Fort Wayne Dancesport
Chapter 2046, USA Dance, Inc.
Home of the First Special Olympics Ballroom Dance Competition in the USA
Welcome! Our mission is to improve the quality and the quantity of ballroom dancing in the United States. Fort Wayne Dancesport is chapter #2046 of USA Dance, Inc. (formerly the U.S. Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association). USA DANCE is a volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization serving as the National Governing Body for Dancesport in the USA - Member of the International Dance Sport Federation (IDSF) and an Affiliate Member of United States Olympic Committee (USOC).
|Saturday, October 11, 2014, 07:00PM - 11:00PM|
Fort Wayne Dancesport Chapter Dance
The October Fort Wayne Dancesport Ballroom Dance is scheduled for Saturday, October 11, 2013, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at IPFW's Walb Student Union Ballroom. This month's theme is Halloween. Doors open at 7 p.m. A group lesson in hustle by professional instructor Mewsette Cartwright begins at 7:15 p.m. General dancing begins at 8:15 p.m. and runs until 11 p.m. Other information, including a map to the venue, is available at the top of our "FWD Events" page.
In January, the chapter board of directors elected me chapter president. Former president Audrey Hindle has retired from the board after outstanding service as president during what was a very difficult time for our chapter and its board. She continues to serve in an advisory role to ease the transition to new leadership. We all owe Audrey our thanks.
I am pleased and very proud to begin serving as president of Fort Wayne Dancesport. I enjoy ballroom dancing as much today as I did many, many years ago when first I became acquainted with the incredible dance community. Thank you so much for participating in this wonderful sport.
Our December snowflake dance was a gala affair, with 97 dancers in attendance. Linens dressed our tables, along with glass cylinders filled with silver, white and blue ornaments and snowflakes, which added a touch of elegance. A formally attired "butler" circulated with a tea cart filled with finger desserts. It was a smashing success. Eagle Lindsey Lindsey provided great music selections. During the evening, 18 people completed membership forms, which provided great encouragement to the chapter board. Of course, we appreciated all you who came to make our night a wonderful event.
Frank Miller has announced his resignation from the chapter board of directors. We thank him for stepping in to complete the term of a previous member.
The board plans to improve chapter publicity this year. There are many avenues we can follow to improve our visibility in the community.
This year, we're inviting some new instructors to teach the lessons before our chapter dances. You'll learn from some teachers you might have not met in the past. We are looking forward to enjoying their instruction.
Thank you for your support last year. We on the board appreciate every dancer!
Our chapter board of directors met October 24. We put together our dance themes and set dates for board meetings in 2013.
We are contacting people to will help us with an audit of the books for the Special Olympics competition. The audit takes place at the end of November and we must send results to the national treasurer of USA Dance.