—How your Contribution helps us—

Unrestricted contributions help us pay for our world-renowned coaches, rental fees for practice space, entry fees at intercollegiate competitions throughout the Northeast, and subsidies for team members looking to take their dancing to the next level by seeking out private lessons and further competitions.

Costume donations are maintained by a group of team members under the direction of the Team Captain and lent to team members free of charge for use in competitions and showcase performances. Additionally, a percentage of unrestricted contributions are spent each year on costume maintenance, repair, and replacement.

Contributions earmarked for rookie financial aid, together with a percentage of unrestricted contributions, are dispensed on an as-needed basis to allow first-year members with demonstrated financial need to enjoy dancing with reduced or waived membership dues.

All donations which are not directly applied to the above programs are invested into HBDT’s perpetual endowment. Endowment returns, at the direction of the President and Chief Financial Officer, have been directed in recent years to subsidizing safe travel opportunities to competitions in New York and Montreal, supporting rookie financial aid, and attracting world-class performers to the 2014 and 2015 Harvard Invitationals.

—How To Donate—

If you would like to support the Harvard Ballroom Dance Team, please follow the instructions below:

  • Visit this Harvard Crimson donation page.

  • Select “Ballroom Dance Club” from “Select a Fund”.

  • If you have a specific area of our program that you’d like to designate your fund to (e.g. rookie program, social dances, competition fees), please check “Additional gift details” and list your request there.

  • Once you have filled in the rest of your information, hit “Complete Your Gift” at the bottom of the page.

  • Once the form has been submitted to Harvard University, please send us a confirmation email with your name and amount donated to our president at, so that we can be sure to properly recognize you as a donor.