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).
One becomes a member of our chapter by joining the USA Dance national organization. If you'd like to join or renew, visit the USA Dance website.
I want to clear up some money matters that some have been confused about.
Your membership money goes to the USA Dance National organization. Our local chapter sends every penny of your dues to national headquarters. None of it returns to the local chapter.
Our chapter uses the admission fees you pay at our chapter dances to pay for rental of the IPFW ballroom, pre-dance lessons by professional instructors and expenses such rental of a storage unit, decorations, etc.
The money we've raised through donations and fundraising for the Special Olympics competition are kept separate and cannot be used for any other purpose.
Chapter board member Cindy Mahoney resigned at the June board meeting because she plans to move to another city. I thank her for six months of service to our chapter.
Our chapter membership chairman, Kyle Breedlove has been working with a new online member database and hopes to soon have statistics regarding chapter membership. In the meantime, I'd like to remind you that our chapter's status as a part of USA Dance requires us to have a certain number of USA Dance members (you become a member of our chapter by joining the national organization). If your membership has expired, please renew it soon! You can do that online or at the check-in table at any chapter dance.