Rosebud ball is our yearly beginner comp. We've confirmed Sunday, October 27th as the official date of Rosebud Ball 2019! This is a beginner comp for new dancers to get some competition experience without committing to a full day of dancing. We will be offering Newcomer/Bronze/Silver levels for Standard, Smooth, Latin, and Rhythm. We recommend this comp for dancers competing at the Newcomer or Bronze levels. This is also a great opportunity for intermediate and advanced dancers to get experience running a competition! Dancers must be competing at a gold level or higher to judge Rosebud.

If you have any questions, please email Alicia Tirone at

Our schedule is still TBD - stay tuned for more updates.


Teams must register their dancers, volunteers and judges here. To add volunteers, dances, or judges after filling out the form, please email

Competitors must also register individually here.

Registration is $60/team or $50/team with 2 or more volunteers. Registration is due by October 21st.

Teams can bring cash at the door, venmo @Caltech-Ballroom, or make checks out to Caltech Ballroom Dance Club.

Costume Policy

Costumes are not allowed at Rosebud Ball. Dancers may dance in gym shoes, socks or dance shoes; however dancers must have suede heel covers. Flared heel covers will be available for purchase at the door. Street heels are are not allowed


Caltech's Rosebud ball will be held in Caltech's Braun Gym. Parking is available by the gym in the parking structure beneath the athletic fields (see image below) . Dancers must check in at the front desk to sign waivers. They must then walk behind the athletic center (passing the track and pools) and enter the brown gym where the event will be held.