Ballroom Dance > Ballroom Sponsorship

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by pygmalion, Jan 8, 2004.

  1. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    well I dont know any of us regular folks who are that lucky...but I always note that dh is my benefactor...the patron of my art.....he loves that
  2. Twilight_Elena

    Twilight_Elena Well-Known Member

    As far as I remember, Larinda is sponsored by Freed.

    Twilight Elena
  3. Sagitta

    Sagitta Well-Known Member

    nope don't have that....
  4. Lucretia

    Lucretia New Member

    I almost have a sponsor :)

    I buy dancing shoes for the price my retailer give for them. And I wear their T-shirt with their logotype when I take classes. Sometimes I get shoes for free. Last month I got 3 pairs :lol:
    (must be prepared for the salsacongress next week;))

    I think that this type of sponsoring is quite easy to fix. Wear their logotype and buy their stuff very very cheap.

  5. SPratt74

    SPratt74 New Member

    But how did you go about doing that though? I mean did you have to talk with them or how did you work that out? ;)
  6. Larinda McRaven

    Larinda McRaven Site Moderator Staff Member

    No, not Freed. Chrisanne. I have been lucky enough to always have a great dress sponsor.
  7. SPratt74

    SPratt74 New Member

    You have a great dress sponsor? How did you go about this? ;)
  8. Lucretia

    Lucretia New Member

    That's the hard thing....

    First of all ...I'm not any great dancer. I do not compete. I do not show off in front of a lot of people. I am no "commercial advertisment" at all

    In my case I was first a customer. I knew a lot about shoes that the shop owner didn't knew (I have some problems with legs and feet). She knew things I didn't know. I helped her....she helped me...I helped her...she helped me until we had some kind of mutual exchange of "service & knowledge".

    I have given her a some ideas of to develop her business. I have told her about the salsaevents where she can sell shoes. I have given her contacts that might help her grow her business.

    When I told her that I wanted to start up dancing at a new school she said " I pay the bill if you wear my T-shirt". When I wanted to pay the shoes I already had been using for a month she said I already paid them.

    I guess we became friends....we always have fun together :) And we have the same core values about building relations and business. It worked so well that I almost wasgetting a full time work at her shop but things changed...

    I guess we made some kind of "winn-winn" arrangement.

    Cant you get any ideas yourself how you can promote your sponsors and make a "winn winn agreement"?
    It might take some while before you can pursuade any one to help you. But you have to start to build good relations with those people who might help you. Prove they can count on you. Prove you have something to give!

  9. saludas

    saludas New Member

    Larinda became a US Champion.... and see, that's all you have to do...
  10. Twilight_Elena

    Twilight_Elena Well-Known Member

    Whoops. Yeah, right, I remembered seeing your picture in some major site and thought it was Freed's site. My bad.

    Twilight Elena
  11. SPratt74

    SPratt74 New Member

    Thanks everyone! The funny thing is that now that I'm older I do have a lot of friends that have started their own businesses etc., but of course they aren't really things that I'm interested in lol. However, I do have one friend that owns an accessory shop for women. You know the kind that sells scarves and necklaces etc. My sister works there. I could get some cool dance accessories from there now that I think about it like hair things etc. But I may have to figure out the rest! Thanks for the advice everyone, and if you can think of anything else please let me know!
  12. SexyMan2Cha

    SexyMan2Cha New Member

    If someone were to pay me so that I can take more lessons and classes I'd go naked and body paint myself in their name/logo.

    I guess the trick is to get really really really good well known first.
  13. mamboqueen

    mamboqueen Well-Known Member

    either that, or have a body like Demi Moore ;)
  14. SPratt74

    SPratt74 New Member

    I'm one of the few people that don't think Demi is all that. I never thought that she was pretty even back in the day. But that's just me though lol.
  15. SDsalsaguy

    SDsalsaguy Administrator Staff Member

    But that's the thing, it doesn't matter if you think so or even if the sponsor would think so... what matters is what the sponsor thinks their target audience would think! ;)
  16. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    and she bought half of what she's got...if you look at her old movies you know what I mean:rolleyes:
  17. SPratt74

    SPratt74 New Member

    That's very true! I guess that's why Paris Hilton is still strong lol. Maybe she's onto something lol.
  18. Joe

    Joe Well-Known Member

  19. Twilight_Elena

    Twilight_Elena Well-Known Member

    Paris is anorexic, blonde and has done amateur porn. Yup, target audience works.

  20. SPratt74

    SPratt74 New Member

    It's like what the one poster said, it doesn't matter what we think of them, it's what the target audience likes! ;)

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