Nic Westlake Memorial Fund Nic was fiercely passionate about ballroom dancing, and fiercely passionate about sharing it with others. He contributed countless hours and resources to U Partner Dance which makes learning and competition opportunities available to new dancers. We hope his devotion can help others contribute to this effective organization and ensure his support of ballroom dance in Minnesota continues.
A nonprofit dedicated to investing in the future of ballroom dance in the Upper Midwest and nationwide. U Partner Dance provides: • Initiatives focused on increasing involvement with ballroom dance. • Low-stress opportunities for dancers to participate in DanceSport. • Funding and logistical support to organizations promoting ballroom dance in their area. • Fully tax-deductible opportunities to contribute to ballroom dance.
A low-stress, feedback-based event 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.
A publication to engage the dance community. Learn. Discuss. Contribute. Enjoy.
is to introduce competitors and spectators to DanceSport, focusing on those new to ballroom dance and to competitions.
a low-cost, beginner-friendly DanceSport competition where:
All competitors and spectators can sharpen their skills with free seminars held throughout the event.