The basic purpose of the Upstate SC Chapter of USA Dance, Inc. (formally the United States Ballroom Dance Association (USABDA) is to promote the growth of ballroom dancing as both a lifetime recreational activity and as a sport. We serve as the leader and focal point of ballroom dancing in the community and strive to educate the public regarding the physical, mental, and social benefits of ballroom dancing.
The basic goal is for everyone to ballroom dance. In support of that goal, we provide affordable opportunities for all ages to participate in ballroom dancing. We welcome beginner dancers and help them get started as ballroom dancers. Talented dancers are encouraged to become DanceSport Athletes. We seek to bring the joy and benefits of ballroom dancing to as many people as possible, including students in colleges, high schools, and middle schools.
The Upstate SC Chapter has a regular monthly dance on the 1st Saturday of every month. Our dances are usually held at a local venue in the Upstate area. Check our events page for the monthly location. Everyone, at every level of dance, beginners to professionals, singles and couples, juniors to seniors are all welcome
Admission is $12 per person for non-members, $10 for members of USA Dance, and $5 for students (under 21 with ID).
The evening begins at 7:00 PM with a free beginner group dance lesson from an area instructor. General dancing begins at 8:00 PM and continues until 10:30 PM.
There are complimentary snacks available and there are soft drinks and bottled water for sale (on the honor system).
We will be happy to send you an email reminder about our dances if you join our mailing list. You may also sign up for our quarterly newsletter and our general dance interest list.