The Judy Dinges Scholarship Fund

Rivertown Dance Academy was founded on the belief that everyone, regardless of ability to pay, should have the opportunity to pursue high-quality and comprehensive dance education. Since our founding in 2016, $139,750 has been awarded in need-based financial aid. We are seeking to once again grow the Judy Dinges Scholarship Fund so that we may continue to support families facing financial barriers to dance. We are more than halfway to our goal of $20,000 in 2020 after a successful Frost Fest in February. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to Rivertown Dance Academy today and help us meet our goal by years-end.

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The Judy Dinges Legacy

Judy Dinges was a mother of four, a wife, and committed educator. She worked as a teacher in early education for the Head Start Program in Detroit, Michigan for 25 years. She was committed to instilling a love of the arts to both her family and students. Judy was a young dancer herself and encouraged her daughters to do the same. Dana, Amy, and Bryn all took ballet lessons at the Tayntons Studio in Detroit. Dedicating so much of her days to educating youth, this Rivertown Dance Academy scholarship is a fitting tribute to her legacy and a meaningful way to keep her values of social fairness, education for all, and a love for the arts alive.