FAQ

Where will your studio be located?
In the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle. It's right on Greenwood Ave, close to shops and restaurants, dedicated bike lanes, and a great bus line.

How will the money be spent?
Please check out the How Funds Will Be Spent page for more details. Our goal is full transparency, and we promise frequent updates with our progress as the campaign moves forward.

You have a GoFundMe campaign going as well. Are you running two separate campaigns for double the money?
Goodness no! Both the GoFundMe and this campaign at our website go toward the same goal. We had hoped that GoFundMe would give us some more exposure for our campaign--though that hasn't proved to be true so far--so we created the two campaigns simultaneously. Donations made on our website have lower administrative fees, but GoFundMe has better social integration options, so each has their pros and cons. As is possible, we will update both campaigns with accurate funding levels to keep you appraised of our progress!

When will I receive my pledge gifts?
As you can imagine, we will have our hands mighty full in the first few months of opening, getting the studio set up and running! Then we will need to assemble all the donor information, order appropriate amounts of each pledge gift to meet the demand, and prepare for shipping. Our preliminary goal for shipping out all physical pledge gifts is by the end of the year, though we hope sooner! If you are in Seattle, you will be able to pick up your items at the studio rather than have them shipped, if you want them a bit quicker, and ensure your donation money goes toward the cause instead of shipping.

I want to help, but I don't have a lot of money!
Hey, we're just glad you're excited about our project--we can use all the good juju we can get! And every single dollar counts, so please give what you can and don't feel you have to break the bank to be of help to us.

You can also help by sharing your enthusiasm for #StudioDeepRoots and this campaign by sharing links to our page on social media and e-mail, encouraging friends, family, and co-workers to support something you believe in.  Even non-dancers understand how difficult it is to be an artist in 2017, and you never know who will want to throw in to help a dream come true!

If you're in the Seattle area, we will be arranging fun work parties so local volunteers can have a hand in making our space amazing. We will also be seeking donations of furniture, art, and other items to fill out the space--perhaps you have an end table or a mirror that needs a new home? Stay tuned for our wishlist coming in August!

Updates

Update 2 - Aug 11 - 40% Goal Reached!
 
FLOORING ORDERED
This week we reached 40% of our goal and have officially ordered the lovely bamboo flooring and cushioned dancer-friendly underlayment to kit out both the large and small studio! Our estimates on the costs were spot on, so pledges so far are covering that. We will have a work party the last weekend of August for that install, and if you want to stay in the loop on these work parties, check out our event here, which we will update regularly.
 
NEXT: MIRRORS
Next is getting new walls and mirrors installed in both studios. We are part way there, but we need to keep heading toward our goal to fund these vital elements. We made it a bit over 40% this week, can we push for 50% in the coming days? If you've been waiting to pledge, now's the time!
 
In the meantime, I have been scouring Craigslist for all the furnishings and have found some great deals to build out a really warm, comfortable space for all of us. I can't wait to share more as we start to set the place up in the coming weeks. Another live video feed coming at you soon.
 
Thanks for everything so far, including your shares and comments of support, my friends. #StudioDeepRoots has an amazing village surrounding and encouraging us as we charge ahead.
 
Much love,
Shay
www.deeprootsdance.com/studiodeeproots

 

Update 1 - Aug 2 - 30% Goal Reached!

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for everyone who has contributed to the campaign so far. I can't believe what an exciting and validating 24 hours it has already been, with your enthusiasm, loving words, and joyfully spreading the message among your circles (some of your calls to action and testimonials have brought tears to my eyes). It was truly scary to reach out and ask for help--and this continues to be an intimidating undertaking--but you guys have been so kind and encouraging, it keeps me positive!

Our 30% goal gets us floors! Like, nice floating, springy floors to protect our dancin' bodies. This was the biggest single expense we needed to come up with in a short period of time, so this is really great news. However, we still have a long way to go, and next up is our second biggest expense: walls and mirrors. Let's keep this momentum going so we can hit our next target. 

Stay tuned for more updates, including some live video streams of how things are going on this side of things, and soon: a tour of our space-to-be! Thanks again, y'all!

$13,800
Pledged of $20,000 Goal
74
Pledgers
Ended On
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1969
 

Help me and my tribe spread the love of world dance AND MORE in our new studio.

We're dreaming BIG, and we need you!

Choose Your Pledge Level: $1.00

Want to donate a custom amount and/or prefer to donate without receiving any pledge gifts, this is for you! Just type in your custom amount at the prompt!

Roll Call: $10.00
  • Your name mentioned in our thank you video.
  • Our undying gratitude!
Fan: $25.00
  • The original DRD embroidered iron-on patch to wear proudly on your dance bag or jacket.
  • Sign your name to the DRD Family Tree wall under “Fans of Deep Roots Dance” at the grand opening (or we can sign it for you).
  • Your name under “Fans of Deep Roots Dance” on our “Thank You” page of our website.
  • Your name mentioned in our thank you video.
  • Our undying gratitude!
SuperFan: $50.00
  • A Studio Deep Roots logo zill pouch
  • The original DRD iron-on patch to wear proudly on your dance bag or jacket.
  • Sign your name to the DRD Family Tree wall under “Fans of Deep Roots Dance” at the grand opening (or we can sign it for you).
  • Your name under “Fans of Deep Roots Dance” on our “Thank You” page of our website.
  • Your name mentioned in our thank you video.
  • Our undying gratitude!
Friends of DRD - Chorus: $75.00
  • A limited-edition DRD tee shirt commemorating the grand opening of the new studio
  • All the swag rewards at the SuperFan Level - zill pouch and patch; website and video mentions.
  • Sign your name to the DRD Family Tree wall under “Fans of Deep Roots Dance” at the grand opening (or we can sign it for you)
  • Our undying gratitude!
Friends of DRD - Follow: $100.00
  • A brand spankin' new DRD logo dance tote
  • All the swag rewards at the Chorus Level - tee shirt, zill bag, and patch; website and video mentions.
  • Sign your name to the DRD Family Tree wall under “Friends of Deep Roots Dance” at the grand opening (or we can sign it for you)
  • Our undying gratitude!

Friends of DRD - Leader: $150.00
  • A spot in an exclusive donor-only workshop at Studio Deep Roots in Seattle, topic to be voted on by all Leader level backers and above!
  • A colorful DRD logo water bottle to keep you hydrated in class
  • All the swag rewards at the Follower Level - dance tote, tee shirt, zill pouch, and patch; website and video mentions.
  • Sign your name to the DRD Family Tree wall under “Friends of Deep Roots Dance” at the grand opening (or we can sign it for you)
  • Our undying gratitude!

Benefactor: $200.00

We believe NO ONE should have to stop dancing due to money. Choose this level to donate your pledge to dancers in need of a little help. (This is a great pledge level for friends and supporters outside of the Seattle area who are unable to attend the grand opening or readily receive physical rewards)

  • Your donation will gift two (2) free six-week class sessions to students in need (no physical rewards).
  • Sign your name to the DRD Family Tree wall under “Friends of Deep Roots Dance” at the grand opening (or we can sign it for you)
  • Your name under “Friends of Deep Roots Dance” on our “Thank You” page of our website.
  • Your name mentioned in our thank you video.
  • Our undying gratitude!
Aficianado: $300.00
  • One (1) free six-week Deep Roots Dance class session in the first year of our studio opening, for you -or- a friend.
  • A spot in an exclusive donor-only workshop at Studio Deep Roots in Seattle, topic to be voted on by all Leader level backers and above!
  • All the swag rewards at the Follower Level - dance tote, tee shirt, zill pouch, and patch; website and video mentions.
  • Sign your name to the DRD Family Tree wall under “Friends of Deep Roots Dance” at the grand opening (or we can sign it for you)
  • Our undying gratitude!
Patron: $500.00
  • One (1) free private lesson with Shay, at the studio or over Skype/Facetime.
  • One (1) free six-week Deep Roots Dance class session in the first year of our studio opening, for you -or- a friend.
  • A spot in an exclusive donor-only workshop at Studio Deep Roots in Seattle, topic to be voted on by all Leader level backers and above!
  • All the swag rewards at the Follower Level - dance tote, tee shirt, zill pouch, and patch; website and video mentions.
  • Sign your name to the DRD Family Tree wall under “Patrons of Deep Roots Dance” at the grand opening (or we can sign it for you)
  • Our undying gratitude!
Founder: $1,000.00
  • A package of eight (8) Deep Roots Dance class gift certificates, to be used in the first year of our studio opening. They make awesome gifts for friends and family, or use them all yourself! (regular weekly DRD classes only, workshops excluded)
  • A spot in an exclusive donor-only workshop at Studio Deep Roots in Seattle, topic to be voted on by all Leader level backers and above!
  • All the swag rewards at the Follower Level - dance tote, tee shirt, zill pouch, and patch; website and video mentions.
  • Sign your name to the DRD Family Tree wall under “Founders of Deep Roots Dance” at the grand opening (or we can sign it for you)
  • Our undying gratitude!
T-Rex "Rexie": $2,000.00
  • A custom-tailored performance at your event by the members of Deep Roots Dance (schedule and event to be agreed upon within 1 year of grand opening date, may be subject to additional travel costs)
  • Unlimited Deep Roots Dance classes in the first year of our studio opening, for you or a friend (regular weekly DRD classes only, workshops excluded)
  • A spot in an exclusive donor-only workshop at Studio Deep Roots in Seattle, topic to be voted on by all Leader level backers and above!
  • DOUBLE SWAG, as follows:
  • TWO (2) colorful DRD logo water bottles.
  • TWO (2) brand spankin’ new Deep Roots Dance logo dance totes.
  • TWO (2) limited-edition DRD tee shirts commemorating the grand opening of the new studio.
  • TWO (2) SDR logo zill pouches.
  • TWO (2) original DRD embroidered iron-on patch.
  • Website and video mentions
  • Sign your name to the DRD Family Tree wall under “T-Rex!” at the grand opening (or we can sign it for you)
  • Our undying gratitude!


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