Register Now!

Please read this page first so you understand your registration options and limitations, then follow the appropriate link below.

Registration closes at 11:59 PM on October 13, 2017.

Have a question or having trouble registering? Email us:

Registering a team? You can use our handy spreadsheet to submit multiple registrations together.


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 all amateur levels 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


Competitor package: $40 per person for up to 8 entries.

  • Competitor package: up to 8 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.


Here's how your entries are limited:

  • Each person may enter any event only once.
  • Each person may enter up to 8 amateur events.
  • You may not dance mixed proficiency and amateur with the same partner.


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

Schedule (this may change a bit)

Day Session

8:30 AM: Welcome! Registration
9:00 AM: Latin and Rhythm
12:10 PM: Lunch Break
1:30 PM: Standard and Smooth
5:00 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