Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Dance MPLS classes and private lessons will be available remotely. In addition, our group class schedule has changed and is currently evolving. To schedule a lesson you may call, email, or send a message via Facebook. Thank you, and we look forward to teaching remotely.
THE DANCE MPLS TEAM
Dance MPLS is a Minneapolis based team of Professional Ballroom, Latin, and Swing Dancers
Bonnie Inveen and Chris Kempainen.
Bonnie Inveen has been a dance instructor and performer since 2005. Prior to pursuing a career in partner dancing, she enjoyed ballet and competitive figure skating while completing her BA in child psychology and youth studies. Bonnie now competes in professional ballroom divisions as well as traveling to national West Coast Swing competitions. She performed for a year with Beyond Ballroom, a professional ballroom dance company, and has loaned her talents to charitable dance benefits.
Chris Kempainen is a Professional Ballroom and Swing Dance Instructor based in the Twin Cities. Since 2001, Chris has been well known in the St. Paul Dance community as a proficient dancer, coach, choreographer and mentor in all styles of partner dancing including Ballroom, Latin, Swing and Salsa. In addition, Chris is an avid competitor, travelling around the United States with his Professional Partner and several Amateur Students who coach with him. Throughout his career, Chris has won several titles and awards in West Coast Swing and Ballroom Dance.
What We Offer
Quality dancing often relies on finding the right Dance Instructor; someone both with the knowledge of dance and the drive to share that knowledge. We teach what we love, and we love to dance. Our group classes will bring style and techniques we have learned over the years to a fun and friendly atmosphere, and our private lessons can be tailored to your personal needs and goals. From social to competitive dancers, we will provide the tools you need to be great.
“Chris makes dancing fun! He is a patient teacher, especially with newcomers to ballroom dance as I am, but he is also an excellent instructor for more advanced students; helping them elevate their dancing to an exciting new level.”
CATHY WURZER, HOST OF "MORNING EDITION" ON MPR AND "ALMANAC" ON PBS
“Bonnie is a wonderfully talented dancer, a great teacher, and has the kind of personality that lights up a room. She has a gift for making beginners feel comfortable and have fun on the dance floor. I took lessons from Bonnie for about two and a half years and only regret that I didn't start sooner.”