Patti MacDonald, the President and a Director of USA Dance Inc.’s Royal Palm Chapter, is a long-time friend and patron of Goldcoast Ballroom, who can be seen on Wednesdays at our Front Desk, welcoming dancers to the Ballroom. She is a leader of the South Florida dance community, and dancers of all levels seek her guidance and receive her encouragement in their dancesport or dance careers.
USA Dance Inc. is the National Governing Body for DanceSport in the United States. South Florida’s Royal Palm Chapter is one of 174 Chapters of USA Dance Inc. throughout the United States. Patti MacDonald serves as the President, Director, and Competition Organizer of the USA Dance Royal Palm Chapter, and her husband Les MacDonald serves as a Director.Patti and Les are themselves accomplished ballroom dancers in both International Standard and Latin and Rhythm dances. Patti, who trained as a ballet dancer, is a life-long dancer who inspires and encourages others. After successful careers respectively in education and business, Patti and Les continue to devote countless hours and make invaluable contributions to the encouragement and promotion of the art and sport of dancing.
Patti and Les are to be credited with founding, organizing and bringing to South Florida the highly regarded and officially sanctioned annual USA Dance Royal Palm Chapter DanceSport Competition that takes place each year at Goldcoast Ballroom. This is the only USA Dance officially sanctioned DanceSport Competition that takes place in South Florida. Every year for the past nine years, Patti MacDonald has served as Organizer of this highly successful, well-run, and well-attended event.
Amateur DanceSport athletes if all ages from Florida and throughout the U.S. compete in this annual USA Dance Royal Palm Chapter DanceSport Competition at Goldcoast Ballroom.
USA Dance Inc., as the representative organization for all social and recreational ballroom and Latin dancers in America, is the only organization entitled to hold USA National Ballroom Championships and delegate representatives to the World. USA Dance Inc is also the official member organization for DanceSport on the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), and the U.S. member of the world governing organization, the World DanceSport Federation (called the WDSF), which is the official global member organization of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
See more information about the officially sanctioned annual USA Dance, Royal Palm Chapter, DanceSport Competition that takes place each year at Goldcoast Ballroom.