Registration is now open!

We've made a few changes to Fest this year to make it better than ever! Please review the information on this page to get up to speed on the options and limitations, then click on the link below to register.

Have a question or having trouble registering? Email us: info@upartnerdance.org.

Registration closes February 13, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

Teams who wish to pay as a group may register as a group and pay through Ballroom Comp Express, or they may contact info@upartnerdance.org to arrange payment.


Available Events

Competitors may enter any event as an amateur couple or as a solo proficiency (dancing without a partner).

Ballroom and Latin

Smooth Standard Rhythm Latin
Syllabus Events
Newcomer
  • Waltz
  • Tango
  • Foxtrot
  • Waltz
  • Foxtrot
  • Quickstep
  • Cha Cha
  • Rumba
  • Swing
  • Samba
  • Cha Cha
  • Rumba
Bronze
  • Waltz
  • Tango
  • Foxtrot
  • Waltz
  • Foxtrot
  • Quickstep
  • Cha Cha
  • Rumba
  • Swing
  • Samba
  • Cha Cha
  • Rumba
Advanced Bronze
  • Waltz
    Tango
    Foxtrot
  • Waltz
    Foxtrot
    Quickstep
  • Cha Cha
    Rumba
    Swing
  • Samba
    Cha Cha
    Rumba
Silver
  • Waltz
    Tango
    Foxtrot
  • Waltz
    Foxtrot
    Quickstep
  • Cha Cha
    Rumba
    Swing
  • Samba
    Cha Cha
    Rumba
Gold
  • Waltz
    Tango
    Foxtrot
    Viennese Waltz
  • Waltz
    Tango
    Foxtrot
    Quickstep
  • Cha Cha
    Rumba
    Swing
    Bolero
  • Samba
    Cha Cha
    Rumba
    Jive
Open Events
Novice
  • Waltz
    Tango
    Foxtrot
  • Waltz
    Foxtrot
    Quickstep
  • Cha Cha
    Rumba
    Swing
  • Samba
    Cha Cha
    Rumba
Pre-Championship
  • Waltz
    Tango
    Foxtrot
    Viennese Waltz
  • Waltz
    Tango
    Foxtrot
    Quickstep
  • Cha Cha
    Rumba
    Swing
    Bolero
  • Samba
    Cha Cha
    Rumba
    Jive
Championship
  • Waltz
    Tango
    Foxtrot
    Viennese Waltz
  • Waltz
    Tango
    Viennese Waltz
    Foxtrot
    Quickstep
  • Cha Cha
    Rumba
    Swing
    Bolero
    Mambo
  • Samba
    Cha Cha
    Rumba
    Paso Doble
    Jive

Pricing

  • All prices are per person unless otherwise noted.
  • If you want to compete in both amateur entries and solo proficiency events, register for one category of unlimited entries and add additional entries in another category. For example, register for unlimited amateur entries to compete with a partner, and add individual solo proficiency events for $10 per event.
  • Financial assistance may be available and is awarded on a case-by-case basis. For more information, please contact us at info@upartnerdance.org.
  • Please contact our registrar at info@upartnerdance.org for any assistance.

 

Student Adult
Unlimited Amateur Entries 40 80
Unlimited Solo Proficiency Entries 40 80
Additional Entries 10 10

Limits

Here’s how your entries are limited:

  • Each person may enter any event only once.
  • Each person may enter up to two consecutive proficiency levels per style.
  • Newcomer is intended for competitors who have been ballroom dancing no more than six months.
  • We may make exceptions to these limitations on a case-by-case basis. Please contact our registrar at info@upartnerdance.org for any assistance.

Seminar Schedule

12:00 PM Mariusz Olszewski Dynamite Dance Dynamics
1:00 PM Gene and Elena Bersten Mambo Mania
2:00 PM Neli Petkova and Woodrow Wills Tango-Togetherness or Total War

*All times are Central Standard Time

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 other 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 skill levels.
  • All competitors and spectators can sharpen their skills with free seminars held throughout the event.