Fort Wayne Dancesport

Chapter 2046, USA Dance, Inc.

Home of the First Special Olympics Ballroom Dance Competition in the USA

Welcome! Our mission is to improve the quality and the quantity of ballroom dancing in the United States. Fort Wayne Dancesport is chapter #2046 of USA Dance, Inc. (formerly the U.S. Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association). USA DANCE is a volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization serving as the National Governing Body for Dancesport in the USA - Member of the International Dance Sport Federation (IDSF) and an Affiliate Member of United States Olympic Committee (USOC).

Next Chapter Dance

Saturday, February 13, 2016, 07:00PM - 11:00PM
Fort Wayne Dancesport Chapter Dance
Join Fort Wayne Dancesport for our monthly social ballroom dance at IPFW's Walb Student Union Classic Ballroom. Doors open at 7 p.m. A group lesson in waltz by professional instructor Tony Didier begins at 7:15 p.m. General dancing begins at 8 p.m. and runs until 11 p.m. Other information, including a map to the venue, is available at the top of our "FWD Events" page.

Chapter president bids farewell

Fort Wayne Dancesport chapter president John Johnson posted the following message this morning on the chapter's Facebook page.

With 2015 rapidly retreating into history, allow me to Thank All of You wonderful dancers for a magnificent year not only with Fort Wayne Dancesport, Chapter 2046 of USA Dance, but also for your support of the many dance studios that have unselfishly dedicated the time and talent to improving our dancing skills and therefore our enjoyment and love of dance. Our final dance of 2015 was our very best attended of the year with 152 dancers counted. Chris Spaulding of Dance Tonight Fort Wayne was the impressive instructor and gave a delightful lesson in Foxtrot. The music was wonderfully produced and played by Eagle and Pam Lindsey. We are so very grateful for the Lindseys professionalism and for the incredible variety of music.

2015 also marks my last of three years as president and board member. It has been my second term, the first being when our organization was then known as USABDA, (United States Amatuer Ballroom Dancing Association). How honored I have been to serve you and to meet so many new friends. Thank You. Your new president is Dan Keck. Dan has served many years as a board member and as Special Events Coordinator and Director of Special Olympics, a Fort Wayne creation that has gained national attention. As I leave office, I realize that much work is yet to be accomplished. I believe that Dan Keck is the right man with the intelligence and experience to continue the Fort Wayne Dancesport's magificent tradition. My hope is that more dancers will step forth to become board members and assist Dan to make Fort Wayne Dancesport an even greater organization. I leave office with a deep appreciation for all dancers and those board members who have dedicating their time and intelligence to making our dances a delight for all who grace us with their presence, but none more than Audrey Hindle, my predecessor and the person who has most helped me during the past three years. Our organization owes more to Audrey than we can possibly repay. Not only did she steer the helm during some very difficult years but she also has stayed very active in any and every needed capacity.

Of course, you will still see me at the dances for dancing is a part of me. I wish you all a wonderful New Year.

- John A. Johnson

Photos from July, 2015 dance available

Ballroom dancers enjoy the Fort Wayne Dancesport chapter of USA Dance July 2015 chapter social dance

Photos from our July 2015 social ballroom dance are available in the photo gallery of this website, thanks to chatper board member Jamie Craft.

Photos from May, 2015 dance available

Photo of dancers at Fort Wayne Dancesport (USA Dance) chapter social ballroom danceFort Wayne Dancesport board member Jamie Craft has shared photos she took during our May, 2015 ballroom dance. You can see them all in our photo gallery.

Video about Special Olympics ballroom dance competition

Check out this new video about the annual Special Olympics ballroom dance competition hosted by Fort Wayne Dancesport:

This year's competition is scheduled for August 1, 2015.

Learn more about the competition, inlcuding ways to volunteer, donate, sponsor and/or advertise.

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