I was once a ballerina…


Serious. I was. I used to ballonné and pirouette my way along the barre, in front of a mirror and on stage. I even won a trophy for being the best umbrella swirler in a tutu to the tune of Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head. That’s how awesome I was.

But then life happened, I grew up a little, hung with the wrong crowd and thought karate would be more fun. But other girls didn’t. They stuck to eating lettuce leaves and training hours every day to follow their dreams. And those girls went on to become part of Cape Town City Ballet, who help other little girls just like I once was to learn the art and form of all things ballet.

But now they need help. Enter the online initiative to solicit donations from the public to immediately help save Cape Town City Ballet.

Cheques should be made out to:
PO Box 94, RONDEBOSCH 7701

For direct internet transfers:
Branch code: 123 209
Account no: 123 200 8842
Reference: Name + Reference is SG1

What’s in it for donors? Aside from the fuzzy warm feelings you get from an eternal nod of approval from baby Jesus, The Flying Spaghetti Monster and a Unicorn named Pete, you can also stand a chance to win:

To stand a chance of winning one of these prizes, email win@savecapetowncityballet.co.za and provide your name,
contact details and the amount donated. All emails received will be placed into a random draw, to be held on Tuesday, 4 May 2010.

Go to the site now to find out all you need to know. Do it. Baby Jesus is watching you.


  1. Chris M says:

    I spoke too soon, didn’t see over the fold, sorry!

    Just your reference number hun, then you can be entered into the iPad draw 🙂

  2. Chris M says:

    Incredibly sad @TwistyGirl, we need to keep this form of arts and culture in our country so badly, and that’s why we’re running this Save Cape Town City Ballet campaign, to create awareness, to raise funding and hopefully keep the ballet running for several more decades!

  3. mommanats says:

    I know we have never met, but I dreamt of you last night. Not in a kinky us washing each other in the bath type of dream – more like you had a flat tire and I helped you change it – very random!

  4. Shebee says:

    Mommanats – hahahaa! Wow. It’s so strange though, just yesterday I was talking about the first time I ever had to change a tire!

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