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Expanding the list of offerings at Revolver Studios by adding an aerial arts program.
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This project is to support Revolver Studios in adding an aerial program to their studio. 

WHY

We want to add an aerial program to our offerings because...

1)  We want to offer more ways for people to express themselves through movement. 

We know the value and benefits of movement, performing arts, and self-expression. Movement holds the ability to inspire, empower, and heal. We watch our students grow in profound ways from engaging in movement; whether it's dance, fitness, or otherwise. They are inspired to express and tap into their creativity. They are empowered to step outside their comfort zones and to truly believe in themselves. It's the #1 reason we do the work we do; because it changes people's lives. 

2) We will provide something needed in the aerial arts world (and the world in general); body-positivity. 

The unfortunate truth is that many studios/facilties in the world are not providing a body-positive environment at all; or claim to be but are lacking the knowledge, intention and deep commitment to do so. 

We recognize that many bodies have been entirely left out when it comes to dance, fitness, and aerial movement spaces. We recognize that many bodies have felt like a burden, and even unsafe in dance, fitness, and aerial movement spaces. 

This is simply not okay. So we're changing it. 

Revolver Studios is founded upon creating space where ALL people, ALL bodies, and ALL levels can enjoy movement. Our team is always learning & growing. Each staff member is trained to meet you where you're at with compassion, encouragement, and kindness; always using body-positive language and teaching methods. This applies to our students as well, we work to maintain a culture of inclusivity and support amongst everyone who steps through our doors. 

3) We believe in the St Cloud community and want to see it grow. 

Revolver Studios owner, Scarlette Revolver, is dedicated to elevating arts and culture in the St. Cloud area. Scarlette is a small business owner, avid supporter of downtown, and an active community member lending support to as many projects, events, and fellow artists/entrepreneurs as possible. Scarlette often gets asked why she chose to set up shop here in St. Cloud, rather than Minneapolis or another larger city. 

It's because she believes in watering the grass in her own backyard first, and she believes deeply in St. Cloud's potential. Scarlette knows that growing her business in the St. Cloud community will help boost the local economy and provide more unique experiences in the downtown area. The aerial program at Revolver Studios will also create more opportunities for dance and performing arts to grow and thrive in the area. Scarlette wants more people to experience the many incredible locally-owned businesses and blossoming arts community St Cloud has to offer. She knows Revolver Studios will add yet another reason for people to visit and discover what a special community St. Cloud truly is. 

4) You asked! 

Both Scarlette and Nicole's clients have been asking for YEARS when we're going to bring our brand of aerial classes to St Cloud...so we're finally making it happen! 

5) It's fun as hell, ya'll. 

I mean, enough said. Aerial is really, super fun. And we like fun. We like fun the MOST. 

HOW

The only way we'll accomplish this project is with YOUR help. 

Our budget for the project is as follows... 

Professional Rigging ... $600

Apparatuses ... $800 

Hardware ... $800 

Mats ... $1,000

Marketing ... $1,000 

Kickstarter Fees, backer rewards, shipping, etc ... $300

= $4,500 

We will be bringing in a highly trained and experienced professional rigger to install four rigs to ensure optimum safety and proper protocol. The apparatuses are the aerial fabrics themselves and all the necessary hardware to go along with them. Of course mats are essential for safety as well. We chose to add on a marketing budget because we need to make sure people KNOW who we are and what we are offering! Scarlette is experienced and proficient in marketing. She has created a detailed marketing plan utilizing social media, special events, radio, and other marketing services that will be executed over a six month time span. The remaining balance will help support kickstarter fees, cost of backer rewards, and any other miscellaneous cost associated with the project. 

WHEN

Our timeline is as follows... 

June 30 - July 31: Kickstarter Campaign 

Aug 1 - Aug 30: Renovate studio space and install rigging 

September 5:  Grand Re-Opening 

September 7: Aerial Classes Begin

Nov 1: All backer rewards delivered

Risks and challenges

Risks and challenges of the project may include not reaching our funding goal. The only way we can complete the project is through the support of this kickstarter campaign. We are going to work super hard in the 30 days of the campaign to be sure we reach our goal. We are hosting a kickstarter launch party with a goal of getting at least $1,000 in support the first night. We are reaching out to local media to ask them to cover the project. We are offering to do our best friends laundry for a month in exhange for them backing the project. We're going ALL IN, folks.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Shout-Out!

    ...As in, we will actually shout out your name, on video, along with a heart felt thank you. Then we'll post that video on social media.
    - You'll also get a #teamrevolver vinyl sticker! Woohoo!

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    • Social Shout-Out
    • #teamrevolver sticker
    • The fuzzy feeling of helping make something awesome happen
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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    You are TOTES awesome

    Get a fabulous black drawstring tote bag with Revolver Studios logo on it! You'll also get a personal shout-out video on social media.

    Includes:
    • Revolver studios drawstring tote bag
    • Social Shout-Out
    • #teamrevolver sticker
    • An even fuzzier feeling from helping make somethin awesome happen
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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Let's groove!

    Get one free class! Aaaaaand a Revolver Studios bumper sticker and drawstring tote bag so everyone can see how cool you are.

    Includes:
    • One free class!
    • Revolver Studios bumper sticker
    • Social Shout-Out
    • Revolver studios drawstring tote bag
    • 17 high fives (but not all in a row that gets sting-ey)
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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    Party Time. Excellent.

    At this tier you'll be invited to our super excellent Backer Appreciation party to honor YOU and your support of our project!! Food, beverages, performances, dancing, swag bags, and all the fun.

    Includes:
    • One free class!
    • Revolver Studios bumper sticker
    • Backer Appreciation Party!
    • Social Shout-Out
    • Revolver studios drawstring tote bag
    • A warm hug (but only if you're into that kind of thing)
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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Your Name HERE

    You'll not only get to help us paint our community mural, you'll ALSO get to add YOUR NAME to it as one of our awesome backers! Aaaaaand not one, but TWO free classes of your choice.

    Includes:
    • Name on community mural
    • TWO free classes
    • Backer Appreciation Party!
    • Revolver Studios bumper sticker
    • .016% of Scarlette's soul (as in her spiritual being,not her car)
    • Revolver studios drawstring tote bag
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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Private Party

    Wow, you're super great. For being super great you get to enjoy a private party at Revolver studios with 7 of your best pals! This is a 90-minute party in dance or aerial with Nicole or Scarlette; you'll get snacks and beverages and instantly become everyone's favorite friend. You'll also receive special VIP seating during the Back Appreciation party, some sweet swag, and your name on the community mural!

    Includes:
    • Private Party Package!
    • Backer Appreciation Party!
    • VIP super special loungey seating
    • Name on community mural
    • Revolver Studios bumper sticker
    • Revolver Studios water bottle
    • Video of Scarlette doing a happy dance
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    Pledge $750 or more About $750

    One month Unlimited Classes

    Yep, that's right, YOU are a fabulous human and fabulous humans get what? ONE FREE MONTH of unlimited classes at Revolver Studios! Oh, but wait there's so much more. You will also get a Revolver Studios t-shirt, water bottle, and bumper sticker, super special loungey VIP seating at the Backer Appreciation Party, and your name on the community mural! We like you.

    Includes:
    • One month Unlimited Classes
    • Backer Appreciation Party!
    • VIP super special loungey seating
    • Revolver T-shirt
    • Revolver Studios bumper sticker
    • Revolver Studios water bottle
    • Name on community mural
    • Unlimited high fives
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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Official Ribbon Cutter

    You get to join us in the official ribbon cutting ceremony, you will be the one to hold the giant scissors and cut the ribbon to lower the aerial fabric for the FIRST TIME EVER at our new location. You will also be the FIRST person(s) to have their photo taken in the new aerial fabric with Scarlette & Nicole!

    And if that't not enough, Nicole and Scarlette will be wearing t-shirts with YOUR FACE on them during the backer appreciation party, where of course you will also receive super special loungey VIP seating and service.

    You'll also get a month of free unlimited classes, your name in glitter on the community mural, and Revolver Studios swag. We totally love you.

    Includes:
    • Official Ribbon Cutter
    • Your face on our t-shirts
    • Backer Appreciation Party!
    • VIP super special loungey seating
    • One month Unlimited Classes
    • Name on community mural
    • Revolver T-shirt
    • Revolver Studios water bottle
    • Revolver Studios bumper sticker
    • Revolver studios drawstring tote bag
    • Undying love & appreciation
    • Your Face t-shirts
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    A rig named after YOU!

    A plaque with YOUR NAME on it placed at the top of the aerial rig...AND we will refer to that particular rig/apparatus as your name during every. single. class! Oh, but that's not all. Scarlette Revolver herself will also HAND rhinestone a Revolver Studios water bottle for you personally, so you will be hydrated AND sparkly. #winning

    Includes:
    • Hand rhinestoned water bottle
    • Aerial Rig named after YOU
    • Backer Appreciation Party!
    • Name on community mural
    • Revolver Studios bumper sticker
    • Secret handshake with Scarlette
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