Who am I?
My name is Kendra and I am a 16 year old girl from Kwa-Zulu Natal South Africa that has received the most amazing opportunity to travel overseas, to Reunion Island, to represent my dance studio in a national capacity.
Through the years, I have learnt to dance 12 different styles, ranging from ballet to hip-hop or jazz and even bhangra. I have placed 1st in each of my categories at the KZN Champs Competition and I have placed 3rd for four of my dances in our studio’s South African Championships. Dancing since I was five years old, I have made it my passion and it has grown with me for over 11 years.I began my journey when I started ballet, for a year. I then progressed onto hip-hop for 6 years, followed by Spanish for 2 years with a South African renown studio and teacher; and finally here I am today dancing with “The Dance Studio - KZN”.
How will this help my dancing?
Having been given this opportunity this will allow my dancing to progress even further than I thought I could. Dancing against some of the best dancers either countries have seen, this will also improve my personal and professional image. For many years, this opportunity has been a dream. With your financial assistance, I could make this dream a reality.
Why I need your support:
Unfortunately this opportunity is very expensive, which is the reason I am turning to the international community to help me reach my dream. Money raised would cover my flights, transport, food and competition entry. I have turned to crowdfunding because, while my parents are organizing funds, I feel that there should be some input from my side. Any amount raised would be put towards the final cost and lessen the financial burden this dream could have.
The process of the trip:
The process of this trip will start with me flying from Durban to Johannesburg to join up with the rest of the National team before leaving to Reunion. We shall be embarking on a four day long dancing camp, followed by the international competition and finally, a stage dance production.
I’d therefore like to ask for your support to allow me to achieve this and more. My dreams will become reality and I would like the opportunity to take you along with me, through pictures and videos and updates!