About PSDF


Pacific Swing Dance Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit corporation founded in 2018 to preserve and promote the unique history of swing dancing in the Western United States. PSDF operates California Balboa Classic and the Pacific Swing Dance Archives.

PSDF Board of Directors

Nicholas Centino, Secretary

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Tina Jordan

Tina Jordan’s connections to musical performance and support of the arts has been a constant throughout her life. After exploring Ballroom dancing and forms of folk dance, she started swing dancing in 1997. In the decades since she has traveled to numerous dance events and is on staff at Camp Hollywood, the biggest swing dance event in the Western United States. Tina has used her BA in Business Economics and Masters in Organizational Management to support a variety of non-profits including recording audio textbooks for Learning Ally, serving on the Volunteer Advisory Committee of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, and performing with the semi-professional 100 voice Angeles Chorale. Tina is also involved in Social Justice education and volunteering in the Los Angeles area and believes we can use music, dance and its history to connect to each other to change our world.

Laura Keat, President

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Chelsea Lee

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Jason Swihart, Treasurer

Jason is a digital consultant who helps organizations develop and implement strategies to communicate more effectively, achieve business goals, and create change through digital technologies. Since 1994, Jason has been involved in building countless websites and applications and has written for, edited, and managed multiple digital publications. He has created groundbreaking work for organizations like Boeing, NASA, Intel, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He started swing dancing in 2005 and has been a fixture in the Balboa scene since 2006.

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Although our 501(c)(3) status is pending, you can still make a financial donation. Your donation will go into our general fund to help defray operational expenses and fund new projects such as collecting additional oral histories from original dancers, acquiring collections and memorabilia, and preserving and making items in the existing collection available to the public through digitization. Donors who provide their e-mail addresses will receive quarterly updates on new and ongoing projects.