DANCE, LTD - SCHOOL OF DANCE
RECEIVED AN OFFICIAL INVITATION TO BE A PART OF THE
2016 SUMMER OLYMPICS IN RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL!
It is official. I received the following letter from Mark Jacob, from Performing Arts Educators). I was apprehensive about traveling to Rio anyway for the 2016 Summer Olympics even though we were once again the only performing group invited from the entire state of Texas and one of only seven from the United States. Paris anyone?
The staff at Performing Arts Educators (PAE) has spent countless hours the past two years in talks, travel, and negotiations with our travel partners and Olympic officials in Brazil to secure the necessary hotels, coaches, performance venues, and tour package to make our Olympic Invitational the best possible experience for our groups. Therefore, it is with great despair that PAE must announce that we are unable to put together the necessary components to ensure a successful Olympic Invitational experience.
The main reason we are unable to develop this Olympic Invitational is price. Two years ago we predicted that, although expensive, the entire experience, including airfare, would cost around $3,500-4,000. The prices that we have been quoted does not allow us to get anywhere near our predicted price. The price rose over 50% of the predicted price.
That is the bad news. We do have good news though too! After realizing that the costs would just be too astronomical to go to Rio, the staff at PAE, wanted to be able to provide two alternate International Performance opportunities. Therefore, as a follow up to our 2014 Summer Stages production at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, we will be producing the following International shows in 2015 and 2016:
• Paris, France Invitational in Summer 2015
• Barcelona, Spain International Song and Dance Festival in Summer 2016
The 2016 International Song and Dance Festival in Barcelona, Spain will combine the talents of the many groups we already partner with from the US, with the talents of groups from all over the United Kingdom and Europe.
As we are happy to announce these two fantastic performance locations, we look forward to discussing with you which show Dance Ltd. would prefer to perform at- Paris 2015 or Barcelona 2016. Final details and itineraries for both Paris 2015 and Barcelona 2016 will be available within the next two weeks at which point we will contact you via email and conference call follow up to discuss your preference in further detail.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. We look forward to your ongoing interest in our International Summer Stage performances.
Chief Financial Officer
Performing Arts Educators