The annual Intervarsity competition took place on the 8th August 2015, hosted by Maties Dans in Stellenbosch. Intervarsity was a jam-packed weekend starting Friday the 7th August, with the UCT team ‘road-tripping’ to Stellenbosch. We attended the ‘Uptown Funk’ Intervarsity social where we got to meet our fellow friendly dance competitors from NMMU, Rhodes, Tuks and Maties! Saturday was THE BIG DAY where we had 317 dancers across the five universities participating in the competition, with 94 participants being from UCT! Our dancer strutted their elegant Ballroom moves and shook those Latin hips in the various sections for the adjudicators with loud cheers and applause from our supporters in the background! Our surprise dance this year was a Surprise Cha Cha, where our male partners were blindfolded (!!) – it took true skill not to bump into fellow dancers!
The prize giving ceremony which was held at the end of the day saw UCT walking away with seven Bronze, seven Silver, and seven Gold Medals!! UCT received Silver medals for the Team Dance and Formation, and was placed second overall with our friends Maties winning the overall event! Well done Maties! Our 2015 Chair also walked away with the Ballroom Queen award – well done Nicol! The weekend ended off with a celebratory supper at the Dros and breakfast in Stellenbosch Sunday morning! Congratulations to all those who participated and a big thank you to those who supported us! Intervarsity was an unforgettable experience, and at next year’s competition, which will be hosted by NMMU in PE, we will have even more fun and work even harder to bring back those trophies to where they belong – UCT BALLROOM! See you there!