Martin Chiang - Chairman & CEO
Member Since 1984
Sponsors of the Official UNITED STATES DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS. American Ballroom Company, Inc. (ABC) was incorporated in March 1971 by Ms. Mary Molaghan & Mr. John Monte.
The Arthur Murray organization this year celebrates its 98th anniversary. The organization is proud to be the largest organization of dance studios in the world today, with over 250 studios in 17 countries.More »
It all began in the fall of 1960 with Ben Dehoyos and a team of four couples. Today, almost 30 years later, Lee & Linda Wakefield direct six teams and 80 couples. Despite many challenges and obstacles that have arisen over the years, the thrilling art of ballroom dancing is alive and thriving as never before at Brigham Young University. From it's meager beginnings, social dance, as a partial class offering with folk and square dance, has at last emerged as a matriculated major course of study. The team has toured world wide, and all who have participated have reaped the blessings of the unique ambassadorship only ballroom dancing can offer. Where did this all begin?More »
Member Since 1948
The "Dancing Teachers Club of Boston" was formed in the Spring of 1914. The purpose of the Club was to raise the artistic style of ballroom dancing and to foster social activity among the teachers.
Member Since 2003
In 1992, Wayne & Donna Eng founded Dance Vision, which has become the established world leader in the production and distribution of instructional dance videos and DVDs. Then in 2002, they created the Dance Vision International Dance Association, (DVIDAŽ).
Throughout the world, Fred Astaire’s name is synonymous with excellence in social dancing. The legacy of Astaire, the greatest multi-talented dancer of all time, is the proud claim of the only international dance studio organization in North America founded by Astaire and bearing his name: Fred Astaire Dance Studios.More »
In 1998, The Heritage Dance Foundation, a 501 ( c )3 non profit corporation created by Charles S. Zwerling, MD, bought DanceWeek from Dick Mason in order to continue his fine work and report the news of ballroom dancing in the United States. DanceWeek became overnight the flagship for the Heritage Dance Foundation whose mission is: to promote the international sport of partnership dancing through encouraging opportunities for dance education, cultivating excellence within the sport and elevating overall standards for a superior competitive environment.More »
In 1974, a group of dance instructors formed an association to strive to advance the Art of Ballroom Dancing, standardize the teaching materials, expose the members to progressive methods of instruction, keep members informed of new trends...More »
John Romero Aiello
On June 3, 1914, a group of dance instructors with a vision met in Manhattan. When the meeting was over, their vision had become a reality. A new dance teachers' organization was born. It was called the New York Society of Teachers of Dancing. On June 22nd, the Certificate of Incorporation was filed with the State, making it official.More »
In 1967, a representative from the California USDTA contacted Rickey Geiger (then Cunningham) to request that she become an examiner for that organization, based on her United Kingdom Alliance (G.B.) degree as examiner. John March traveled from Long Beach to Vienna, VA to give the examination and so began a two-year process into the forming of a new organization. Rickey was asked to form an ?Eastern Area? of the USDTA, which was successfully accomplished in 1967.More »
Pan American Teachers of Dancing was formed at USBC, Waldorf Astoria, New York City in 1975, incorporated November 11, 1977, and inducted as a full member of the NDCA January 1978. Original board of directors: President, David M. Key (OH); Vice President, Roy Mavor (TX); Secretary/Treasurer, Lorrie Llamas (CA) and board member at large Laurie Haile (CA).More »
Yolanda Vargas - President
The objective of the PDF is to protect the interests of professionals involved in the competitive dancesport industry.More »
John L. Pattillo
The US Branch of the ISTD was initially formed in California in 1958 by Alex Moore, John & Jill Morton, Jim & Olive Cullip, Albert & Molly Morgan, Jack & Bemil McGregor and Margaret Michael, and in 1959 received permission from the NCDTO to organize it's first examination tour with Examiners from England. The first Imperial Ball Competition, held in 1959 in San Francisco, was won by John King and Cissy King, later of "Lawrence Welk Show" fame. In 1960, a proposal was submitted to the NCDTO to officially recognize USISTD, and a similar application was made by a group of teachers in NYC lead by Don Byrnes, Avril Burgess and Alex Desandro. These applications culminated in 1962, with the NCDTO formally recognizing the US Branch of ISTD, which was by then comprised of East Coast and West Coast Chapters, and 1963 saw the East Coast Committee organize the first Eastern Area Imperial Ball at Corso's, a latin club in New York City.More »
Member Since 1978
The United States Terpsichore Association was incorporated in and granted the great seal of the State of California on August 29, 1978 and is a member organization of the National Dance Council of America.More »
The World Federation of Ballroom Dancers is a public charitable organization dedicated to enhancing the image of ballroom dance and dancesport throughout the United States and the World.More »