The 2012-2013 Varsity competition will be hosted by Cambridge on Saturday 4th May 2013 at Kelsey Kerridge Sports Centre (CB1 1NA). It's a full day of events and spectators are welcome. There is also a range of Open competitions beyond the varsity challenge matches.
|11:00||B team match|
|14:00||A team match|
2013 Open Events
Beginners Waltz and Quickstep
Beginners Cha-cha and Jive
Non-team Waltz and Quickstep
Non-team Cha-cha and Jive
Open Foxtrot and Tango
Open Rumba and Samba
Open Paso Doble
Beginners events are for those who only began dancing after last varsity and there are also restrictions on steps and clothing (not competitive dress).
Non-team events are for couples where both partners are currently students but neither partner is competing in a team event nor has ever danced in an Advanced open competition on the university circuit. There are no step restrictions and competitive dress may be worn.
The entry fee for spectators is £3. Entry for competitors is £15 per person if arranged in advance but £17 if submitted on the day. Contact email@example.com by Thursday, including: name of leader, name of follower, the list of events you want to enter and whether or not you're a student. Payment will be collected when competitors pick up their number.
About the match
Each year a Varsity DanceSport Match is held between the Oxford and Cambridge university teams. The host university alternates, with Cambridge hosting in odd-numbered years. The match is held in the third term of the academic year.
The Varsity DanceSport match in its present form was first organised by Oxford in 1974. The winners to date have been:
1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011
1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1987, 1991, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013
DanceSport Blues status
DanceSport is recognised by the Blues Committees in both Oxford and Cambridge. In Cambridge, the sport has Half Blue status for both men and women (with discretionary Full Blues for women). In Oxford, the sport has Full Blues status for women and discretionary Full Blues for men.