NATIONAL FASTDANCE ASSOCIATIONsm
Did you know that social dance clubs, organizations, and even dance instructors are required by U.S. Copyright Law to pay licensing fees for music played at classes, parties, and events? Yes, that is the law. The National FastDance Association (NFA) exists to help dancers save money on these licensing fees. We do this by bringing our members under the national licensing umbrella that we have with the three Performing Rights Organizations (ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC). The fees collected are paid to publishers and songwriters as royalties from the public performance of their music. We believe in supporting these artists. Beyond offering reduced rates to our members, we also offer promotion of their clubs and events and access to liability insurance.
WE ARE EXPANDING!
From the start, our focus has been licensing and promoting swing dance, but now we are open to license any style of dance, from acro to zouk!
Contact us to find out how we can help you.
We invite YOU to join our community of dancers!
Add yourself, your organization or your event to start receiving the benefits of NFA membership. Use our online form, printable forms, or contact us by email or phone.
Club Membership is preferred for social dance clubs. Supporting Membership is for individuals (i.e. instructors, deejays, vendors), organizations, and event host(s). In order to obtain music licenses, a membership is required.
View all club members: Clubs Directory
View all supporting members: Supporting Directory
See also: Member Deejays and Member Instructors
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
National Boppers Hall of Fame
The National Boppers HOF is dedicated to honoring those individuals within the national "fastdance" community who have unselfishly contributed their time, talents and efforts to preserve, promote and pass on to future generations all of our various dance styles and music.
MULTI-DAY EVENTS AND CONVENTIONS
Through the NFA licenses can be secured for multi-day dance events and conventions with the three PRO’s for about the cost of one or two event passes. It's a great deal and an inexpensive way to avoid unnecessary risks.
We promote multi-day events on our event directory and in our newsletter and on our social media pages to get the word out to as many dancers as possible. It is an important element in the services we provide.
Click here to join the NFA to obtain licenses for your event(s).
View all multi-day events - Event Directory
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