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Articles of Interest

The following are a list of articles that may be of interest to ballroom dancers and competitors in the San Francisco Bay Area. Other websites of interest are:

2017 Califorinia State DanceSport Championships Results

On December 2, 2017 USA Dance NorCal Chapter held the California State DanceSport Championships, a NQE, at the beautiful Just Dance Ballroom in Oakland, California. NorCal has a long history of organizing ballroom dance competitions, having organized the first Regional (later NQE) competition in the early 1990’s in San Jose, CA.
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2016 California State DanceSport Championships-NQE Results

The 2016 California State DanceSport Championship NQE was held December 3 at the beautiful Just Dance Ballroom in Oakland, CA. The event was very successful with over 200 competitors qualifying for the 2017 Nationals.

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Nor-Cal has another successful Olympic Day Event!

Over 200 participate in Nor-Cal's International Olympic Day event at the NewPark Mall in Newark, CA.

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Nor-Cal Sponsors Olympic Day 2014

The Nor-Cal Chapter of USA Dance held two Olympic Day events in 2014 - On June 21st at Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo and on June 22nd at The Shops At Tanforan in San Bruno. Our guest Olympian was rower Mike Altman (2004 and 2008 Olympic Games).

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Alex Chan - In Memorium

The dance community has lost a good friend and supporter, Alex Chan. Alex battled diabetes for many years and in November 2013 lost the war. Alex was an accomplished dancer and competitor.

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Happy 30th Anniversary, Nor Cal Chapter!

As we approach the end of 2013, I would like to extend my congratulations again to the vibrant Nor Cal Chapter of USA Dance, which has just celebrated its 30th anniversary, having been founded in 1983, making it the oldest USA Dance chapter west of the Mississippi.

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30 YEARS STRONG (As printed in American Dancer)

The Northern California Chapter of USA Dance (Chapter #4004) more commonly known simply as Nor-Cal, celebrated its 30th anniversary during 2013. This chapter, which is the oldest USA Dance chapter west of the Mississippi, was founded in 1983

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California State DanceSport Championships and NQE Posted on November 12, 2013
(November 12, 2013)

I had the pleasure of attending the Cal State Championships and NQE this past weekend and had a most enjoyable time.

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How Did USA Dance's First DanceSport Rulebook Come Into Being?

Believe it or not, USA Dance held dance competitions for many years before there was even an official DanceSport Rulebook to govern those competitions. But what led to the development of the first Rulebook and how did it come about?

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