Dancing the night away

Starring the MIT Ballroom Dance Team

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Emily Kellison-Linn William Phan and May-Elise Martinsen perform “Spy Games,” a playful foxtrot accompanied by the Pink Panther theme.
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Jonathan Lyles and Esther Rheinbay perform a paso doble dance to the well-known Spanish instrumental piece, “España Cani.”
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MIT alumni Arthur Lue and Yiqun Bai perform “Libertango.”
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Eric Nielsen lifts Mandi Davis in a dance to music from the game The Legend of Zelda.
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Jeff McCollum portrays The Phantom from The Phantom of the Opera in a dance to songs from the musical.
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On Saturday night, members of the MIT Ballroom Dance Team gathered in Kresge Auditorium to perform their second annual dance concert. Elaborately costumed dancers took the stage, sometimes in pairs and sometimes in groups, to perform nearly 20 different numbers in styles including tango, waltz, cha-cha, and samba (the viral Korean hit “Oppa Gangnam Style” even made an appearance). The MIT Ballroom Dance Team consists of MIT undergraduates, graduate students, and other MIT-affiliates. Members have been working on planning the concert since April. The concert also featured guest performances by the MIT Asian Dance Team and by MIT’s South Asian Fusion dance team, Chamak.