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Send Lisette to NYC for dance classes

Organized by: Lisette Keating

Lisette's Photo
Lisette's Photo
Lisette's Photo
Lisette's Photo
Lisette's Photo
 

3 Weeks and Counting!
May 14, 2017

It's the final stretch and we are closer than ever! I've picked my dance classes and New York will be here in exactly 3 weeks, but we haven't See More

THE STORY:

My name is Lisette Keating. That's me in the picture.

My dad is an artist and my mom is a singer. That's our whole family. A year ago, we moved from California to New Mexico. I lived in California my whole life and wasn't optimistic about moving away from the only home I had ever know.

I started high school at Sante Fe High a week or so after the move. I missed my friends back home. I missed my life and like a lot of kids starting high school, I was unsure about my future.

That's when I fell in love.

I joined a dance class at the high school and suddenly I felt as if I could breathe again. I began to find my way and discovered a talent within me that I didn't even know was there. When I danced, I didn't feel like I was dancing in New Mexico, I was just . . . dancing.

My teacher encouraged me as I found a place where I made sense, where I knew I belonged. (That's me on the left warming up with my friend before ballet class.) In the Spring, The Dance Club from Santa Fe High School is going to New York City to take professional classes, see performances on Broadway and explore the possibilities that await us there. I want to go, but the trip is expensive and I won't be able to go without your help.

So far, I've raised $128 from participating in school fundraisers. My mom has chipped in all of the money from her singing jobs and I've added $160 in babysitting money to the pot! I've got a long way to go. The tour company gets installments along the way. The next payment of $923 is due on November 29th, with more payments in February and March.

I'm asking for your help because, my Mom & Dad will loose the deposit money if we can't make all of the payments on time. My Mom is a chaperone on the trip so we can bring 16 dancers from my high school to New York City. We will continue to sell candy, have car washes, rummage sales, restaurant nights and even sing Christmas carols at the mall in an effort to meet our goals!

It would mean the world to me if my friends (and their friends) and my family (and their friends) could chip in a bit. Every little bit will help, even a dollar. It all adds up and it is an amazing feeling to know that you are a part of my dream! All donations will go toward air fare, accommodations, meals, and travel expenses with any extra funds going to pay tuition for ongoing dance instruction (at the National Dance Institute in New Mexico) and or my college account which is woefully small.

$1,854

 

37% Raised of $5,040 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Andrew Campbell

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Karin Harris

    $25

  • Joanne Montgomery

    $50

  • Danna Cooper

    $25

  • The Warren-Mayo Family

    $100

  • Nancy Hansen

    $25

  • SHIRLEY STEWART

    $500

  • COLLEEN STEWART

    $250

  • Melissa Loeffler

    $25

  • Kevo Sassouni

    $100

  • Jesse

    $25

  • Mike and Wendy Anderson

    $25

  • New Orleans Tracy

    $44

  • Gary Goldstein

    $25

  • Donna Deussen

    $20

  • Kevin Vickery

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Ann Laser

    $25

  • gary o

    $40

  • Ilse Bolle

    $40

  • Hopley

    $25

  • Muse Lotus Blossom

    $60

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Donor Comments

Muse Lotus Blossom

Muse Lotus Blossom

DONATION: $60

5 months ago

Hopley

Hopley

DONATION: $25

Enjoy this experience. 5 months ago

Ilse Bolle

Ilse Bolle

DONATION: $40

8 months ago

gary o

gary o

DONATION: $40

8 months ago

Ann Laser

Ann Laser

DONATION: $25

8 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

Dance your toes off! 10 months ago

Kevin Vickery

Kevin Vickery

10 months ago

Donna Deussen

Donna Deussen

DONATION: $20

10 months ago

Gary Goldstein

Gary Goldstein

DONATION: $25

10 months ago

New Orleans Tracy

New Orleans Tracy

DONATION: $44

What a fantastic opportunity! 10 months ago

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