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/guardians and Artistic Director Brenda Didier.  A $300 tuition credit will be applied to the parent’s/guardian’s account if selected.  A limited amount of scholarships are available.


Scholarship Form

2024/2025 Scholarship Application form will be posted here and available in the studio lobby by August 1. Submissions  accepted through September 5, 2024.


L.A.D. Donors

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, Frank Roberts, Edmund Dizon, Emanuel Zielinski, Roy Vince, Brigitte Zorn, Jean Slater



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