Ballroom Dance > Donating Dancesport Wear to College Teams

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by latingal, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    some time over the summer I will do an inventory and send items glad we have this avenue
  2. latingal

    latingal Well-Known Member

    Rutgers has been added....thanks Andbersh.
  3. latingal

    latingal Well-Known Member

    We certainly have a good number of teams to choose from! Think I may try to gather up another box to donate in July (I have a few more items and other dancers at the studio brought stuff in to this last go around).
  4. I would like to acknowledge the generous donation of latingal to the Hopkins team!!! She sent us a box of excellent condition shoes and practice wear last week. This will no doubt be extremely helpful to our new team, and I would like to express my deepest gratitude on behalf of the team. Thanks again, latingal, we will care for and greatly utilize these item!!! :D
  5. latingal

    latingal Well-Known Member

    Glad you received the box BabyLin! And best of luck with your new team at Hopkins...hopefully you'll find good homes for the items.

    It's great being able to help out a bit. Will be keeping an eye on my closet inventory levels for future donations!
  6. emkey

    emkey New Member

    This is a great idea

    its a longshot since we live and compete in Asia but if anyone there is willing to donate their old dresses, latin tops to us it would be greatly appreciated we'd probably pay for the shipping for you if that helps :)

    contact me at
    - The Ateneo De Manila University (ADMU) DanceSport Club (ADSC)
  7. Nybz

    Nybz New Member

    Well I'd like to say that Binghamton University can use some donations if/when available. We are a small, poor, team at the moment so anything is helpful. I'm now an alumni but I can be PMed for information or the team captains can be emailed at,
  8. latingal

    latingal Well-Known Member

    Hi Nybz/Ben! What type of donations would the team like? Let me know that, and where the university is located and I will add it to the master list!
  9. emkey

    emkey New Member

    Latingal thanks for adding us to the masterlist, I know its a longshot but yes we will reimburse donors for the shipping cost (through western union most likely)
  10. latingal

    latingal Well-Known Member

    Best of luck to you emkey! And Nybz, you're now on the master list also!
  11. The University of Pennsylvania's Ballroom and Latin Dance team in Philadelphia would like to thank Borbala Bunnett for her generous donation of shoes and dance accessories. These will be put to good use at practice and competition and we really appreciate it.

    Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to put together the donation!
  12. latingal

    latingal Well-Known Member

    Wonderful! Thanks to Borbala for the donation and to kathyt cupcake for the recognition from her team!
  13. NonieS

    NonieS Well-Known Member

    I got back from London to find a very nice costume donation from Yanou waiting for me. The Columbia team will really appreciate it!!!
  14. latingal

    latingal Well-Known Member

    Thanks for supporting a DF college team Yanou!
  15. Hanmyo

    Hanmyo New Member

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Looks like nobody from RPI has posted yet. =P For those who don't know, RPI stands for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is located in Troy, NY. I was Ballroom Club President last year and have also been a member of the team for 2 years now.

    We would love to get any donations of shoes, costumes, or practicewear. Many of our members are still in need of such items and it would be greatly appreciated!

    Please email for any donations and we would be happy to give you an address to send to. :D

    Emily Meissen
  16. latingal

    latingal Well-Known Member

    okay, you're in the master list now Hanmyo!
  17. anp73ga31

    anp73ga31 Active Member

    I mentioned this thread to my instructor tonight and he loved the idea. Said ppl are always giving him shoes and stuff because they think that if he cant sell them he can at least give them to someone who will use them. So he's got like 10 pairs of used shoes at his house that he's dying to get rid of. I just emailed him the list of folks he could contact. Didnt think of this before, but ya'll might want to mention it to your instructors in case ppl give them stuff that they would like to donate.
  18. latingal

    latingal Well-Known Member

    anp that is wonderful!! I'm sure our college teams would appreciate the donations and support!
  19. How do you guys decide what team to donate to? I know that all the teams are in need of these type of donations but just wondering...and of course to avoid a situation where one or two team gets a ton of things. I have some practice wear to donate.

    Also, what type of shoes do you guys donate? I guess I'm wondering how worn out the shoes can be? Someone gave me their standard shoes but I don't do that style. They're very comfortable but they are pretty worn out...
  20. latingal

    latingal Well-Known Member

    Hi A2R!

    I looked at the descriptions in the posts of who needed what, their locations (for the shipping costs), and misc. info. Some schools seem to have more of one style or another too.

    As for condition of shoes? I only donated shoes that were either new, like new, or very lightly worn. Some people give me shoes of theirs to donate that I did not send because they were too worn out.

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