Chattanooga USA Dance is a social ballroom dance club that hosts social dance events on the second Friday of every month. It’s our mission to promote ballroom dancing in the Tennessee Valley and surrounding areas so whether you’re new to ballroom dancing or an experienced dancer, we’d love to have you.
We are a chapter of USA Dance Inc., the National Governing Body for DanceSport in the United States. With more than 150 chapters throughout the country, USA Dance Inc. is also the representative organization for all social and recreational ballroom and Latin dancers in America, ranging from pre-schoolers to seniors.
With approximately 19,000 U.S. members who financially support the national programs and with an outreach of more than 200,000 dancers, USA DANCE serves the industry as a leader and also as a 501c3 non-profit organization, approved by the Internal Revenue Service, and is authorized to solicit and receive donations from the public to support its promotional and educational programs.
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It doesn’t matter how old you are, what level you are, or if you have a partner. If you’re ready to dance, you’re ready for USA Dance.
Our Board Members
Lori Yuzenko, President
Lori is a Yankee transplant from Upstate NY. She began her ballroom dancing experience in 2010. Since then she has performed showcases and competed in ballroom competitions with her dance instructor, Denny Lennon and her husband, Stephen.
Lori currently works for C & H Services of North GA as their HR/DOT person. When she's not dancing, Lori enjoys bowling and spending time with her grandchildren.
Wendy Lewis, Vice President
Wendy is a southern lady spending most of her life in North Georgia, Northeast AL, and most recently in Chattanooga. Wendy is employed by UNUM for the last 22 years as an Implementation Manager. She currently lives in Ooltewah with her husband Darren, her son Benjamin, and the family pet Molly.
Wendy joined the Ballroom community in 2006. Since then she has enjoyed the exercise and the friendships that have developed over the years. She has a passion for dance and has also performed showcases at several venues.
Marilyn Ramey, Secretary
Marilyn has always dreamed of doing ballroom dancing and began dancing with her husband Allen in 2012. Formerly, she enjoyed the equine sports and found that competition encouraged her to keep moving her skills forward. With that same attitude, she enjoys Ballroom completion with her instructor Denny Lennon. As a transplant to Chattanooga from Michigan, she has found Ballroom dancing to be a great way to meet people and has forged lifelong friendships.
Marilyn is a CPA and the Controller for Hudson Companies, Inc.
Robin Barrett, Treasurer
Robin has over fifteen years experience in accounting and tax. She is a CPA and is a Tax Analyst in the Corporate Tax Department at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee.
Robin began ballroom dancing in 2009 and loves it.
Stephanie Fast, Media
Stephanie began her dance career in ballet, leaving after 10 years to join the Chattanooga ballroom community at age 15. Now, after graduating with a degree in Graphic Design from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, she is working as a graphic designer at local creative firm, Widgets & Stone. When she's not working or dancing, Stephanie also enjoys volunteering as a coach for UTC's mock trial program and traveling.
Alicia Coller, Membership
Alicia is originally from St. Louis and moved to Chattanooga in 2004. She completed her B.S. Biology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC). Alicia currently works with Educational Talent Search at UTC. Alicia also volunteers with Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Chattanooga Area in her free time.
Donald O'Connor, Board Member at Large
Donald began ballroom dancing almost 20 years ago and has taken lessons and danced at all of Chattanooga's premier ballroom studios and dancers' clubs. His favorite genre is Latin. Donald also travels around the country playing in men's baseball tournaments, playing baseball all day and dancing all night at nearby venues. Donald retired from the Tennessee Valley Authority after a 42 year career as an Engineer.