Ballet News | Christmas presents

Ballet News | Christmas presents

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You love Ballet News, right ? And it’s Christmas time and that means…. presents. Yes ?

In order to bring you the very best in professional ballet photography I have to use the very best equipment. It’s a very expensive investment and I’m doing pretty well but I could use a little bit of Santa-shaped help to reach this target.

So I figured that you, my lovely & generous Ballet Newsers, might want to be a part of this new & exciting present, especially as it’s Christmas.

I’m aiming for this awesome lens, a Canon EF 70-200mm F/2.8 L IS II USM. It will enable me to bring you even more ballet wonders in massive detail.

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Canon EF 70-200mm F/2.8 L IS II USM Lens

And here’s something special for you. As well as being wowed by the superb photography on Ballet News, that you will have helped to produce, in line with other fund-raising ventures I’m offering you some Christmas presents too.

Everyone who donates any amount, however large or small will receive a Christmas present (if received before December 25th 2011 & if you provide your email address).

You can donate any amount at all – small really does count because there are quite a few Ballet Newsers and if every reader donated just 50p (equal to less than $1) we could probably buy Canon! I’ve tried to make donating as easy & as fast as possible, wherever you are in the world.

If you donate £100 (or the monetary equivalent in your country) you will be sent a pair of pointe shoes signed by a professional ballet dancer and you will be featured in Ballet News

If you donate £250 (or the monetary equivalent in your country) you will receive an invitation to a ballet performance as my guest and you’ll have your photograph in Ballet News

If you donate £500 (or the monetary equivalent in your country) you will be invited to spend a day with me on location at a photo shoot where you will go behind the scenes to see how the magic is pulled together

If you donate £1000 (or the monetary equivalent in your country) you will receive an invitation to an afternoon coaching session by a professional ballet dancer, tailored to your standard, which you can either take up yourself or pass on to an aspiring ballet dancer. The session will be featured in Ballet News and the photographs (taken with this new lens) will be published worldwide

If you donate £1500 (or the monetary equivalent in your country) you will reveive an invitation to star in a photo shoot with hair and make-up professionals on hand to make you look wonderful and the feature will be published in Ballet News (you can also nominate an aspiring dancer to take up this invitation if you prefer)

Please bear in mind that some of these options are going to be location dependent and that any expenses you may incur are not included, apart from lunch on location at the photo shoots.

So, if you love Ballet News enough to play Santa just this once and are able to donate even a tiny amount towards the lens which costs £1,819.99 (2,851.78 USD) then please hit the donate button that you see on this page.

If we exceed the total, or if we don’t reach it (*sad face*), then those funds already accumulated will be put towards the next two mahoooosive Ballet News projects which are currently in progress – more on them next year!

Thank you lovely Ballet Newsers and I look forward to reporting back that we’ve smashed the total in the New Year !

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5 Responses to Ballet News | Christmas presents

  1. hanna December 28, 2011 at 8:22 pm #

    Hi I want to donate but currently I only have paypal… hope you can activate it to donate that way too.

  2. Ballet News December 28, 2011 at 8:32 pm #

    Hi Hanna – the ‘donate’ button is the PayPal button. Please go ahead and make your donation – and thank you very much.

  3. hanna December 28, 2011 at 8:41 pm #

    oops… sorry usually it has the paypal logo.

  4. Cassie December 29, 2011 at 12:17 pm #

    Hello, I just want to make sue of what happens if I live in America? I’m pretty sure that the exchange rate is
    Is almost equal to your country, or slightly less.
    When I pledge 5 or 10 US dollars, should I use an exchange rate calculator and pay that in pounds?

  5. Ballet News December 29, 2011 at 12:21 pm #

    Hi Cassie, if I were you I’d just make whatever donation you are happy to make from your currency and PayPal will do the rest – including taking their fees!!! Thank you very much for your generosity.