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Chapter: Minnesota, MN - #2011
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USA Dance Minnesota Chapter #2011 is a local chapter of the national organization of USA Dance, a nationwide nonprofit organization of thousands of volunteers who love dancing, and appreciate the excitement and romance, as well as the social and health benefits, that dancing brings into their lives.

Our mission is to improve the quality and quantity of dancing in the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area, to promote dancing in the Twin Cities, and to help interested individuals connect with the dance community.

Activities we engage in to fulfill our mission:
  • Hold monthly social dances.
    • the 3rd Saturday - rotating location
    • the 4th Friday - Located at, and co-hosted, with Tapestry Folkdance Center.
  • Coordinate foundation and progressive ballroom dance instruction, Sunday afternoons with rotating locations/instructors and styles.
  • Support local collegiate programs.
  • Perform dance demonstrations and showcases.
  • Sponsor youth programs.


2020 Board Members

  • Joyce Thompson, President
  • Ben Nichols, Vice-President
  • Russell Alliev, Treasurer
  • Carol Post, Secretary
  • Suzi Blumberg
  • Yvonne Viehman
  • Leslie Koepke
  • Gary Stroick
  • Leslie Whitney


The chapter board meets monthly on the the 1st Tuesday. All members are welcome.

We are a non-profit volunteer organization. For any of our activities to function, we need volunteers. If you would like to attend a meeting, volunteer, or support the organization in some way, contact us for more information. 

For information about joining USA Dance, please visit

To review or update your member information, use the login to the right or visit

Find a comprehensive list of Minneapolis-St Paul area dance events and resources at

Chapter Board elections will be held this fall. Please view the election announcement here.

Please use this form to nominate a member as a candidate for the Chapter Board.

Special Events: Annual Tea Dance - postponed. Stay tuned!

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Upcoming Events
USA Dance / Tapestry Monthly Dance - Cancelled
Friday, October 23, 2020
Annual Membership Meeting & 3rd Saturday Monthly Dance
Saturday, November 21, 2020
USA Dance / Tapestry Monthly Dance - Cancelled
Friday, November 27, 2020
3rd Saturday Monthly Dance
Saturday, December 19, 2020
USA Dance / Tapestry Monthly Dance - No Dance. Merry Christmas!
Friday, December 25, 2020

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Photography on Home Page

Hero 1 - Mike & Rose-Ann Lynch - Nationals 2018 Photography by Lisa Dubinsky

Hero 2 - USA Dance Los Angeles Chapter Dance - Photography by Jerry Hernandez

Hero 3 - Nationals 2016 - Photography by Carson Zullinger

Hero 4 - Team USA - WDSF World Sr. IV Standard, Nagano, Japan Courtesy of Winston Chow

Carousel 1 - Adult Latin Nationals 2018 - Photography by Lisa Dubinksy

Carousel 2 - Nationals 2018 - Photography by Lisa Dubinsky

Carousel 3 - NCDC 2018 - Photography by Lisa Dubinsky

Carousel 4 - CFC 2018 - Photography by Calvin Long

Carousel 5 - Minnesota Chapter Flash Mob - Photography by David Chin