Support PSDF

Pacific Swing Dance Foundation is a non-profit corporation founded in 2018. You can support PSDF through one of our campaigns, or you can contribute to our general operations fund.

  1. PSDF Scholarship Fund

    Pacific Swing Dance Foundation is committed to creating opportunities for a diverse array of dancers to attend dance events on the Pacific coast. For many dancers around the United States and world—especially younger dancers—traveling to the Pacific coast to dance is financially unattainable. But with contributions from dancers with the financial resources, we've awarded over 120 full- and partial- scholarships since 2019. We currently administer scholarship programs for California Balboa Classic and Camp Hollywood. Money contributed to this fund goes toward helping pay admission, travel, lodging, and other expenses for well-qualified applicants. Our goal is to provide scholarships for 90 dancers in 2021–22.
    $4,074.00 donated
  2. Pacific Swing Dance Archive Living History Project

    The PSDF Archive not only collects and preserves swing dance artifacts from the past, we also collect historical material from current swing dance artists. Our most pressing project is to conduct interviews with remaining original dancers we can find and to interview second generation dancers. We've interviewed Roy Damron, Iggy Hignett, Dwight Lupardis, Tise Chao, and are now embarking on our most ambitious project: a complete oral history with Sylvia Sykes. Contributions will be used to fund our Living History project and the activities of the Archive.
    $10,065.00 donated
  3. PSDF Operations and Programs Fund

    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 updates on new and ongoing projects.
    $2,620.02 donated
  4. Rhythm Relief Fundraiser

    Rhythm Relief Fund

    Rhythm Relief is Jumpin’! On the day of the show, May 23, we started at $35,000 and we ended at over $75,000! We are over 50% of the way to our “crazy” goal of $150,000. Let’s see how far we can push this thing!
    $95,779.29 donated of $150,000.00 goal