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My Dance Dream

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Raised by 40 people in 6 months
Hi, my name is Lauren and I'm 17. I live in a small village in Norfolk and I have always wanted to be a dancer since I was young, but as my mom is a single parent who works 3 jobs and only just earns enough money to support me and my brother, we could never afford it. Life has been tough, my mom just couldn't run to any extras such a dance classes... although we never went without, extras just weren't a possibility, including holidays. As I grew up this dream stayed with me, I was 15 when I finally started my first dance class, after saving from my paper round and part time job, it was one of the best things I've ever saved for.  I worked hard and progressed fast, and went on to a different studio with more advanced training. I then went on to take an Extended Diploma in Dance at a college nearby. I love every moment of my course and I have learned so much about dance and technique, even gone so far in my progression to start Pointe work in Ballet! Recently I have been auditioning at Universities and just on the off chance I'd get in, I applied to one of the UKs most selective dance schools... Only to get offered a place on the spot. I got into Chantry School Of Contemporary and Balletic Arts!! I couldn't believe it, they only accept 15 students on their 3 year course and they wanted me - even though there were a lot of auditions to go, including some in Italy! I believe I am incredibly lucky but the problem I've got now is to try and find a £500 deposit, and £4000 tuition fee for the first year. This is where I am asking for your help please, at Chantry I will learn new dance techniques and styles, this will fill all the gaps in my knowledge and help me to get into the dance industry. With this school being one of the toughest training institutes I will learn everything I need, such as contemporary, ballet, jazz, tap, commercial, pointe and more, including acting and singing. I am on this site because I already work 2 jobs to be able to pay for the classes I do and now I have to raise my tuition fee... There is no student finance available as the school is private. I don't have any other places to get money from and my mom can't afford to take out a loan. Dance school is my dream and now I have got a place, I cannot imagine going to university instead.  I am hoping that I can ask people to help me raise my first years tuition. This money would go to the dance school to help cover my first year of classes. However there are many more things that I have to pay for such as: Uniform, trips, exams, accomodation - once I start at the dance school I will also be working part time to help cover living costs. Anything that anyone could give would be a huge help! Want To Find Out More? I have probably missed out loads of information! So if you want to find out more about the course check out their website! Linked Below https://www.chantry-school.org/3-year-course.html Also check out one of their routines, performed by current students on the course! Linked Below https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DNmlfvw49A Thank you for reading my story, I hope you can help me.
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Hello everyone,
I CAN'T BELIEVE IT! I have reached my goal for my first years tuition fee! I never thought I could make it this far, but because of everyone's kindness (both online and offline) I can attend my first year at Chantry School of Contemporary and Balletic Arts! Huge thank you to all those who believed in me and helped spread awareness, whether it be sharing my campaign or donating. It's because of each one of you that I have made it this far. There are no words to describe how grateful and happy I am. It is because of you that I am now able to train at Chantry (which 12 months ago seemed a distant dream).

I intend to leave my gofundme campaign open, as I will still need to raise more funds for my second and third year of training, and although I'll be working hard, I will only be able to work part time due to my training hours. If anyone would like to follow my progress or donate you can either email me on: loreolloyd@gmail.com
or follow my Instagram for my latest dance pictures! @LoreoLloyd

Thank you once again!

Lots of Love,
Lauren Lloyd 1st Year Chantry Student
xxxxxx
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Hello everyone,
I CAN'T BELIEVE IT! I have reached my goal for my first years tuition fee! I never thought I could make it this far, but because of everyone's kindness (both online and offline) I can attend my first year at Chantry School of Contemporary and Balletic Arts! Huge thank you to all those who believed in me and helped spread awareness, whether it be sharing my campaign or donating. It's because of each one of you that I have made it this far. There are no words to describe how grateful and happy I am. It is because of you that I am now able to train at Chantry (which 12 months ago seemed a distant dream).

I intend to leave my gofundme campaign open, as I will still need to raise more funds for my second and third year of training, and although I'll be working hard, I will only be able to work part time due to my training hours. If anyone would like to follow my progress or donate you can either email me on: loreolloyd@gmail.com
or follow my Instagram for my latest dance pictures! @LoreoLloyd

Thank you once again!

Lots of Love,
Lauren Lloyd 1st Year Chantry Student
xxxxxx
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Here's a photo of me from Can You Dance? 2018 in Norwich!
Xoxo
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Hello everyone,
Just a short update to thank everyone for their continued support and donations. I have now managed to secure accomodation for my first year (deposit paid!) as well as ordering my uniform ready for the start of my course at Chantry.
Sorry I haven't been active with updates, I've been busy dancing at Chantry, working as many hours as I can - around the preparation for my final show at college, which takes place tomorrow night!
I'm amazed that I've reached over £2000!! I'm almost half way to my goal! Please could everyone continue to share this and spread awareness! I am so thankful to everyone who has donated and continue to support me, I never expected to raise this much!
Feel free to drop a comment if you have any questions or want to know anything about my dream!
Lots of love,
Lauren xoxo
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