October 1st!
Greetings from Arizona! Devil DanceSport is pleased to invite you and your team to the ninth annual Devil DanceSport Invitational! Our competition will again be held in the friendly confines of the ASU Tempe campus in the heart of the Valley of the Sun. Last year, our competition saw over 140 competitors, from 13 schools and five states register for over 1,300 entries in 145 events, only one of which was uncontested. Due to this popularity, the Devil DanceSport Invitational has become the largest collegiate/amateur ballroom dance competition in the state of Arizona. Continue reading
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- Country Western I
- Latin Salsa I
- Latin Swing Ballroom I (TTh1800)
- Latin Swing Ballroom I (MW1800)
- Latin Swing Ballroom I (MW1330)
Are you ready for a trek to a magical land 300 miles to the northwest? Yes, the UNLV Desert Challenge is right around the corner! The 2016 Desert Challenge Intercollegiate Dancesport Championships will be held at the MPE North Gym in the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, on April 22 and 23. Devil DanceSport is going, and we want you to join us. As in previous years, the Desert Challenge travel package will cover hotel and registration costs for you. As is also our custom, we will charter a bus that will take you between Tempe and Las Vegas, as well as provide you transportation between the hotel and the competition on both Friday and Saturday. The base cost of our packet this year is $150. However, UNLV receives the most aggressive travel subsidies we offer, and this year is no exception. Members who have satisfied all of our travel subsidy requirements (i.e. who have reached 100 points in the Devil DanceSport travel subsidy system during the Spring semester) will receive a $50 subsidy. Any additional points over the 100-point threshold will yield a subsidy of 50¢ per point. As a result, members who max out at 200 points will receive a whopping $100 off the UNLV travel package! As usual, we have pre-calculated subsidies for all of you, and you can check how much you would pay at our travel subsidies page.
But wait... THAT'S NOT ALL!If you are planning to compete for the very first time ever, Devil DanceSport is offering a special one-time-only $50 discount off the base price! This means that you will be able to travel, stay and compete with the team for only $100! Full details on this special discount are available in the FAQ section of the registration packet, but in a nutshell, all you have to do is:
- Register as a club member
- Attend the ASU Ballroom Beginners' Competition
- Turn in your packet (linked below)
But wait... THERE'S MORE!Newcomer competitors are also eligible for up to $50 off Vegas travel in addition to the travel subsidy and newcomer discounts by participating in the ASU Ballroom Beginner Competition's Scholarship Multi-Dance event. The top three couples get money off from Vegas, so if you are a newcomer, we strongly encourage you to sign up for that heat!
Just call in the next 20 minutes...While calling in the next 20 minutes will not be necessary, if you want to take advantage of this offer, you must return your Vegas packets to a DDS officer by Thursday, March 31, 2016.
- Full competitor packet (includes FAQ and all the forms we need from you)
- Information and rules packet (for all -eiπ who are interested in such minor details). Note: UNLV now allows you to sign up for two consecutive closed syllabus levels.
- Extra registration form (for those of you with a bajillion partners. You need one per partnership.)
The annual Orange Blossom Ball hosted by Dancesport at UCR will be held on April 16, and Devil DanceSport is planning on attending again this year! The Orange Blossom Ball registration packet will cover your registration fee and hotel. For this competition, we will use our point-based travel subsidy system. We will take the point total from the spring semester to compute your travel subsidy. In order to receive travel subsidies, you must be cleared as a Devil DanceSport member for the spring semester by Tuesday, March 22; for more information about how to become a member, check out our membership page. The base unsubsidized cost for the UCR package is $70; if you met all of the travel subsidy requirements, you will receive between $15 and $30 off your travel package! We have pre-calculated subsidies for all of you, and you can check how much you would pay at our travel subsidies page. If you do not have a way of getting to Riverside yet, don’t worry! We will coordinate rides to make sure that you can make it there. If you want to take advantage of this offer, you must return your UCR packets to a DDS officer by Thursday, March 24, 2015!
All of the video study guides for Larry Caves's DCE 124 Latin/Swing/Ballroom Level I midterm are now posted on Devil DanceSport's new YouTube channel! This includes Cha Cha, Swing, Rumba, Foxtrot and Waltz. Even if you are not in Larry's class, these videos are great study tools for remembering basic step patterns for these dances. Check them out! If you are having problems with the video player above, click here to open the study guide playlist.