Tring Park School Success!!!

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Raised by 29 people in 76 months

My name is Imogen Mansfield and I am 18 years old. In  2013 I  was accepted into Tring Park School for the Performing Arts to specialise in Classical Ballet and I started in September 2013. I have been very lucky to gain a Government Funded Means Tested Scholarship (DaDA) to attend the school and I am hoping to gain further sponsorship to support me along the way in order to realise my dream of becoming a professional dancer.

I have danced since the age of 2 years old and over the years I have achieved a great deal in my goal of becoming a professional dancer. I attended Heathfield Community School where I took my GCSE's in the summer of 2013. I have worked hard at school and I was a music prefect, played in the school orchestra and was very positively involved in school life.

I danced at Trull School of dancing in Taunton, Somerset where I took my final graded exam in July 2013. I obtained 98% in this exam, I am very proud of this grade that I worked so hard to achieve.

I was a Senior Associate with Ballet Cymru the Welsh ballet company and traveled regularly to Wales to dance with the company; I also traveled to Bristol where I had private lessons at The Emily Baker School of Dance for dance competitions that I took part in all across the South West.

I have a part time waitressing job to help my parents financially with the cost of my dance training and I am committed and hard working in my job and my employer is very supportive. I work when I come home during the holidays.

Since 2012 I have been auditioning for a place at a Vocational Dance School and was very lucky to have been offered places at three schools. Unfortunately due to Government cut backs in putting funding into the arts, scholarship places at these schools are very limited and usually go to young dancers from all over the world who have already been in vocational schools since a young age and so are further trained and so more cost effective for the schools to take on.

It is such an achievement for someone of my age to apply and get a scholarship and so I am delighted that I have been offered this scholarship and now, in order to fund my dream and to be able to be part of those that want to bring the Arts back to Somerset, I am hoping to achieve enough further sponsorship locally to help fund my accommodation, travel, pointe shoes and much more for my time at Tring Park School which is the best Performing Arts Schools in the country. Pointe shoes cost approximately £50.00 per pair, I will need a new pair every 3-4 weeks during my training at Tring!


The course is three years long and at the end of the three years I will have gained a National Diploma in Professional Dance Training. I will be the only young person from Taunton to have ever achieved this and I am so very proud.

I hope to become a professional dancer with a prestigious company within the dance industry as Tring Park has an excellent record of student success in gaining worthwhile and meaningful careers. I also hope to bring my training back to Taunton in the future to teach and inspire young people.

If you feel that you can sponsor me, no amount is too small, I would be very grateful and would be happy to take part in any media advertising and performing that you felt was appropriate.


Thank you for reading this and I hope you can support me!



Imogen Mansfield



www.gofundme.com/ImogenMansfield

www.tringpark.com

www.somersetcountygazette.co.uk/news
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Having attended Ballet Dresden and Antwerp along with Ballet Cymru and Elmhurst over the summer of 2014 I feel that I have improved my skills immensely and look forward to the next year of my training to put all I have learnt over the summer into practice at school.
Imogen x
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Performing for Darcey Bussell CBE in Antwerp Belgium in September 2014 was such a great experience. To perform abroad for someone as prestigious as Darcey was fantastic.
Imogen x
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I am delighted to have won at the Royal Academy of Dance Genee Dance Challenge 2014 in Cardiff. I will go to the Finals in Antwerp in September where my performance will be judged by Darcey Bussell CBE and President of Royal Academy of Dance. I am so excited for this great new opportunity to dance.
I am also looking forward to my end of year performance with Tring Park School, it is hard to believe I have nearly completed a year of my training. I have learnt so much, have had great teaching and gained further skills.
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It has been a busy first 6 months at Tring Park, I hve learnt a lot, worked with great teachers and dancers and also gained a Distinction in my Royal Academy of Dance Advanced 1 exam.
I have also attended workshops working with great principle dancers like Daria Klimentova which has enabled me to gain lots of performing and technical experience.
During the Easter holidays I will return to Taunton to perform with my old school, Trull School of Dancing in their production of Matilda which will be a great fun experience.
I will also dance with Royal Ballet School Principal dance Sarah lamb in London over Easter which will is an experience I am very much looking forward to.
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Ryan Collier
75 months ago

We are so proud of you and all you have acheived so far...you will go on to achieve much more and we will be privelaged to support you all the way...go for it our loved and gorgous girl Imzi....lots and lots of love, Mary,Tommy and Ryan...xxx

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Sharon Baxter
75 months ago

What a fantastic achievement Imogen. Well done! Love from the Baxter family xxxx

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Toni Andrews
76 months ago

Well done Imogen, so proud of you, what an achievement xx

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Marie Daly
76 months ago

Well done Imogen!! We 're all delighted to hear your great news xx

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Mary Thornton
76 months ago

Well done Imogen ,What a fantastic oppertunity for you ,Lots of love from Ireland

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Alison Pratten
76 months ago

Well done Imogen all your hard work has paid off. Lots of luck for the future xx

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Greg Hawkins
76 months ago

Well done Imogen that is absolutely fantastic news and such a great opportunity to achieve your goals. I wish you all the best for the future.

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Caroline Eveleigh
76 months ago

What a Brilliant Achievement Imogen - wishing you lots of luck. . . enjoy every moment xxx

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Becky Lambert
76 months ago

Well done Imogen - really pleased for you! Xx

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Audrey Sheppard Mansfield
76 months ago

Thank you for your support MacDonald family!

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Fionn Macdonald
76 months ago

We wish you luck imogen with your dream . go for it !

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Created March 30, 2013
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PG
£250
philip Gibbs
64 months ago

I hope you can fulfil your ambition.

TF
£100
The Gurney Fund
67 months ago (Offline Donation)

It is great to hear of how well you are doing at Tring Park School. Keep up the positive work.

TS
£1,075
The Gurney Fund of West Sussex
71 months ago (Offline Donation)

Congratulations on such an achievement so far, we look forward to following your progress at Tring Park.

GD
£100
General Council of Mid Somerset Festival of Dance
72 months ago (Offline Donation)

On behalf of the General Council of Mid Somerset Festival of Dance we wish you every success in your training at Tring Park. Well done.

MF
£5
Mr & Mrs Faux
72 months ago (Offline Donation)

Thank you for the beautiful cards you made, they are lovely, good luck and well done so far!

NE
£100
Nick Evelyn
72 months ago (Offline Donation)

I have heard about your future ballet career and the hard work you are putting into it. I hope my donation will be of some help to you, Best wishes and well done!

MC
£50
Mary Collier
72 months ago (Offline Donation)

Wishing you luck, success, happiness and everything else you deserve at Tring. Hope all your dreams come true, well done, love, Mary, Tommy & Ryan xxxx

AT
£1,000
Adams Youth Trust
72 months ago (Offline Donation)

We would like to support you by paying £1,000 towards your school fees at Tring Park School. Well done and good luck!

£13
Anonymous
72 months ago (Offline Donation)
BF
£1,000
Bishop Fox's Educational Foundation
73 months ago (Offline Donation)

Congratulations on your success so far. We would like to support the purchase of your pointe shoes during your training. Well Done.

Ryan Collier
75 months ago

We are so proud of you and all you have acheived so far...you will go on to achieve much more and we will be privelaged to support you all the way...go for it our loved and gorgous girl Imzi....lots and lots of love, Mary,Tommy and Ryan...xxx

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Sharon Baxter
75 months ago

What a fantastic achievement Imogen. Well done! Love from the Baxter family xxxx

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Toni Andrews
76 months ago

Well done Imogen, so proud of you, what an achievement xx

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Marie Daly
76 months ago

Well done Imogen!! We 're all delighted to hear your great news xx

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Mary Thornton
76 months ago

Well done Imogen ,What a fantastic oppertunity for you ,Lots of love from Ireland

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Alison Pratten
76 months ago

Well done Imogen all your hard work has paid off. Lots of luck for the future xx

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Greg Hawkins
76 months ago

Well done Imogen that is absolutely fantastic news and such a great opportunity to achieve your goals. I wish you all the best for the future.

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Caroline Eveleigh
76 months ago

What a Brilliant Achievement Imogen - wishing you lots of luck. . . enjoy every moment xxx

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Becky Lambert
76 months ago

Well done Imogen - really pleased for you! Xx

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Audrey Sheppard Mansfield
76 months ago

Thank you for your support MacDonald family!

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Fionn Macdonald
76 months ago

We wish you luck imogen with your dream . go for it !

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