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Help Ophélia go to Ballet Summer Intensives!
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Ended Jun 11, 2014
Hi, I'm Ophélia Martin-Weber, 14 years old and a dedicated dancer, student, sister, and daughter. I am looking forward to going to two summer intensive dance programs this summer: Magnus Northwest Dance and Ballet Chicago. Attending these programs is aiming high as I've only been dancing for 3 years and was unsure how I would afford these training opportunities. I want to expand my dance studies by experiencing different ballet studios with different training approaches that compliment my current ballet education. With my parents' help I have budgeted carefully to raise funds to cover my tuition, travel, and related expenses. After auditioning and being accepted to 7 different summer programs, I consulted with my ballet instructor and my parents as to which programs would best suit my needs and then began an ongoing bake sale and art sale to fund the registration and deposits for the programs we selected. I will continue baking and creating art to sell to help me reach my budget but with the hours I spend in my dance training and regular school studies, I can't bake quite bake enough brownies to successfully fund these opportunities.

Attending these summer intensives and many more to come will help me improve my technique and necessary training for a future career in dance. At the end of this summer I look forward to documenting the progress I've made by creating a dance video to share with you. Any amount you can donate is appreciated, even a $1 helps me get closer to my goal.

Many thanks to my parents, sisters, and dance instructors for helping to make this all possible.

~ Ophélia Martin-Weber with Jessica Martin-Weber


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