Our mission is to improve the quality and the quantity of ballroom dancing in the United States.
Welcome to our chapter, Smith Mountain Lake! We are a non-profit organization. USA Dance Chapters reach out to the community to promote dancing in a variety of ways including social dances with a group lesson prior to the dance taught by local teachers, public demonstrations, serving as an information resource about ballroom and more. USA Dance is dedicated to helping build ballroom dancing opportunities in every community nationwide!
The Smith Mountain Lake USA Dance Chapter 6042 hosts monthly dances the second Friday of the month. The lesson is from 7:30-8:30 and social dancing follows until 10:30. Please come show your support of dancing by attending our events! Each dance is preceded by a 1 hour lesson by a professional dancer. If you are interested in private lessons before any of the events, please email us on the contact page and we will provide resources for you.
The New London Ruritan Dance Hall is a large facility with a comfortable wooden floor. Overhead fans circulate the air to keep you comfy while dancing. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. We do have some themed dances which encourage you to rummage through your closet for that unique article of clothing! Dress in layers!
We do have some unpredictable weather and in the event we need to cancel a dance, please check your email or our facebook page. Make sure you are on our email mailing as well!
We have DJemBear who comes every couple of months to provide us with fresh music for our dances. Other times, we use a playlist of mostly strict tempo contemporary and classic dance tunes.
- President, Cindy Zerfoss
- Vice President, Kathy Hoyt
- Treasurer, Karen and Mark Hemmerlein
- Secretary, Venus Wilmer