Meet the 2011 - 2012 Officers and Board of Directors
- Marta Pascale
Marta also serves as the Area Coordinator District 9 USA Dance.
- Polly Foster
- Tom Sanders
- Jean Krupa
Jean also serves as National Social Dance Vice President for USA Dance.
Carol Edwards, Hospitality
Henry Eure, Video Librarian
Jean also serves as National Director for Development and Fundraising for USA Dance.
Jean Bell, Videographer
Geoff Davis, Photographer
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What is USA Dance?
USA Dance, formerly known as the United States Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association (USABDA), is a nation-wide non-profit organization supporting and promoting amateur, social and competitive Ballroom Dancing. USA Dance functions as the governing body in the US for amateur competition ballroom dancing (aka DanceSport).
For more information, visit www.USADANCE.org.
Join us and enjoy the many benefits of new and renewed membership to our chapter.
History of the Greater Daytona Chapter
In the beginning . . .
Prior to forming a USABDA chapter (now USA Dance, Inc.) in the greater Daytona area,
some local dancers got together and formed the Daytona Ballroom Dance Association in 1991. They were Jean Krupa, Bruce Remsburg, Carolyn (Sparr) Timmins, Richard Young, Dorice Soroka, Flo and Patty Tugas, Robert and Joslyn Wilson. The dances were held at Sica Hall in Holly Hill.
The Greater Daytona Chapter of USABDA was formed and became a certified chapter on September 18, 1993. The first chapter president was Seymour Weiner, a retired physician.
Carolyn (Sparr) Timmins was Vice President; Carol Thornton was secretary; and sister Ann Duffy
was treasurer. Shortly after the formation of the USABDA chapter, the Daytona Ballroom Dance Association was discontinued, since each organization was composed of the same members.
In early 1998, the Greater Daytona Chapter started holding two dances per month. One
at Sica Hall and the other at City Island Recreation Center. Since that time, we have been
hosting two dances per month at City Island, until April 2012 when, due to our growth, we re-located our dances to Silver Sands Middle School. Bruce Remsburg has been our DJ throughout
our chapter's history.
After moving to City Island in 1998, it is interesting to note, that admission rates for members were raised by one dollar and have remained the same since. However, effective January 1, 2011, non-member admission to our dances increased to $10 per person. Member rate remains $6 making the cost of membership, $25 for 12 months for a social dancer a real bargain. :)
Membership and attendance at the dances have grown substantially. We now boast approximately 300 members making us one of the largest chapters in Florida, and one of the fastest growing chapters of the approximately 180 chapters in the nation.