Support a SA male dancer, Navin Jacobs, to reach his dreams
- By: Gail Jacobs
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/navin-jacobs
Navin is a very talented and passionate 15 year old dancer.
He started dancing at the age at the age of 12, which is very late but he has flourished so much and has won a number of competitions locally and abroad.
I quote Navin's words: "I like the fact that I can tell my own story using no words yet I will be heard. Dance allows me to be myself and be completely comfortable in my skin. It allows me to say whatever my heart desires without me worrying about what people may say or what they may think. Dancing has always been my comfort."
Recently he danced in Dance Star competition. Prize was Best Male Dance Award and all-expenses paid (covering flights, accommodation and two meals/day) trip to Croatia in May.
He also qualified for one of the biggest dance competitions in America, ADCIBC that will be hosted in Florida in March.
The estimated costs are listed below:
Since Navin is still a minor, he needs to be accompanied by an adult, hence additional costs included
International Competition 1
Results for ADC IBC Florida USA Date Held: 22-27 March 2019
Navin placed under the top 10 for his contemporary solo 3rd place for his duo dance with Chandre 3 Scholarships by Ballet West Utah, Boys Summer Ballet Intensive and American Ballet Theatre.
We spent about R80 000 for this trip
International Competition 2
Dance Star Croatia 16-27 May 2019: Costs Flights and Accommodation - Navin Sponsored Award Venus excursion R 3 750.00 Entry Fees R 4 000.00 Pocket Money R 2 000.00 Visa's R 3 600.00 Training kit (ballet shoes, tights, leotards etc)R 5 500.00 Total R 18 850.00
Workshop R 2 900.00 Entry Fees R 8 700.00 Processing fee R 565.50 Guest pass R 725.00 Rehearsal space R 3 625.00
International Competition 3
World of Dance Finals- Los Angeles (LA USA) Juy 2019
Fees R 16 515.50
Flights (2 passengers) R 30 000.00 Accommodation (2 people) R 25 750.00 Meals R 13 050.00 transport R 7 250.00 Dance gear- shoes, tights, socks R 8 000.00 Total R 93 765
It is Navin's dream is to become a professional dancer after he finished school and he would like to join Sydney Dance Company in Australia or Alvin Ailey in New York.
- Mar 30, 2019 - USD $ 34.49
- "All the best Navin " - WAKES
- Mar 05, 2019 - R 514.10
- "Good luck guys" - Leon Blaauw
- Feb 22, 2019 - R 203.00
- "All the best! Enjoy every moment!" - aL
- Feb 21, 2019 - USD $ 27.39
- "Dance on !" - Heather
- Feb 07, 2019 - R 3 084.60
- "We are honored to be a part of your journey " - Holistic Education Centre
- Feb 07, 2019 - R 1 028.20
- "Hope I get to see you on stage some time." - Jolene Raison
- Feb 04, 2019 - USD $ 50.00
- "Go be fantastic Navin" - Jo
- Jan 28, 2019 - R 514.10
- "Alles van die Beste Navin!!!!!! Maak ons Trots!!!!!" - Rowen
- Jan 20, 2019 - USD $ 52.60
- "All the best Navin, go and be amazing!" - Regina
- Jan 16, 2019 - USD $ 26.30
- "Good luck" - A.B
- Jan 11, 2019 - USD $ 75.87
- "Keep up the good work" - Dancemales
- Jan 09, 2019 - USD $ 75.34
- "All the best young man. Please explore your talents and make the most of the opportunity. I trust that we will reach the required amount. Blessings from above " - Fillemon Neputa
- Dec 25, 2018 - R 500.00
- "Stepping up to greatness. You're an inspiration" - Adrian
- Dec 18, 2018 - R 1 028.20
- "Go make us proud my boy??" - Gail Jacobs
- Dec 18, 2018 - R 2 000.00
- "All the best Navin" - K Nayager
Donations to dateR 24 614.99
Fundraising targetR 160 000.00
Funds raised offlineR 11 000.00 Donate
Navin Jacobs Dancing Cause
Navin is a very talented and passionate 15 year old dancer. He started dancing at the age at the age of 12, which is very late but he has flourished so much and has won a number of competitions locally and abroad.
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