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, $192,289.25 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. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to Rivertown Dance Academy today!
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.