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MIT Dancers Do Well In Beginner Levels At Yale Competition


Gabor Csanti--The Tech
Attila Mekis G. and Anne Moroney dance International Standard in competition at Yale University last Saturday

By Gabor Csanyi
Team Member

The ballroom dance team had their third and most difficult competition this year in New Haven, Conn., organized by Yale University. One of the largest competitions of the year, it started at 8:30 a.m. last Saturday and didn't finish until shortly after midnight.

Events ran late as usual, and some of the prescheduled events had to be cancelled due to lack of time. Everyone was thoroughly exhausted towards the end, when they realized at 6 p.m. that only a bit less than half of the events were still ahead. Most of the Harvard team for example decided to leave and get back to Boston at a reasonable hour.

Harvard dominated the advanced level, winning every single event in the team match. Yale came second, while the MIT veteran team placed 5th. At the individual beginner levels, things were much more even, and MIT dancers achieved many placings in what was for most them their toughest contest so far.

Individual placings were as follows:Paulash Mohsen G and Ayelette Robinson at 3rd in Intermediate International Cha-Cha; Vikas Bhushan G and Janice Cheung at 3rd in Intermediate American Waltz and Tango; Bhushan with Rachel J. Dowell '96 at 2nd in Beginner Quickstep and 3rd place in Beginner American Waltz, Tango and Cha-Cha; Alex Wang G with Linda Kim '97 at 2nd in Newcomer International Rhumba and Cha-Cha and Beginner International Cha-Cha, and 3rd in Newcomer International Jive; and Gbor Csnyi G with Marta Lipinski G at1st in Beginner Quickstep, and 2nd in Newcomer Quickstep and International Waltz.