Northwestern Ballroom Dance Classic (BLAST)
Who we are
BLAST is dance group that promotes diverse styles of partner dancing, ranging from swing, to waltz, to salsa, and many others. We organize open classes to learn new styles each quarter, showcase dancers and choreographers in the annual spring show, and have a competition team that travels throughout the Midwest to compete. Our goal as an organization is to create an inclusive partner dancing community at Northwestern. BLAST was founded in 2001 and is a relatively new organization, but we have been growing each year and are always open to introducing people into the world of partner dancing.
Why we need your help
Our goal with this project is to be able to host a collegiate ballroom competition at Northwestern University in spring 2018. This day-long competition would bring in ballroom dance teams from all over the Midwest, including BLAST’s own competition team. In addition, the event would be free for all spectators so that members of the Northwestern community and the surrounding Evanston community can be exposed to partner dancing and see some amazingly talented ballroom dancers.
Since this will be the first ballroom competition hosted by Northwestern since the inaugural Northwestern Ballroom Classic in 2006, we need your help to be able to successfully host. With your generous support, we will be able to bring in professional judges, hire an emcee, and cover several administrative costs that come with planning such a big event. Additionally, in reaching our goal of $5,000 we would be able to significantly decrease the registration costs for dancers so that more dancers and teams can participate.
How you can help
Donate, or share this link with friends on social media. We appreciate any contribution that you could make. Even $10 can make a difference. Thank you so much for helping to make our plan a reality!