Minnesota Ballroom Blast is organized by the University of Minnesota Ballroom Dance Club
Nic Westlake Memorial Fund Nic was fiercely passionate about ballroom dancing, and fiercely passionate about sharing it with others. He contributed countless hours and resources to U Partner Dance which makes learning and competition opportunities available to new dancers. We hope his devotion can help others contribute to this effective organization and ensure his support of ballroom dance in Minnesota continues.
A nonprofit dedicated to investing in the future of ballroom dance in the Upper Midwest and nationwide. U Partner Dance provides: • Initiatives focused on increasing involvement with ballroom dance. • Low-stress opportunities for dancers to participate in DanceSport. • Funding and logistical support to organizations promoting ballroom dance in their area. • Fully tax-deductible opportunities to contribute to ballroom dance.
A low-cost, beginner-friendly DanceSport competition where: •New competitors can see what DanceSport is about in a local, friendly environment without breaking the bank. •Spectators can enjoy the beautiful dancing and spectator-sport atmosphere of the competition, particularly during the evening show. •Experienced competitors can compete against some of the nation’s best dancers in all styles and involve their local coaches for real-time feedback.
low-stress, feedback-based, and designed to: