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Ballroom Dancers Place Well at Brown


Gabor Csanyi--The Tech
Susan Chiu and Jung Yeuh dance the American Waltz in competition at Brown University.

By Gábor Csányi
Team Member

The MIT ballroom dance team continued its competition season by participating in a full scale event organized at Brown University in Providence on Nov. 18.

The competition featured heats in American Rhythm and Smooth and International Standard and Latin dances at the levels of newcomer, beginner, intermediate, and advanced. There were all together 55 heats, and MIT achieved 36 placings in the finals, a major success, considering that the team had only two couples who competed at the intermediate level, and only one entry at the advanced level.

Other universities competing were Brown, Yale, Harvard, Tufts, RPI, BU, Northeastern, and the University of Maryland.

The more notable results were Vikas Bhushan G and Rachel J. Dowell '96 winning the Beginner International Foxtrot and Jung Yueh and Susan Chiu placing second in Advanced American Tango.

Other first and second place winners were:Andreas Gast G and Tambre Tarleton at second in Beginner International Tango; Attila Mekis G and Anne Moroney at second in both Beginner International Quickstep and Beginner International Foxtrot; Gábor Csányi G and Marta M. Lipinski G at first in Newcomer International Quickstep and second in Beginner and Newcomer American Waltz, Newcomer International Waltz, and Newcomer American Foxtrot; Csányi and Moroney at first in Newcomer International Samba; and Alexander N.-Y. Wang G and Persis Sosiak at first in Newcomer International Cha-cha.