Scholarship Selection is based on:
Active participation in class
Enthusiasm in class
Effort expended in class
Congratulations to our January 2020 Eleanore Ryder Workshop Scholarship Winners:
Junior Room Winner:
Avery Zeronda from Inner Grace Dance
Tween Room Winner:
Sadie Omane-Agyei from Bodies in Motion
Senior Room Winner:
Gabriela Gonzalez from Amarily's Academy of Dance Arts
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.