A typical university competition sees the team travel down to the competition by bus. We leave on Friday night for a Saturday competition, and stay overnight. The team is allocated rooms and we share with other dancers of the same gender.
On the morning of the competition, you should make sure you have a good breakfast to set yourself up for the rest of the day. We then get on the bus and go to the competition venue (or walk in the case of IVDC). Ballroom is normally in the morning and Latin in the afternoon, with Team Match in the evening. After the competition is finished, we travel back to Edinburgh during the night.
Throughout the competition, shouting and cheering on your teammates is highly encouraged. You can choose to shout out their number or their names. It can be a real boost to a couple hearing they are being supported from the sidelines.
After a competition, results and marks are posted online. These can be posted on a couple of websites but the Team Captain will post the link to the competition facebook page once they have been published.