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Achievement Unlocked: 501(c)(3) Status!

When we started Pacific Swing Dance Foundation in 2018, we had little inkling how arduous it would be to achieve federal non-profit status. The process involves delivering hundreds of pages of financial and legal information to the IRS and wading…

Rhythm Relief Follow Up

On June 16, 2020, we e-mailed this update to all of our contributors: Thank You! Thanks to you and almost 1,000 other patrons, Pacific Swing Dance Foundation has collected just over $85,000 to aid full-time swing dance artists who’ve had…

Living History: Sylvia Sykes

During today’s Rhythm Relief fundraiser, we aired an informational spot about PSDF and the Pacific Swing Dance Archive. You can support this effort right now by contributing to the Pacific Swing Dance Archive Living History project: In the past two…

R.I.P. Roy Damron

We were recently in touch with Roy Damron’s caretaker and learned of his death in early January, 2020. In 2018, PSDF sent Bobby White to Roy’s home in Hawaii where he, assisted by Deb Eason, spent three days interviewing Roy…

Rhythm Relief FundRaiser May 23

Rhythm Relief Fundraiser

At PSDF, we’ve been trying to find ways to help swing artists who’ve lost income. So, a couple of weeks ago, Nick Williams approaches and says “I have an idea…” We are thrilled to be able to support Nick with…

Marge Takier on the Track Podcast

Marge Takier

PSDF is pleased to sponsor episode 43 of Ryan Swift’s The Track Podcast featuring SoCal swing dance legend Marge Takier! Some of the CalBal team played a small role in making this match, and it’s a delightful opportunity to hear…