Homestay Program

Be Our Guest

Welcome to Minneapolis and St. Paul!  We are pretty fond of our twin cities as well as the great dance scene we work to foster in the area.  Insofar as we can, we do our best to find hosts for out-of-town guests who'd like a more convenient place to stay and a better way to get to know our community.  Here are some important things to know if you request housing through MWLF:

  • Housing is not guaranteed, but we will make our best effort to find hosts for you
  • You can expect MWLF to communicate the status of housing in time for you to make reasonable alternate plans should housing be unavailable.
  • Nearby hotels will be provided and you should consider placing refundable reservations if housing may be unavailable.
  • Housing will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis
  • You're responsible for providing requested information in a timely manner, or else finding a host for you may be delayed
  • You can expect a place to sleep and a place to shower.  Everything beyond that is either your responsibility or must be negotiated with your host.
  • Regarding transportation, if you request transportation and a host is available who can provide transport, schedules should be discussed but be courteous and defer to your host's needs.

Contact us at with questions.

Become A Host

MWLF is a great time to welcome dancers from out of town (whether that's Northfield, Mankato, or the distant lands of Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts or beyond).  We couldn't have an event without you so if you're eager to be more involved and are wiling to share your home (whether you can spare a bed, a sofa, or some floor space) with fellow dancers, we'd love to have you host for us!

  • Consider the capacity of your shower/bathroom when listing available slots.
  • Beds and rooms are great, but sofas and floor space are also needed - just tell us what you have.
  • Decide ahead of time what you're prepared to provide for guests or are willing to discuss (ex: towels, pillows, bedding) and communicate this information to your guest once you've been matched.
  • You're not expected to provide transportation for guests if you do not offer that as an option.  However, you know where you live so providing basic transportation information is encouraged.
  • If you choose to provide transportation, you ultimately set the schedule, but for out of town guests try to plan enough time at the events so they can get value out of their trip.

Contact us at with questions.

Housing Timeline


Sign up for housing when you register.

This timeline is approximate, but we will try to adhere to the following schedule so you can plan for MWLF:

  • Now - Mar 31: Collect housing requests and host availability
  • Mar 31: Deadline for requesting housing
  • 1st week April: Initial housing process begins (notifying hosts, then guests) and any guests unlikely to be hosted are notified
  • April 8th: Housing finalized

Hotel Block

Just 3 stops away from Dancer's Studio!

We have secured a Hotel Block at the Minneapolis University Area Hampton Inn!  There are 15 rooms available in the block, but we anticipate they will go fast. Here's how you can book:

Making your Reservation
Reserve By...  Wednesday, April 10th is the last day to make reservations.
Guestrooms not confirmed at that time will be released and space will be subject to availability.
Billing All charges will be billed to the individual.