What is USA Dance?

USA Dance is a nationwide nonprofit organization of volunteers who love ballroom dancing. We greatly appreciate the excitement and romance, as well as the social and health benefits that ballroom dancing brings into our lives.

This website is dedicated to lovers of ballroom dancing. Its purpose is to inform and motivate all dancers Our mission is to promote the quality and the quantity of ballroom dancing in the United States.

At grass roots level in communities, colleges and secondary schools all over the country, USA Dance volunteers provides opportunities for the public to engage in affordable social ballroom dancing and DanceSport. Beginners are welcomed, helped to get started and then assisted in achieving their goals. USA Dance's goal is for everyone to dance.

USA Dance is a member of the International DanceSport Federation (IDSF) and is also recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body for DanceSport.

The last few years produced significant progress in DanceSport's journey into the Olympics. In 1997 the IDSF was granted full recognition by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the worldwide governing body for DanceSport. Then in 1999, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) granted Affiliate membership to USA Dance, including recognition as the National Governing Body of DanceSport in the United States. The next step in USA Dance's journey into the Olympics will be for the IOC to grant Program Status to DanceSport. That's when DanceSport will be added to the Olympic Program. It is our hope that this will occur soon.