re: Promoting Ballroom Dancing - any ideas? Posted by Laura 9/11/2003 3:53:00 PM
My local USABDA chapter offers competitive "Nightclub" events at the four competitions we host yearly. We offer Salsa, West Coast Swing, Night Club 2-Step, and Hustle events. Collegiate competitions (which usually allow non-student adults to participate) often offer these events, too. Many people learned these dances socially, and started asking them to be added to the competitive roster. There's not currently a USABDA National Salsa Championship, but there are other forums (such as Salsa conventions) that handle that sort of thing.
I'm also starting to see the Nightclub events turn up at NDCA competitions. They've always had them in the Pro/Am events, but now at least two competitions that I know of in California have them as regular amateur events, too.