Website
http://usadancela.org/

About Us

USA Dance Chapter #4031

USA Dance Los Angeles County Chapter 4031 is a local chapter of USA Dance, Inc., a national and non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to increasing the quality and quantity of ballroom dance in the United States. USA Dance not only promotes the benefits of ballroom dance, but it provides affordable opportunities to participate for people of all ages and abilities.

USA Dance is also the National Governing Body for DanceSport, the competitive form of ballroom dance. It organizes and regulates regional competitions for DanceSport athletes. A key part of USA Dance's mission is to foster the inclusion of DanceSport into the Olympic Games.

We of USA Dance Los Angeles County share the mission of our National organization, working tirelessly in the local community to create awareness of the many benefits of ballroom dance and to encourage everyone to participate, either on a social or competitive level.


Here are just a few of the ways in which we do this:

  • Organize regular social dances which are open to the community at large.
  • Put members of the local community in contact with professional instructors and dance studios.
  • Assist local instructors and studios in promoting their services and dances.
  • Produce periodic dance Showcases, providing dancers with the opportunity to elevate their dance skills and perform for a live audience.
  • Sponsor a K-12 Program, teaching ballroom dance to local youths at primarily Title I schools.
  • Organize a Senior Outreach effort, bringing the joy of ballroom to elderly citizens at assisted living centers throughout Los Angeles.

For more information on USA Dance, Inc., please visit www.USADance.org


Board of Directors

Meet our 2016-2017 Board of Directors!

Herbert McGurk, President; Herb has served on the board since 2009 as treasurer, vice-president and president. He has been a social dancing since 2007 and promotes ballroom dancing throughout the community.

Jerry Hernandez, Vice President – Jerry has been dancing for more than 10 years. He is enrolled in a Ballroom Teacher Training Program and hopes to teach ballroom dancing to young and old dancers. Jerry also leads the chapter's K-12 Program which teaches ballroom dance to students in the L.A. Community. In addition, he organizes our Dance Host program for our Social Dances.

Paul Roach, Treasurer – Paul is a long-time advocate for the arts and arts education. A former nationally ranked dancesport competitor, Paul served as the director of the Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance Company from 2007-2016 and currently servces as the Vice President for the Collegiate Dancesport Association.

Guillermo Ceballos, Secretary – Guillermo is a manager and ballroom dance teacher at By Your Side Dance Studios in Los Angeles, CA.


We are very pleased to announce that three more of our valued members have volunteered to serve with the Board. We hope to have photos soon, but at least two of these dancers should be well known to our members.

  • Deborah Perez, is the founder of By Your Side Dance Studio and one of the most sought after dancers and choreographers in the US. Deborah has over twenty years of experience as a dance instructor and competitor competing in the National Dance Championships across the country. Deborah was certified by Arthur Murray Studios and Fred Astaire dance Studios with high honors.
  • Faye Zarr has been a member and volunteer to USA Dance Los Angeles County for many years and we look forward to her continued contributions.

We thank all these dancers for contributing their voices to help guide the chapter for the next 18 months.


Our Board is composed of volunteers affirmed by chapter election every two years. Our next election will be held in Fall of 2013. Any chapter member in good standing is eligible to volunteer for the Board. We invite any interested members to join us at any Board meeting to learn how the process works.

Donate to USA Dance Los Angeles County Chapter

Did you know that USA Dance Los Angeles County is a local chapter of USA Dance, Inc., a national non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to increasing the quality and quantity of ballroom dance in the U.S., and to fostering the inclusion of DanceSport (the competitive form of ballroom) into the Olympics? Chapter volunteers share the vision of our National organization, working to create awareness of the many benefits of ballroom dance and to encourage everyone (Junior, Adult and Senior dancers) to participate, either on a social or competitive level.

We would like to do more…but We Need Your Help.

Your membership dues go to National; we used to receive a rebate, but not anymore. Revenues from chapter dances cover our operating costs. For everything else, we rely on donations above and beyond admission fees. This is why we sell ads in the chapter's Showcase program, or solicit sponsors. Each of our members has the potential to help us reach sponsors who could support our programs on an ongoing basis.

Your employer may have a community-service policy such that, if you give a certain number of hours per year to a non-profit, the employer makes a cash contribution. Or you may be connected a foundation that supports educational and/or athletic non-profits like USA Dance. Of course, you can also give directly.

Your chapter has long been a supporter of K-12 dance education. Our preliminary budget for K-12 programs in 2012 is $3000. That is less than $6 per member! Please help support this activity by making a donation now via PayPal. Specify "K-12" in the transaction notes – and print your receipt because all donations are tax-deductible.

Your Directors also would like to help support upcoming amateur DanceSport events organized by other chapters, until such time as we can host an event ourselves. Our fundraising target is $3000 (less than $6 per member!). Please help support this goal by making a donation now via PayPal. Specify "DanceSport" in the transaction notes – and print your receipt because all donations are tax-deductible.

How to Donate

There are 3 ways to donate:

1) Make a secure donation via PayPal by clicking on the button at the upper right (scroll up).

2) Mail your donation via check, made out to USA Dance, Inc., to:

USA Dance Los Angeles County
P.O. Box 1235
Culver City, CA 90232

Or, 3) make a donation at one of our monthly dances.

We will issue and/or mail you a receipt for your tax records.

Thank you for your support!