San Antonio Folk Dancers is a nonprofit organization. SAFD was started
as an organization dedicated to recreational international folk
dancing in the fall of 2004 by only four dancers. Two of them are
still dancing with the group. SAFDs first leader was Sherry Marton who
passed away in 2011.
SAFD has no formal membership structure (no membership
application or fee) but is governed by a 5 member Board.
SAFD hosts weekly folk dances and sometimes
participates in special events organized by others. SAFD collects $3
at most dances from adults who can afford such contribution. The money
is spent on the maintenance of the organization (web hosting and
such), on dance music, on dance videos, on support of regular dancers
to participate in workshops and on supporting other charitable causes.
Members do not get paid for teaching dances or for other activities
performed. SAFD does not solicit funding and unsolicited voluntary
contributions to SAFD are not tax deductible. SAFD has a code of
conduct that is displayed at dances.