8pm-10pm Blues Mill* 
10pm-2am House Party**

7pm Check in opens @ Four Seasons
8pm-12am Patty and The Buttons 
12am-4am DJs 

Noon-5pm BBQ & DJs @ Wolfe Park
7:30pm Doors open @ Four Seasons
8pm-12am Joyann Parker
1am-5am House Party @ Pinson Manor (w/ Rhythm & Blues power hour!)

2pm-5pm DJs @ Jojo's Rise'n'Wine
7:45pm Doors open @ Four Seasons
8pm-12am The Blue Giants
12am-??? DJs 

* Blues Mill is Collectively Blues' regular weekly lesson. It is NOT included in your weekend pass.
** The House Party IS included with a weekend registration, $10 otherwise.



Patty and the Buttons

Joyann Parker

The Blue Giants


Mike Legenthal

Joey Science

Alex Fisher

Susan Olson - Head DJ



This year we are switching things up a bit at NSB. Our focus is still on creating a great social event weekend, free of classes, but chock full of great music and dancing. We carefully crafted each of our competitions this year to reflect the values we hold dear in Blues. You can look forward to:

A Newcomer M&M competition that is tied to valuing the definitional components of Blues aesthetic

An Invitational Solo Cuttin' competition sharing part of the spirit of Black vernacular dancing. This is sure to leave you inspired and having a deeper understanding of how Cuttin' and Blues work together

An Open Idiom Dance M&M competition highlighting the importance of understanding and differentiating specific idiom dances as central to being a Blues dancer

Damon Stone is head judge for NSB 2017. The judging panel includes: Eryn O'Neil, Kelsy Stone, Mike the Girl Legenthal, and Sara Cherny. All competitions (unless otherwise noted) will have communal judging for finals. In advance of the competitions, our competition coordinator, Kelsy Stone, will be sharing how each of the judges prefer to give feedback for the weekend.

Newcomer Mix & Match - Free - Sunday 1st band break and top of 3rd set

Open Idiom Dance Mix & Match - $7 - Friday 2nd band break & Saturday 2nd band break

Invitational Solo Cuttin' - Saturday 1st band break


The Tenthouse

6832 Humboldt Ave S, Richfield, MN 55423
Thursday night pre-party

Four Season's Dance Studio

1637 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Friday - all night
Saturday - main dance
Sunday - all night

Pinson Manor

4297 138th Ct West, Rosemount MN 55068
Saturday Late Night

Wolfe Park

3700 Monterey Drive, St Louis Park, MN 55416
Saturday afternoon

Jojo's Rise n' Wine

12501 Nicollet Ave., Ste 100
Burnsville, MN 55337
Sunday afternoon