Save Debbie Reynolds Legacy Studios

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Raised by 706 people in 15 months
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*2/1/18 - Hello Friends!! Thank you all for your incredible support! Your donations have helped us save and completely transform our legendary home! Although rewards ended 1/31/18, you can still donate to the studio by clicking "donate" or stopping by to see us in person. Every dollar gets put back into the studio for upgrades and renovations. Thank you in advance and we can't wait to show you the brand new Debbie Reynolds LEGACY Studios!

Hi Friends! We are Teresa Espinosa, Marie “Maryss From Paris” Wright, and her husband, Austin Wright. You may or may not know; we are officially the new owners of Debbie Reynolds Legacy Studios (formerly known as Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio) in the heart of North Hollywood, CA!

This incredible blessing has been divinely placed into our hands, and we could not be more excited and humbled! However, we are hanging on by a thread and need your help.

This tremendous honor of keeping the legacy of Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio alive is coming at a considerable cost. Not only is there massive overhead to run the studio, but we’ve taken over during the two slowest months of the year with the holiday season coming. It is a significant risk to assume the business as is, but we have resounding faith and are putting it all on the line.

The studio needs crucial upgrades. We intend to renovate and open rooms that have never been accessible to the public, add extra rehearsal studios, a spacious concept lobby, a zen room, new flooring, mirrors, light fixtures, furniture, and paint. All of that work going into a 20,000 square foot upgrade while maintaining the existing soul of the studio.

Since the announcement, everyone has been asking how they can help. Well, here’s your chance to give back and be a part of Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio's iconic legacy! WE NEED YOUR HELP! We cannot do this alone and keeping this historic place open is our ONLY option. ALL money donated to this cause goes directly into maintaining the studio and the much-needed improvements to establish the next generation’s creative space.

With the operating expenses and renovations, this project costs over $75,000. We graciously ask the dance community and entertainment industry worldwide to help us collectively give back to this magical place and rebuild our house together!

So please donate, spread the word, share the link, and be a part of the LEGACY!

We thank you in advance for contributing to this legendary studio that has given us countless memories, a safe place to grow as people and artists, and has been our home for the last 38 years. WE CAN NOT DO THIS WITHOUT YOU! THANK YOU!!!

Note: Everyone who donated to our campaign up until January 31st  will be able to redeem their rewards as soon as the 10th of February 2018. Thank you again!
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ATTN: Our beloved Dance Community:

We were trying to think of how to express our gratitude for this final update, but we are literally at a loss for words right now.

Since day 1 of this campaign, we knew that the dance community was strong, unified, determined, and giving. But seeing it actually happen in real-time is an event that will go down in history and will be a story that will be told for years to come.

And YOU are part of that story. YOU are part of that history. YOU helped SAVE DEBBIE REYNOLDS LEGACY STUDIOS!!

Over 700 dancers from all over the world came together and donated your time, your services, your talents, your money, and your networks to help us achieve this monumental task.

We are forever grateful to every one of you that gave and we could not have done this without each and every one of you.

We are SO excited for the future and we cannot wait to show you the finished product - YOUR new home, OUR new home, Debbie Reynolds Legacy Studios.

Stay tuned for more announcements, including our Grand Opening celebration on February 10th!!

Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter as we will be announcing not only the new additions and upgrades to the studio but also announcements for our prize winners.

Somebody is getting a LIFETIME membership to the studio. Somebody is getting a New Studio named after them! Every one of you that donated is getting your name engraved on our Wall of Fame! SO many exciting things to tell you about and show you!!

We love you all so much, and we are so proud to call you our family.

With love and gratitude,

Teresa, Maryss, Austin, Shorty, Gabe, and the entire Debbie Reynolds Legacy Studios team
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To all of our supporters out there! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! We are almost there!! The donations we have received thus far got us through the last 2 months and helped completely transform the studio into an incredible and beautiful creative space for all of us. And we are beyond thankful and overwhelmed with the love and support so many of you have shown. But to finish what we started, we need another $20,000. PLEASE, find it in your heart to support Debbie Reynolds Legacy Studios. Whether it's upping your donation or just sharing with your friends, every dollar helps. Our campaign ends at 9pm on January 31st. Click the link and donate now, and become a part of the LEGACY!

On February 10th we'll hold our Re-Grand Opening party and we'll be revealing our prize winners of the Lifetime VIP Free Class membership and also our top donor which we will be naming a studio after.

Let's build this together! We love you all!! #LegacyArtists
Please help! Last 5 days of our campaign
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Hey everyone!!

So sorry we haven't sent an update in a few weeks, we have been NON-STOP working on the studio! So many people have reached out saying they love the new look and feel, and we've gotten the most heartwarming calls, texts, and messages from people saying they haven't felt energy like this at DR in years!!!

This makes us SO happy!!

And how about that Aaliyah birthday celebration?! For anyone that came out, you know, that was such a magical night celebrating a beautiful artist and our new studio that we all built together!! We could not have done that without YOUR donations!!

Our campaign is still going and we still have a LOT of work to do in our last 2 weeks! The final day for donations is the 31st (in 11 days!), and we still need another $25,000 to complete our full renovation!! PLEASE keep donating, sharing, and spreading the word. Every little bit helps.


1. New Front Desk!
2. Paint ALL hallways and front entrance area! (that was a LOT of paint!)
3. New Lobby & Lounge Area
4. New Flooring throughout entrance and new studios
5. Opened to the public TWO new studios!
6. Now FREE Wifi
7. Two new (BEAUTIFUL) murals!

Still to do:
1. Pay for remainder of flooring
2. Open TWO MORE studios! (new paint, new flooring, new lighting, etc.)
3. New Sound systems
4. Repair roof leaks
5. Build and design "Wall of Fame" for all donors!
6. Livestream Set Up & Equipment
7. Setting up Zen Room for meditation & yoga
8. New lighting at entrance and front desk
9. New Sign
10. Projector for Acting Studio (we're going to have movie nights! Shhhh....)
11. Finish building Debbie Reynolds Legacy App
12. Preparing for our Re-Grand Opening (FEBRUARY 10th!)

As you can see, the list is long, but we have faith!!! Thank you so much for believing in this place and supporting Debbie Reynolds LEGACY!!

Please share this with a friend that hasn't donated yet!!! THANK YOU!!!
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Hi Everyone!

We are so grateful for all of the love and support we've received over the past month and we are almost half way there to our goal!

If you're seeing our plea for help for the 10th time, it's because we STILL need your help! This campaign is still active and there continues to be so much to do, change, and upgrade!

If you haven't yet donated please help us save and recreate this LEGENDARY Studio that have brought so much joy, creativity, and growth to our community!

Thank you for all of your donations and sharing the link! We can not do this without you!!!!
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