Dance Fest abides by the COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the University of Minnesota and the City of St. Paul. Where these policies may be in conflict, Dance Fest abides by the more-restrictive policy.

As of February 24, 2022, the more-restrictive policy is the University of Minnesota policy, which requires that masks be worn by all individuals, regardless of vaccination status. This policy applies at all times, including while dancing. Masks are not required when eating or drinking.

For additional information regarding the University of Minnesota's COVID-19 response, please visit For additional information regarding the City of St. Paul's COVID-19 response, please visit


5-6 March 2022
(Saturday & Sunday)


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


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Registration closes February 15th 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: Samba with Gene Bersten
10:45 AM Latin Syllabus continues
11:30 AM Lunch Break
12:30 PM Smooth Syllabus begins
2:15 PM Seminar: Smooth with Kate Bratt
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: Quickstep with Neli Petkova
10:30 AM Standard Syllabus continues
11:15 AM Lunch Break
12:00 PM Rhythm Syllabus begins
1:30 PM Seminar: Rhythm with Mariusz Olszewski
2:15 PM Rhythm Syllabus continues
4:15 PM Strictly Dances
5:00 PM Good Evening!
See you at Minnesota Ballroom Blast on Oct 29, 2022!

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