Team Trials 2023

CUDT holds ‘team trials’ at the start of each year, both to look for new talent and to assess the dancers already on team. If you have some experience of Ballroom/Latin dancing (whether you’ve taken one class or already competed for years), this is the event where you come and meet the captains and coaches and show us what you’ve got!

Any university student from the University of Cambridge, Anglia Ruskin University and the Open University is welcome to join. You don’t need to come with a partner, and you can wear whatever you feel comfortable dancing in – including trainers if you do not have dance shoes. 

Trials will be held this year on the 7th/8th of October at Chesterton Sports Centre. Sign up by the evening of the 6th!

Sign up form is here: TBC

For trials this year, we will ask you to dance some Waltz, Quickstep, Cha Cha, and Jive. There are choreography videos from our professional coaches, which we will release a couple of weeks before trials, and will be sent to you once you have signed up. Please learn at least one set Ballroom and one set Latin choreo (they will not be taught on the day) – you may learn all 4 set choreos, or use your own choreography for the remaining dances.

If you are keen to dance with CUDT and have previous dance experience but are unable to attend trials, please fill in the form anyway, so we know you are interested!

You can also get in touch with our captains ( if you have any questions or concerns.

We look forward to seeing you there!

FAQs for Trials 2023:

How do I sign up? The signup form and choreography videos will be released a couple of weeks before trials – keep an eye on this page and on our social media.

What do I wear? Wear clothes that you are comfortable to dance in (we would not recommend full costume…) and wear trainers if you do not have any dance shoes.

Why are you taking photos and videos? How will my data be used? The pictures and videos are for coach and captain use only, and will be used to help make decisions about partnering. These will be deleted when we have no further use for them, or otherwise within 3 weeks following trials.