Help Dance Underground survive Coronavirus crisis

Tony and I met 25 years ago on the Seattle dance floor and have been together ever since. Not only have we formed a partnership in life and Argentine Tango, we have also formed a partnership to operate Dance Underground. For the past 20 years, we have poured all our heart and energy into promoting the growth of the dance, fitness, and art communities of Seattle.

Our mission for Dance Underground is to provide a warm, friendly atmosphere in an elegant setting, that facilitates optimum instruction and learning. We promote talented instructors who are recognized for their teaching excellence and their dedication to inspire their students to grow and express themselves creatively. Our programs range from kid‘s ballet classes, adult dance and fitness classes, to social dances. We pride ourselves on our diverse programs where communities of all ages and different art forms can feel at home in our studio. 
With the statewide mandatory shutdown on recreational spaces and enforced social distancing, we are no longer able to keep our doors open to the community. Currently, we have some live streaming at the studio from our dear teachers to keep social connection. With no income from our regular programming, Dance Underground is in desperate financial need to retain our tenancy through this pandemic.

Our goal with this GoFundMe account is to raise $25,000 to help pay a portion of the rent and utility bills for April, May and June.

We ask for your help and encourage you to contribute anything you can. Please help us spread the word to your friends in the Seattle dance, fitness and art communities.

Tony and I are grateful for your help to keep Dance Underground afloat so we all have a home to return to after this difficult time.


Ilana Rubin and Tony Fan


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Ilana Rubin 
Seattle, WA
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