Because social distancing protocols prevent an in-person event from being possible this year, we are unfortunately unable to provide opportunities to spectate the critique event this year. However, everyone is invited to attend our FREE seminars! Check back here soon for additional information to access the seminars.

Costumes Encouraged!

Since social distancing protocols also prevent our annual Halloween Ball this year, participants and spectators are invited to participate in our costume contest on Instagram! Follow @upartnerdance on Instagram and use #ballroomblast when you post a picture or video of yourself dancing in your costume. The entry with the most likes will receive a prize! We can't wait to see your Halloween spirit!

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


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