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).
Our board of directors met earlier this month and conducted its annual election of officers. The board reelected all of the following: Audrey Hindle, President; Mike Martin, Vice President; Jamie Lothamer, Secretary; and Angie Keck, Treasurer. The board has also begun some succession planning.
John Johnson stepped forward to fill the unexpired term of board member Frank Miller, who recently resigned. John has also agreed to accept election to the office of chapter president, after a transition period. We're grateful for John's willingness to serve.
Our treasurer will gather several people to prepare our 2012 audit, which we must send to USA Dance national headquarters by the end of February.
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.