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About

MaZi Dance Fitness is a dance company & studio where anyone can explore their passion for dance. We would like to open a 3rd location in an up-and-coming neighborhood in Chicago.

MaZi Dance Fitness is unlike any other place. We are dancers with professional fitness certifications providing dance fitness to many different types of people. The common thread is that our clients all love music, movement and want to be healthy in a nurturing environment. The best part is that adults of all skill-levels get to participate in classes that culminate in a performance for the community. MaZi is about self-expression for anyone!

Together we can help shape our neighborhoods with art & health, all while building a strong community that gives back!

Contributions will go directly towards our 3rd location start-up costs including studio build-out and equipment!  We have conservatively grown over the past 3 and a half years, and at this time are poised to succeed!  MaZi Dance Fitness is unlike any other place. We are dancers with professional fitness certifications providing dance fitness to many different types of people. The common thread is that our clients all love music, movement and want to be healthy in a nurturing environment. The best part is that adults of all skill levels get to perform, fulfill self-expression and even create dance!

Become part of something very special including job creation, creativity creation, and open doors for many individuals that will discover they can LOVE to perform, get fit and healthy. You will also be supporting a niche community of dancers that enjoy combining their passions of dance & fitness and develop their transferable skills!

Your contribution will go directly towards the build-out for our newest location, including purchasing new equipment. The new space will be in a soon to be selected neighborhood and include: access to public transit. Project Timeline:

- Spring/Summer 2013: short-list neighborhoods & location, execute due diligence including letters of Intent- a couple in so far! Negotiation of locales and procurement of fixtures.

- Fall 2013: Prepare, Train & Finalize

- Winter 2013 - Grand Opening!

MaZi, a neighborhood-focused project that provides many avenues for self-expression:

1) MaZi Dance Chicago- Our performing group made up of adults that find they love to perform after attending our classes. We volunteer to perform in different causes around town including fundraisers, nursing homes, art galleries or parties! Check us out here:

2) The Gift of Movement in Partnership with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago- This program provides dance to individuals with physical limitations as part of an art therapy program.

3) Leveraging Small Businesses in our neighborhoods- Our communities are central to all that we do and we work really hard to know and partner with as many businesses as possible to highlight, promote and elevate our business with theirs including special member perks!

Please visit our facebook.com/mazidancefitness, mazidancefitness.com and youtube.com/mazidance1 for a 360 view on what we offer!

Risks and challenges

Potential risks are:
Scouted locations falling through.
Closing targeted "space" and having construction delays.

We would address this challenge by working with our trusted agents. Also, with our experience in corporate jobs we know how to jump obstacles and do whatever it takes to get the job done. Please visit our LinkedIn profiles:
Marisol: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/marisol-sarabia/11/28a/464
Ziba: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view…

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    Facebook & Twitter Shout Outs on MaZi- because we love you!

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    Dance with us! Your pledge gets you a MaZi class for You & Your Friend - A Two-Fer! Plus you’ll get a ticket to the MaZi Celebratory Kickstarter Party
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    One week of unlimited dancing! This pledge gets you and a friend Unlimited MaZi Classes for One Full Week + Our Very Own MaZi Ballerina Bum Playlist on Spotify (Because You Can't Dance Without The Beats!) + 2 tickets to the MaZi Celebratory Kickstarter Party

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    Autographed picture of your favorite MaZi Dance Chicago Dancer & MaZi Dance Chicago Calendar from the Season of Magic!

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    Personalize! We make you a 1-minute video clip of choreography to music that you pick, broken down for easy learning. Choreography provided by MaZi co-founder Ziba PLUS Attend behind the scenes rehearsal with MaZi Dance Chicago one of their locations in Chicago. + 2 Tickets to MaZi Kickstarter Party

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    Get an autographed picture of your favorite MaZi Dance Chicago dancer, PLUS a DVD of all the pieces from this year's Season of Magic and the calendar!

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    Join the group for a coffee date with Ma & Zi followed by a grocery tour of healthy eats at our favorite grocer! It's easy and delicious to eat healthy, we can show you how. + You Pick: Ma's Intro To Ballet 5-week Session OR Unlimited Month of Classes at MaZi for 1! + PLUS 2 tickets to the MaZi Celebratory Kickstarter Party

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    You Pick (Again): Ma PRIVATE 90-minute Intro To Ballet & 5 Ballerina Bum Classes (our most popular class) OR Zi -grocery store visit to craft the perfect diet for your new ballerina body + PLUS 2 tickets to the MaZi Celebratory Kickstarter Party

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    An 8 hour reservation for a film or photo shoot (reg. $125/hour) - PLUS 2 tickets to the MaZi Celebratory Kickstarter Party

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    YOU PICK: One Full Year Unlimited Membership to The MaZi Experience OR 2 8 hour days of filming or shooting at a studio of your choice (reg. $125/hour) + 2 tickets to the MaZi Celebratory Kickstarter Party

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    Become a Sponsor of Our Kickstarter Celebratory Party (including a Performance by the MaZi Dance Group and Sponsorship Benefits Package)
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    MaZi Studio - 1 Day Event Space Rental - (Need to film your next music video or fashion show?! )
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    Unlimited Month at MaZi for 2
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    Get a STUDIO named after you!
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    MaZi Unlimited Membership for 6 months!
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    A class OR studio named after you or by you
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    MaZi playlist from BBB and 1 year Unlimited MaZi Membership!
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Funding period

- (45 days)