Who we are
Hi everyone, we are MDXMonarchX - Middlesex University's very own competitive dance team! We are a group of 50 dancers, who come together and train to compete in competitions throughout the year. Originally formed in 2014, we have only managed to enter one competition per year. However, as the team has since grown and the talent doubled, we are now looking to enter more competitions next year in order to make things as inclusive as possible for all members of our team!
Why we need your help!
Whilst the opportunity to compete at dance competitions is an amazing experience, they are extremely expensive and tough to enter! This is where we hope some generous donors will come in. This year we are hoping to enter three competitions and the money we raise through this crowdfunding campaign will enable us to make this a reality! Entering competitions incurs a variety of costs but we hope that with your help, we can make everyone proud and bring home a trophy or two!
Our budget breakdown
We are aiming to raise a comfortable £2,000. The money we raise will be go towards:
- Costumes - £200 for each person, this includes five different dance styles; jazz, lyrical, street, wildcard and ballet
- Competition entry - £40-£75 per dancer, depending on how many dance routines they are in.
- Accommodation - £80 per room. As we are aiming to enter multiple competitions which happen over a weekend we will need accommodation for all the team.
IF WE HIT OUR FUNDING GOAL...
Reaching our target will help provide us with the necessary funding to get to three national competitions next year and cover associated costs such as competition entry fees, costumes and accommodation for all dancers that will be participating.
To increase our chances of making this a reality, we will also be proactively pursuing ways to raise a proportion of funds ourselves.
So what are we going to do to HELP fund ourselves?
Well, we will be hosting social events throughout the year such as cake sales, stalls at Christmas markets and entertainment nights. We will also be bag-packing in local supermarkets and holding a bake sale on 12th December!
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Every little helps!
Whatever you can afford to give (whether big or small) would be really appreciated by us all! Even if you can't give, we would be hugely grateful if you could help us spread the word by sharing our campaign through your networks!