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Volunteer Report

Registration for Minnesota Ballroom Blast Is Now Open!

By the Minnesota Ballroom Blast Volunteer Team

Excited people dance together
Sheer Dance was kind enough to loan us their volunteer report for this month, so we thought we'd take the opportunity to let all of the wonderful dancers in the Midwest know what is new and different about Minnesota Ballroom Blast, now in its third year.

For those who don't know, Minnesota Ballroom Blast is a low-stress, feedback-based event. It's structured in the general format of a dance competition, but instead of being judged, you receive a concise critique of your dancing written by experienced ballroom professionals. This is a great first event for social dancers looking for tips, as well as newcomers looking to see what a dance competition might be like. It is also very helpful for experienced dancers looking to get a jump-start on their competitive season and experiment with choreography and costuming.

This year we're in the North Star Ballroom at the University of Minnesota's St. Paul Student Center. It's a large, wonderful venue where many ballroom dance competitions have been held in the past. We're excited about what we can do with the space, and we believe it will be a more comfortable and better decorated venue than we have had in years past.

Since the event is on the Saturday before Halloween, the evening session has been turned into a Halloween ball. Costumes are encouraged, and there will be food, games, performances from national-level talent, and a whole lot of great dancers. Even if you don't participate during the day, you should consider attending the evening session; you'll have a ball (pun intended). Admission to the Halloween ball will be just $5!

For more information about the event, you can check out the ad we've placed in this issue of Sheer Dance, or you can check out our website at www.mnballroomblast.com. We also have a Facebook page if you would like to get updates as soon as we announce them.

We hope to see you at Minnesota Ballroom Blast on October 25th!