Tony E. Colden, JR. Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Tony E. Colden, Jr Memorial Scholarship is intended to help youth in the greater Richmond, Virginia area further their dance education.  This scholarship will be awarded to deserving dance students, age 10 and up, who embody the characteristics of Tony E. Colden, Jr. a beloved dance instructor to so many. Recipients should embody the traits of enthusiasm, positivity, dedication and dependability. dELIRIUM Dance Inc. Our scholarship program is open to dancers ages 10+ as of January 1, 2023.  We have three different scholarships, the Tony E. Colden Jr. Memorial Scholarship, the Green Heart Scholarship (for CDC Students) and the Gold Heart Scholarship (for VCU Dance Students). There will be up to three memorial scholarships awarded ranging from $500-$1000, and an additional $500 scholarship to the recipient of the Gold Heart Scholarship and Green Heart Scholarship. 

We will be accepting scholarship applications through May 31st at 5 p.m.  More information about the scholarship can be found on the Delirium Dance Inc website at  Scholarship funds will be awarded directly to the dance studio/ educational entity providing the education.


Tony E. Colden, Jr of Portsmouth Virginia began his dance training at the young age of five.  He began learning genres ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, modern, and African dance at The Gail Harts Dance Company, and later continued his education in the magnet dance program at Churchland High School.  Tony earned his BFA in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University. After graduation, Tony worked with the Starr Foster Dance Company, Studio 4 Dance Agency, and Henrico High School in the Center for the Arts Program. Most recently, Tony taught at Chesterfield Dance Center, coached at Virginia Union University and conducted workshops and guest artist residencies through the Studio 4 Dance Agency.


The 2024 Scholarship Application launched March 6th, 2024, and will close on May 31st. 


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