2509 Peaks Road
Bedford, VA 24523
United States

Dec 08
SML Christmas Dance
New London Ruritan


Our September ChaCha flash dance was a blast! We did not learn the entire dance but we did quite a lot in one hourlong group lesson!


Please support our annual food drive where we make donations to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. We learned that a monetary donation allows them to to do so much! For every $1 donated, a meal for 4 is provided! You can make a cash donation at the door or you can write a check. Please donate to this very worthwhile cause!

RUMBA LESSON Nov 10th taught by Bonnie

We will be having our official vote for officers/BOD. You are welcome to add your name in. There is plenty of work to share!


We will NOT have our usual lesson but instead will use that time for more dancing and showcase time! We invite any student/instructor to show us your moves! We will have appetizers, fancy sandwiches and desserts! Cost will be $20/person. Flyer coming soon! Save the Date: December 8th! Dancing from 7-11pm with a break for showcases!

Here are our Board Members for USADANCE SML Chapter

President: Venus Wilmer

Vice President: Kathy Hoyt

Secretary: Carole Rothe Lilly

Treasurer: Boak Brantley

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 will have DJ (DJ Barry) until December 2017. Barry takes requests so if you want to hear your favorite dance tune, please let us/him know.

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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