USA Dance was established in 1965 to promote the acceptance of
ballroom dancing into the Olympics. In 1985, USA Dance reorganized, and was granted
tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service. The following year, new By-laws were
formulated providing for a national organization with a regional and chapter structure.
Since 1987, USA Dance has functioned as the sole governing body
for all forms of amateur ballroom dancing In the United States. USA Dance organizes and
fosters educational programs among the public about the healthful aspects of recreational
ballroom dancing and DanceSport, the competitive form of ballroom dancing. These programs
emphasize the physical, mental, and social benefits of dancing, and include the expansion
of ballroom dancing skills among the aged, young people, and the handicapped.
USA Dance is classified as a Section 501(c)3 organization under
the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, and is recognized as a publicly support organization
described In Sections 509(a)(1) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Code.
Individuals, corporations, companies, and foundations are
eligible to support the work of USA Dance through tax-deductible gifts.