Save The Dancers

We at the WDC CC understand the difficult situation that we are all facing with the onslaught of the COVID-19 virus that has seemingly disrupted our everyday lives and livelihoods.  Our hearts go out to all the victims of this terrible pandemic that is sweeping the globe.  

We want to inform you that we have been working hard to get you some financial support during this difficult time.  We have been working closely with the WDC, WDCAL, NDCA, as well the WDC Executive Presidential Assistant on the early set up of a GoFundMe Campaign which now has funds that can be distributed.  The funds from this campaign are for registered WDC Competitors and should go towards their personal use such food, medical, or other essential needs.  Funds are limited and the distribution of the funds are on a first come, first serve basis.  

A form will need to be filled out by each competitor to receive any help and it can be downloaded here.

In addition, a direct contact line has been set up for dancers to reach out to us who are in need of this financial assistance. All applications should be sent there.  That email address is SAVETHEDANCERS@YAHOO.COM.

Furthermore, we encourage everyone to continue their support for our campaign.  With your help, the donations we receive can further assist those dancers that have been greatly affected.  You can go to the link below to donate, encourage friends to donate, or simply share the link:

We would like to thank Ms. Anastasia Muravyeva, the WDC Executive Presidential Assistant, for initiating this campaign and for working with the WDC President Mr. Donnie Burns MBE on this project.  We would also like to thank the Board of Directors of the WDC, the WDC Amateur League, and the National Dance Council of America for their leadership and generous donations, as well as everybody who have thus far so graciously donated to this campaign.  We feel very blessed to know that there is so much generosity, love, and support for the dancers during these challenging times.

Stay safe, stay healthy, stay happy, and let’s continue to be kind to one another!

The Management Committee of the WDC Competitors Commission

“Latin We Are The World”

The WDC Competitors Commission would like to thank the famous Olivato Dancesport Orchestra for creating this new CD titled “LATIN WE ARE THE WORLD” in support of dancers during the Coronavirus pandemic!

Please check it out and purchase this CD as all sale proceeds will go directly to the GoFundMe Campaign “Coronavirus Dancing Victims”. The money raised will go back to those dancers that have been affected the most by the Coronavirus pandemic. SAVE THE DANCERS!!!…

Thank you once again to Alessandro Olivato, Mattia Di-Renzo, and Olivato Dancesport Orchestra for your kindness and generosity!!! Special thanks to Tomasz Reindl for the incredible pictures and for all the amazing Latin Dancers who offer their image and their committed support to helping their fellow dancers through this crisis!!

Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay happy during these challenging times!

The Management Committee of the WDC Competitors Commission

GoFundMe Page for Coronavirus Dancing Victims

The recent Coronavirus crisis has touched on every aspect of our lives and livelihoods.  And, this epidemic has severely affected our beloved dance world.  It started with the cancellation of 4 major Asian Open competitions but has now spread to the cancellation of many dance-related events and activities throughout the world.  This has had a serious impact on not just dancers throughout the world but on the dancing industry as a whole. 

One can only imagine how difficult it must be for all dancers throughout the world, especially those who have been affected health-wise and medically, to dance, find work, and even continue to survive in the current conditions.  Some of them have had a direct threat to their lives and are still going through their struggles.  Dancers have lost all their work and income completely.  Studios are being closed down.  These people, these dancers, are our colleagues, students, and friends.  Many are suffering and struggling to survive!

We, at the WDC Competitors Commission as well as the WDC and WDCAL, would like to ensure that we do everything we can to help our fellow colleagues and dancers.  Over the past few months, we have been working with the Executive Presidential Assistant, Ms. Anastasia Muravyeva, as well as the WDC President and WDC Board of Directors to set up a GoFundMe page to help our fellow dancers all over the world. The goal is to help provide some help for basic items such as food and other essential needs during this crisis  And, we want to encourage our friends, patrons, vendors, suppliers, and colleagues everywhere to pull together and help one another in overcoming this crisis.  We are asking everyone to extend their hand and support for our fellow dancers.  Here is the direct link to the GoFundMe page here.

In addition, a direct line has been set up for the dancers to connect to us and receive financial help to pay for essential needs such as food, medical, etc related to the Coronavirus epidemic.  SAVETHEDANCERS@YAHOO.COM

We would like to thank you for your time, consideration, and support for your fellow dancer!

The Management Committee of the WDC Competitors Commission