I will be stepping down as chapter president effective August 2016 and Venus, current vice president will assume the role of president. Welcome Kathy Hoyt to the board of directors! Your BOD:
President: Venus Wilmer
Vice President: OPEN
Secretary: Carole Rothe Lilly
Treasurer: Boak Brantley
BOD: Doris Fack, Kathy Hoyt, Betty Paul, Cindy Zerfoss
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 23rd 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. Music is pre-recorded and a songlist is provided to participants to help guide them in what dances are coming up.
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! Infused water provided. 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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