Submit Videos for Critique: October 15, 2020, 6:00 AM - October 26, 2020, 6:00 AM.
FREE Seminars: October 31, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.


Online! Competitors will receive an email invitation to an exclusive FREE Zoom webinar with premium access to seminar instructors. Spectators, friends, family, and participants of all ages who are not registered for Minnesota Ballroom Blast, or competitors who wish to not use Zoom, are invited to join our FREE seminars on Facebook Live. Q&A participation is encouraged through both Zoom and Facebook Live.


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Seminar Schedule

10:00-10:45 Kate Bratt Foxtrot
11:00-11:45 Forest Vance Rumba Rumba
11:45-12:30 Forest Vance Rumba Posture and Turns
12:45-1:30 Mariusz Olszewski Arm Styling
1:45-2:45 Gene and Elena Bersten Cha Cha
3:00-3:45 Woodrow Wills and Neli Petkova Waltz
3:45-4:30 Woodrow Wills and Neli Petkova Tango

Here's What to Expect:

Film yourself dancing and our experienced ballroom professionals will give you valuable, written feedback to help you stay on track with your dancing journey. Then, join us on October 31, 2020, for over six hours of FREE ballroom dance seminars from top instructors! Since it’s Halloween, post a photo or video of you dancing in your costume with the hashtag #ballroomblast, and compete to win some prizes!


Minnesota Ballroom Blast is made possible by the hard work of dozens of volunteers. If you want to contribute your time and skills to help make Minnesota Ballroom Blast awesome, fill out this form and we'll help you get involved!

Costumes Encouraged!

Since social distancing protocols prevent our annual Halloween Ball this year, participants and spectators are invited to participate in our costume contest on Instagram! Follow @upartnerdance on Instagram and use #ballroomblast when you post a picture or video of yourself dancing in your costume. The entry with the most likes will receive a prize! We can't wait to see your Halloween spirit!

Minnesota Ballroom Blast is

low-stress, feedback-based, and designed to:

  • Provide social dancers and competitors alike with meaningful feedback from professionals they might not otherwise have access to
  • Introduce beginners to the general format of a competition in a low-chaos environment
  • Provide a preparatory event for those looking to compete
  • Allow couples to experiment with new choreography and costuming