Get Critiques! How It Works

Five Easy Steps to Have a Blast!

Step 1: Register!

Registration closes October 16, 2020.

Step 2: Film yourself dancing!

Dancers will receive a video submission form via email. Confirm that the registration information in the form is accurate.
The video submission form includes recommended music to dance to. You are not required to dance to these songs, but we think they’re pretty fun and our DJ made sure they have accurate tempos.
Film yourself and/or your partner dancing and upload your videos between October 15, 2020, and October 26, 2020.

Step 3: Judges watch your videos!

You will receive valuable written feedback from three judges for each video submission. Upgrade your registration for a thorough review by the judge of your choice, or sign up for a virtual private lesson with one of our experienced ballroom professionals.

Step 4: Receive your feedback!

Critiques will be sent to you on October 31, 2020, via email. Our judges will take their time with their thorough reviews, and those will be available in early November.

Step 5: Free. Seminars. All. Day. Long.

Join us for over six hours of free seminars on October 31, 2020. No registration required. See what the judges were talking about in your critiques. Ask questions through Zoom chat. Brush up on your technique with ballroom friends!

Since social distancing protocols also 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!

For day-of status updates, visit us on Facebook. For technical support during the seminars, reach out through Zoom chat or email us at


Check back here soon for our updated seminar schedule!


We will be announcing our judging panel of top ballroom instructors soon!

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