The Royal Family Varsity have qualified to represent New Zealand
at the World Hip Hop Dance Championships!
The competition is in Arizona, USA and for many of our dancers who
are of Maori and Pasifika descent, fundraising the money needed to
participate has been an all year round combined effort. We're still
short of $12,000 and need you on board to help with the final
Our families fundraise most of the year to cover training costs,
uniforms, trips and competition fees. Your support will mean we can
travel to Arizona, USA to compete at the World Hip Hop Dance
Championships and continue to chase our dreams and
inspire other young people to do so too. The estimated
cost per dancer this year is $1000 - we have 12 dancers we are
currently raising funds for. This will help each dancer with the
overall cost of representing Aotearoa on the international
Our dancers are aged between 13-18 years and largely of
Māori and Pasifika descent. We're developing
leadership skills in our communities and contribute to the
performing arts curriculum in our schools by supporting initiatives
such as Stage Challenge and school dance
productions. We train under the tutelage of Arts
Foundation New Generation Award winner Parris Goebel
and come together to work on our craft five nights a week, all day
Saturday and some Sundays - we work hard!
Attending school during the day and training late into the
evening is tough, but we understand the benefits of
hard work and believe in working together. We are fit,
healthy and exactly the type of role models other youth look up to
and aspire to be like.
Thank you so much for your support and
belief in our purpose and mission to continue inspiring other young
people. We are so excited to be going to the World Championships,
and especially taking you along with us.
Every donation means so much to us, and expect updates from the