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Zib Strong Scholarship Fund

Neverland Children's Theatre along with Rob Coyne's School of Music and Just Dance! Are collaborating to create a scholarship that will provide qualifying East Bay students free theatre, dance, or music lessons. Each educator has flexibility in determining how to allocate funds. Elizabeth "Zib" Burns was an art teacher at Tiverton Middle School for 33 years during that time she also created sets for Just Dance productions. Zib was not only Sherry's mom but a mentor, wife, grandmother, mother-in-law, teacher, friend, and the most selfless woman you could ever have the pleasure of knowing. She was initially diagnosed around a decade ago and added fundraiser to her list of endeavors raising 10's of thousands for cancer research to benefit Saint Anne's Hudner Oncology, Dana Farber and The Jimmy Fund, and Hasbro Tomorrow Fund. Unfortunately, she lost her battle with cancer on October 23rd, 2017 in her memory members of the Neverland Children's Theatre board seeded a scholarship fund in order to keep her memory living on in the arts. 

Just Dance Criteria for Scholarship :

1.) Student comes to class always ready to work and eager to learn

2.) Student follows dress code and studio rules/regulations

3.) Student is a leader in class who is always willing to help other students grow

4.) Student is respectful to every teacher, peer,  and parent 

5.) Student has positive attitude and is a pleasure to work with in class

6.) Teacher feels that the student embodies everything that Zib stood for

100% of the proceeds will go students that are chosen by the Just Dance criteria and will distributed annually at the end of year recital. You can donate to the scholarship button by clicking the button below.

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