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HELP US SAVE OUR DANCE HALL

$4,785 of $65,000 goal

Raised by 61 people in 1 month
PLEASE HELP US SAVE OUR BEAUTIFUL SQUARE DANCE HALL!  

The Whirl & Twirl Square and Round Dance Hall has been CLOSED by order of the Orange County Fire Marshall. 

The Whirl & Twirl Square and Round Dance Club is a nonprofit 501c(4) organization located in Orlando, Florida.  For over 57 years, Whirl and Twirl has been celebrating and promoting the national folk dance of the United States.  Through a variety of educational programs such as square dance lessons and demonstration events, as well as through weekly scheduled square and round dance events here in our Central Florida community, Whirl and Twirl has worked to keep the Square Dance experience alive and well, while seeking a significant, lasting impact on our local community.  Our Central Florida area is a prime location for attracting visitors from all across the globe.  Many nights we have had the opportunity to welcome guests who are here in Orlando on vacation, and who wish to participate in one of the few truly American cultural activities - the SQUARE DANCE!    www.whirlandtwirl.org 

Our wonderful Whirl & Twirl Square Dance Club members worked together to purchase a warehouse and did most of the work themselves to convert it into the beautiful floating wood floor dance hall which club members and visitors have enjoyed since 1994.  We are one of the very few Square Dance Clubs in the country who own their own clubhouse.

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Unfortunately, our fantastic dance hall now requires substantial upgrades to meet today’s safety standards.  Current regulations require it to be equipped with a Fire Alarm System and a Sprinkler System.  In order to do this we must also increase the diameter of the water supply pipes to our building to provide the high water pressure required for the fire sprinkler system.  This makes the needed upgrades even more costly.  The total estimated cost for the renovations is $82,000. 

Our clubhouse is also a favorite venue for classes and dances by various other forms of dance including line dancing, several swing dance groups, folk dancing, and even belly dancing to help promote dance as a healthy form of entertainment in an alcohol free environment.  Please help us preserve this truly wholesome and valuable American heritage for our younger generation to enjoy with your generous donations today!

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I have served as president of this organization for 4 years.  We must raise a minimum of $65,000 by August 31 to start the renovations or the club board of directors will be forced to ask the membership to sell our custom dance hall.  Whether you are a dancer or not, and even if you have never visited our club, your contribution to this worthy cause could make the difference to save this beautiful building.  All funds will be transferred directly to Whirl & Twirl’s checking account.
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After one month we have $4,735 on our GoFundMe page and $27,540 in direct donations soon to be posted on our Whirl & Twirl website, bringing our total to $32,275, which is almost half our goal! We are encouraging dance organizations around the country to host benefit dances to help us save our dance hall. Time is getting short, so PLEASE let us know ASAP if your club can hold a benefit dance for us!
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Thank you all who have been donating! We still need $35,000, and we are encouraging dance organizations around the country to host benefit dances for us to help us save our dance hall. Time is getting short, so PLEASE let us know ASAP if your club can hold a benefit dance for us! Please share this with EVERYONE! Thanks!
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Please keep the donations coming! We've reached $29,525 of the $65,000 goal and ask you to consider donating to this worthy cause! Whirl & Twirl Square Dance Hall is home to square, round, line and swing dancers in the Central Florida area - all of whom have no where to dance now that the member owned club is closed! Please like, share and donate to Save Our Dance Hall! Thank you for your kind support!
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Thank you to those clubs and callers who have made plans for benefit dances to help us in our fund raising efforts. We hope to see more similar efforts to help us Save our Dance Hall! As of this morning, we have $24,395 of our $65,000 goal so are desperate for any help! Our member owned, member remodeled Dance Hall has hosted dance events since 1994 and is dangerously close to a forced sale. Please share and like our page, pass it on to all your friends and help us meet the goal that will get the building back to code and dancers back to dancing!
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$25
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11 days ago
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17 days ago
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25 days ago
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