Florida Federation of Music Clubs

Florida Federation of Music Clubs


Endowed by the Lake Wales Arts Council
in memory of Frances Rands Beery

Congratulations to 2017 Winners

The Frances Rands Beery Memorial Award in Classical Ballet

Highland School of Dance
6929 Old Highway 37
Lakeland, FL 33811

Thanks to all participants

(Winners announced below)

Awards: First $750, Second $250


Winners also receive a plaque and a sketch of the career of Frances Rands Beery. Winners may be invited to perform at local and state events. Honorable mention awards are $25.

Mrs. Beery was a premier ballerina, dancing with the Washington Ballet and active in the Stage Door Canteen in World War II. She operated the Lake Wales School of Ballet for many years. Before arrival in Lake Wales she traveled all over the world with her husband, Lawrence A. Beery, Jr., who worked with the State Department. She fostered goodwill by operating ballet studios wherever they traveled. Following her untimely death, the Lake Wales Arts Council received funds in her memory to establish the award.

Rules:  Present at least two dances including one combination en pointe from classical ballet performed in leotard and one variation in costume (contemporary, or original) plus demonstration of basic techniques.  Review: download

Eligibility:  Ballet student ages 12-18. Membership in a Junior Music Club or as an Individual Junior Member of the Federation ($13.00 dues with application, if entrant is not currently an FFMC member) is required - payable to FFMC, Inc.

Pre-Registration Required:  Entry fee of $5.00 and completed application must be sent to the chairman, Dr. Monica Laude, postmarked no later than the deadline date of 1 March 2017.  Address can be found on form: download

Contact Dr. Monica Laude for more information at (863) 455-9941 or send email: ballet@ffmc-music.org

2017 Winners of the Frances Rands Beery Memorial Award in Classical Ballet

2017 First Place Award $750
Alexis Workowski
(Student of Marion Tonner)

2017 Second Place Award $250
Meghan Kelley
(Student of Marion Tonner)

2017 Honorable Mention Award $25
Jaslyn Peralta
(Student of Marion Tonner)

2017 Honorable Mention Award $25
Hannah Wiedle
(Student of Iran Depler & Vadim Fedotov)


The Dr. Isabella Laude Dance Plaque of FFMC

The FFMC Senior Club doing the most to promote dance will be the recipient of this bienniel award and a $100 cash award, so please include dance in your club programs! (Next award given in 2017.)

Eligibility: having international, classical, folk, or modern dance programs; awarding prizes or scholarships to dance students, having dance exercises, book reviews or other types of programs promoting dance. Contact Monica Laude

Deadline: Send report to FFMC Dance Chairman before April 15, 2017

Dr. Monica Laude
444 Seminole Road
Babson Park, FL 33827

email: monicalaude@comcast.net

Congratulations to the 2015 Winner: Lake Wales Music Club, Inc.


(Updated: Monday, April 17, 2017)