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 the tuition for one class for the following annual season. Application is distributed in November and recipients are announced the following March.
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.
2019 Recipient: Titiksha Gorhe
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.
2019 Recipient: Mya Heaton
Jacquline Egolf studied ballet during her time at the studio. She was a soft-spoken child whose tender spirit inspired us all.
2019 Recipient: Bella Parker
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.
2019 Recipient: Ali Lafferty
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.
2019 Recipient: Emily Carr
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.
2019 Recipient: Adriana Rivera
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.
Bella Boley – Student Session
Annabel Clark – Student Session
Makenna Miller – Student Session