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What Is USA Dance?
USA Dance (formerly United States Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association (USABDA)), a national organization, was established in 1965 to promote the acceptance of ballroom dancing in the Olympic Games. In 1985, USABDA reorganized and was granted tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service.
USA Dance acts with the governing bodies in the USA for amateur ballroom dancing and seeks to promote dancing as a national, international and Olympic sport. USA Dance also organizes and fosters educational programs among the public about the healthful aspects of ballroom dancing and its physical, mental and social benefits. Programs include the expansion of ballroom dancing skills among all ages, including young people and the handicapped.
The United States Dance Sport Council, the USA Dance division that regulates competitors and competitions, is designed by the International Dance Sport Federation (IDSF) as the sole governing body of amateur dance sport (competitive ballroom dancing in the United States of America).
Chapters are established to provide a focal point for local amateur ballroom dancing and to develop local facilities for members. The basic purpose of each chapter is to promote ballroom dancing in the local community and to educate the public regarding the physical, mental and social benefits of ballroom dancing. Chapters welcome beginner dancers and will help them get started in ballroom dancing. There are over 150 chapters in the USA.
Chapters promote and sponsor amateur ballroom dancing for competitors, social dancers and the general public. They work toward the recognition of ballroom dancing as an art form, a lifetime recreational activity and an Olympic sport. Chapters strive to bring the joy of ballroom dancing to as many people, as possible.
For more information about the benefits of being a member of USA Dance, visit this page of their web site.

Need to find a local chapter? Are you just starting out? You may find this web page very helpful.

To communicate with the National Office, you may send your comments via e-mail, phone, or fax to Mary Schaufert at:

E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: (800) 447-9047
Fax: (239) 573-0946
All dances held at

The Point Community Center
2595 N 10th St. (Oshtemo)
Kalamazoo, MI

except where noted
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