Get Gabrielle and Micah to Croatia CampaignI, Nicolette Smith-Jacobs and Fagrie Jacobs are the proud parents of Gabrielle aged 17 and Micah aged 12.
They both attend XO Empire based in Northpine Cape Town, with coach Craig Julie. They are participating in both solo and group sections.
Gabrielle 17 has been dancing since age 8. She attends Mondale Secondary School in Mitchell's Plain and is in Grade 12 this year. Micah Jacobs attends Montagu Drive Primary and is in Grade 6 this year.
Funds are currently being raised however more funds are needed. Approximately all expenses amounts to R40 000 per child. This covers flights and visas, accommodation and food as well as uniform and gear.
This will be an once in a lifetime opportunity for the girls as they have put in all the hard work required to qualify. The opportunity to learn about new cultures and learn new skills from fellow competitors is a bonus. They will also learn true sportmanship.
They will be participating in the DanceStar World Dance Masters is held annually in Croatia. Both of them have qualified to represent South Africa on the world Stage. The next competition will be held from 20 to 26 May 2024 (travel 18 to 27 May 2024).
However the main goal of each dancer should be to treat this as a learning curve as you broaden your dance vocabulary through workshops & observing other styles of dance from the many countries represented there. Winning a trophy or award at this level of competition will be the cherry on the top.
With your support and prayers we can make this opportunity a reality.