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Apr 28, 2017 11:10 AM ET

Olivia’s Orlando Ballet Summer Intensive Hi I’m Olivia, my life revolves around dance. Attending Orlando Ballet’s summer intensive would help my dreams become a reality.

iCrowdNewswire - Apr 28, 2017

About this project

Throughout the past year my life was consumed by dance, I went from dancing ballet twice a week, to 5 times a week. This past January I auditioned for a few dance schools hoping to get accepted into at least one of their summer intensives, but I ended up getting into 3/4 of the schools I auditioned for. I ended up choosing Orlando Ballet. As some of you may know attending one of these intensives is not cheap, and can really leave a dent in anyone’s wallet. This 5 week long intensive will require me to stay in one of the dorms they provide, but that adds onto the total costs. Making the total $5,000. Luckily I have an extremely supportive family who is willing to let me attended. If I can find ways to get the extra money we need. I am not an only child, My brother is also extremely active and my parents have to pay for his activities along with my own, which as you can imagine can be stressful at times. Thank you for taking the time to read a little bit about me and for helping make my dreams a reality.

Risks and challenges

Every dancer has their unique challenges in their rise to the top. For some that might mean an unsupportive family, or an eating disorder, but for me it has to be the price. Dance is probably the most expensive sports someone can play, with a single pair of pointe shoes costing up the $100. Balancing dance and school work can be tough at times, but I still manage to get straight A’s by doing homework in between classes or right after I get home from ballet each night.

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Olivia Boutin

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