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 $10 per session and available at the door the day of the event.


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