Eleanore Ryder was one of the founding members of ADT-NJ, served as President , Vice President and Faculty Coordinator many times throughout her long and dedicated service to the organization. Eleanore was instrumental in keeping ADT-NJ a respected organization .
A former Rockette, she opened her own studio in the early 1960’s, became active in and a certified member of ADT-NJ and Dance Masters of America and judged many competitions throughout her years. She was a dedicated and beloved teacher to all of her students, and insisted on the highest standards for dance educators.


​​Eleanore Ryder Workshop Scholarships are awarded to three students at every workshop. Winning students are selected by the Master Teachers and receive free tuition to the next workshop.

ELEANORE RYDER Workshop Scholarships

Past Workshop Scholarships

Congratulations to our January 2020 Eleanore Ryder Workshop Scholarship Winners:

Scholarship Selection is based on:
Dress Code
Positive Attitude
Active participation in class
Dance Etiquette
Enthusiasm in class
Effort expended in class​



Senior Room Winner:

Ainsley Price (Ocean Dance Force)


Tween Room Winner: 

Giuliana Manzo (Next Step School of Dance)


Junior Room Winner:

Calleigh Brown (Dance Expressions)