Lienka, our very talented 8-year old daughter has qualified to compete at the DanceStar WordlFinals in Croatia. She had us all in tears when she won the 7-9 year Open Section with her SOLO. With this amazing achievement she qualified for the SA A-team representing South Africa in the World Finals, held in Croatia in May 2020. She will also be competing in the Smallgroup section with her very close Modern dance "friends", which forms part of the team for the Smallgroup formation.
After months and endless hours of practice and rehearsals, exercising on her own in our garden with the utmost determination, this achievement is a life changing opportunity for her.
The trip is quite expensive, and with Lienka being too young to travel alone, mom needs to go with. But then again, we are really a tight family and therefor it would mean the world to her if we are all there to support her for her solo and Smallgroup events.
This 8 day trip works out roughly R25 000 per person, still excluding extras like Visas, enrollment fees to compete in the 2 sections, car hire and entrance to the competition as spectators/supporters. To confirm her place in the SA Dance team, deposits must be paid by 30 November which is a total of R10 000.
Any contribution, no matter how small, will be able to assist us with all the necessary bookings and preparations, making this dream opportunity a reality for our little girl.
If there is really one quote that is an excellent description of Lienka, it would be: WHY WALK, WHEN YOU CAN DANCE, as she eats, sleeps, breathes and lives for dancing!!!!