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Team SA represent in Berlin

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I am raising funds for my team of dancers to represent South Africa at the Berlin Salsa Congress, 2-7 October 2019.

The inspiration for this trip is to pave the way for greater government support of the arts. We will also in front of an audience of thousands gain more recognition for South Africa's rich cultural heritage which will encourage the youth of our country to be proud of our rainbow nation.

We need to reach our target by 1 September.

Our team consists of 10 fixed dancers, though I am hoping to get extra dancers/drummers from the Gugulethu/Khayelitsha community to join to bolster the performance. These dancers come at a rate of R5000 each and their travel costs must be covered by us too. Flights were calculated based on the fact that late bookings are more expensive. I calculated R15 000 per person as a worst-case scenario

The expenses that we need to cover are:
Visas, flights, transfers, and transport.
Costumes.
Accommodation.
Meals.

The positive impact that we will experience is that we may be invited to represent our country again on the international stage giving more work to South African artists while proving to up-and-coming artists that there is for them a career in the arts.

If we are unable to reach our target, whatever funds that are raised will go first to the expenses of our choreographer, Elvis Sibeko. He has been instrumental in the creation of the piece, The Heartbeat of Africa. As a professional dancer, it is an industry-standard that all of his expenses be covered by us. He has waived his production costs in good faith as a means to lessen the financial strain that our team will incur.   Following this, the costumes will be paid for by the fundraising as they are specific to the production and are not meant as personal expenses to the dancers.

Donations

  • Aug 28, 2019 - USD $ 68.51
  • "Best wishes in Berlin" - Josh Palfreman

  • Aug 26, 2019 - USD $ 34.48
  • "Go Team SA!!!" - Anontmous

  • Aug 26, 2019 - R 2 500.00
  • "Go team go! :)" - Anonymous

  • Aug 26, 2019 - USD $ 34.48
  • "Good luck and keep dancing " - Sly

  • Aug 25, 2019 - R 300.00
  • "Because you guys are great and deserve this. Todo el sabooooor!" - Cami with Colombian flow

  • Aug 25, 2019 - USD $ 68.98
  • "Always backing PatskiB - wish all your dreams come true" - Sam Baloyi

  • Aug 25, 2019 - USD $ 689.75
  • "I donate my cat food allowance. I will catch mice." - Coco / Rossi

  • Aug 24, 2019 - USD $ 52.45
  • "Love you Patski!" - Jonny

  • Aug 22, 2019 - R 308.46
  • "Good luck from Toby and Bev" - Billdozer.com

  • Aug 22, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Team SA all the way to Berlin! Let's make South Africa proud!" - Regan

  • Aug 22, 2019 - USD $ 12.81
  • "Go on Rainbow Nation: Megan Musiker's friend." - Richard Mwangi

  • Aug 22, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Make us proud!! Go team SA!! " - Peter

  • Aug 22, 2019 - USD $ 69.26
  • " Good luck guys and have fun " - Jose Díaz

  • Aug 21, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Let the Heartbeat of Africa Beat the Heart of the World!" - Leanne

  • Aug 21, 2019 - R 50.00
  • "Go Team South Africa! " - Catherine

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 19 391.38

Fundraising target

R 296 000.00
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I am raising funds for my team of dancers to represent South Africa at the Berlin Salsa Congress, 2-7 October 2019.