Dancers of Minnesota Application

Expires: December 31, 2020
Available: 978

Dancers of Minnesota is a collaboration site with two goals.  First to highlight the dancers that make Minnesota's dance community one of the best in the country.  Second to help fund Minnesota Dance News and keep it online. 100% of the proceeds from the session fee will go to fund Minnesota Dance News' mission, to provide a media source dedicated to telling the stories of the Minnesota dance community.

Here is the process:

  • Complete the application below and request a time for the shoot.
  • Book the photo shoot and pay for the session.
  • Work with Matt, editor of Minnesota Dance News, on your story.
  • Complete the photo shoot with Matt or one of the photographers that make Minnesota Dance News work.
  • Enjoy and share your work on
  • Once the story is published you will get the photos used to share on social media.

We would love to collaborate with you on this project and look forward to capturing your art on camera and through your words.

Matt Blewett
Creator of Minnesota Dance News & My Story Minnesota.

Dancer's information
Parent's Information: Required for all high school dancers and any applicant under 18.

Your story

What is Dancers of Minnesota?  It is a community project designed to highlight dancers in the state of Minnesota and help fund Minnesota's dance media site  100% of the revenue generated will go to fund the website and digital subscription costs of Minnesota Dance News.

The cost of a Dancers of Minnesota Experience is $600 to be paid by e-check prior to the session date.

If selected, dancers will be able to select a day and theme of their shoot and are encouraged to come with 2-3 friends from their studio/team (it is cheaper too).

You will get all the images used in your article to use (including print release) as a thank you for your support of Minnesota Dance News.  Dancers of Minnesota is about getting quality (not necessarily quantity).  Dancers will conclude the shoot by selecting their favorite photos from the session (if there are four dancers they can each select up to 7). Matt will edit them and they will be the photos that are included in the article.  One week after the article is published you will receive a link to download the photos and use them for your personal use.

Your commitment:

  • Complete this form
  • Attend a photo shoot (optional)
  • Select the favorite photos you like at the end of the shoot (about 8-10/person - max 20/session)
  • If you have a story to share you are welcome to add a story to your questions, Matt will edit and post along with your photos.
  • The final story and photos will appear on the Dancers of Minnesota website and will also be featured on Minnesota Dance News' social media platforms.

Contributions to Minnesota Dance News are greatly appreciated.  Please note that 100% of proceeds will go directly to help cover the fixed costs of Minnesota Dance News (and keep it online).

Thank you for your interest in Dancers of Minnesota

Thank you for signing up for a Dancers of Minnesota portrait session.  We will confirm your time as soon as possible.  If you have not heard from us 48 hours after completing this form, please contact Matt by mail at

In the meantime, please created a Pinterest board with your favorite looks (dance and otherwise) so that we can match your style to the photos.  See some examples at:


Matt Blewett