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Help Lenka fund her dance education in America
$540 raised
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Help Lenka finance her next trip to California for high-quality dance education at the Salimpour School of Belly Dance.

MEET LENKA

Hi, my name is Lenka and I´m a professional belly dancer based in Europe. I´ve been studying this dance form for almost 10 years; for the past 4 years I dived into studying with the Salimpour School of Belly Dance, which is located in America. The school offers two formats (Suhaila and Jamila) in five levels. Currently, I am Suhaila level 3 and Jamila level 2 certified and my next dance goal is to come to California in August 2018 and test for Jamila level 3. 

You can read more about my journey with the Salimpour School here or learn more about the school at their web page.

Beside the Salimpour formats, I also study American Tribal Style® dance. As an ATS® Sister Studio I´ve been teaching for over 4 years and direct my own troupe Hurriya for the past 7 years. 

In April 2018 I took part in the 50th Anniversary Tour of Bal Anat in Europe, performing in Stockholm, London and Brussels. If you are an ATS® dancer like me, you probably know that Bal Anat is the predecessor to this dance form and so studying the Jamila format not only informs my belly dance studies but also adds to my understanding of the evolution of tribal dance. 

 

WHY SHOULD YOU SUPPORT ME? 

 

Naturally, we all have various obstacles that make it difficult to reach our goals. For me though, it´s just about the money - the travel expenses that triple the cost of the dance education itself. Unfortunatelly, compared to how high (or low) Czech salaries are, the final amount is so high for me that it is virtually impossible to save it by myself and travel to the States any time soon at this point. 

 

SO HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

  • Flight ticket $800
  • Accommodation $490
  • Food $170
  • The week-long workshop $990
  • Testing fee $350
  • Required private class $95

 

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

You can contribute to the campaing with any amount that is affordable to you. Every little bit is much appreciated and will help me reach my goal. You can either choose a reward for your donation, or send any amount you wish by hitting the "contribute" button.

Of course, all the contributors will get a massive thank-you shout-out and I´ll be sharing my progress on my instagram and FB account so make sure you follow me on any of these platforms if you´re interested.

And don´t forget to share the campaing on social media ;-) Thank you!

 

THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS TRIP HAPPEN AND SUPPORTING MY DANCE EDUCATION. Lenka

 

 

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$60 USD
ATS® cymbals video
Estimated delivery Mar 2018
A ready-made video which explains the technique for correct cymbal playing and the two patterns we use in ATS® dance - 3s and 3-3-7, including clapping for chorus.
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Thank you
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Every little bit helps and I´ll thank you for your contribution on my blog and Facebook page.
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Small bindi
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A small hand-made bindi which you can either choose from the ones already made or you can ask for a custom-made bindi in the colours and design you like.
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Finger cymbal pouch
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Estimated delivery Dec 2017
A hand-made pouch to store your finger cymbals, dance paws, or any treasure you like ;-)
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$25 USD + shipping
Big and bold bindi
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Estimated delivery Dec 2017
Beautiful big and bold bindi with lots of crystals which you can choose either from the already made ones or have it customised in the desgin and colours you wish.
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$50 USD
Skype private lesson with Lenka
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Let me help you be a better dancer with a 60-min. skype private lesson. Choose from a wide array of topics and styles - performance, technique, finger cymbal skills, musicality, motivation and training, general belly dance, tribal and fusion or ATS®.
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Finger Cymbal video drill
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Estimated delivery Dec 2017
I´ll create a personalised finger cymbal drill just for you. Let me help you improve your finger cymbal skills.
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Dedicated blog post
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My next dance blog post will be dedicated to you with a personal thank you.
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