Virginia Chittum taught thousands of children the value of
education, discipline and an active lifestyle through her love of dance. One of
those children – Debbie West – is now an adult continuing Chittum’s legacy and
teachings through a scholarship fund at West Virginia University.
Chittum was a Preston County native and graduated from
Morgantown Business College before receiving professional dance training in New
York City. Chittum started the Virginia School of Dance in Morgantown when she