Send the UT Dance Team to Nationals

$6,491
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Project ends on December 06, at 09:00 AM CST
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Send the UT Dance Team to Nationals

 

The University of Texas Dance Team is the competitive dance team at the University of Texas that goes and represents the university on a national scale at the National Dance Alliance (NDA) competition in Daytona, Florida. We are an organization under RecSports and we compete annually at two competitions and various performances around campus. We compete at the NDA summer camp to allow us to be eligible for nationals, where we received the honor of a "silver bid," as well as the American Dance/Drill Team Society (ADTS) regional competition in Denton, Texas to prepare us for NDA. We also host our own winter showcase and perform at various other events around campus and the Austin area. At ADTS, we receive critiques on our performances that we apply to our pieces before we travel to Florida and compete in the largest collegiate dance competition with the hopes of becoming national champions. Last year, we won our division in Hip Hop at ADTS, and we finaled in Jazz and placed 10th in the country overall at NDA.

 

 

We are a fun and accomplished group of young women who, astoundingly enough, are very diverse when it comes to our studies at UT - there are team members studying everything from Engineering to Business to Psychology to English, on top of commitments to other clubs, volunteer organizations and sororities. We all came to UT with our unique passions and goals, and our shared love for dance brings us together and forms our tight-knit group. 

 

 

Unfortunately, because we are not under the athletic program at our university every member of the team has to pay their own way to nationals every year. This includes the round trip plane ticket to Florida and back, competition fees, choreography fees, music editing, and costumes for both the jazz and hip hop pieces we compete. These necessities can add up very fast, which is why we need your help!

 

 

We are so thankful for any gift given, and everything you give will be put to our nationals expenses. We are always aiming to better our selves, our team, and other fellow Longhorns, and with your help, you are making it much easier for us to focus on our passion and sharing that passion with our university and community! 

 

Thanks for reading about our story and goals for the year! Donations can be made in any amount, but we've suggested some amounts based on what dance team cost could be covered by that donation on the right hand side. And, of course, HOOK'EM!!!

 

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$30

A Pair of Jazz Shoes

Your gift of $30 will pay for a pair of jazz shoes that we wear while dancing on the stage at Nationals. For this gift, you will receive a shout-out from our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter social media sites.

$50

A Nationals Costume

Your gift of $50 can provide one team members with a jazz or hip-hop costume for Nationals. For this gift, you will receive a shout-out from all of our social media sites (Facebook, Instagram, ​and Twitter).

$100

Nationals Costumes for 1

Your gift of a $100 pays for a member's costume fees, including their hip-hop and jazz costumes. You will receive shout-outs on all of our social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, ​and Instagram), videos of us after nationals on the stage in Florida.

$300

Travel Expenses for 1

With your gift of $300, you could pay for one of our team members travel expenses, which would include their round-trip flight to Florida! You will receive shout-outs on all of our social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You will also be featured as a sponsor at our Winter Showcase, on our Nationals trip t-shirt worn by dancers as well as family that comes to support UTDT in Daytona, and given an opportunity to come watch a practice to witness some behind-the-scenes Nationals preparation. We will also send you videos of both dances on the stage.

$800

Team Jazz Costumes

With your gift of $800, you could provide us with our jazz performance costumes! Having the perfect costume is crucial to creating a uniform look and choosing the right one is important to our "story" behind why we dance. If you choose to donate our jazz costumes, you will receive shout-outs on all of our social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You will also be featured as a sponsor at our Winter Showcase, on our Nationals trip t-shirt worn by dancers as well as family that comes to support UTDT in Daytona, and given an opportunity to come watch a practice to witness some behind-the-scenes Nationals preparation. We will also send you videos of both dances on the stage.

$2,000

Hotel Rooms in Daytona

With your gift of $2,000, you could provide a hotel room for each member for each night we compete in Daytona! We stay up late (about 1 AM) cleaning and need to be performance ready again early in the morning, but the few hours sleep we get are crucial to having our best performance, and your donation of $2,000 could provide that for us. You will receive shout-outs on all of our social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You will also be featured as a sponsor at our Winter Showcase, on our Nationals trip t-shirt worn by dancers as well as family that comes to support UTDT in Daytona, and given an opportunity to come watch a practice to witness some behind-the-scenes Nationals preparation. We will also send you videos of both dances on the stage.

$5,000

Hooked on UTDT!

Are you our #1 fan? Then this donation level was made for you! Help us reach our goal by donating our entire Nationals fundraising goal, which will go toward costuming for both our jazz and hip-hop pieces, travel expenses, choreography fees and competition fees.You will receive shout-outs on all of our social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You will also be featured as a sponsor at our Winter Showcase, on our Nationals trip t-shirt worn by dancers as well as family that comes to support UTDT in Daytona, and given an opportunity to come watch a practice to witness some behind-the-scenes Nationals preparation. We will also send you videos of both dances on the stage and a personalized thank you video made just for you as a small token of our gratitude.

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