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Spectate!

Come for the day session and watch great dancing or cheer on family and friends! In the evening session, participate in social dancing at the Halloween Ball (costumes encouraged!) and enjoy a showcase of national championship-level talent.

Tickets are $5 per session and available at the door the day of the event.


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 A.M. Good Morning! Registration Opens
9:00 A.M. Latin Starts
9:45 A.M. Games and Social Dancing
10:15 A.M. Rhythm Starts
11:30 A.M. Games and Social Dancing
12:30 P.M. Seminar: Fabulous Rotations and Spins with Mariusz Olszewski
1:00 P.M. Seminar: Put the Thrill in Quickstep with Woodrow Wills
1:30 P.M. Standard Starts
2:30 P.M. Games and Social Dancing
3:00 P.M. Smooth Starts
4:15 P.M. Games and Social Dancing
5:00 P.M. Dinner Break

Evening Session

6:30 P.M. Halloween Dance featuring a fabulous Evening Show and exciting Costume Contest
10:00 P.M. Good Night and Safe Travels!

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