Ballroom Dance Week


WHEREAS, ballroom dancing is an activity that provides many physical and social benefits, promotes creativity and artistic expression, and is appreciated by many as both a competitive sport and a gratifying pastime; and

WHEREAS, ballroom dancing is enjoyed by people of all ages and various skill levels; and

WHEREAS, USA Dance, Inc. is a nonprofit organization with the mission of ballroom dance as an activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and backgrounds; and

WHEREAS, USA Dance, Inc. has almost 200 chapters nationwide with 20,000 members partaking in social and competitive ballroom dancing activities; and

WHEREAS, ballroom dancers in the Commonwealth of Virginia and throughout the United States will celebrate Ballroom Dance Week September 16-25, 2016, and will sponsor special events during the week to increase public awareness of the benefits of dancing and provide opportunities for enjoyable ballroom dance;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize September 16-25, 2016, as BALLROOM DANCE WEEK in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.