Rhythm Relief Fund

In May of 2020, Rhythm Relief was created by Nick Williams in cooperation with PSDF to provide financial support to members of the swing dance community affected by COVID-19. In May of 2021, we decided to make the Rhythm Relief Fund a permanent program of Pacific Swing Dance Foundation—it’s clear to us that our community needs ways to raise and distribute financial support when disaster strikes. When you contribute to Rhythm Relief, your money is used to make grants to members of the swing dance community when they need financial help and to maintain the capability to respond in special circumstances. A portion of the funds—between 10% and 30%—are also used to help PSDF pay for the administrative expenses of a non-profit business. Those expenses cover things like accounting and financial compliance, paying administrative staff, IT expenses, etc.

70.10% Raised
$105,144.29 donated of $150,000.00 goal
1045 Donors

Nick Williams, in partnership with the Pacific Swing Dance Foundation, is throwing a spectacular live-stream swing show coming straight to your home. The purpose of the benefit show is to raise money for full-time swing dance instructors and full-time musicians who have been financially hit by Covid-19. The money raised in the show will compensate the performers for their time, and all additional funds raised will go to a fund for dancers and musicians. Any full-time dancer or musician will be able to apply for the funds we raise through PSDF.

Complete details are available at our Rhythm Relief page.

Patrons at or above the $50 level will receive an enamel pin from Pacific Swing Dance Foundation.


  1. I love watching all of you ! I’m now 70 years old and can only wish I had the energy and talent you all have. Keep on dancing !

  2. This is for all joy that the swing dance instructors and musicians have brought to the lives of their students and listeners over the years. I am truly grateful.

  3. I joined my local swing dance community just three years ago. I knew for some time that it existed but was afraid to try it. Today, I could not imagine life without swing. This is a temporary transition and I hope my donation helps those who like me are passionate about this art to continue to create, grow and survive.

  4. Appreciate all the fabulous dancers, musicians, teachers, artists etc. Many of us are struggling right now and your on-line performances are A wonderful gift. Thank you.

  5. Loved the Swingtacular idea! And really enjoyed watching. Thanks for leaving it up; I couldn’t catch it live.

  6. Thank you for organising this fundraiser and for all the great work you do for the dancing community! Much love and best wishes to everyone out there who has been hit by this crisis

  7. Swing dancing is my community. It is my responsibility to support it.

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