grab yourself a cup of tea and let us tell you what our mission is all about....
Dancesport need your help! We are incredibly lucky to compete in loads of competitions all around the UK....Unfortunately entry, transport and accommodation fees accumulate, meaning our lovely dancers sometimes can't afford to compete. With your help, we can take all of our dancers to competitions and allow them to experience their very own 'Strictly Come Dancing' moment! This particular fundraising project is to help take our dancers to the Blackpool Winter Gardens and Tower for the Inter-Varsity Dance Association National Finals happening in February.
who are we?
Dancesport are a competitive Latin and Ballroom Dancesport team who take part in competitions all over the UK. Our society is formed of undergraduates, postgraduates, PhD students, and even alumni who have chosen to carry this fabulous sport on even when they have graduated! If that doesn't show what a community our society is we don't know what does! We believe being part of a society is all about a sharing a passion, sharing experiences and forming real friendships that will last a lifetime.
Our dedicated members practice up to 5 times a week with competitions being held on weekends. Dancesport are lucky enough to be taught by professional coaches, who have danced in Latin and Ballroom World championships, and truly love what they do. We cater for beginner, novice, intermediate and advanced levelled dancers. As well as lessons, we hold a social class every week where all levels come together to learn a new style of dance - anything from tango to rock'n'roll! On top of that we hold many hours of open practice where members practice all of the new moves they have learnt. These sessions are a personal favourite of members since all levels can give tips to each other on how to improve. And not forgetting our fortnightly socials, such as games night, bowling, adventure golf and many more! We are more than just dance classes, we are a community of people who love to dance and have fun whilst doing it.
It is our competition days that truly bring the team together though. Here we get to show off what everybody has worked so hard on, whilst our teammates cheer us on. Competitions are also a great chance to make new friends with other universities and soon members find they have dancing friends up and down the country. Your donations will make a huge impact in allowing all of our dancers to attend these competitions. We pride ourselves on being a friendly, inclusive and accepting group, therefore it saddens us when we simply do not have the funds to take all our deserving dancers to the best competition of the year - Blackpool.
We imagine you have a lot of questions, so let's explain where your money will go...
The money you kindly donate will be used to subsidise the costs for our members to attend Nationals at the Blackpool Winter Gardens, including entry, transport and accommodation. As a team we travel down Friday evening and stay 2 nights, with the competition being held Saturday and a huge inter-varsity tea-dance held on the Sunday. We do not normally need accommodation when we go to competitions, since we rely on early starts, coffee and a lot of concealer! Yet Blackpool is to far away, and too long a competition, to travel to and from in the same day.
Remaining donations will be put towards transport, accommodation and entry costs towards our other UK-wide competitions.
rewards for your kind donations...
Whatever the amount you donate, we are offering rewards for every donation made. We can't thank you enough for helping our cause and would like to show even the smallest amount of our appreciation by giving you a reward. THANK YOU!
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so how can you help us succeed?
You don't need to give us money to help us succeed! Please share this project with anyone you think would like to support us - on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, by email, telephone, in a chat when dog walking or shouting it from the rooftops (megaphone optional).
However, if you did want to give money then we would love it if you did! Any amount is appreciated so please give a little bit to enable us to take all our dancers to National Finals held in the famous Winter Gardens!