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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 Friday, October 16, 2020, at 11:59 PM.

Teams who wish to pay as a group may register as a group and pay through Ballroom Comp Express, or they may contactinfo@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?

We offer 5 proficiency levels: Newcomer, Bronze, Advanced Bronze, Silver, and Gold/Open. Competitors may enter any event as an amateur couple or as a solo proficiency. 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 and Gold/Open 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

Base registration fees are as follows:

  • Student amateur: $10
  • Adult amateur: $25
  • Student solo proficiency: $20
  • Adult solo proficiency: $50

Limits

Here's how your entries are limited:


  • Each person may enter any event only once.
  • Each person may enter up to two consecutive levels per style.
  • Newcomer is for competitors who have been ballroom dancing no more than six months.

Amateur registration fees (either student or adult) cover up to 8 amateur events. Solo proficiency registration fees (either student or adult) cover up to 8 solo proficiency events. Mixed proficiency dancers should enter as solo proficiency, even if they have a partner.

An “a la carte” option exists for competitors wishing to enter only one or two events. This cost is $10/event ($5/person for an amateur couple, $10/person for solo proficiency).

Additional events (either above the 8 within the registration category or any events outside of the registration category) have an add-on cost of $10/event ($5/person for amateur, $10/person for solo proficiency).

Competitors who wish to purchase a thorough critique of their videos or a private lesson with the judge of their choice can do so through Ballroom Comp Express. A thorough critique by the judge of your choice costs $20. A private lesson with the judge of your choice costs $65. After the corresponding tickets have been purchased, please email info@upartnerdance.org.
with the event(s) and requested judge(s) for the thorough critique or requested judge for the private lesson.


Here are a few examples of registration scenarios:

1. Jane is a student dancing solo proficiency. She can enter up to eight solo proficiency events for the base registration fee of $20. If she wants to dance ten dances, the total cost will be $40 ($20+$10*2=$40).

2. Peter and Melody are both students, dancing together. They can enter up to eight events for the base registration fee of $10 per person. If they wish to dance twelve dances, the cost per person will be $30 ($10+$5*4=$30).

3. Ellen is a student and wants to dance four events with her partner and four additional events as solo proficiency. She can register as either solo proficiency or as a regular competitor. As a solo competitor, the cost will be $40 ($20+$5*4=$40). As a regular competitor the cost will be $50 ($10+$10*4=$50). She should probably register as a solo proficiency competitor.

4. James is a student and wants to dance eight events with a partner and one event as solo proficiency. He can register as either solo proficiency or as a regular competitor. As a solo competitor, the cost will be $60 ($20+$5*8=$60). As a regular competitor the cost will be $20 ($10+$10*1=$20). He should probably register as a regular competitor.

For competitors wishing to register for both amateur and solo proficiency events, we recommend that you register for the events you want and then see what the total fee ends up being for both options when you are ready to pay.


Seminar Schedule

10:00-10:45 Kate Bratt Foxtrot
11:00-11:45 Forest Vance Rumba Rumba
12:45-1:30 Mariusz Olszewski Arm Styling
1:45-2:45 Gene and Elena Bersten Cha Cha
3:00-3:45 Woodrow Wills and Neli Petkova Waltz
3:45-4:30 Woodrow Wills and Neli Petkova Tango

Destination

Check back here soon for additional information to access our FREE Zoom seminars!


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