Welcome to the Nor-Cal Chapter #4004 website!
USA Dance, Inc, formerly known as the United States Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association, is the National Governing Body for DanceSport in the United States, as recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the World DanceSport Federation (WDSF).
This name better reflects the diversity of dancing encompassed by our chapter's activities. Our website is constantly undergoing updating and revision, so that our members and visitors have the very latest information on ballroom dance locally, nationally and worldwide. All comments and suggestions are eagerly awaited ... so let us know what you think!
Our Mission . . .
To increase participation in the highest quality of ballroom dancing and DanceSport for all Americans, and to support our country's DanceSport athletes in achieving competitive excellence.
Registration now open for the California State DanceSport Championships - NQE
You can now register for the only west coast National Qualifying Event for the 2015 USA Dance National Championships. An online entry form with great package rates and tickets are available here. This will be an exciting championships with an excellent permanent dance floor and fixed tier seating for unobstructed viewing. Please see further event details as well as travel and hotel information here. Entry deadline is 10/23 to avoid a $50 late fee!
Nor-Cal hosted not one, but two Olympic Day events this year!
The Nor-Cal Chapter of USA Dance held two Olympic Day events in 2014 - On June 21st at Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo and on June 22nd at The Shops At Tanforan in San Bruno. Our guest Olympian was rower Mike Altman (2004 and 2008 Olympic Games). Mike spoke to the audience about the Olympic values of perseverance, good sportsmanship and fair play and reminisced about his own personal journey to the Olympic Games. Members of the public stopped by to speak with Mike afterword and to get his autograph. Mike brought with him lots of Olympic athlete cards, which were a hit with the kids in the audience on both days and were eagerly picked up. [More]
Alex Chan - In Memorium
The dance community has lost a good friend and supporter, Alex Chan. Alex battled diabetes for many years and in November 2013 lost the war. Alex was an accomplished dancer and competitor. He was the 1995 USA Dance West Coast Swing National Champion and competed in International Standard as well. He was a wonderful partner with a ready smile and kind word always.
Most dancers know him as a great DJ working dance competitions and parties. The Board of USA Dance Nor-Cal was very lucky to have served with him as a Board Member, our resident DJ and our publicity manager. Alex was an expert on the computer and designed our fliers and published our newsletter.
Alex was a man of many talents and he will be greatly missed.
The USA Dance Nor-Cal Chapter is looking for event volunteers as well as to fill a vacancy on the Board
All USA Dance Nor-Cal chapter members 18 years of age or older are eligible for service on the chapter board.
The board meets for a two hour monthly meeting, either in San Francisco or on the Peninsula. We run several competitions per year, along with the occasional social event and workshop. If you'd like to join our group of enthusiastic dancers and volunteers, we'd love to have you!
But if you do not have time to serve on the board, never fear because we do have other positions available, allowing you to volunteer for a specific short-term assignment or lend your assistance the day of the event. Some of these other assignments include:
- Running social events
- Hanging decorations
- Managing vendor discount program
- Door control monitor, registration desk assistant, ticket desk assistant and other day-of-the-event assignments for blocks of time depending on the volunteer's availability
Please contact email@example.com to let us know your availability and interest.
The 2013 California State Dancesport Championships - NQE was a great success!
We are beginning preparations for our 2014 event at a brand new location - San Jose City National Civic. We also have a date - Saturday, November 15, 2014.
This is our chapter's largest undertaking each year and this new facility gives us the opportunity to grow the event to become the premeir USA Dance championships in the western states. The program from the 2013 event is available here.
If you would like to be involved, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org today!