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Help Hans dance at Bolshoi Academy

$545 of $5,500 goal

Raised by 8 people in 1 month
Jillain Veil-Ehnert  WATERTOWN, MN




My name is Hans and I hope to enhance my dance training at a summer intensive at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy.  I am honored to be accepted into the program and to have received a partial scholarship to attend.  The cost to my family is high even with the scholarship, so I'm asking my family and friends to share in my dream to become a professional dancer by supporting my summer intensive.  A gift of any amount will help and be appreciated.

As you know, I LOVE to dance!  I am happiest when I am dancing and expressing my creativity.  I love being a part of a dance family and on a team.  Together, we create a piece that shows the world the importance of working together, caring for each other, and the art and beauty of dance. Dance has taught me discipline and perseverance as I practice more than 10 hours each  week.   My teachers at Summit Dance Shoppe are encouraging me to pursue dance opportunities that will challenge me to jump to the next level of performance.  The Bolshoi Dance Academy provides that training in dance and culture that will help me grow as a dancer and person.

The Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive is held in Connecticut for either 3 or 6 weeks.  I would like to attend for 3 weeks in July.  The academy provides expert training for ballet students ages 9-14.  The training program includes class instruction, open class/performances and additional educational opportunities such as language instruction, Ballet history, modern dance classes, and musical theatre.  Classes are conducted in Russian with the assistance of English-speaking translators!  I'm excited to learn about the Russian language and culture as I am taught by leading professionals from the dance world.

The Bolshoi program is non-competitive with an emphasis on teamwork, support, and building life-long friendships.   I might even be selected for year-round study in Moscow! (Just kidding, mom and dad.  I need to get through middle school first!).

Thank you for taking the time to read about my hopes and dreams.  I would appreciate your support not only through a donation, but also through prayers and well wishes that I can accept this life-changing opportunity.
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$545 of $5,500 goal

Raised by 8 people in 1 month
Created March 17, 2017
Jillain Veil-Ehnert  
JS
$100
Jim and Suzanne Smith
6 days ago
$100
Anonymous
9 days ago
CE
$50
Cindy Essen
10 days ago
JM
$25
Jodi Maas
10 days ago
SV
$20
Sarah Vergin
10 days ago

Got get 'em Hans!

$50
Anonymous
1 month ago
$100
Anonymous
1 month ago
KS
$100
Kerry Swanson
1 month ago
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