Northwestern Ballroom Latin and Swing Team

BLAST Updates


Posted by on Oct 6, 2015 in News, Performances | Comments Off on Performances


Have BLAST perform at your event.


Posted by on Jan 4, 2015 in News | Comments Off on WINTER CLASSES UPDATE

The classes location updates have been posted. You can check them out here.

I’ve also included location and parking areas if you need that.

North By Northwestern Article!!

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in News | Comments Off on North By Northwestern Article!!

Performance Team Results (winter)

Posted by on Oct 11, 2014 in News | Comments Off on Performance Team Results (winter)

Many thanks to those of you who attended Performance Team auditions – it looks like we are going to have a great group this year! Below are the numbers of the new dancers who will be on this year’s performance team. Look out for an email later this weekend about our first rehearsal!
If you do not see your number, don’t be discouraged! Take advantage of BLAST classes and we hope to see you at the winter quarter auditions!

Show Callback Results (winter)

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in News | Comments Off on Show Callback Results (winter)

Hello Dancers,

Here is the list of numbers that have been called back. If you cannot remember your number or have any other questions, please contact Producer Sherry Vernon ( or Director Gordon Burkhart (

Callbacks will be organized in the same way that the first round audition was; i.e. Standard will be 2-3pm, Latin 3-4pm, and Swing 4-5pm. You should only participate in the section(s) in which you were called back. For those sections in which you are not participating, you are welcome to stay in the auditorium or leave. We HIGHLY encourage you to arrive 15 minutes before your first section, as there is a chance that we will be running ahead of schedule.

If you did take your number with you, please bring it back for callbacks.

Happy Dancing!

Standard Latin Swing
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BLAST Saves The Day! Spring Show Auditions

Posted by on Oct 2, 2014 in News | Comments Off on BLAST Saves The Day! Spring Show Auditions

Audition for our annual Spring Show! This year’s show theme is “BLAST Saves the Day”. From superheros to real-life heros, this year’s show is sure to be a special one. The show is a fantastic place for newcomers to learn some fun new dances, as well as a great time for experienced dancers to show their talent. Dancers can choose how many pieces they would like to be in, so they can choose their level of time commitment. The show will be May 1-3, 2015.

No experience or partner is necessary for the audition! Come in comfortable clothes that you can move in. Please arrive early and ready to dance.

First-round auditions are (please only attend whichever ONE is best for your schedule):

Sunday, October 5 6:30-9:30pm Parkes Ballroom
Monday, October 6 6:30-9:30pm Parkes Ballroom

Callbacks will be Sunday, October 12 2-5pm for those who make it to the next round.

Please contact Producer Sherry Vernon at or Director Gordon Burkhart at with any questions or concerns.


Posted by on Sep 5, 2014 in News | Comments Off on BLAST FALL KICKOFF!!!!


Come to the annual BLAST FALL KICKOFF!!!!

We are, of course, holding it in the Norris Center’s Louis Room on September 28th at 7pm. We’ll have dancing, dancing, and uh… dancing? Yeah, dancing.

We’ll be showing off some of our sick skillz for you so you know how cool it is to be a part of BLAST. Then we’ll teach you some moves so that you can dance in the mini-social right afterwards. You’ll learn some moves in the popular styles of Salsa and Swing (or perhaps we’ll throw in something different for flavor).

You won’t want to miss it!

Change in Menu Bar

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in News | Comments Off on Change in Menu Bar

There is a slight change. You might have noticed our Community tab for private and group lessons including our instructor bios and how to sign up. We decided to change that tab to be Lessons, as it reflects the function of that section anyway. The Private/Group Lessons tab also changed, now it is Lesson Rates. New Lessons Tab

New BLAST Has A Secret YouTube Videos

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 in News | Comments Off on New BLAST Has A Secret YouTube Videos

BLAST Show 2014: BLAST Has a Secret

EAC Sponsorship

Posted by on May 18, 2014 in News | Comments Off on EAC Sponsorship

SPECIAL THANKS to EAC (Evanston Athletic Club) for allowing us to use their space during the summer and for next year!

Definitely check out their excellent facilities right in the heart of downtown Evanston.