Intervarsity 2018

27Apr2018

21 Chancellors Walk, Monash University Clayton

The annual dance competition between MDS, MUDC and RMIT is here!

From 6:30 pm until 10:30 pm

At Main Dining Hall, Campus Centre

21 Chancellors Walk, Monash University Clayton

The annual dance competition between Monash DanceSport, Melbourne University Dance Club and RMIT Latino Groove is here! One of the biggest events that bring the sister clubs together, to compete in Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Salsa, Bachata and Argentine Tango to contribute to the victory of one of the three clubs. We also have categories that will go to the club which has the most points scored under a category. Open to all registered members.

Time: 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Venue: Main Dining Hall, Campus Centre, 21 Chancellors Walk, Monash University Clayton
Cost: TBC

WHAT IS INTERVARSITY?
Intervarsity is a friendly annual competition between the Melbourne, Monash and RMIT universities' DanceSport clubs. Even if you have only just started dancing this is the place to shine and meet other dancers from our sister clubs.
Members from all clubs compete in the styles of Latin, Ballroom, Salsa, Swing and Argentine Tango, and judges will choose the winners in each category. There will also be performances and social dancing!

WHAT IF I'M A BEGINNER?
Competition events are broken up into different experience levels so you will be competing against people at the same standard as you are, so beginners are encouraged to join!

WHAT IF I AM NOT SURE WHETHER I AM A BEGINNER OR NOT?
If you have taken 6 or more classes (at MDS or an external studio) at intermediate level then you should enter as an intermediate level competitor instead of  a beginner. If you have been dancing for less than 6 months and have taken less than 12 classes in that given style, then you can compete as a beginner. However, if you partner with someone in a higher level than you then you still need to compete in a higher level to match with your partner. If both of you and your potential partner are from intermediate level then you two can’t switch roles and compete in beginner level (apply to medalist styles as well). You can compete in a lower level only if you switch role (lead becomes follower/ follower dances as lead), which is not applicable for Above Gold competitors to dance down. Same sex partnerships are welcome. 

WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE A PARTNER?
Ask around in the class! People usually say yes. If you don’t know anyone from class yet, you can post it on the event page or FB subgroup to look for your partner.


Our subgroups are:
Salsa and Bachata
http://www.facebook.com/groups/217834041661692/

Swing
https://www.facebook.com/groups/741631849242032/

Latin, Standard (Modern) and New Vogue
http://www.facebook.com/groups/265185823584584/

Argentine Tango
http://www.facebook.com/groups/183332671819483/

Hip Hop/Urban Choreography/ Kpop
http://www.facebook.com/groups/192958167404448/

Lyrical Contemporary
https://www.facebook.com/groups/440879729408724/

Ballet and Jazz
http://www.facebook.com/groups/405219286210042/

DanceHall & Reggaeton
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1745087962413344/

WHAT HAPPENS ON THE NIGHT?

All pairs competing in each category will perform their routines at the same time to set music.
In Jack & Jill events all competitors also dance at the same time, but participants will dance with someone they have not danced with before and will swap partners every 30 seconds, so will be improvising rather than performing a set routine.
Since they test your leading and following skills, the Jack and Jill events are good to enter if you want to give competition a try but can't confirm a partner.

Don't be put off if you've only just started - these things (while great to show off technique) are won by having heaps of people participate! No competition costumes are allowed, except for showcases. Dress code can refer to dance shoes and outfit

The categories are as following:
Salsa (Beginners)
Salsa (Intermediate)
Bachata (Beginner)
Bachata (Intermediate)
Argentine Tango(Beginner)
Argentine Tango (Intermediate)
Latin (Bronze) – Dances TBC
Latin (Silver) – Dances TBC
Latin (Gold) – Dances TBC
Latin(Above Gold) – Dances TBC
Standard (Bronze) – Dances TBC
Standard (Silver) – Dances TBC
Standard (Gold) – Dances TBC
Standard(Above Gold) – Dances TBC
Swing (Beginners)
Swing (Intermediate)
Jack 'n' Jill Swing
Jack 'n' Jill Salsa

Need help finding a partner? Please contact your club committee.

HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE?
Check out the universities' websites/FB links
MUDC - http://mudc.org.au/
MDS - http://monashdancesport.org/
RMIT LG - https://www.facebook.com/RmitLatinoGroove?fref=ts