Pictured (L to R) are: Annie Petro, Claire Kois, Madison Shipley, Allianna Fitzpatrick and Lenora Norman. Photo provided.
Pictured (L to R) are: Annie Petro, Claire Kois, Madison Shipley, Allianna Fitzpatrick and Lenora Norman. Photo provided.
The recipients of five memorial scholarships were recently announced at Debra Collier's School of Dance.
The scholarships, named in memory of former students Lori Rigsby, Jacquline Egolf, Ashleigh Bruner and Emma Martin and former dance parent Cindy Crane, were developed to offer opportunities to students through financial assistance and also encourage students through the recognition of their abilities and achievements.
Applicants were divided into age categories and each submitted a report on how they would make a piece of art come alive through dance. The recipients – Allianna Fitzpatrick, daughter of Jonna Jones and Roger Fitzpatrick; Madison Shipley, daughter of Steve and Melanie Shipley; Annie Petro, daughter of Mike and Meichi Petro; and Claire Kois, daughter of Joe and Melissa Kois, all of Warsaw; and Lenora Norman, daughter of Brian and Paula Norman, Leesburg – each received a class scholarship for the 2014-15 season.
Debra Collier's School of Dance has been educating students since 1977 and offers a variety of classes for dancers of all ages and levels. The studio provides opportunities for students to develop their interest in dance, including performance groups and monthly themes.
Registration is currently open for the studio's upcoming summer session. For more information about the programs offered, contact the studio at 574-267-7055 or visit collierdance.com