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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, April 20 2012 8:58 PM UTC +00:00

About

We're starting a project to repurpose an old barn for heritage arts.  The barn was built in the late 1700s and needs lots of work - even though it is structurally sound. 

We are the Blue Ridge Thunder Cloggers (BRTC).  Clogging is America's dance - a combination of all the early dance forms that immigrated to America. 

We originally held clogging classes in a local community center (1997).  When the monthly fees rose to an uncomfortable level, we came up with the idea to renovate a small barn for dance space.

That barn was ready for use in the winter of 1999.  At the time, it did not have heat or “indoor plumbing” but we survived - dancing in hats, jackets and gloves with our breath hanging in the air.  Everyone learned to use the facilities at home before and after clogging if they wanted to avoid the porta-potty...

We have shared the joy of clogging with more than 400 students, performed approximately 24 shows per year (many free of charge) and outgrown our facility.  We've given to the community since 1997 - performing at nursing homes,  schools, fairs, festivals, educational events and private parties.  To continue training dancers and serving the community, we need a larger space. 

Our current facility has a dance floor space of 13’ x 36’.  The newer space will be at least three times larger and will afford us room to grow.  

We're working with another local organization (www.JoshuasHands.org) that offers heritage arts classes - spinning, weaving, quilting and more.  Together, we can make great use of this facility.  We intend to host barn dances and community singings in this new facility as well.

Will you help us repurpose this old barn for heritage arts?

BRTC is a 501(c)(3) organization.  All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

http://brtc.us/Barn_Rehab.html

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    Every Barn Star will have their name placed on a plaque in the newly renovated barn.

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    Barn Stars will receive all of the above rewards as well as a video of the Blue Ridge Thunder Cloggers dancing.

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    Barn Stars will receive all of the above rewards and a vintage BRTC T-shirt signed by the dancers.

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    Barn Stars will receive all of the above rewards as well a piece of the old barn siding.

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    Barn Stars will receive all of the above rewards as well as a performance by BRTC at an event of their choosing (within 150 miles of Northern VA). (Events must be family-friendly, and alcohol free. Subject to availability. Other restrictions may apply.)

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    Barn Stars will receive all of the above rewards as well use of the new facility for a half-day event of their choosing. (Events must be family-friendly, alcohol free, and free of charge. Subject to availability. Other restrictions may apply.)

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Funding period

- (45 days)