Spectate!

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! Spectators, friends, family, and participants of all ages who are not registered for Minnesota Ballroom Blast are invited to join our FREE seminars on Facebook Live. Q&A participation is encouraged through both Zoom and Facebook Live.

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!
For day-of status updates, visit us on Facebook. For technical support during the seminars, reach out through chat or email us at info@upartnerdance.com.


Seminar Schedule

10:00-10:45 Kate Bratt Foxtrot
11:00-11:45 Forest Vance Rumba Rumba
11:45-12:30 Forest Vance Rumba Posture and Turns
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

Competitors will receive an email invitation to an exclusive FREE Zoom webinar with premium access to seminar instructors. Spectators, friends, family, and participants of all ages who are not registered for Minnesota Ballroom Blast, or competitors who wish to not use Zoom, are invited to join our FREE seminars on Facebook Live. Q&A participation is encouraged through both Zoom and Facebook Live.

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