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Dance Scholarship Program Available for Qualified Families

The Layla Lynn Bober Memorial Foundation was created to honor Layla’s life and will provide scholarships to qualified families with children enthusiastic about dance. (Photo/supplied)

By Cynthia Whitty
Annemarie’s Dance Centre (ADC) has partnered with Ashland’s Director of Human Services Jennifer Wuelfing to connect families in need with the opportunity to dance, thanks to the generosity of the Layla Lynn Bober Memorial Foundation. 
ADC owner Chrissy Reynolds said, “The Center is optimistic the partnership will help match families who will be a good fit for the scholarship program. The ideal family will have a student showing a genuine interest in dance but where the financial obligation is otherwise a barrier.”
The Layla Lynn Bober Memorial Foundation was created after the sudden passing in 2019 of 4-year-old Layla Lynn Bober from Framingham. Layla was the daughter of Aaron and Kelly (Gold) and little sister to Dominic.
“Annemarie’s Dance Centre was blessed to know her as a young, enthusiastic student who loved to dance,” Reynolds recalled. “The Layla Lynn Bober Memorial Foundation continues to fundraise and advance the community organizations that made Layla happy to ensure they continue to offer every little girl and boy the happiness and love they so deserve. Annemarie’s Dance Centre is just one of the organizations the foundation gives to.”
Families that are vetted and accepted through the scholarship program will have class tuition, costumes, and dancewear paid for. The dance program begins Sept. 8 and runs through May. Families will need to make the commitment for these months. The students will have an opportunity to perform at the end-of-year recital.
For more information about the scholarship program, contact Jennifer Wuelfing, Director of Human Services, at 508-532-7942 or Donna Ciccarelli, ADC Young Student Director, at 508-881-5109. For information about the Layla Lynn Bober Memorial Foundation, visit