Valley Dale is significant as one of the nationally renowned Ballrooms of the "Big Band" musical era of the 1930's and 1940's. Many famous Big Bands and entertainers including Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby have appeared at Valley Dale. During the early 1940's CBS and NBC had simultaneous coast-to-coast radio broadcasts from the Valley Dale.
Although established in 1918, Valley Dale is far from being a remnant of the past. Valley Dale remains as one of the last few Great American ballrooms from this era. While its admission to the National Register of Historic Places preserved its history, its recent extensive renovation secures its future.