#MoveTogether Fund

The #MoveTogether Fund benefits Black artists, dancers, and musicians in the global Lindy Hop, Swing Dance and Blues Dance scene. Our goal is to raise at least $30,000! Let’s see how much we can raise to support the Black artists of our community! YES! Donations are tax-deductible!

156.43% Raised
$46,930.00 donated of $30,000.00 goal
664 Donors
Campaign has ended

THANK YOU for your generous support of #MoveTogether—you have my extreme gratitude!

Together we have raised more than $43,000 for the #MoveTogether movement! We surpassed our original fundraising goal of $30,000 by nearly 50%—thanks to all of you!

Thanks to everyone’s generous support, we are able to give more than $11,000 apiece to these three incredible organizations:

  • Guardian Baltimore, led by Artistic Director Breai Mason-Campbell
  • Cleveland Junior Jitterbugs, led by Valerie Salstrom
  • Lindy Hoppers of the African Diaspora Fund for the Frankie Manning Foundation (a new social justice fund), led by Tena Morales-Armstrong & Julia Loving

This was quite an accomplishment! We are very proud of the impact that this is going to have in our dance community, as well as communities of color.

Please continue to donate to the Move Together Fund! Your future donations will go towards the continual development of next steps and future events. This is a movement, not a moment—and it still needs your support!

Stay tuned for future events! We’re working to ensure sure that we come back stronger!

Shaheed Qaasim and the #MoveTogether Team


  1. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to support the dance teachers and musicians and to learn more about the African-American heritage of swing dance.

  2. Black lives matter! Keep staying strong! Keep challenging your assumptions! The Lindy Hop community is stronger for having these conversations. Thank you for putting this event on!

  3. I am a white organizer in the fusion dance scene. I am a participant in many arts originating in cultures other than my own, including swing and blues dancing. I very much appreciate your work in bringing more awareness and sensitivity to me and others and I can’t wait to learn more at the MOVE Together event!

  4. Thanks for putting this event together! This is so necessary and will be a great learning experience.

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