‘As a training organisation, we want to encourage learners to continue their journey whether with us or by studying elsewhere. Whatever path you choose, it is the ongoing commitment to learning that is essential.’
Encouraging New Learning:
We offer the ‘Yvette Cowles Scholarship’, twice a year, in memory of our late Director, Yvette Cowles.
Yvette believed that we never stop learning and we want this prestigious award to encourage dancers to continue their development through our accredited courses that Yvette helped design.
Yvette wrote and starred in her one-woman show ‘Sequins on my Balcony’ about her experiences with breast cancer, as well as writing a book ‘Belly Dance and Beating the Odds’. Both of these gave many women hope and helped people see that you can live a full and rewarding life whilst living with cancer.
This will only be awarded when there is a ‘deserving’ candidate. If no one demonstrates the requested attributes then we will hold over until the next time.
Our first Yvette Cowles Scholarship was awarded to Eleanor Armstrong, Northumberland, who will use it towards the next Music course in Sunderland.
Applications need to be submitted by:
- 31st October – Recipients announced at Fantasia Festival, London, at the beginning of December.
- 30th April – Recipients will be announced at ‘Shimmy Up North’, Borwick Hall, Lancaster, at the end of May.
- Recipients of this prestigious scholarship will be published on the website.
- Click here to download Yvette Cowles Scholarship
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