Thanks for Joining Us! Make sure you check out the thousands of killer photos taken by our team on our facebook page. You can view the 2017 program for reference here. Marks from all events are here.

Brought to you by the professional dance community of the Twin Cities and:


3-4 March 2018
(Saturday & Sunday)


New to ballroom competitions? Check out our friendly guide.


Get Involved!


Registration closes February 20th 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!

Saturday: Day Session

8:30 AM Welcome!
9:00 AM Latin Syllabus begins
10:00 AM Seminar: American Tango with Kate Bratt
11:30 PM Lunch Break
12:30 PM Smooth Syllabus begins
2:00 PM Seminar: International Latin Rumba with Elena Bersten
4:00 PM Seminar: Presentation with Ciny Nehrbass
5:20 PM Dinner Break

Saturday: Evening Session

7:00 PM Welcome Back!
General Dancing
7:30 PM Open Rhythm and Latin
8:30 PM Open Smooth and Standard
9:30 PM Team Events
11:00 PM Good Night!

Sunday: Day Session

7:30 AM Good Morning!
8:00 AM Rhythm Syllabus begins
10:00 AM Seminar: International Standard Waltz with Yulia Kornilova
12:30 PM Lunch Break
1:15 PM Standard Syllabus begins
2:00 PM Seminar: Hair and Makeup with Jana Rose
4:00 PM Strictly Dances
5:15 PM Jack and Jill Dances
5:45 PM Good Evening!
See you at Minnesota Ballroom Blast On Oct 28th

Dance Fest is

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

  • Dancers and Spectators alike can enjoy an atmosphere of friendliness, comraderie, 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 the nation's best dancers in all styles and levels
  • All competitors and spectators can sharpen their skills with free seminars held throughout the event