Inspired by the setback

2018-12-11 06:01
Elle Largier

Elle Largier

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From disappointment to entrepreneurship – this is the story of Elle Largier from Kirstenhof.

The 13-year-old is determined to make her dream of dancing overseas come true, no matter how long it takes.

She does hip-hop dance and in 2016 she was awarded with provincial colours for the genre.

She was also the youngest member of a crew that recently had the opportunity to perform in Croatia.

Elle worked hard to make her dream a reality, selling home-made “slime” to raise funds for the trip, but it all slipped through her fingers when the older crew members decided to cancel the trip.

“Unfortunately, the tour to Croatia got cancelled a few days ago when the rest of my studio decided that they would rather save for another competition. I still have lots of stock to sell, so I have decided that I will carry on selling the slime and the stock and put a percentage of the profit into an account until my next opportunity to go overseas.

“While I was a bit upset when the tour to Croatia got cancelled, the whole experience has pushed me into wanting to become a better dancer and has made me want to work even harder. Even though I am not going overseas next year, it doesn’t mean I must stop working. If I plan, I can still go at the next opportunity if I train hard and save.”

Elle says she will now sell slime and host slime parties, preparing for the unknown opportunity.

“I am also going to be doing slime parties because I love kids and I love watching them have fun making slime. I will run the business myself, but my mom will help me with the parties. We will supply everything needed for the party children to make their slime. We will set up and clean up, making it an easy, mess-free option for parents.”

She says hip-hop is her passion and she is prepared to visit all avenues to make sure her dream is realised.

Elle spends three hours per day training – two hours with the older crew members and the other hour with dancers her age.

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