Help Lucas dance NYC this summer!

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Raised by 48 people in 19 months
Lucas started dancing in third grade (age 8). and now,  after lots of hard work and dedication and the help, love and support of SO MANY amazing people, he has been accepted to the Summer program in New York City at the #1 school in the nation, The School of American Ballet. 

This program goes from July 1 - August 4. 
In order to send him we have to come up with lots of $ and there are deadlines:
By January 29th we have to have:
$225 for Registration and Activity Fees
$725 for the Residence Hall Deposit

ASAP: We need flights to NYC 
(Estimated at around $500 per round trip ticket, we need 2)

By April 1st:
$2432 for the balance of the cost of the Residence Hall (meals included!)

Lucas also needs a whole new dance wardrobe; he is growing like crazy all of a sudden (age 14 seems to be the time!) and we are really having a hard time keeping up.

Any help that you can provide is SO VERY needed; we are so very thankful!!! 
We promise to keep posting photos, and whatever we can get Lucas to give us :) 

Thank you so much for your help, support, love, positive thoughts, and we love you all so much!! 


Erin, Daphne & Lucas 
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Lucas starts class on July 1st in NYC!! We’re so excited!!
Still working on the hotel details... every little bit helps!! So much love and gratitude to everyone!!
Please share!! Much ❤️ LOVE ❤️ and hugs
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*THANK YOU* TO EVERYONE WHO HAS SHOWN US SO MUCH LOVE AND SUPPORT...We are so VERY thankful to have so many beautiful, caring and generous friends...family...community! We love you all so much!

We had an amazing fundraiser in April at The Royal Room, in Columbia City (YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/3IssXXNhdnQ if you click on videos inside the channel you can see almost the whole show!) what a success! Thanks to the warm love and generosity of friends, family and our beautiful community, we have raised enough to pay for housing!! That's like 3/4 of the way there!

We only need travel (flights), gear (he has an Amazon Wish list with his necessities) and a bit of $pending money(?) for 5 weeks away in NYC, Lincoln Center/Lincoln Square Neighborhood of Manhattan.
Dates are:
July 1, 9am-11am..............Check-in to Residence Hall, 11am parent meeting
July 2....... 10am Parent meeting
July 6........Lucas' 15th BIRTHDAY!
July 13, 20, 27.......Class Observations (by request)
July 30-August 3......Class Observations (by request)
August 3........final day of classes for students
August 4.......Students must be checked out of the residence hall by 12pm

Optional after-class trips for students including broadway shows, tours, cruises, movie nights, field trips are also available for extra $$ How cool is that!!

Please check out our new website, thanks to a generous and amazing artist, Caron Cooper, who also created the videos of the fantastic, fun event with Kline's 57, and special guests!! THANK YOU CARON!!


*We do have Alaska Airlines mileage plan accounts if someone wanted to donate miles.
Kline's 57 with Special Guests... LOVE!!
So much love in this room...
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Hello everyone!

The Lucas Lift Benefit happened on April 21, and not only did we all have an amazing time with our awesome community, we had a huge turnout, a fantastic variety of artists show off their talents (including Lucas!) and we raised almost half of what we need!!! That’s freakin awesome!

We are so excited and humbled! (Joey Kline is so awesome!! Super special thanks go out to Joey and his awesome band; Richard Mockler, Pat Gray and Rolando Robles, with Medearis Dixson and Caspian Coberly. Also to the most amazing Laura Moreau, Clayton Coleman, KJ Jones, Fiia McGann, Atasha Manila, Susan VanWinkle & Mia Swartz!! THANK YOU for everything, we love you all so much!)

I wanted to make a clearer outline of what we have done with the donations so far, and where they’re going and what we hope to do with the balance of what is needed:

¬ After paying initial deposits, the balance due for the Residence Hall (I love that meals are included!) that must be paid in full by June 1 is $2,657.
I think we have almost exactly that much.

¬ Next step that is SUPER IMPORTANT is travel plans.
I hear that miles can be donated and I’m going to look into that ASAP. You know, the sooner we book flights, the more cost effective, correct?
For now, our Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan numbers are: Lucas: 257465110 Erin: 183573983. (We also have American Airlines and Southwest Airlines, just in case)

Optional activities for Lucas in NYC:
Lucas has a chance to do some super cool things if we end up with enough $ to send him and get him signed up in time, since apparently, they fill up fast.
¬ Here is the link to the brochure with all of the fun stuff he would LOVE to get to do: https://net.sab.org/file/2018-summer-course/SC-Trip-Brochure-2018.pdf
I believe the total for everything on his “activity wish list” is $641. Wow, if you think about everything involved and everything they get to do that’s a pretty good deal for five weeks of activities!

Other expenses

Lucas is growing like a giant weed right now since he is going to be 15 just after he starts the summer program, I guess that’s par for the course, right? So, the required stuff he will need for classes are the following:
♣ black tights, white socks, plain white t-shirts, and white ballet slippers, character shoes, a good dance bag and a few things for his dorm room.
*Freed of London, a proud sponsor of the School of American Ballet’s Summer Course, is happy to offer Summer Course students a 20% discount plus free ground shipping on phone orders of 10 or more pairs placed May 1 - September 1, 2018
Cool, right? I'm definitely looking for the most cost effective places to purchase!

We will need lodging when we first arrive in NYC; still looking into that and don’t know exact dates or cost quite yet. (Hard to plan without a $budget$)

We would love to hear ideas, or suggestions...but at this point things are going so amazingly well, thanks to so many people we haven't even had a chance to thank yet! THANK YOU...

Please share, and help us get all the way there
BIG Love!! Erin & Lucas
What a cool and amazing event!!
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Tonight’s event was fantastic!! Thank you to everyone who was involved, to The Royal Room for such a great venue and wonderful service! To all of you who showed up to support this kid we are so thankful and the love in the room was huge!! ❤️❤️ we are getting closer to our goal!! Here’s a video from Dennis Manalo! Thank you Dennis!!

Please share this to your groups and help us send this talented artist to SAB!! Thank so so much everyone! ❤️✨
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