Welcome to Chapter 3045 of USA Dance, Inc.


Date added to ADN: Fri, June 09, 2017
Originally Published: Fri, June 09, 2017
by Bob Hotchkiss

​"Primarily, Ballroom Dancing is a mental and physical recreation and as such it can scarcely be said to have an equal. Taken seriously, it can give the young person as much physical exercise as is desired; to the more mature dancer, it can give exercise that is effective without being too strenuous; to the busy man or woman it will provide that mental relaxation which is so necessary to physical health."

(Alex Moore in the Introduction to ​Ballroom Dancing ​tenth edition 2005)

Mr. Moore's description of the benefits of ballroom dance holds as true today as when it was first written in the 1930's. Chapter 3045 of USA Dance, Inc., identified locally as Berkshire Ballroom, was established approximately 15 years ago as a fully volunteer organization to provide a venue where people may avail themselves of the mental, social and physical benefits of dance to which Mr. Moore refers. The current board of Directors of Berkshire Ballroom strives to be an active presence in the dance community, building on the foundation provided by its predecessors and reaching out to dancers at all levels of experience - from newcomer to aspiring competitor. It is not necessary to be a member of USA Dance to attend events; of course, we appreciate new member sign-ups at any time of year. The Board of Directors is guided by the national "USA Dance By-laws" in its mission to improve the quality and quantity of ballroom dance opportunities in Western Massachusetts, to educate the public about the health benefits of ballroom dancing, to encourage instructional programs in the Berkshires and, in general, to support dance activities whenever the chance arises.

I look forward to meeting you on the dance floor,

Bob Hotchkiss - President

Berkshire Ballroom Chapter 3045 of USA Dance, Inc.


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