Today our competition is still held in May over four long days, and our scholarship program is held in January. We have been able give back to our dancers almost $30,000.00 per year in cash scholarships. Since the WRDAA is a charitable organization it allows us to form and give out Memorial Scholarships which are managed by Calgary Foundation. We are home to three different Memorial Scholarships. These are the Heather Simpson Award in Dance, the Carol Neilsen Award in Dance and the Tammy Lynn Powers Award in Dance. These cash scholarships are a huge benefit our local dancers. More information about these awards can be found on the Calgary Foundation website.
The membership has grown and changed over the past thirty years but the philosophies of those members at that first meeting in October of 1982 still stand today. Our members of the WRDAA association are providing a safe atmosphere for dancers to compete and show their talents off to their fellow peers in a competitive and festival environment.