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Please read this page first so you understand your registration options and limitations, then click the link below to register

Registration closes October 11, 2019

Teams who wish to pay as a group may register as a group and pay through Ballroom Comp Express or they may contact info@upartnerdance.org to arrange payment.


Confused?

If we lose you anywhere, our friendly guide for newcomers may be useful.


What can I enter? What's it cost?

For amateur couples, we offer 5 levels: Newcomer, Bronze, Advanced Bronze, Silver, and Gold/Open. For mixed proficiency couples, there is only 1 level. In Newcomer, Bronze, and Advanced Bronze, we offer these single-dance events:

Smooth Standard
  • Waltz
  • Tango
  • Foxtrot
  • Waltz
  • Tango
  • Foxtrot
  • Quickstep
Rhythm Latin
  • Cha Cha
  • Rumba
  • Swing
  • Mambo
  • Samba
  • Cha Cha
  • Rumba
  • Jive

In Silver, Gold/Open, and MP, we offer these single-dance events:

Smooth Standard
  • Waltz
  • Tango
  • Foxtrot
  • Viennese Waltz
  • Waltz
  • Tango
  • Viennese Waltz
  • Foxtrot
  • Quickstep
Rhythm Latin
  • Cha Cha
  • Rumba
  • Swing
  • Bolero
  • Mambo
  • Samba
  • Cha Cha
  • Rumba
  • Paso Doble
  • Jive

Pricing

Competitor package: $40 per person for up to 12 entries.

  • Competitor package: up to 12 amateur event entries for $40 per person. Includes a program and admission to the ballroom for both the day session and the evening Halloween Ball.
  • Your first mixed proficiency event is free--program and admission to the Halloween Ball in the evening not included.
  • More than one MP event = $40 competitor package (see above).
  • MP events are always free for the more proficient partner.

Limits

Here's how your entries are limited:


  • Each person may enter any event only once.
  • Each person may enter up to 12 amateur events.
  • You may not dance mixed proficiency and amateur with the same partner.
  • Two consecutive levels per individual.
  • Mixed proficiency is for new dancers (no previous competition experience) with an experienced partner.
  • Newcomer is for competitors who have been ballroom dancing no more than six months.

Destination

Coffman Memorial Union
300 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis MN 55455
(In the Great Hall) (Map)

Schedule (this may change a bit)

Day Session

8:00 AM: Welcome! Registration
8:30 AM: Latin and Rhythm
9:30 PM: Seminar: Gene Bersten on Latin Technique
10:00 AM: Latin and Rhythm Resume
12:00 PM: Seminar: Mariusz Olszewski on Arm Styling
12:30 PM: Latin and Rhythm Resume
1:00 PM: Lunch Break
1:30 PM: Standard and Smooth
2:00 PM: Seminar: Kate Bratt on Smooth Technique
2:30 PM: Standard and Smooth Resume
5:45 PM: End of Day Session. Dinner Break

Evening Session

6:30 PM: Halloween Ball - General Dancing, Evening Show
10:00 PM: Good Night!

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