The philosophy of The Dance Extravaganza is to provide dance performance opportunities critiqued by world-class judges in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Our professional staff will work hard to provide an excellent experience for all competitors. Pro/Am, Am/Am, Youth and Collegiate partnerships are all welcome!


In the spirit of Dancing With the Stars, this event provides top International judges delivering critical review on the performance of dazzling regional ballroom and latin dancers. This two-day event begins with an afternoon competition, where judges provide written critique to provide valuable information to develop the competitors dancing. In addition, the judges will give a numeric score to each performance.

Shane Jensen

3-Times World Professional Rhythm
3 Times U.S. Professional Rhythm Vice-Champion
9-Times U.S. Professional Rhythm Finalist
World Mambo Champion
2-Times U.S. Mambo Champion
World Professional American Rhythm Showdance Champion

Shannon Jensen

3-Times World Professional Rhythm
3 Times U.S. Professional Rhythm Vice-Champion
9-Times U.S. Professional Rhythm Finalist
World Mambo Champion
2-Times U.S. Mambo Champion
World Professional American Rhythm Showdance Champion

Max Sinitsa

3-Times Undefeated US Amateur American Smooth Champion
US Professional International Ballroom Rising Star Champion
US Professional American Smooth Finalist
World Professional American Smooth Finalist

Toby Munroe

USWDC Classic Masters World Champion
4-time Colorado State Swing champion
USWDC Master Certified Judge
ABC Choreography World Champion


Download Event Program

Saturday, March 5

  • 8:00 am
    Ballroom opens for registration. Participant packets will be available at the front desk.
  • 9:00 am
    Dancers will be dancing salsa, west coast swing, peabody, nightclub two-step, polka just to name a few.
  • 9:45 am
    American style cha cha and rumba, east coast swing, bolero and mambo
  • 12:15 am
    Lunch is provided for package holders. Lunch tickets available for purchase for non-package holders and spectators.
  • 1:15 pm
    International style cha cha and rumba, samba, paso doble, jive.
  • 2:00 pm
    International style (also known as standard) ballroom dances: waltz, tango, viennese waltz, foxtrot and quickstep.
  • 3:30 pm
    American style ballroom dances: waltz, tango, foxtrot and viennese waltz.
  • 5:30 pm
    Join us for a pre-dinner social and beverages on the mezzanine.
  • 6:00 pm
    Join us for a catered dinner provided by Big 10 catering. Dinner and dance tickets are available for purchase online or at the front desk.
  • 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Fabulous show featuring world cabaret champions Shane and Shannon Jensen with general dancing, raffle drawings and awards.

Sunday, March 6

Buy Tickets

  • All general admission tickets can be purchased in advance and will be sold at the door pending the availability of space.
  • Tickets are non-refundable or exchangeable.
  •  Tickets will not be mailed, you will receive a confirmation for your order and you can pick up tickets at the reception desk when you arrive at The Dance Extravaganza.
  • Tickets can be purchased by calling 651-699-5910, in person or here online.

Saturday Day Session

Reserved Seating $20.00 Saturday Day Reserved Seating
General Admission $15.00 Saturday Day General Seating
Lunch $12.00 Lunch

Saturday Evening Session

Reserved Seating $30.00 Saturday Evening Reserved Seating
General Admission $20.00 Saturday Evening General Admission
Dinner $45.00 Dinner

Sunday Seminars

Seminar $20.00

Event Info

Rules and Policies

Just a couple rules!

  • Costumes are not required but welcome.
  • Events will be divided into Bronze or Silver and Above for appropriate music tempo. Syllabus will not be invigilated


How will I be evaluated?

Our world class judges are instructed to provide a short written critique and a numeric value for all dancers. You will receive a critique for every event in which you participate.

How do I use a Written Critique?

A written critique will be composed of the judges perception of your strengths and/or weaknesses in each particular dance. The judges have only a moment to observe your dancing on the competitive dance floor. This uniquely designed event will provide to you valuable insight as to what the judges observe in that crucial moment on the competitive floor. Use the written critiques to guide your dancing in the coming months to maximize strengths and improve technique to combat perceived weaknesses.


Top Student Awards

Students with the most points based on entries and judges’ scores will be eligible to win one of three prizes.

  • Desert Classic – Full Package
    Win a full package to the 2022 Desert Classic in sunny Palm Springs California!
  • Heart of America – Full Package
    Win a full package to the 2022 Heart of America Dancesport Championships held in August in vibrant Kansas City, Missouri!
  • American Star Ball
    Win a package to the American Star Ball in May 2022 at the Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City New Jersey!

Raffle Drawing

Prizes are awarded by raffle for the following fabulous prizes:

  • Dore’ Designs
    $500 towards a dress or $50 towards a suit
  • DanceVision Nations
    Win 10 freestyle dances and entry to the ballroom for the 2022 DanceVision National championships held in November in Tampa Bay, Florida
  • Cinema Ballroom
    Win a free Cinema Ballroom baseball  cap and/or a free Cinema Ballroom travel blanket

Participants have been given one raffle ticket for every off package entry and two raffle tickets for every on package entry.  Raffle tickets are also available for purchase for $5.00 at the front desk.

Thank you to our sponsors for these generous donations!


Cinema Ballroom provides the spacious and elegant
backdrop to this unique two-day event.




1560 St. Clair Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55105




Cinema Ballroom


Thank you to these fabulous sponsors for their generous contributions to our raffle and top student prizes!

American Star Ball

DanceVision Nationals

Desert Classic Dancesport


Heart of America

Wisconsin State Dancesport

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