|The Dance Haven, Inc. Awards & Scholarship Information|
Regular Season Awards
All Students who complete regular season classes will receive a medal for completion. Special recognition in the program will be made to students with perfect attendance.
The Levesque Dance Scholarship Award
This Scholarship is in honor of Director Racheles parents, Robert and Lelia Levesque, who always supported her dance education. As if raising seven children wasnt enough, they still managed to support years of dance classes, private lessons and other training. They encouraged her to always put her best foot forward and keep her dreams in the forefront. They sat through every recital and performance proudly as they watched their daughter grow as a dancer. The values they have instilled in Rachele are what make her receptive to children and families throughout the community.
Rachele would like to extend that opportunity to her students. The Recipient of this award will be given the opportunity to enroll in our RDT Program FREE of charge for one year. To honor her parents this yearly scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates the desire to learn and further their dance education and meet special requirements.
The award will be announced at Dress Rehearsal each year. Students who would like to be considered need to submit a one page essay describing their dance education ambitions and reasons why they should be considered by May 1st of the current season. Students must be 10 to 18 years of age to be considered and have been a dancer at the dance haven for more than two years. Once a student has applied they are not elegible to apply again. A selection committee will be appointed to make the final decision. If no essays are submitted, the scholarship will be awarded to the student who is nominated by the faculty at The Dance Haven, Inc.
Considerations for the Award
Dance Dedication and Ability: 1) The student maintains perfect or excellent attendance throughout the year. 2) Articulates dance techniques and demonstrates individual practice, patience, and high motivation towards their dance education. 3) Has a flair for performance on stage and in class. 4) Shows constant improvement and spirit.
Respect and Determination: 1) Arrives to class and performances on time and prepared with the proper dance attire. 2) Is respectful towards faculty, peers, and other patrons of the studio. 3) Handles constructive criticism with an open mind and uses it to enhance their self-improvement in and out of dance class.
Leadership Skills & Outstanding Effort: 1) This student is a positive influence and role model for younger dancers and peers. 2) Is an outstanding reflection of the kind of student that brings pride to The Dance Haven, Inc. 3) Demonstrates superior efforts during the year to stay committed to their dance education no matter what obstacles they may face. 4) This student goes above and beyond expectancy level of faculty, parents, and peers.