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Manhattan, NY Dance
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Develop your partner dancing with this brand new method that improves brain function and social skills.

Manhattan, NY Dance
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"DANCE WITH MARIANNE"- THE FIRST PARTNER DANCING QUICK KIT!

Everybody can dance!

Let's unleash the dancer in you!

THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYBODY WHO HAS PLEDGED and thank you to KICKSTARTER!!! You have touched my heart and good things have come out of launching my kickstarter project. Our dance community has gotten bigger and I am determined to re-launch my project in a different way for a smaller budget in the near future.

If I don't have your E-mail and you would like to be a part of it, please E-mail me and keep in touch otherwise so I can tell you about upcoming projects, workshops and lessons.

All best and KEEP DANCING!:-)

From my heart,

Marianne

MY PROJECT:

 “DANCE WITH MARIANNE will be an intensive ballroom dancing quick kit I have created, to teach people the basic foundation of ballroom dancing. It will serve as a short cut and save people time and money on private classes. Presented in a simple, creative, fun way, the tool kit will contain two 60- minute videos and a companion workbook for learning partner dancing. It’s also the first comprehensive ballroom anti-ageing kit. Leveraging my expertise in multiple dance styles, performance methods and healing modalities, I will teach my own unique partner dancing techniques that help balance body, mind and soul. From basic beginner to ballroom teachers and competing dance professionals, there will be something to learn for everybody. You will learn how to:

·      Improve memory and brain function

·      Reduce stress

·      Lose weight

·      Strengthen heart and immune system

·      Gain high self-esteem and have great social benefits

“Dance with Marianne"-  electronic ballroom dancing quick kit

VIDEO 1: a 60-minute basic foundation for all partner dancing and practical exercises with great health benefits including a warm- up program for daily use!

VIDEO 2: The practical application of my techniques from video1 with an introduction to the 9 most popular partner dances: Salsa, Merengue, American style Rumba, Cha-Cha, Samba, Foxtrot, Waltz, Swing, and Argentine Tango .

E-BOOK: an electronic workbook with further illustrations of my method and hands-on advice for dancers.

And, of course:  ENJOY DANCING!

WHAT MAKES THIS INSTRUCTIONAL TOOLSET DIFFERENT FROM OTHERS IN THE MARKET?

“DANCE WITH MARIANNE” will be different because of its mixture of unique training methods and my hands-on enthusiastic support of my students, conveyed with a lot of fun and humor. This set will be a great short- cut in understanding how to connect and flow with a partner. My strength as a teacher lies in the fact that I’ve taught such a diversity of people for many years and bring a lot of experience as a dance performer with a well- rounded background in ballet, modern, jazz, tap, yoga as well as a filmmakeractor and Reiki healer (energy work). Out of all this I’ve extracted a unique method of teaching that has been proven to be most effective.  This method  will share my positive energy and motivate users to learn quickly and effectively. It is my life's work.

“Dance with Marianne" - Limited Edition Ballroom Dancing Quick Kit

All backers, who pledge $225 and more, will get the whole special limited edition ballroom dancing quick kit with book and DVD´s (limited to a maximum of 100 hardcover books).

HOW THIS PROJECT CAME ABOUT

Time and again, dance students came up to me and shared, that besides learning how to dance, they reaped benefits far beyond their expectations: their lives had improved through  ballroom dancing and they had become healthier, happier and more successful people.

They kept asking me to share my unique teaching techniques so they could refer to them all the time  and that's why I'm on kickstarter to produce this project.

If my project gets funded, the quick kit will be available for download by spring 2012!

YOUR PART IN THIS:

Your support is crucial to the project's success. If you can make a contribution, that's awesome. Thank you. Even if you can't, please donate a bit of your time and the power of your networks by continuing to spread the word throughout the funding period.

WHAT WILL YOUR SUPPORT ENABLE?

The TOTAL COST of my project is about $65,000. Your support will allow me to fund a third of the costs of the videos and book production, the other two thirds are coming out of my own pocket. Here’s a breakdown of how I plan to use the funds:

A) Production Costs:

·      Logo design

·      Music licensing fees (we have some fabulous music!!!)

·      Studio rental fees for a 3-day shoot and rehearsal space

·      Four professional dancers

·      Fabulous team and crew

·      Photographer for the “DANCE WITH MARIANNE”- work book

·      Equipment rental (cameras, lights, sound, monitor)

B) Post Production Costs:

Post production:

·      Editor (including sound and color correction)

·      3X 2TB hard drives for storage and safety

·      Layout and artwork for DVD covers

·      Limited edition DVD’s

·      Art director for book layout, 100 pages, photos included

·      Limited edition hardcover book printing costs

·      Electronic kit

·      Limited marketing, Publicity fees

Every penny of your contributions will go directly to the production and promotion of this dance toolset- even the tiniest donations help!!!

MY COMMITMENT TO THIS PROJECT’S SUCCESS

I’m putting up more than two thirds of the costs of “DANCE WITH MARIANNE”, and am now looking for support to help me fund the rest of my project through kickstarter.com,  an online resource to create new creative projects.

From the deepest recesses of my heart, I THANK YOU for considering to support “DANCE WITH MARIANNE”.

Check out the frequently asked questions below and the incentives on the right. And please tell your friends about “Dance with Marianne”!

Your investment will allow us to go into production and print the companion book for the two videos by the end of January 2012! We’ll rehearse over Xmas. Bring on the golden age!

  • HOW KICKSTARTER WORKS

Kickstarter offers a platform to fund new projects with creative ideas. It’s powered by a unique all-or-nothing funding method where projects must be funded fully or no money changes hands. In other words, if we don’t raise our goal of $23,890, we lose everything. Once we have reached (and hopefully surpassed!) our goal, we will contact you to get your address and then we will start working on getting those incentives to you!

  • HOW TO PLEDGE

Just click the green “Back This Project” button in the upper right-hand corner. You will be asked to fill in your pledge amount and select a reward. From there, you will go through the Amazon checkout process. You must finish the Amazon checkout process for your pledge to be recorded.

* Please note that producer titles do not bestow any creative or business involvement nor does the credit entitle any claim of ownership.

ASK A QUESTION

Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.

Please feel free to email me with any questions!

W11@dancewithmarianne.com

Here's the rub:  If I don't reach my goal of $23,890, I get zero of the dollars pledged, and the project ceases to work.  So please donate, and SPREAD THE WORD to anyone who you think may be--or become--a devoted dance lover like yourself. Kickstarter makes spreading the word about my project an absolute breeze.

FAQ

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  • If funding fails, all pledges are cancelled and that's that. Your card is not charged, it’s like nothing ever happened. I, however, will go into a deep depression.

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  • Yes, and I hope to! Every additional dollar that I raise will go into making DANCE WITH MARIANNE a better product. Surpassing our goal could mean such possibilities as being able to fund more publicity for the project, so this project reaches even more dance lovers. I could also add more dance videos!!!

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  • Of course! Everybody has an aunt, spouse or friend who would love to learn how to dance, they might not even know it yet! Why not get them an E-book, video for download, the two DVD’s or the whole package? Just let us know the name you would like to donate under. We will contact you once funding is complete to gather information so that we can get your incentives to the address you choose.

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  • Of course, Dance is a universal language! I chose Kickstarter because it's international, and I know there are ballroom dance lovers all over the world. Just click on the Amazon Payment Button and you will see that you can pay with a credit card from any country! But you must finish the Amazon checkout process for your pledge to be recorded. If you have any problems just contact me at w11@dancewithmarianne.com.

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  • Projected date: March 21st 2012. Rest assured you will be the FIRST group to receive the DVD’s and Book when it is available and we will keep you updated regularly on the release.

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  • You had me at “I’m a network executive interested in developing ‘Dance with Marianne’. Of course I would be. Please contact me.

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  • Only where it’s indicated. Please add $5 domestically and $15 internationally. Thank you!!!

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Rewards

  • You selected
    $5 reward

    10 backers

    Wow! You are a truly exceptional individual for helping me make this project a reality! Thanks! Your name on the “Dance With Marianne” website as a supporter of the project. You can anonymously give too, if you’re shy.

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    $25 reward

    14 backers

    NICELY DONE! You will get an electronic download of the “ DANCE WITH MARIANNE” E-book, a hand-signed 8X10 poster and a thank you on the “Dance With Marianne” website as a supporter of the project.

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  • You selected
    $50 reward

    9 backers

    SUPER! You just pre-ordered Video1 (basic partnering foundation- 60 minutes) for download, a laminated ‘cheat sheet’ of one of the 9 dances of your choice (Salsa, Samba, Merengue, Rumba, Swing, Argentine Tango, Foxtrot, Waltz) with all the essentials of the particular dance, the poster and a thank you on the “Dance With Marianne” website as a supporter of the project

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  • You selected
    $75 reward

    5 backers

    THIS IS GOING TO BE REALLY COOL! You just pre-ordered Video1 and Video 2 (basic partnering and 9 different dance styles) for download, a laminated ‘cheat sheet’ of one of the 9 dances of your choice (Salsa, Samba, Merengue, Rumba, Swing, Argentine Tango, Foxtrot, Waltz) with all the essentials of the particular dance, the poster and a thank you on the “Dance With Marianne” website as a supporter of the project.

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    $108 reward

    3 backers

    THIS IS THE MAGIC NUMBER AND SYMBOLIZES GOOD FORTUNE!!! You just pre-ordered the whole electronic ballroom dancing quick kit, a DWM T-shirt, a laminated ‘cheat sheet’ of one of the 9 dances of your choice (Salsa, Samba, Merengue, Rumba, Swing, Argentine Tango, Foxtrot, Waltz) with all the essentials of the particular dance, the poster and a thank you on the “Dance With Marianne” website as a supporter of the project. Please add $5 for domestic and $15 for international shipping orders

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  • You selected
    $150 reward

    1 backer Limited (49 left of 50)

    EXCITING! You now get the 2 limited edition printed “DANCE WITH MARIANNE” DVD’s (60 minutes each). In addition you will get the whole electronic “DANCE WITH MARIANNE” quick kit, a DWM T-shirt, a laminated ‘cheat sheet’ of one of the 9 dances of your choice (Salsa, Samba, Merengue, Rumba, Swing, Argentine Tango, Foxtrot, Waltz) with all the essentials of the particular dance, the poster and a thank you on the “Dance With Marianne” website as a supporter of the project. Please add $5 for domestic and $15 for international shipping orders

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  • You selected
    $225 reward

    3 backers Limited (47 left of 50)

    CONGRATULATIONS! You are now proud owner of the whole special limited edition “DANCE WITH MARIANNE” ballroom dancing quick kit, the hardcover book and the 2 limited edition “DANCE WITH MARIANNE” DVD’s and your name goes in the credits of the videos and book under special thanks. You also will get the whole electronic “DANCE WITH MARIANNE” quick kit, a DWM T-shirt, a laminated ‘cheat sheet’ of one of the 9 dances of your choice (Salsa, Samba, Merengue, Rumba, Swing, Argentine Tango, Foxtrot, Waltz) with all the essentials of the particular dance, the poster and a thank you on the “Dance With Marianne” website as a supporter of the project. Please add $5 for domestic and $15 for international shipping orders.

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  • You selected
    $500 reward

    2 backers

    Due to your excessive generosity you’ll be invited to participate in a live 2-hour group intensive partner dancing workshop with Marianne in New York City. Your name goes in the credits of the videos and book under special thanks and you will also get the whole electronic “DANCE WITH MARIANNE” quick kit, a DWM T-shirt, a laminated ‘cheat sheet’ of one of the 9 dances of your choice (Salsa, Samba, Merengue, Rumba, Swing, Argentine Tango, Foxtrot, Waltz) with all the essentials of the particular dance, the poster and a thank you on the “Dance With Marianne” website as a supporter of the project. Please add $5 for domestic and $15 for international shipping orders.

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  • You selected
    $750 reward

    0 backers

    ENTHUSIAST ALERT! You are now officially Associate Producer of “DANCE WITH MARIANNE”, you’ll be invited to participate in a live 2-hour group intensive partner dancing workshop with Marianne in New York City. You are now proud owner of the whole special limited edition “DANCE WITH MARIANNE” ballroom dancing quick kit, the hardcover book and the 2 limited edition “DANCE WITH MARIANNE” DVD’s and your name goes in the credits of the videos and book under special thanks and you will also get the whole electronic “DANCE WITH MARIANNE” quick kit, a DWM T-shirt, a laminated ‘cheat sheet’ of one of the 9 dances of your choice (Salsa, Samba, Merengue, Rumba, Swing, Argentine Tango, Foxtrot, Waltz) with all the essentials of the particular dance, the poster and a thank you on the “Dance With Marianne” website as a supporter of the project.

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    $1,500 reward

    0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)

    AMAZING! You will be featured in the ‘DANCE WITH MARIANNE’ Video1 in the first basic partner exercise and you are now officially Associate Producer of “DANCE WITH MARIANNE”, you’ll be invited to participate in a live 2-hour group intensive partner dancing workshop with Marianne in New York City. You are now proud owner of the whole special limited edition “DANCE WITH MARIANNE” ballroom dancing quick kit, the hardcover book and the 2 limited edition “DANCE WITH MARIANNE” DVD’s. Your name goes in the credits of the videos and book under special thanks and you will also get the whole electronic “DANCE WITH MARIANNE” quick kit, a DWM T-shirt, a laminated ‘cheat sheet’ of one of the 9 dances of your choice (Salsa, Samba, Merengue, Rumba, Swing, Argentine Tango, Foxtrot, Waltz) with all the essentials of the particular dance, the poster and a thank you on the “Dance With Marianne” website as a supporter of the project.

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  • You selected
    $2,500 reward

    0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)

    BEAUTIFUL!!! A Co-Producer title and you’ll be invited to participate in a live 2-hour group intensive partner dancing workshop with Marianne in New York City. You are now proud owner of the whole special limited edition “DANCE WITH MARIANNE” ballroom dancing quick kit, the hardcover book and the 2 limited edition “DANCE WITH MARIANNE” DVD’s. Your name goes in the credits of the videos and book under special thanks and You will also get the whole electronic “DANCE WITH MARIANNE” quick kit, a DWM T-shirt, a laminated ‘cheat sheet’ of one of the 9 dances of your choice (Salsa, Samba, Merengue, Rumba, Swing, Argentine Tango, Foxtrot, Waltz) with all the essentials of the particular dance, the poster and a thank you on the “Dance With Marianne” website as a supporter of the project.

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    $5,000 reward

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    AND FINALLY: An EXECUTIVE PRODUCER title! And all the benefits of the Co-Producer!!!

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