USA Dance # 6008
 Tidewater VA Chapter

Current Issues/Information

 ¨  New Dancer    Reimbursement Program
                  Eligibility Requirements
                  Downloadable Reimbursement Form


New USA Dance Districts  


USA DANCE, INC-Tidewater shall function as the local chapter of the USADance, Inc. (herein referred to as "USA DANCE, INC-National"). USA DANCE, INC-National is a non-profit corporation organized to promotesocial and competitive ballroom dancing to people of all ages. USA DANCE, INC-Tidewater shall:

 ¨      Abide by the Bylaws, Rulesand Policies adopted by USA DANCE, INC-National and to insure Chapter activitiesare in full compliance with all National and Chapter by-laws.

¨      Recruit new members to USADANCE, INC-Tidewater from, and serve the needs of, the residents of theTidewater area, including Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, and Chesapeake. The Tidewater Chapter will not infringe upon the recruiting area of itsadjacent sister chapters (Williamsburg, Richmond, Tri-Cities)

¨      Act as a liaison betweenthe Chapter's members and USA DANCE, INC-National;

¨      Engage in activities thatserve to promote and support amateur ballroom dancing in the Tidewater area;

¨      Hold local ballroom dances,competitions, and contests;

¨      Present exhibitions bylocal, regional and national amateur and professional dancers;

¨      Encourage dancers at alllevels to increase their skills;

¨      Encourage local secondary,high school and college students to participate in ballroom dance;

¨      Inform the public aboutballroom dance instruction and places to dance;

¨      Establish cooperativerelationships with, information about, and exposure to, local dance studios andindependent dance instructors;

¨      Encourage Chapter membersto participate in a variety of Chapter activities and leadership opportunities;

¨      Remain autonomous in thegovernance of the Chapter's affairs, except for compliance with the Bylaws,Rules and Policies of USA DANCE, INC-National; and not delegate determination orcontrol for matters central to such governance to, nor maintain any affiliationswith, any organization, except USA DANCE, INC-National, that would bind theChapter to the other organization's rules or decisions;

¨      Not carry on propagandafor, participate in, or intervene in any political campaign (including thepublication or distribution of statements) on behalf of any candidate for publicoffice; and 

¨      Not carry on any activitiesnot permitted to be carried on by a corporation exempt from Federal income taxesunder Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or thecorresponding provision of any future U.S. Internal Revenue Law) or by acorporation, contributions to which are deductible under Section 170(c)(2) ofthe Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any futureU.S. Internal Revenue Law).

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        New      Chapter Officers
        President - Ray Smith
        Executive VP - Donna Campbell
        VP Youth/College-
                Tom Somma
         VP Social Dance-
                Kay Niman-Meyers
         VP NYE - Wanda Smith
         Secretary - John Upton
         Treasurer - Gay Octavo

   Local Studio/Club Liaisons

      A Step Above
       VB Shag Club
          Liaison:  Ray Smith
      Shall We Dance
       A Time to Dance
          Liaison:  Tom Somma
        Liaison: Kay Niman-Meyers  
            Liaison:  Donna Campbell
       Magic Moments
            Liaison: Matt Sarsfield  

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