dELIRIUM Dance Inc. is a federally recognized non-profit organization dedicated to providing the moral, volunteer and financial support necessary for dancers in the greater Richmond area to pursue their passion.
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. will award up to three (3) scholarships. 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.