DANCE MASTERS OF AMERICA’S

2017 Teacher’s Training School Scholarship Winners

Bachna Scholarship 2017 Winner, Amy Gammon

The Cathleen Wendel Lista Scholarship Winner, Erin Hinkel

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Teachers Training School 2017


2016 Teacher’s Training School Scholarship Winners

Bachna Scholarship 2016 Recipient
Mandy Odom

Dottie McGill Scholarship 2016 recipient
Philip Baraoidan

Bachna Scholarship

Each year the Bachna scholarship is awarded to a dedicated 4th year attendee of the Teachers Training School and banquet who has successfully completed the following criteria:

  • Has examined and successfully passed 3 of the 4 core subjects
  • Exemplifies hard work, tenacity and a strong focus
  • Has a love of teaching and shows it in their work
  • Has a thirst for knowledge and the understanding of dance
  • Is dependable and shows skills of a good teacher
  • Show strong, moral character
  • Shows leadership, enthusiasm, and dedication to the TTS program
  • Cares about others and is anxious to share their thoughts and ideas
  • Knows and studies their dance material
  • Is punctual and actively participates in all facets of the program
  • Is a model that trule exemplifies the program to undergraduates

The recipient is awarded a full scholarship for TTS that includes tuition, room and board.

Bachna Scholarship Award Recipients

  • 1994 – Wendy Kelbaugh
  • 1995 – Dody Flynn, Laura Smith
  • 1996 – Kristine Flaharty
  • 1997 – Pam Shaw
  • 1998 – Carol Delarue
  • 1999 – Rob Jensen
  • 2000 – Tracy Zimmerman, Terrie Legein
  • 2001 – Deborah Sanford
  • 2002 – Terri White
  • 2003 – Nadine Hughes
  • 2004 – Tracy Davenport
  • 2005 – Ashlee Camirand
  • 2006 – Dee Buchanan
  • 2007 – Tiffany Hopper
  • 2008 – Christine Denstedt
  • 2009 – Katie Benson
  • 2010 – Natasha Smyth Marko
  • 2011 – Jamie Hartley
  • 2012 – Candace Birdsall
  • 2013 – Carollette Phillips
  • 2016 – Mandy Odom
  • 2017 – Amy Gammon

Dotty McGill Scholarship

Dotty was a Past President of Dance Masters of Pennsylvania Chapter 10, and a Past National President. She served our organization in numerous capacities throughout the years. However, to all of us at TTS her greatest accomplishment was co-founding the DMA’s Teachers Training School Program. The criteria for this prestigious award includes the following:

  • Has examined and successfully passed all four (4) core subjects
  • Exemplifies hard work, tenacity and a strong focus
  • Has a love of teaching and shows it in their work
  • Has a thirst for knowledge and the understanding of dance
  • Is dependable and shows skills of a good teacher
  • Show strong, moral character
  • Shows leadership, enthusiasm, and dedication to the TTS program
  • Cares about others and is anxious to share their thoughts and ideas
  • Knows and studies their dance material
  • Is punctual and actively participates in all facets of the program
  • Is a model that trule exemplifies the program to undergraduates

This scholarship includes tuition, room and board to TTS for the following year.

2014 Dotty McGill Scholarship Winner – Melissa Strain
2015 Dotty McGill Scholarship Winner – Nicole Brown