The Tappin' On Gold Legacy Scholarship is named for Mabel-Faye Richards Solomon, a South Florida resident for 30 years, who was a teacher, dance advocate, and tap dancer. Mabel-Faye Richards Solomon taught for three decades in northeast Pennsylvania, where she danced with the Bob Niznik Dancers, and performed in numerous productions from the time she began tap dancing in her teens. Tap dancing was her first love and she believed it was a dance art that should continue to be nurtured.
The scholarship in her name, created by her daughter Michelle F. Solomon with support from Miami Dance Hub and Dance Now! Miami, is meant for serious tap students ages 17+ who would like to pursue a career in tap and musical theater* (musical theater interest is not a prerequisite. The recipient can be devoted solely to tap dance). The goal of the scholarship is to offer training and performance and to encourage careers in performing arts as a legacy to a devoted teacher, arts lover, mother and friend who passed away on Nov. 1, 2019.
The recipient will be chosen by a panel of dance professionals based on their dedication to the art and need.
*To make a donation to the Mabel-Faye Richards Solomon Scholarship, please begin by clinking the link below. Next, fill out the form and mail it to the address provided. We thank you for your donation and your interest in the Mabel-Faye Richards Solomon Scholarship!
We are grateful for the generosity of the MFRS donors:
John and Lisa Holland
Marilyn T. Mazzarella