PDD offers annual scholarships for Dancer of the Year (DOY), Thespian of the Year, and Vocalist of the Year. For our Dance Department, scholarships are awarded to the students who receive the most "Dancer of the Day" (DOD) certificates within a year per age group and genre. DOD certificates are awarded in every class (ages 7+) to a student the instructor believes excelled the most that day.

A "Thespian of the Day" certificate is awarded to a Musical Theatre student every class. The student that receives the most certificates within a year is awarded Thespian of the Year. Vocalist of the Year is chosen by the Vocal Department and is based on a student's growth, attitude and dedication to their craft.

DANCE SCHOLARSHIPS
Winners announced during our Annual Summer Recital

Senior DOY - $1,750 Dance Scholarship
Teen DOY - $1,500 Dance Scholarship
Junior DOY - $1,250 Dance Scholarship
Mini DOY - $1,000 Dance Scholarship
Ballet DOY (7+) - $500 Dance Scholarship
Jazz DOY (7+) - $500 Dance Scholarship
Contemporary DOY (7+) - $500 Dance Scholarship
Hip Hop DOY (7+) - $500 Dance Scholarship
Tap DOY (7+) - $500 Dance Scholarship
Ballroom DOY (7+) - $500 Dance Scholarship


POLYNESIAN DANCE SCHOLARSHIP
Winner announced during our Annual Hōʻike

Polynesian Dancer of the Year (7+)
$500 Dance Scholarship


MUSICAL THEATRE SCHOLARSHIP
Winner announced during our Spring Production

Thespian of the Year
$500 Musical Theatre Scholarship


VOCAL SCHOLARSHIP
Winner announced during our Annual Hōʻike

Vocalist of the Year
$500 Private Voice Scholarship



2021 RECIPIENTS




Naima Cruz
2021 Senior Dancer of the Year



Jordan Richards
2021 Teen Dancer of the Year



Thalia Miller
2021 Junior Dancer of the Year



Morgan Hopfe
2021 Mini Dancer of the Year



Hina Adkins
2021 Ballet Dancer of the Year



Embree Sakamoto
2021 Jazz Dancer of the Year



Aiko Ramirez
2021 Hip Hop Dancer of the Year



Rissa Laguana
2021 Contemporary Dancer of the Year



Elle Tanigawa
2021 Tap Dancer of the Year



Kamyle Stamp
2021 Ballroom Dancer of the Year



Leila Christene Manibog
2021 Polynesian Dancer of the Year


PREVIOUS RECIPIENTS

2020
Senior Dancer of the Year - Taylor Nawatani
Teen Dancer of the Year - Elle Tanigawa
Junior Dancer of the Year - Miracle Antonio
Mini Dancer of the Year - Rissa Laguana
Ballet Dancer of the Year - Amara Kennedy
Jazz Dancer of the Year - Naima Cruz
Hip Hop Dancer of the Year - Jaycelyn Shinagawa
Contemporary Dancer of the Year - Leila Christene Manibog
Tap Dancer of the Year - Jeslyn Yashiki
Thespian of the Year - Rachel Hulliet