December 1, 2020

Texas Dance Hall Preservation (TDHP) has closed fundraising for the Texas Dance Hall Relief Fund after exceeding its goal. Due to COVID-19, dance halls across Texas have been largely closed down since March 2020, with many forced to cancel annual festivals and fundraisers, countless weddings, and other events that provide their primary source of income. In August, TDHP invited 180 historic dance halls to apply for reimbursement of regular building expenses, such as insurance and utilities. Thirty-two halls applied, and today TDHP announced total donations of $262,520 to assist these halls through this difficult time. One hundred percent of funds raised will go directly to dance halls.

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