Sean Powell Dance Scholarship

Established in 2022 after Sean Powell passed away unexpectedly on January 31, 2021.  Sean Powell was a husband, brother, son, cousin, mentor, a friend and mostly importantly a father. 

He was proud of his heritage, family, friends and children. Sean was the essence of the spirit and values of a father.   Sean transported Nyah and her dance friends to and from dance, never missed a dance competition, participated in a parent dance off at Nationals, assisted with various fundraising activities. Sean was Nyah’s biggest supporter; he did her make-up; gave song suggestions for choreography, made the best sandwiches during dance conventions and practiced Nyah’s dances with her.

Sean lived a life that was full of joy and happiness. His adventurous attitude, his broad range of interests, and happy demeanor made him a great person to know.  He raised his children and tried to give the best he could offer.

He was mentor to his cousins and looked up as a big brother. Sean was the epitome of be proud of who you are and don’t change for anyone.

With the Sean Powell scholarship your dancer will be able to dance proffesionaly and perform in our dance company team with different levels of funding, from 25% up to 100% full paid tuition to include company fees and dance clothes.

Virtuous for life Dance Scholarship

The Family of Virtuous Dance Center is excited to announce a new addition to our Sean Powell dance scholarships program! The VDC for life dance scholarship! This scholarship will offer a $500 scholarship to 2 Virtuous Dance Center high school seniors students who demonstrate academic and artistic excellence in creative dance & drama. To qualify, students must be graduating high school seniors in Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania & King George area with a GPA of 3.0 during the current application period and submit a completed application. Students must submit a brief essay explaining “How the art of dance have positively influenced my life” and a portfolio of work in creative writing, dance, drama, music, or visual art. For more information, or to apply, please email us at:

(*Web Page for application coming soon-in the mean time accepting email applications)


Invest in the future of our community! All Donations are tax deductible!

WANT TO HELP! We need donations in order to expand and offer more scholarships. The main goal to our VDC scholarships is to offer a full year around dance tuition for our company teams programs and also a full college tuition in Dance to more of our students. If you would like to help please don’t hesitate to contact us via email. If you are ready to donate use the link below to help our community.