Russ Duncan Dance Box Scholarship

How the scholarship works:


 

Dance Box is pleased to award two scholarships every year. Applications in the form of a written essay are invited from both junior and senior dancers. The scholarships will be awarded to the junior and senior dancer who displays the most creativity in their essay.


 

Senior Division Scholarship:

$750.00 cash and a $250.00 gift card to Dance Box.


 

Junior Division Scholarship:

$200.00 cash and a $100.00 gift card to Dance Box.


 

Our Review Board:

Each essay will be reviewed by a diverse panel of adjudicators who are not necessarily dancers and have, in the past, ranged in age from 12 to 80! In the interest of fairness and unbiased selection, your essay will not identify your name or the studio you attend. This way the review panel will make their final selections based only on the creative presentation of your essay. So, be sure to follow the criteria, add your personality, and most of all, have fun with it! We look forward to reading your essays.


 

Where to submit your scholarship essay:

Scholarship essay drop-off’s can be done in-person or at either the Coquitlam or Langley locations.  Winners will be announced on Russ' birthday April 17th.

2019 Russ Duncan Memorial Scholarship
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Russ Duncan was the founder of the Dance box in 1969ish.

2018 Scholarship Recipients

Senior Divison

Ms. Raquel Thorson - 17 years old
Dances with Boswell Dance Academy & Poirier Productions
Style of Dance: All genres
Raquel will receive $750.00 to use in part towards fulfilling her childhood dream.
$250.00 Gift Certificate to the Dance Box

 

Junior Divison

2017 Scholarship Recipients

Senior Divison

Ms. Madison Stocker - 17 years old
Dances with Northwest Academy of Performing Arts
Style of Dance: Primarily Ballet
Madison will receive $750.00 to use in part towards fulfilling her childhood dream of training for the RAD solo seal examination.
$250.00 Gift Certificate to the Dance Box
Madison was named by two other entrants as their personal inspiration, we felt that spoke volumes about her.

Runner Up:
Ms. Jullianna Oke - 16 years old
Dances with Vancouver Tap Society and Grand Ballet
Styles of Dance: Primarily Tap and Ballet
Jullianna will receive $500. 00 to be used in part toward master classes with Vancouver International Tap Festival.
$200 Gift Certificate to the Dance Box
Jullianna wrote her responses onto a dress that was the mock up for her tap solo costume. We will be displaying her “dress” in the window in Coquitlam.

Junior Divison

Shae Tessier - 9 years old
Dances with Port Moody School of Dance
Styles of Dance: Lyrical, Jazz, Ballet and Stage
Shae will receive $200.00,which will be used to further her dance dreams, and a new pair of tights.
$100.00 Gift Certificate for the Dance Box.
Shae included a copy of a beautiful Self Portrait and we have asked for a copy to place in our window.

2016 Scholarship Recipients

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms. Morgan Schmidt - 9 years old
Dances with Dance Trance
Styles of dance: Tap, Lyrical, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop and Ballet
Morgan will receive $200 cash to be used towards furthering her dance dreams and $100.00 worth of dance products from Dance Box.

Ms. Alexandra Froese - 14 years old
Dances with WestCoast Ballet and KMC coaching
Style of dance is Ballet.
Alex will receive $750.00 cash to be used toward furthering her dance dreams and $250.00 worth of dance products from Dance Box.

Mr. Ethan Ponton - 17 years old
Dances with Pro Arte Centre
Styles of dance: Contemporary, Improvisation, Modern, Jazz and Classical Ballet
Ethan will receive $750.00 cash to be used towards furthering his dance dreams and $250.00 worth of dance products from Dance Box.

Senior Divison

Junior Divison