Our scholarship program was developed in 2005 to offer opportunities to dance students ages 9-18 through financial assistance and also encourage students through the recognition of their abilities and achievements. The studio scholarships cover $400 of the tuition for the following annual season. Application is distributed in November and recipients are announced the following March.
Cindy Crane Memorial Scholarship
The Cindy Crane Memorial Scholarship was created as a way to inspire dancers who share Cindy’s passion for dance, in the same way, her life inspired us all. Cindy was an amazing person and a great supporter of our studio and dance troupe. We are honored to present this scholarship as a memorial to a dear friend.
2022 Recipient: Titiksha Gorhe
Ashleigh Bruner Memorial Scholarship
Ashleigh Bruner was a student at the studio for six years. Although she was taken from us at a young age, her smile warmed the hearts of everyone who knew her.
2021 Recipient: Maddy Hart
Jacquline Egolf Memorial Scholarship
Jacquline Egolf studied ballet during her time at the studio. She was a soft-spoken child whose tender spirit touched us all.
2022 Recipient: Makenna Miller
Melissa Eigenberg Vogt Memorial Scholarship
Melissa Eigenberg Vogt’s beautiful smile lit up our stage for many years as a student, a member of Class Act Dance Troupe, and also a dance-mom. Sharing dance with her and then her daughter was a blessing to all of us.
2021 Recipient: Maelle Hauck
Kurt Engler Memorial Scholarship
Kurt Engler filled the room with wonderful energy and enthusiasm in our Boys’ Jam classes. He also performed in productions of An Enchanted Christmas. We are honored to offer a scholarship for boys in his name.
The next recipient of the scholarship will be awarded in March 2023.
Emma Martin Memorial Scholarship
Emma Martin’s joy to perform at the recital endeared her to all who saw the smile that lit up her face. Her enduring spirit and courage have left a beautiful imprint in our memories and hearts.
2021 Recipient: Talia Kelley
Lori Rigsby Memorial Scholarship
Lori Rigsby was a student at the studio for ten years. She was a class demonstrator and member of Class Act Dance Troupe. Lori continued in dance after graduation and pursued teaching after moving to California. Her energetic personality and charisma always lit up the stage, and we are honored to grant this scholarship in her memory.
2021 Recipient: Mya Heaton
Madison Shipley Memorial Scholarship
Madison Shipley was a student at the studio for 16 years, was a class demonstrator and member of Class Act Dance Troupe. Her joyful spirit and kind heart were a perfect fit for her career as a nurse. Madison was a bright light for all of us and we want to keep her shining through this scholarship.
2022 Recipient: Elle Brouwer
Payton Slaymaker Memorial Scholarship
Payton Slaymaker was a student at the studio for 8 years and was an inspiring member of our DCSD family and community. She was a natural performer whose energetic spirit brought joy to every audience member. We are honored to offer a scholarship in her memory.
2022 Recipient: Mya Heaton
Chicago Association of Dance Masters annually awards up to 26 scholarships for their summer workshops. These scholarships are available to CNADM members, and to students of CNADM members. In addition to member scholarships, eleven merit scholarships are awarded during the summer workshops based on a student’s performance during the session.
Each scholarship covers registration fees for the Fall Workshop in November. Students are observed daily during their classes and are selected for merit scholarships based on attitude, etiquette, appearance, ability to work with others, proper use of time on and off the floor, ability to accept corrections and dance ability. We would like to congratulate the following DCSD students who received scholarships this season.
2022 Member Scholarship Recipients
Claire Kois – Training School
Tammy Seibold – Convention