About Us

Our Beginning

The Club is located in the "Golden Corner" Upstate of South Carolina, convenient to Anderson, Clemson, Seneca, Pendleton, Easley, and Greenville. It is the brainchild of our current Vice President, Dennis Adams. In 2005, he foresaw a need for our organization, and set about enlisting people to make it happen. We had several organizing meetings which were used to develop an action plan; people were recruited (or volunteered) to take on specific tasks; we developed advertising; held membership meetings; constructed a set of Bylaws; elected Officers; and held our very first dance in January 2006. It was magnificent!

Our Organization

We are governed by a set of Bylaws which you can view via the "Bylaws" link in the sidebar. You can find the contact information for any of our Directors or Committee Chairs at the "Contact Us" link in the sidebar. Oh, and yes, all of our Board members are volunteers - we do this because we love dancing! Once a month, after each dance, we publish a club newsletter. The latest newsletter, and archives, may be viewed via the "Club Newsletters" link in the sidebar.

Our Dances

Our dances include the following generally accepted ballroom dances:dance2

  • Waltz

  • Viennese Waltz

  • Swing

  • Foxtrot

  • Cha Cha

  • Bolero

  • Rumba

  • Tango

  • Samba

  • Merengue

  • Mambo

  • Polka

  • Salsa,

  • and Shag.dance

We won't guarantee that you will be able to do every one of these dances at every dance, but we will guarantee that you will enjoy the selection of music and variety of dances. The dance lesson is generally taught by Dennis Adams, but from time to time may be taught by members who have skills in a specific area of dance. Be assured that you will learn something new at every dance! We generally try to schedule our dances on Saturday evenings to make it easier for our working folks. You can view a schedule of our dances at the "Dance Calendar" link in the sidebar. The current cost of a dance is $12.00/person member, and $14.00/person non-member. Our dance floor is approximately 50x50 feet and is able to sufficiently accommodate all of our dancers. We have had dances attended by as many as 80 people, and have never felt crowded on the floor. Speaking of dance attendance, our average monthly dance attendance for 2016 was 38 people.

Our Dance Location

We currently conduct our dances in the Activity Building of Zion United Methodist Church, 5708 Highway 187 North, Anderson, SC. Hwy 187 runs between Hwy 76 (near Pendleton) and Hwy 24 (intersection that goes to Portman Marina.)  From the Hwy 76 intersection with 187 proceed South 4.2 miles to the Church on the left.  From the Hwy 24 intersection with 187, proceed North across I-85 and from there the Church is about 1.5 miles on the right. If you need clarification on how to find us, please contact one of our Officers via the "Contact Us" link in the sidebar!

Our Membership

The Club currently has about 50 members and about an equal number of non-members. The membership dues are $20.00/person/year by the calendar year. The advantage of being a member is the fee for the monthly dance is $12.00 vice $14.00/person, plus we have at least one no-cost-to-members-dance per year. And, by-the-way, the money which we take in is used to purchase food, drinks, and supplies for our dances. All funds accumulated throughout the year are used solely for the benefit of our membership.

Student/Young Person Dancing

In keeping with our Bylaws to promote ballroom dancing, we may conduct special dances specifically for local college/tech school/vocational school students, and any other interested young people. We describe a "young person" as anyone aged 23 or under. At these dances we provide a free lesson, and then provide individual assistance as it may be needed or requested throughout the remainder of the evening. In addition, our regularly scheduled dances are open to students/young people for a Dance Fee of only $5.00 per person. It is always great fun to be involved with such enthusiastic young people, and to participate in the transfer of dance knowledge. Through this program, we hope to instill a lifelong love for ballroom dancing in these fine young folks, and then hope that they too, will pass it on.