USA Dance (North-Central NM) Chapter #5047

About Us

Celebrating More Than a Decade of Dancing in New Mexico!

The North Central New Mexico chapter of USA Dance was founded in October 2005, when our chapter pioneers founded the original steering committee: Ben Porter, Shawna Hollen, Ed Jonas-Morrison, Sally Semm, Caren Waters, and Anna Watkins (chapter coordinator). Our first membership list included all of eight names.

We were officially certified as USA Dance Chapter 5047 on Feb. 28, 2006 — our official birthday. 2016 was our 10th anniversary!

We have grown from the original eight members and one dance per month to more than 100 members and one monthly dance party plus special events in Albuquerque and satellite dance parties in Santa Fe. We now average about 60-80 dancers at our  parties.

Our monthly dances include a 45-minute group lesson by a local professional instructor and an occasional "special treat" spotlight performance or demonstration by local professionals, amateurs or dance groups. Check out our calendar page to see what's coming up.

We host our dances at the Albuquerque Square Dance Club, 4915 Hawkins Street NE in Albuquerque, an excellent facility for ballroom dancing with a huge wooden dance floor and plenty of parking. Click here for directions.

Other information you may find useful:

Want to stay on top of chapter events? Subscribe to our email list! We send reminders before every dance and keep you up to date with other chapter news.

Do you have a favorite ballroom dance tune you'd like to hear at one of our dance parties? Send us an email with the song title, artist name, type of dance and any other information you have. Our DJs will look for the song and see if they can use it at a future dance.

Have a question or a suggestion for our USA Dance chapter? Please send an email to

See you on the dance floor!