Local dancer rallies support for ‘Disney dream’

NORWICH – Nearly 10 years of hard work and dedication to dance are paying off for a Norwich youth who has a chance to dance his way into the national spotlight and is seeking help from the local community.

Aidan Sullivan, a Norwich eighth grader and longtime student of the Amber Perkins School of the Arts, is the recipient of a dance scholarship giving him an opportunity to attend an intensive dance program at Disney where he’ll work with Broadway status talent, learn new techniques, and perform in the national spotlight during the televised Disney Christmas parade in December.

The scholarship – just one of four awarded to four dancers at a recent competition in Syracuse ­– pays a portion of Sullivan’s tuition into the program and his airfare. However, he’s reaching out to the community to raise an additional $4,000 to front remaining costs of tuition.

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