We pride ourselves in giving back to the community with our very successful and strong scholarship program. The Lincolnshire Academy of Dance has given out thousands of dollars towards scholarship and Out Reach since opening our doors in January 1999. Our Scholarship and Out Reach programs help struggling families keep their children in dance classes, benefit poor Chicago area studios with monetary awards, costumes and dance shoes in good condition and supports many national charities annually.
Artistic Director Brenda Didier developed our “In Reach” program designed to enrich the training and lives of our talented LAD staff.
Each dance year the studio awards scholarships. Students apply for a student assistant and/or front desk position. Interested students must meet all requirements and fill out a scholarship application form to be considered. If accepted, a contract is signed by the scholarship recipient, parents and Artistic Director Brenda Didier. A $300 tuition credit will be applied to the parent’s account if selected. A limited amount of scholarships are available.
2022/2023 Scholarship Application submissions are now accepted through September 24, 2022.
If you would like to make a donation to the L.A.D. scholarship fund, please send a check to the studio made out to the Lincolnshire Academy of Dance.
Scholarships honor the lives and memories of our L.A.D. friends and family:
Albert F. Didier, Darryl C. Didier, Dennis V. Seiler, Jim D. Seiler, June Smith, Lois Verink, Doris M. (Rochon) Vander Veldon, Iris and Rif Finkelman, “Uncle Dick” and “Aunt Betty” (Richard and Betty Finney), Peter Mulvey, Matthew Gunnels, Harlan Haimes, Bernie Yvon, Ria Lodd, Jim Sherman, Chris Tisone, Rachel Rockwell, Tom Goldstein, “Uncle” George Kazmierchek, Andrea Zimmerman, Jim Marks, Anne Fendrich, Judy Podlasek, Lisa Sanchez, Coach Steve Pappas, Chris Larson
The Didier/Seiler Family LAD Alumni:
Jean’e Didier Lindsay (Kruzynski) Merdinger
Judy Seiler Celeste Courtney
The Mulvey Family Samara Derdiger
The Meyer Family Haley Wiaz
The Courtney Family Maya Gold
The Wilner Family Lindsay Goldman
The Warren Family Natalie Marks
The Baldan Family Claire Martersteck
The van Gerven Family Abby Rossiter
The Block Family Haley Spector