USA Dance (Bellingham) Chapter #1013

Promoting the quality and quantity of Ballroom Dance

USA Dance was born as USABDA (United States Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association) in 1965. With almost 200 chapters, it has grown into a nationwide non-profit organization, whose mission is to improve the quantity and the quality of ballroom dancing in the United States. Through its chapters, USA Dance provides numerous opportunities for affordable social and competition ballroom dancing.

USA Dance Bellingham is a chapter of USA Dance. Our mission is to promote affordable ballroom dancing to people of all ages. To provide a venue for social ballroom dancing and related social interaction - to motivate and inform the social and health benefits of ballroom dancing. To receive regular emails regarding our events and dances, please email the chapter President Skeeter Smith at:

What are our local ballroom dances here in Bellingham like?

The local Bellingahm Chapter of USA Dance is all about bring social dance opportunities to the local area. We usualy have live dance bands playing music for us (we like to promote live local music also). Our dancers represent a wide range of ages and skill levels some are more advanced dancers and others are at the beginning level. Both couples and singles attend, are dances are for all ages from teens to seniors. You do not have to be a USA Dance member to attend our dances. We have a large beautiful dance floor at our new location The Majestic 1027 N. Forest St. Bellingham Wa. We serve refreshments. Currently our ballroom dances are scheduled for the third Friday of each month. The dances are alcohol and smoke free. Some dances have themes which you may wish to dress up for. See the dance schedule for the theme dances. We also sponsor Argentine Tango events at the Squalicum Yacht Club on the second Sunday of the month

The dances are usually preceded by a beginning lesson and we make every effort to see that singles get plenty of opportunity to dance during the lesson and during our dances. Your dancing ability is never as important as having a good time.

We typically have a live band for our dance music which is suitable for dancing the following ballroom dances: foxtrot, East and West coast swing, waltz, hustle, rumba, cha cha, samba, tango and Viennese waltz. We try to have a mixture of music styles which includes big band, retro swing, latin, as well as oldies out of the 40's, 50's, 60's, and 70's and some up to date tunes, that fit the dances listed above.