USA Dance (Bellingham) Chapter #1013

Our goal at Bellingham USA Dance is to provide a fun, affordable, low pressure and safe place for people to get togeater and enjoy the benifits of social Ballroom Dancing. 

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.

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 or occasionaly the music is DJed. 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. The average of those who attend our dances is early 60's. You do not have to be a USA Dance member to attend our dances. We have a large beautiful dance floor at 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 taught by professional dance instructors 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.