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2011 Dance Magazine Scholarship Guide

By Jared Smallridge


Calling all financially savvy students: Looking to fund your first year as a college dance major? Want to cut tuition costs for a summer intensive program? With our 2011 Scholarship Guide,  you can find a way. Getting a good dance education doesn’t need to leave you strapped for cash. We’ve compiled hundreds of scholarship opportunities, so you can stop worrying about money and focus on your dancing!

 

All information is current as of press time and subject to change. Be sure to contact a program for up-to-date details.


LESS THAN $250


Adrenaline Dance
Southlake, TX
Contact: Jeremy Keeton
866-695-4144
info@adrenalinedance.com
www.adrenalinedance.com
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Single Convention
Deadline: August 2012
Number Awarded: 2
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: age 5–19

Kim Robards Dance
Denver, CO
Contact: LaRana Skalicky
303-825-4847
info@kimrobardsdance.org
www.kimrobardsdance.org
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The KRD School
Deadline: rolling
Number Awarded: 3
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: application; letters of recommendation

SUNY College at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY
Contact: Angelika Summerton
716-673-3355
theatre.dance@fredonia.edu
www.fredonia.edu/department/
theatredance
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1929 Graduate Fund for Excellence in Dance
Deadline: March 17 2012
Number Awarded: 1
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: member of the Department of Theatre and Dance at an intermediate ballet level
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Theatre and Dance Outstanding Senior
Deadline: March 17 2012
Number Awarded: 1
Pays For: cash
Requirements: must be a senior in the Department of Theatre and Dance

University at Buffalo—Theatre & Dance
Buffalo, NY
Contact: main office
716-645-6897
td-theatredance@buffalo.edu
www.theatredance.buffalo.edu
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Amanda Occhino Scholarship
Deadline: January 1 2012
Number Awarded: varies
Pays For: professional development
Requirements: current dance major recommended by dance faculty
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Stanley Dampier Travis Scholarship
Deadline: March 1 2012
Number Awarded: Varies
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: Current major; application; approval of committee

$250–$500


92Y Harkness Dance Center
New York, NY
Contact: Renata Celichowska
212-415-5555
rcelichowska@92y.org
www.92y.org/dance
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92Y Harkness Ballet Scholarships
Deadline: June 1 2012
Number Awarded: 6–8
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: June 2012 auditions

Ad Deum Dance Company
Houston, TX
Contact: Randall Flinn
713-626-5050
info@danceaddeum.com
www.danceaddeum.com
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Ad Deum Spring Dance Intensive
Deadline: March 1 2012
Number Awarded: 3
Pays For: spring dance intensive
Requirements: age 18 and up; advanced level dancer; ballet and contemporary

Baltimore Ballet
Baltimore (Cockeysville), MD
Contact: Elysabeth Muscat
410-667-7974
directors@baltimoreballet.com
www.baltimoreballet.com
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Number Awarded: varies
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: serious, outstanding pre-professional students who cannot afford to pay full tuition

Broadway Comes to Denver
Denver, CO
Contact: Gina Bowers
646-719-0235
information@broadwaycomes
todenver.com
www.broadwaycomestodenver.com
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Work-Study Scholarship
Deadline: rolling
Number Awarded: 10–15
Pays For: tuition

Dance Showcase USA
Arlington, TX
Contact: Glenda
817-572-6617
glenda@danceshowcaseusa.com
www.danceshowcaseusa.com
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Dance Showcase USA
Number Awarded: 1
Pays For: college
Requirements: must have participated in a Regional Competition during 2011 competition season with Dance Showcase USA; must be a graduating senior; application available on www.dance
showcaseusa.com

Dancewave
Brooklyn, NY
Contact: Diane Jacobowitz
718-522-4696
info@dancewave.org
www.dancewave.org
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Summer Dance Intensive
Deadline: April 2012
Number Awarded: 35
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: age 10–18; must attend scheduled audition; based on financial need, skill level, determination, creativity, and attitude; email rsvp@dancewave.org or call 718-522-4696 to reserve your spot
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The School at Dancewave
Deadline: August 2011
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: ages 13–18; scholarship auditions for fall semester will be scheduled in August 2011; based on financial need, skill level, determination, creativity, and attitude

East Stroudsburg University
East Stroudsburg, PA
Contact: Elizabeth Gibbons
570-422-3331
egibbons@po-box.esu.edu
www.esu.edu/dance
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University Dance Company
Deadline: March 11 2012
Number Awarded: 2
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: member of UDC; 3.0 GPA

Kim Robards Dance
Denver, CO
Contact: LaRana Skalicky
303-825-4847
info@kimrobardsdance.org
www.kimrobardsdance.org
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Kim Robards Dance, Inc.
Deadline: June 1 2012
Number Awarded: 3
Pays For: tuition for summer intensive company project
Requirements: application packet

Mercyhurst College Dance Department
Erie, PA
Contact: Dana Potter
814-824-2202
thunter@mercyhurst.edu
www.dance.mercyhurst.edu
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Summer Dance Experience
Deadline: March 15 2012
Number Awarded: 2
Requirements: preprofessional ballet dancers of college age; audition

New York City Dance Alliance
New York, NY
Contact: Joe Lanteri, Executive Director; Leah Brandon, Managing Director
866-692-5678
leah@nycdance.com
www.nycdance.com
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Outstanding Dancer Scholarships, Regional Convention Scholarships and Triple Threat Scholarships
Deadline: awarded each
convention weekend
Number Awarded: 20+ per
convention weekend
Pays For: national workshop scholarships, regional workshop scholarships, summer intensive awards
Requirements: Registration for Convention workshop

San Jose State University
San Jose, CA
Contact: Janie Scott
408-924-5043
dance@sjsu.edu
www.music.sjsu.edu/dance
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Legacy Scholarship
Deadline: April 2 2012
Number Awarded: 1–3
Pays For: fees
Requirements: incoming dance major

Scottsdale Community College
Scottsdale, AZ
Contact: Angela Rosenkrans
480-423-6600
a.rosenkrans@sccmail.maricopa.edu
www.scottsdalecc.edu/dance
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New Student Scholarship
Deadline: May 17 2012
Number Awarded: 1
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: audition; must be a new student
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Returning Student Scholarship
Deadline: May 17 2012
Number Awarded: 1
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: audition; must be a returning student

SUNY College at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY
Contact: Angelika Summerton
716-673-3355
theatre.dance@fredonia.edu
www.fredonia.edu/department/
theatredance
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Carol Prevet Dance Award
Deadline: March 17 2012
Number Awarded: 1
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: must be a board member of the Orchesis Dance Club
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Myers BFA Dance Award
Deadline: March 17 2012
Number Awarded: 1
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: audition; new major/incoming freshman

That’s Entertainment Performing Arts Competition
Staten Island, NY
Contact: RoseMary Pontuck
877-381-0450
rosemary@thatsentertainmentpa.
com
www.thatsentertainmentpa.com
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That’s Entertainment
Deadline: July 1 2012
Number Awarded: 2
Pays For: local performing arts tuition

University at Buffalo—Theatre & Dance
Buffalo, NY
Contact: main office
716-645-6897
td-theatredance@buffalo.edu
www.theatredance.buffalo.edu
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Jean Taylor Beard
Deadline: March 1 2012
Number Awarded: 1
Pays For: professional development
Requirements: graduating dance major with minimum GPA of 3.3

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Contact: STMD Admissions
734-764-0583
smtd.admissions@umich.edu
www.music.umich.edu/
departments/dance/index.php
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Samantha Strayer
Deadline: February 22 2012
Number Awarded: 10–20
Pays For: summer dance-related activities
Requirements: returning dance majors; GPA minimum; application

Winthrop University
Rock Hill, SC
Contact: Andrew Vorder Bruegge
803-323-2287
theaterdance@winthrop.edu
www.winthrop.edu/cvpa/theatredance/default.aspx
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Producers Circle
Deadline: December 10 2012
Number Awarded: 20
Pays For: up to $10K tuition grant to out-of-state students
Requirements: current major with 3.0 GPA may apply
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York County Ballet Dance Scholarship
Deadline: December 10 2012
Number Awarded: 1
Pays For: up to $10K tuition grant to out-of-state student
Requirements: current major with 3.0 GPA may apply

$500–$1K


92Y Harkness Dance Center
New York, NY
Contact: Renata Celichowska
212-415-5555
rcelichowska@92y.org
www.92y.org/dance
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92Y Recanati-Kaplan Merit Scholarships
Deadline: June 1 2012
Number Awarded: 12–15
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: June 2012 auditions

AjkunBT Fund
New York, NY
Contact: AjkunBT Management
646-202-1852
ajkun@aol.com
www.ajkunbt.org
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AjkunBT Fund
Deadline: December 20 2011
Number Awarded: 20
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: audition

AmeriDance Inc.
Westerville, OH
Contact: Tiffiny Robinson
800-966-5867
trobinson@americheer.com
www.ameridanceinc.com
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2012 AmeriDance Dancer of the Year
Deadline: March 1 2012
Number Awarded: 1
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: sophomore in high school or older; must be planning to attend college; audition by video or selection at camps or classic events

Antioch University New England
Keene, NH
Contact: Jennifer Fritz
603-283-2127
jfritz@antioch.edu
www.antiochne.edu
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Howard M. and Sondra D. Bender Scholarship for Dance/Movement Therapy
Number Awarded: 1–2
Pays For: tuition

Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida
North Miami Beach, FL
Contact: Ruby Issaev
305-948-4777
artsballet@bellsouth.net
www.artsballettheatre.org
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Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida
Deadline: August 1 2011
Number Awarded: 6
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: audition; advanced level in classical ballet

Ballet Long Island
Ronkonkoma, NY
Contact: Debra Punzi
631-737-1964
balletlongisland@aol.com
www.theballetcenter.org
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Ballet Long Island Scholarship Program
Number Awarded: 100
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: 7–30 years old

BalletMet Columbus
Columbus, OH
Contact: Chris Rogers
614-229-4860 x131
crogers@balletmet.org
www.balletmet.org
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Summer Intensive/Preprofessional Intensive Merit Scholarships
Deadline: decided through summer intensive auditions or a submitted DVD audition; last submission is accepted mid-March
Number Awarded: varies
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: exceptional ability demonstrated in technique and work ethic through summer intensive audition or DVD
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Dare to be Moved Scholarships
Deadline: observation of all class levels for recommendations and review of current scholarship students in January 2012 for the following fall
Number Awarded: 30–50
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: age 9 and up; ballet level 2 and above; demonstrated technical ability and exceptional work ethic through academic year and in weeklong class viewing by
academy director and scholarship director
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Discover Dance Scholarships
Deadline: first audition in the schools and at BalletMet in early March, with final audition mid-May for the following fall
Number Awarded: 4–15
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: age 8 and up; natural facility and movement quality with little or no previous dance experience as noted through a series of auditions

Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet
Carlisle, PA
Contact: Louise Pfeifer, School Registrar
717-245-1190
info@cpyb.org
www.cpyb.org
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Changing Lives Scholarship Fund
Deadline: August 31 2011
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: financial need–based, work/study scholarship program to ensure broad-based accessibility to world-class ballet training
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Male Scholarship Fund
Deadline: August 31 2011
Pays For: tuition, plus housing stipend
Requirements: talented young male students; must carry out age-appropriate work/study duties
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Marcia Dale Weary Scholarship Fund
Deadline: August 31 2011
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: based on merit; awarded to students who demonstrate the potential to achieve a professional career in ballet
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Maurinda C. Wingard New Hope Scholarship Fund
Deadline: August 31 2011
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: merit-based scholarship for students with desire and potential for dance

Dance Council of North Texas
Dallas, TX
Contact: Pam Deslorieux
214-219-2290
director@thedancecouncil.org
www.thedancecouncil.org
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George Skibine Memorial Ballet Scholarship for a Male Dancer/Thom Clower & DCNT
Deadline: February 9 2012
Number Awarded: 1
Pays For: tuition ($500 cash) to attend any summer ballet intensive/workshop at least 100 miles from home studio in summer
Requirements: male ballet student age 13–21
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Nathalie Krassovska Memorial Ballet Scholarship/estate of Nathalie “Natasha” Krassovska
Deadline: February 9 2012
Number Awarded: 1
Pays For: tuition ($800 cash) to attend any summer ballet intensive/workshop at least 100 miles from home studio in summer 2012
Requirements: ballet student age 13–21
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Burklyn Ballet Theatre Scholarship
Deadline: February 9 2012
Number Awarded: 1
Pays For: tuition ($500 waiver) to attend Burklyn Ballet Theatre summer program in VT, including performance from late June through first week of August, 2012
Requirements: minimum 3 week attendance; any ballet student
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Buster Cooper Jazz Scholarship/Melinda Hartnett & Chris Ellis
Deadline: February 9 2012
Number Awarded: 1
Pays For: tuition ($800 cash) to attend a summer program in jazz dance at least 100 miles from home studio in summer 2012
Requirements: any dance student age 13–21; preference given to jazz, lyrical, or musical theater dancers
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Lyric Stage Musical Theatre Dance Scholarship/Lyric Stage Musical Theatre
Deadline: February09 2012
Number Awarded: 2
Pays For: tuition ($695); attend Lyric Stage Broadway Stars Camp in Irving, TX, which includes dance, singing, acting, and technical theater, with performance in professionally produced production, June–July 2012

Gotta Dance Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
Contact: CiCi Kelley
404-352-0420
cici@got2dance.net
www.got2dance.net
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Senior Scholarships
Deadline: January 1 2012
Number Awarded: 2, for a 6-month time frame
Pays For: tuition for all dance
classes
Requirements: all levels welcome; selection based on financial need; senior scholarship student must be 15 or older and able to commit to six months
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Junior Scholarships
Deadline: January 1 2012
Number Awarded: 2, for a 3-month time frame
Pays For: tuition for all dance
classes
Requirements: all levels welcome; selection based on financial need; junior scholarship student must be age 10–14 and able to commit to three months

Goucher College
Baltimore, MD
Contact: Sara Thomson
410-337-6390
goucherdance@goucher.edu
www.goucher.edu/dance
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Friends of Goucher Dance Scholarship
Deadline: February 1 2012
Number Awarded: 3
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: audition or audition tape

Indian River State College
Ft. Pierce, FL
Contact: Molly Magee
772-462-7692
mmagee@irsc.edu
www.irsc.edu
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Fine Arts Scholarship
Deadline: rolling
Number Awarded: 10–15
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: audition
Lane Community College
Eugene, OR
Contact: Bonnie Simoa
541-463-5645
simoab@lanecc.edu
www.lanecc.edu
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Bonnie Simoa
Deadline: November 1 2011
Number Awarded: 3
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: audition; exemplary students who show promise for success in the field of dance

Marblehead School of Ballet
Marblehead, MA
Contact: Paula K. Shiff
781-631-6262
msb@havetodance.com
www.havetodance.com/marblehead
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Ruth N. Shiff Memorial Fund
Deadline: rolling
Number Awarded: 4
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: age 12 and up; audition

Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ
Contact: Lori Katterhenry
973-655-7080
katterhenrl@mail.montclair.edu
www.montclair.edu
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Cali Scholarship
Number Awarded: varies
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: audition

Santa Clara Ballet
Santa Clara, CA
Contact: Josefa Reyes
408-247-9178
santaclara.ballet@sbcglobal.net
www.santaclaraballet.org
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Santa Clara Ballet Association
Number Awarded: contingent
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: age 14 and up; proficient performer

University of Idaho
Moscow, ID
Contact: Greg Halloran
208-885-2184
halloran@uidaho.edu
www.dance.uidaho.edu
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Dance Activity
Deadline: February 10 2012
Number Awarded: 4–5
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: current majors only
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Cohan
Deadline: February 10 2012
Number Awarded: 2–3
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: financial need
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Marshall
Deadline: February 10 2012
Number Awarded: 1
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: Idaho residents only

University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI
Contact: Kayla Premeau
414-229-2571
danceinfo@uwm.edu
www.arts.uwm.edu/dance
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Gonzalez, Saggio & Harlan Dance Scholarship
Deadline: March 2012
Number Awarded: 1
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: racial or ethnic minority group; at least one semester in dance program; 3.5 dance GPA
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Dance Undergraduate Student Scholarship
Deadline: March 2012
Number Awarded: 8–12
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: at least one semester in dance program; 3.5 dance GPA

Winthrop University
Rock Hill, SC
Contact: Andrew Vorder Bruegge
803-323-2287
theaterdance@winthrop.edu
www.winthrop.edu/cvpa/theatredance/default.aspx
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Dean’s Meritorious Scholarship
Deadline: December 10 2012
Number Awarded: 10
Pays For: up to $10K tuition grant to out-of-state students
Requirements: new students; audition
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Rose Family/Concepts in Motivation Dance Scholarship
Deadline: December 10 2012
Number Awarded: 1
Pays For: up to $10K tuition grant to out-of-state students
Requirements: new student from mid-Atlantic states; audition
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City of Rock Hill Christmasville Dance Scholarship
Deadline: December 10 2012
Number Awarded: 1
Pays For: up to $10K tuition grant to out-of-state students
Requirements: current students with 3.0 GPA eligible to apply

$1K–$5K

ACBT Performing Arts Academy
Egg Harbor City, NJ
Contact Name: Phyllis Papa
609-804-1995
acbt@acbt.org
www.acbt.org
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Phyllis Papa
Deadline: ongoing
Number Awarded: 20
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: age 18–22

The Ailey School
New York, NY
Contact: JoAnne Ruggeri, Director of Admissions
212-405-9513
admissions@alvinailey.org
www.theaileyschool.edu
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The Ailey School
Deadline: auditions held 3 times
a year; students must re-audition
to remain on scholarship
Number Awarded: 30–50 per
semester
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: age 15–21; by audition;
3 to 5 years prior training in ballet
and modern

American Dance Competition
Orlando, FL
Contact: Audrianna Broad
407-529-6729
info@theamericandancecompetition.com
www.theamericandancecompetition.com
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Joffrey Ballet School (NYC)
Deadline: December 31 2011
Number Awarded: 2 per year (1 Ballet Division/1 Contemporary Division)
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: must be enrolled
in the competition; age 7–21
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Orlando Ballet School
Deadline: December 31 2011
Number Awarded: 1–2 per year
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: must be enrolled
in the competition; age 7–21
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Sarasota Ballet School
Deadline: December 31 2011
Number Awarded: 1–2 per year
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: must be enrolled
in the competition; age 7–21
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Tulsa Ballet
Deadline: December 31 2011
Number Awarded: 1–2 per year
Pays For: tuition; Tulsa Ballet II contract
Requirements: must be enrolled in the competition; age 7–21

American Harlequin Corporation
Moorestown, NJ
Contact: Claire Londress
800-642-6440
dance@harlequinfloors.com
www.harlequinfloors.com
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Harlequin Annual Dance Scholarship
Deadline: November 1 2011
Number Awarded: 10
Pays For: competition; tuition; travel; choreography
Requirements: must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen; age 15–21; current student of dance

ARC Dance
Seattle, WA
Contact: Arc School of Ballet Admissions
206-352-0798
info@arcdance.org
www.arcschoolofballet.org/support
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ARC Dance Julia Harig Scholarship Fund
Deadline: May 1 2012
Number Awarded: 3
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: audition; preprofessional mentor/apprentice program in the affiliated training school, Arc School of Ballet

Ballet Academy East
New York, NY
Contact: Nancy Sebouhian
212-410-9140
info@baenyc.com
www.baenyc.com
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BAE Young Men's Preprofessional Ballet Scholarship
Deadline: generally awarded in September for the school year; no formal deadline.
Number Awarded: 4
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: talented male dancers, age 8–14; application and audition

BalletMet Columbus
Columbus, OH
Contact: Chris Rogers
614-229-4860 x131
crogers@balletmet.org
www.balletmet.org
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BalletMet Merit Scholarship—Academic Year
Deadline: decisions made by February 1, following the observation week
Number Awarded: 3–6
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: age 9 and up; exceptional technical ability, physical attributes, and work ethic through classwork in the academic year, as well as during the January scholarship observation week

Bogliasco Foundation
New York, NY
Contact: Melissa Phegley
212-713-7628
info@bfny.org
www.bfny.org
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Jerome Robbins Bogliasco Fellowship
in Dance
Deadline: rolling
Number Awarded: 1
Pays For: Travel Stipend
Requirements: Designated for an American choreographer

Brenau University
Gainesville, GA
Contact: Vincas Greene
770-534-6245
vgreene@brenau.edu
www.brenau.edu
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Brenau University
Deadline: rolling
Number Awarded: several
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: audition; must be accepted by Brenau University and enroll as a dance major

Carthage College
Kenosha, WI
Contact: Stacy Pottinger
262-551-5885
spottinger@carthage.edu
www.carthage.edu/dance/
scholarships
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Dance Minor Scholarship
Deadline: Feb 2012
Number Awarded: 1–4
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: audition

Chicago National Association of Dance Masters

Rockford, IL
Contact Name: Kathy Velasco
815-397-6052
dance@cnadm.com
www.cnadm.com
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Yvonne Brown Collodi College Scholarship
Deadline: June 1 2012
Number Awarded: 1
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: CNADM member or student of a CNADM member; enroll in CNADM Summer Dance Workshop; currently in college with a major or minor in dance

Columbia College
Columbia, SC
Contact: Wrenn Cook, Program Coordinator for Dance
803-786-3847
wcook@columbiasc.edu
www.columbiacollegesc.edu
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Columbia College Dance Scholarship
Deadline: January 28 2012
Alternate: audition by appointment for applications who cannot attend the 01/28/12 audition
Number Awarded: no limit
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: audition; contingent upon acceptance to Columbia College; dance majors only

Cornish College for the Arts
Seattle, WA
Contact: Sharron Starling
800-726-ARTS
admission@cornish.edu
www.cornish.edu
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Cornish College of the Arts
Deadline: March 1 2012
Number Awarded: 30
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: audition and
application

CW Post Campus/Long Island University
Brookville, NY
Contact: Dr. Cara Gargano
516-299-2353
cgargano@liu.edu
www.liu.edu
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Dance Incentive
Deadline: rolling
Number Awarded: 10
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: audition and interview; application to Post Campus

Dance Council of North Texas

Dallas, TX
Contact: Pam Deslorieux
214-219-2290
director@thedancecouncil.org
www.thedancecouncil.org
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Tom Adams Scholarship/Gayle Ziaks Halperin & Tom Adams
Deadline: February 9 2012
Number Awarded: 1
Pays For: tuition, room & board ($4,000) and travel ($500 cash for per diem) to attend American Dance Festival in Durham, NC, June–July 2012
Requirements: any dance student 16 to 21 years old
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Charles Andrew Kulp Scholarship/Chalmbers Ward
Deadline: February 9 2012
Number Awarded: 1
Pays For: tuition ($1,000 cash) to further study of modern dance technique or choreography at least 100 miles from home studio in summer 2012
Requirements: any graduating high school senior who will major in dance at a college of the level of Juilliard or study at a summer program such as Juilliard, Ailey, etc.
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Natalie Skelton Scholarship to Glenda Brown Choreography Project/Estate of Natalie Skelton
Deadline: February 9 2012
Number Awarded: 1
Pays For: tuition, room & board ($1750) to attend Glenda Brown Choreography Project at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, MO, for two weeks in
July 2012
Requirements: any dance student age 13–21
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Gene, Louise & Fred Kelly Tap Teacher Scholarship/Barbara Ryan Phillips & DCNT
Deadline: February 9 2012
Number Awarded: 1
Pays For: tuition ($1100) plus travel per diem ($300) to attend Third Coast Rhythm Project in San Antonio, TX, for tap study
Requirements: must register for the Teachers’ Course; application (no video required) to include the teacher’s goals for the next 12 months and how the experience will benefit teacher and his/her
students
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Gloria Ziaks & Caryn Halpern Sechrest Ballet Scholarship/Gayle Ziaks Halperin
Deadline: February 9 2012
Number Awarded: 1
Pays For: tuition ($1000 cash) to attend any summer ballet intensive/workshop at least 100 miles from home studio in summer 2012
Requirements: any ballet student age 13–21

Extreme Talent Showcase
Pittsburgh, PA
Contact: Director
724-413-1850
extremetalentshowcase@gmail.com
www.extremetalentshowcase.com
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Be Discovered Scholarship
Deadline: awarded at regional/national events
Number Awarded: 5 at each event
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: stand-out performers are selected at each competition

Illinois State University
Normal, IL
Contact: Sara Semonis
309-438-8021
ssemoni@ilstu.edu
www.cfa.ilstu.edu/theatre/
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 
Talent Grants
Deadline: February 11 2012 (final audition)
Number Awarded: varies
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: audition; must be declared Dance Performance or Dance Education major
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Merit Scholarships
Deadline: February 11 2012 (final audition)
Number Awarded: varies
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: audition; must be declared Dance Performance or Dance Education major

Indiana University
Bloomington, IN
Contact: Elizabeth Shea
812-855-7020
eshea@indiana.edu
www.indiana.edu/~kines/
undergraduate/dance.shtml
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Freshman Talent Scholarship, Indiana University Contemporary Dance
Deadline: November 4 2011
Number Awarded: 2 per audition
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: awarded to top four auditioners for incoming freshmen class

Kent State University
Kent, OH
Contact: Deborah Craig
330-672-2312
dcraig@kent.edu
www.kent.edu
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Creative Artists Awards
Deadline: January 15 2012
Number Awarded: 3 in Dance
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: audition; 3.4 GPA; ACT of 24 or SAT of 1090

Marygrove College
Detroit, MI
Contact: Jordeen Ivanov-Ericson
313-927-1307
jivanov@marygrove.edu
www.marygrove.edu
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Talent Award
Deadline: rolling
Number Awarded: varies
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: audition

Marymount Manhattan College
New York, NY
Contact: Nancy Lushington
212-517-0610
nlushington@mmm.edu
www.mmm.edu/dance
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Marymount Manhattan College Dance Department
Deadline: rolling
Number Awarded: 90
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: audition

Oral Roberts University
Tulsa, OK
Contact: Amy McIntosh
918-488-3856
amcintosh@oru.edu
www.oru.edu/dance
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Dance Talent Award
Deadline: March 15 2012
Number Awarded: based on dance talent
Requirements: must be accepted to the Dance program by audition; accepted to the university by March 15 2012
Oregon Ballet Theatre
Portland, OR
Contact: Ashby Baldock
503-227-0977
Contact: Ashby Baldock
www.obt.org/school
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The School of Oregon Ballet Theatre
Deadline: rolling
Number Awarded: 6
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: in-person or video audition required.

Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA
Contact: Barbara Murray
408-554-4599
bmurray@scu.edu
www.scu.edu/theatre
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Department of Theatre & Dance
Deadline: January 6 2012
Number Awarded: 3–6
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: audition

Stephens College
Columbia, MO
Contact: Admissions
800-876-7207
apply@stephens.edu
www.stephens.edu/dance
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Stephens College
Deadline: February 1 2012
Number Awarded: 3
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: audition

SUNY College at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY
Contact: Angelika Summerton
716-673-3355
theatre.dance@fredonia.edu
www.fredonia.edu/department/
theatredance
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Trent M. Illig Memorial Award in Dance
Deadline: March 17 2012
Number Awarded: 1
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: excellence in dance, performance, and academics

University at Buffalo—Theatre & Dance

Buffalo, NY
Contact: main office
716-645-6897
td-theatredance@buffalo.edu
www.theatredance.buffalo.edu
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Performing and Creative Arts Scholarship
Deadline: January 1 2012
Number Awarded: varies
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: SAT Score of 1230, high school GPA of 90
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Perry Watkins Scholarship
Number Awarded: varies
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: African American theatrical designer

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Urbana, IL
Contact: Linda Lehovec
217-333-1010
dance@illinois.edu
www.dance.uiuc.edu
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Talented Student Tuition Award
Number Awarded: approx. 5
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: no application; all participants in our first two auditions in November and February considered

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Contact: STMD Admissions
734-764-0583
smtd.admissions@umich.edu
www.music.umich.edu/
departments/dance/index.php
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Samantha Strayer
Deadline: December 1 2011
Number Awarded: 10–20
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: merit-based for qualifying accepted dance majors only, following audition season

University of Missouri—Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance
Kansas City, MO
Contact: Conservatory Admissions
816-235-2900
cadmissions@umkc.edu
www.conservatory.umkc.edu
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University of Missouri—Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance
Deadline: December 15 2011
Number Awarded: varies
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: competitive, successful application to University; successful audition; must enroll full-time at UMKC in Fall 2012 as a dance major

University of Oklahoma, School of Dance
Norman, OK
Contact: Kate O'Brien
405-325-4051
dance@ou.edu
www.ou.edu/finearts/dance/
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Number Awarded: 50
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: audition

University of Wisconsin—Stevens Point Dance Program
Stevens Point, WI
Contact: Joan Karlen
715-346-3982
dance@uwsp.edu
www.uwsp.edu/theatre-dance/
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UWSP Dance Program
Deadline: February 6 2012
Number Awarded: 3
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: audition; awarded to incoming dance majors based on ability and potential in dance

University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance
Laramie, WY
Contact: Jack Chapman
307-766-2198
jchapman@uwyo.edu
www.uwyo.edu
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University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance
Deadline: January 20 2012
Number Awarded: 12
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: audition

Western Michigan University Department of Dance
Kalamazoo, MI
Contact: Nina Nelson
269-387-5830
dance-info@wmich.edu
www.wmich.edu/dance
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Jean Warner Labelle Endowed Dance Scholarship
Deadline: November 11 2011
Number Awarded: 3–6
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: full-time dance major
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Partners in Dance Scholarship for Dance Majors
Deadline: November 11 2011
Number Awarded: 3–5
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: full-time dance major; financial need; minimum dance GPA of 3.0; minimum overall GPA of 2.5
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Edwin E. Meader Theatre and Performing Arts Endowed Scholarship
Deadline: November 11 2011
Number Awarded: 10–12
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: full-time dance major
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Dorothy U. Dalton Scholarships
Deadline: November 11 2011
Number Awarded: 4–5
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: full-time dance major, minimum dance GPA of 3.5, minimum overall GPA of 3.0
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Outstanding Dance Major
Deadline: November 11 2011
Number Awarded: 1–2 annually
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: full-time dance major, minimum dance GPA of 3.0

Wittenberg University Department of Theatre & Dance
Springfield, OH
Contact: Corwin Georges
937-327-7465
cgeorges@wittenberg.edu
www4.wittenberg.edu/admission/financials/scholarships.html
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Wittenberg University Department of Theatre & Dance
Deadline: March 1 2012
Number Awarded: unlimited
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: audition; resume; photo; letter of interest; two letters of recommendation

Youth America Grand Prix
New York, NY
Contact: Shelley King
212-590-2325
yagp.office@gmail.com
www.yagp.org
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Deadline: awarded annually after the NYC Finals at the culmination of our season
Number Awarded: more than 250
Pays For: competition tuition
Requirements: students of all nationalities, age 9–19

$5K– $10K

Ballet Academy East
New York, NY
Contact: Nancy Sebouhian
212-410-9140
info@baenyc.com
www.baenyc.com
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BAE Men’s Pre-Professional Ballet Scholarship
Deadline: generally awarded in September for the school year; no formal deadline
Number Awarded: 4
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: talented male dancers age 13–18; application and audition

Brockus Conservatory of Dance and Musical Theater
Redlands, CA
Contact: Deborah Brockus
562-412-7429
brockus@brockusconservatory.org
www.brockusconservatory.org
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Outstanding Young Artist
Deadline: August 17 2011
Number Awarded: 2
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: high school boarding student

CalArts Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance
Valencia, CA
Contact: Zari Wigfall
800-545-ARTS
zwigfall@calarts.edu
www.calarts.edu
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Various Scholarships
Deadline: January 5 2012
Number Awarded: varies
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: audition

Chapman University
Orange, CA
Contact: Nancy Dickson-Lewis
714-744-7056
ndickson@chapman.edu
www.chapman.edu/dance
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Talent Award from the Department of Dance
Deadline: January 31 2011
Number Awarded: 42
Pays For: tuition, housing, books
Requirements: audition

Goucher College
Baltimore, MD
Contact: Sara Thomson
410-337-6390
goucherdance@goucher.edu
www.goucher.edu/dance
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Rosenberg Scholarship in Music, Dance, and Visual Arts
Deadline: February 1 2012
Number Awarded: 3
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: audition or audition tape
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Fine and Performing Arts (FPAS)
Deadline: February 1 2012
Number Awarded: 4
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: audition or audition tape

Mercyhurst College Dance Department
Erie, PA
Contact: Dana Potter
814-824-2202
thunter@mercyhurst.edu
www.dance.mercyhurst.edu
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Dance Merit
Deadline: March 15 2012
Number Awarded: 5
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: audition; preprofessional ballet dancers of college age

Oklahoma City University, Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Arts Management
Oklahoma City, OK
Contact: Jo Rowan
405-208-5322
dance@okcu.edu
www.okcu.edu/dance_amgt
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Dance Talent Scholarship
Deadline: Oct 22 2011, Mar 31 2012
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: attend Dance Admission and Scholarship
auditions

St. Olaf College

Northfield, MN
Contact: Janice Roberts
507-786-3873
jroberts@stolaf.edu
www.stolaf.edu/depts/dance
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Alumni Scholarship
Deadline: February 2012
Number Awarded: approx. 8
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: awarded to incoming first-year students with exceptional dance talent; renewable, requiring continued participation in one of the dance companies and recommendation of the dance faculty

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL
Contact: Linda Lehovec
217-333-1010
dance@illinois.edu
www.dance.uiuc.edu
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Talented Student Tuition Award
Number Awarded: approx. 3
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: no application; all participants in our first two auditions in November and February considered

University of Minnesota Dance
Minneapolis, MN
Contact: Nora Jenneman
612-624-4008
umdance@umn.edu
www.dance.umn.edu
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Gertrude Lippincott Scholarship in Dance
Deadline: January 2012
Number Awarded: 1–4
Pays For: tuition
Requirements: audition; admission; financial need

$10K–$25K


AjkunBT Fund

New York, NY
Contact: AjkunBT Management
646-202-1852
ajkun@aol.com
www.ajkunbt.org
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AjkunBT Fund
Deadline: December 20 2011
Number Awarded: 10
Requirements: audition

Brockus Conservatory of Dance and Musical Theater
Redlands, CA
Contact: Deborah Brockus
562-412-7429&

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