On March 3rd, the UCSD Dancesport team hosted their very own competition, Dance By The Shores, under Paige Wasniak’s leadership. Various schools came to DBTS including UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Barbera, UC Riverside, UNLV, Arizona State University, University of Arizona and many others. Everyone on the UCSD team competed in the competition in a range of dance styles from Ballroom to Latin to Nightclub. Many of the dancers just started dancing this year and/or were competing for the first time ever. They looked fabulous dancing and placed in many categories. Samaya Elder placed 1st waltz, tango and foxtrot, 2nd in Viennese Waltz, 3rd in quickstep for Silver Standard, and 3rd in Pre-Novice standard with Viet Nguyen. Victoria Alexis Cappuchino placed 3rd in Gold Latin Paso Doble with Viet Nguyen and 3rd in nightclub merengue with Abraham Gutierrez. Nicole Wells placed 2nd in Gold Standard Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Quickstep, and Viennese Waltz and 2nd in Pre-Championship Standard (Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Quickstep) with Nghia Tuan Ngo. She also won 1st in Nightclub Hustle with Taylor Daymude and 3rd in Silver Standard Viennese Waltz with Simon Huang. Melina Reynoso placed 2nd place in Newcomer Latin cha cha and rumba, Bronze Latin cha cha and rumba with Aaron Barrera. Aaron Barrera also won 2nd place in Nightclub Bachata with Amanda Ridgway. Alyssa Siegman and Timothy Tyree won 1st in Newcomer Smooth Viennese Waltz. Alika Memetova placed 1st in Silver Latin cha cha, jive, rumba, and samba with Simon Huang. The event was a tremendous success with all the members competing, having a great time dancing, and enjoying the results of their hard work.