OUR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS HELP 
 PROVIDE FREE DANCE CLASSES TO 
 CHILDREN IN OUR COMMUNITY. 

LLOYD STOREY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Born on July 24, 1923, Lloyd Storey was a Tap Master and national treasure. Throughout his life, Mr. Storey introduced the joy and beauty of tap dancing to appreciative audiences around the globe. A social worker by training, he dedicated his life to teaching others of the value of dance as a community catalyst. The Art Beat Foundation’s Chair, Brenna Kuhn, was fortunate enough to study with Mr. Storey at the Center for Creative Studies and dance in his company, the Detroit Tap Repertory Ensemble.

 

The Lloyd Storey Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an ABDC student, aged 10-18, who embodies the core values of the Art Beat Foundation: joy, passion, and fostering a sense of community through dance.

Download scholarship application form here:

-Level 1 & 2 dancers

-Level 3 & 4 dancers

JESSICA KENDRICK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Jessica Kendrick was an Art Beat student and member of the Austin Tap Ensemble who began tap dancing upon her retirement. She kept dozens of detailed notebooks with choreography and staging of classic tap repertory from greats such as Buster Brown, Coles & Atkins, Leon Collins, and more. Jessica was a shining example of how to fold everyone in the room into one’s community – she made sure that any class or ensemble performance was cohesive by making matching headpieces or accessories for everyone involved, and anyone who ever had a class with Jessica received handmade cards on their birthday and homemade jam or treats for every major holiday.

 

The Jessica Kendrick Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student, aged 10-18, who is enrolled in the tap program at ABDC, and who embodies Jessica’s and The Art Beat Foundation’s values of joy, passion, and fostering a sense of community through dance.

Download scholarship application form here:

-Level 1 & 2 dancers

-Level 3 & 4 dancers