4-5 March 2023
(Saturday & Sunday)


Union Depot
214 East 4th Street
Saint Paul MN 55101 (Map)


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Registration closes February 16th at 11:59pm.


Dance Fest is made possible by the hard work of dozens of volunteers. If you want to contribute your time and skills to help make Dance Fest awesome, fill out this form and we'll help you get involved!

Schedule (this may change a bit)

Saturday: Day Session

8:00 AM Welcome!
Registration opens
9:00 AM Latin Syllabus begins
10:00 AM Seminar
10:45 AM Latin Syllabus continues
11:30 AM Lunch Break
12:30 PM Smooth Syllabus begins
2:15 PM Seminar
3:00 PM Smooth Syllabus continues
5:00 PM Dinner Break

Saturday: Evening Session

6:00 PM Welcome Back!
General Dancing
6:30 PM Open Rhythm, Latin, Smooth and Standard
8:30 PM Team Events
10:00 PM Good Night!

Sunday: Day Session

8:00 AM Good Morning!
Registration opens
8:30 AM Standard Syllabus begins
09:45 AM Seminar
10:30 AM Standard Syllabus continues
11:15 AM Lunch Break
12:00 PM Rhythm Syllabus begins
1:30 PM Seminar
2:15 PM Rhythm Syllabus continues
4:15 PM Strictly Dances
5:00 PM Good Evening!
We hope to see you at Minnesota Ballroom Blast in Fall 2023!

Dance Fest's Mission

is to introduce competitors and spectators to DanceSport, focusing on those new to ballroom dance and to competitions.

Dance Fest is

a low-cost, beginner-friendly DanceSport competition where:

  • Dancers and spectators alike can enjoy an atmosphere of friendliness, camaraderie, and fun, unlike any competition in the Midwest.
  • New competitors can see all that DanceSport has to offer in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere without breaking the bank.
  • Experienced competitors can compete against some of thenation's best dancers in all styles and levels.
  • All competitors and spectators can sharpen their skills with free seminars held throughout the event.