National Dance Council of America
National Dance Council of America

It is now one month since the NDCA addressed the then burgeoning crisis of COVID-19 which ushered in an unfortunate “new normal” for the world, and we have now seen how very bad this virus can be. At that time we had no idea when things would begin to change for the better, but were hopeful that we could get back to business in the fairly near future. Sadly, we remain no closer to any kind of “normal” and many of our organizers, registrants, and self-employed dancers find themselves in exceedingly difficult circumstances with no clear end in sight.

The Federal Government has inaugurated a number of programs to assist people such as ourselves and those who find themselves unemployed due to the restrictions imposed in dealing with COVID-19. Therefore, please check with your local and state authorities, your own bank, your lawyer, your account, for assistance in determining your best course of action during this most difficult time.

Competitors who are under a hospital or doctor’s care, gravely affected by the virus, and find themselves in dire need of help should make application to the ‘NDCA Benevolent Fund COVID-19’ by contacting Travis Tuft, the Chairman of the Competitors Commission which will administer the Fund, at travis_tuft@yahoo.com

Should you wish to donate to this very worthy cause you may do so via the Heritage Dance Foundation. The HDF is a 501(c)3 not for profit charitable organization that has been in business for more than twenty years and will accept donations to the NDCA Benevolent Fund-COVID19.

Dr. Charles Zwerling, the founder and Chairman of the Board of the Heritage Dance Foundation, has very kindly offered to administer donations to the NDCA Benevolent Fund without charge, thereby ensuring that 100% of donations are made available for competitors that are under a hospital or doctor’s care, gravely affected by the virus, and find themselves in dire need of help. Additionally, donations made through the Heritage Dance Foundation are fully tax deductible.  NDCA initiated the Fund with its donation of $10,000.

Contact Information:
Heritage Dance Foundation
107 South Center Street
Goldsboro, North Carolina 27530

Phone (919) 736-3500

Attention Patti Troy


HDF FEDERAL TAX ID Number: 58-2001459  http://www.ballroom.org/legal.htmlDonation checks should be made out to
Heritage Dance Foundation, please note in the memo or in an accompanying letter ‘For NDCA Benevolent Fund Covid-19’.

Once again, we thank Dr. Zwerling for his most generous offer, and sincerely thank you in advance for donations, both large and small, to support competitors afflicted by this rogue virus. Stay safe and healthy at this very difficult time.


NDCA Executive Committee

Upcoming Events

  • Virginia State Dancesport Championships
    July 16 - 19, 2020 | Reston, VA
  • Orlando Dance Classic
    July 18, 2020 | Orlando, FL
  • North Carolina Open
    July 18, 2020 | Charlotte, NC
  • DBDC - a Legendary Celebration
    July 23 - 26, 2020 | Boston, MA

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