My Latest Project: The American College Dance Festival

Posted on January 28, 2012


Hello readers!

After posting biweekly for several months, I decided to take a break from blogging here at Social Rhythms. While I haven’t been blogging at my personal site, I have been working on various other projects. One of the most exciting of these projects has been my work with Dance Oregon, a student group at the University of Oregon where I am serving as Publicity Manager. This year, due to scheduling conflicts, we need to raise about 310% more than we have ever needed to raise in order to get 35 members to the American College Dance Festival in Madison, Wisconsin. How can you help, you ask? Let me tell you…

For the past few months, we have been working to raise this money in almost every way imaginable. We have held bake sales, sold Dance Oregon apparel, held a benefit party at a local co-op, begun planning a benefit concert, and much more in order to reach our goal of $25,000. In addition, we are raising money through a popular website called Kickstarter. This platform allows anyone online to listen to our story, donate to our cause, and receive rewards for supporting us. Depending on the amount that a person donates, they can receive various reward including Dance Oregon apparel, a DVD of the adjudicated pieces, or a private dance class in Eugene.  Kickstarter is an all or nothing fundraising platform, however, and if we do not raise the $4,000 we need by February 24 then we will not receive any of the money.

We are so incredibly close to our goal but we still need all the help we can get. Due to the all or nothing nature of this fundraising platform, we set a goal that is a bit under the amount we really need. We could lose between 400-600 dollars in fees even if we do end up raising $4,000 by February 24 and because of this, we still need your help! For 35 students we will need to pay $4,000 in hotel costs. Please visit our Kickstarter site and our blog to learn about this very exciting project.

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Thank you for your support,

Jordon Cloud