Our mission: to increase the quality and quantity of ballroom dancing in the United States.


A national nonprofit organization

USA Dance Seattle-Chapter 1004 is one of 174 chapters of USA Dance Inc. in the USA.  Our members include social dancers, competitors and dance professionals. As a Section 501(c)(3) national non-profit organization, USA Dance has been authorized by the IRS to solicit and receive donations from the public to support its promotional and educational programs summarized below.


Looking out for the needs of social dancers

USA Dance Inc is the representative organization for all social and recreational ballroom and Latin dancers in the U.S., ranging from pre-schoolers to seniors. Locally we raise awareness of ballroom dancing as a healthy, fun and social activity.  We share information about places to dance, buy supplies, see competitive dancing, and opportunities to meet up with other members to better connect our dance community.


Governing competitive ballroom dancing

USA Dance Inc. is the National Governing Body for competitive ballroom dancing (DanceSport) in the United States. USA Dance Inc is the official member organization of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the U.S. member of the world governing organization, the World DanceSport Federation (called the WDSF), which is the official global member organization of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Along with the WDSF, USA Dance has the sustaining mission to gain national and global acceptance for DanceSport as an official medal sport in the Olympic Games.

Locally, our chapter hosts high quality, reasonably priced competitions for amateur dancers of all ages and skill levels.  We offer scholarships for competitors and offer general assistance and resources to our members.

Serving as a volunteer or on our board of directors is a great way to find out what’s going on and meet others in the dance community. To find out more about openings and responsibilities, please contact Laurel Preston.


2024 Officers, Board Members and Program Chairs

Board Members Name Phone
President Laurel Preston 425-444-2417
Vice President Daryl Schmidt 425-891-4455
Treasurer Cecilia Wang 425-487-0647
Secretary Anita Williams 206-715-7889
Member at Large Michael Kheriaty 425-236-9132
Member at Large Michele Boyer 208-724-2985
Member at Large Fred Blechen 425-444-2419
Program Chairs
Webmaster Laurel Preston 425-444-2417
Quest for the Best Comp Laurel Preston 425-444-2417



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