USA Dance (Smith Mountain Lake) Chapter #6042

Upcoming Events


Our Christmas Dance is December 14th and live music will be provided by Caravan! Keep checking back for details and sign-up!

Smith Mountain Lake Chapter 6042 Board of Directors

President: Venus Wilmer

Vice President: Kathy Hoyt

Secretary: Carole Rothe Lilly


BOD: Doris Fack, Kathy Hoyt, Betty Paul, Cindy Zerfoss, Betty Maddox

We welcome new leadership so if you want to become part of the BOD, please let us know. The goal is to have 9 total (officers/BOD).

Our dance chapter is in its 24th year! As a chapter, we focus on social dancing although there are a couple of competitive dancers in our group. We are serious about social issues in the community and contribute to other non-profit groups. We collect food annually for the local humane society to keep our furry friends fed and healthy. We also participate in food drives for the local food banks. We are available to provide dance demonstrations in the area for local events. Just give us a call!

You do not have to know how to dance to attend our functions. Lessons begin with the basic steps and increase in complexity to challenge the more advanced dancers. You do not have to have a dance partner to attend the lesson or the dances. As with many dance events, there tends to be more women than men but our men dancers are committed to ensuring all women get to dance. Our dance music is a blend of old and new with mostly strict tempo. We have DJ (DJ Barry) to provide our music. Barry takes requests so if you want to hear your favorite dance tune, please let us/him know. Suggest your favorite tunes and help Barry build up his ballroom music!

All of the Smith Mountain Lake USA Dances will be held at New London Ruritan Dance Hall in New London! We are very excited to be able to have a large space with wooden floors that are most forgiving to the feet! The SNACKBAR will have items for purchase, crackers, candy bars, and sodas/bottled water for $1 each.

Find us here: 12144 E Lynchburg Salem Turnpike, Forest, VA 24551

If you join USA Dance when you attend one of the Smith Mountain Lake Dances, your dance will be free that night! REMIND US IF YOU PAY AT THE GATE AND THEN LATER IN THE EVENING DECIDE TO JOIN. Membership in USA Dance allows you to have discounts at any USA Dance Event country-wide. Social Dancer Membership is $35 per person per year. In addition to having your joining night dance free, members get their birthmonth dance free as well. Chapter members are also emailed the lesson synopsis to be viewed on youtube and shared by dropbox. There are also many perks to being a USADANCE member including discounts at hotels, car rentals, and office supplies!

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