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2012 Dance Magazine Scholarship Guide

By Jared Smallridge


If you want to dance professionally, you need a good dance education. And if you want a good dance education, you need the money to fund it. But where are those funds supposed to come from? Welcome to Dance Magazine’s 2012 Scholarship Guide. We’ve assembled hundreds of scholarship opportunities from colleges, universities, academies, summer intensives, and dance organizations that can help you further your training. Looking to perform while going to college? Turn to page 60 for three programs that let dancers balance academics with their art.

 

 

Less Than $250

The Ailey School
New York, NY
Contact: JoAnne Ruggeri
212-405-9513
admissions@alvinailey.org
www.theaileyschool.edu

Number Awarded: 30–40
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Ages 15–21


Chicago National Association of Dance Masters
Rockford, IL
Contact: Kathy Velasco
815-397-6052
dance@cnadm.com
www.cnadm.com

CNADM Summer Workshop Scholarships
Deadline: April 1, 2013
Number Awarded: More than 26
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: CNADM member or student of a CNADM member; enroll in CNADM Summer Dance Workshop


Extreme Talent Showcase
Washington, PA
Contact: Leann Knotts
724-413-1850
extremetalentshowcase@gmail.com
www.extremetalentshowcase.com

Destined for Greatness
Number Awarded: 8 at every event
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition-free classes at Broadway Dance Center


Santa Clara Ballet
Santa Clara, CA
Contact: Josefa Reyes
408-247-9178
santaclara.ballet@sbcglobal.net
www.santaclaraballet.com

Santa Clara Ballet Association
Deadline: August 1, 2012
Number Awarded: 2
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Ages 14+; proficient in performing


SUNY College at Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance

Fredonia, NY
Contact: Lisa Schrantz
719-673-3596
theatre.dance@fredonia.edu
www.fredonia.edu/department/theatredance

Carol Prevet Dance Award
Deadline: March 31, 2013
Number Awarded: 1
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Member of Student Dance Club Board

1929 Graduate Fund
Deadline: March 31, 2013
Number Awarded: 1
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Merit


Tap Into the Network
Los Angeles, CA
Contact: Gregg Russell
818-324-4091
info@tapintothenetwork.com
www.tapintothenetwork.com

Deadline: Good for 2013 summer/fall season
Number Awarded: 5–10
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: No age requirement; must be an advanced tap dancer


Winthrop University, Department of Theatre and Dance

Rock Hill, SC
Contact: Andrew Vorder Bruegge
803-323-2287
theaterdance@winthrop.edu
www.winthrop.edu/cvpa/theatredance/

Number Awarded: 12

 

 

$250–$500


92Y Harkness Dance Center
New York, NY
Contact: Kathryn Wilkening
212-415-5553
dance@92y.org
www.92y.org/scholarships

Harkness Ballet Scholarship
Deadline: June 11, 2013
Number Awarded: 8–12
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Ages 8–17; audition and application


American Tap Dance Foundation
New York, NY
Contact: Susan Hebach
646-230-9564
shebach@atdf.org
www.atdf.org

Gregory Hines Youth Scholarship Fund
Deadline: Varies with program
Number Awarded: Varies with annual funding
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Merit- and need-based; ages 3½–19


Ballethnic Dance Co.
East Point, GA
Contact: Toren Steele
404-762-1416
tsteele@ballethnic.org
www.ballethnic.org

Ballethnic Academy Danseur Project
Deadline: August 11, 2012
Number Awarded: 7
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Ages 8–21; audition required


Baltimore Ballet
Cockeysville, MD
Contact: Cem Catbas
410-667-7974
directors@baltimoreballet.com
www.baltimoreballet.com
Number Awarded: 2–3
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: For serious, outstanding pre-professional students who otherwise cannot afford to pay full tuition


Dance Council of North Texas
Dallas, TX
Contact: Pam Deslorieux
214-219-2290
director@thedancecouncil.org
www.thedancecouncil.org

Darryl Sneed Scholarship
Deadline: February 9, 2013
Number Awarded: 1
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Ages 13–21 


Dance Showcase USA
Arlington, TX
Contact: Glenda Boenig
817-572-6617
glenda@danceshowcaseusa.com
www.danceshowcaseusa.com

Dance Showcase USA
Deadline: June 1, 2013
Number Awarded: 1
Scholarship Pays For: Toward college
Requirements: Graduating senior; application and short essay; must have competed with Dance Showcase USA during the current year applying


Dancewave
Brooklyn, NY
Contact: School at Dancewave
718-522-4696
rsvp@dancewave.org
www.dancewave.org

Step Up Scholarships at Dancewave
Deadline: Rolling deadline by program; contact Dancewave for scholarship calendar.
Number Awarded: 51 annually
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition, Summer Dance Intensive
Requirements: Ages 7+, audition


Hillsborough Community College
Tampa, FL
Contact: Christina Acosta
813-253-7623
cacosta@hccfl.edu
www.hccfl.edu/yc/
dance.aspx

Dance Scholarship
Deadline: September 17, 2012
Number Awarded: 10+
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition, travel, choreography
Requirements: 5 credit hours of dance


Kilgore College
Kilgore, TX
Contact: Cathy Beckman
903-983-8633
cbeckman@kilgore.edu
www.kilgore.edu

Dance Department
Deadline: April audition and renewed each semester
Number Awarded: 6
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Full-time dance major


Kim Robards Dance
Denver, CO
Contact: LaRana Skalicky
303-825-4847
info@kimrobardsdance.org
www.kimrobardsdance.org

Kim Robards Dance
Deadline: August 1, 2012
Number Awarded: 5
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Audition, ad­vanced level, financial need


Leading Universal Division of Teaching
New York, NY
Contact: Dr. Silvia Vezzali
003-9037-639-6824
otherlanguages@ludt.org
www.ludt.org

LUDT
Deadline: August 31, 2012
Number Awarded: 7


Scottsdale Community College
Scottsdale, AZ
Contact: Angela Rosenkrans
480-423-6600
a.rosenkrans@sccmail.maricopa.edu
www.scottsdalecc.edu/dance

New Dance Student Scholarship
Deadline: May 11, 2013
Number Awarded: 1
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: New student, pursuing a dance degree, enrolled in minimum 3 dance courses, “C” average


SUNY College at Fredonia, Department of Theatre and Dance
Fredonia, NY
Contact: Lisa Schrantz
719-673-3596
theatre.dance@fredonia.edu
www.fredonia.edu/department/theatredance/

1929 Graduate Fund
Deadline: March 31, 2013
Number Awarded: 1
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Merit

Myers BFA Dance for Incoming Freshmen
Deadline: March 31, 2013
Number Awarded: 1
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Merit


University of Wyoming, Department of Theatre and Dance
Laramie, WY
Contact: Jack Chapman
307-766-2198
jchapman@uwyo.edu
www.uwyo.edu/thd/index.html

University of Wyoming Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival
Deadline: TBD
Number Awarded: Approximately 15
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Audition


Winthrop University, Department of Theatre and Dance
Rock Hill, SC
Contact: Andrew Vorder Bruegge
803-323-2287
theaterdance@winthrop.edu
www.winthrop.edu/cvpa/theatredance/

Dean’s Meritorious Scholarship
Number Awarded: 12
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: For first-time or transfer students; audition required; see website

Rose Family/Concepts in Motivation Dance Scholarship
Number Awarded: 1
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: For first-time or transfer students from mid-Atlantic states; audition required; see website

 


$500­–$1K

92Y Harkness Dance Center

New York, NY
Contact: Kathryn Wilkening
212-415-5553
dance@92y.org
www.92y.org/scholarships

Recanati-Kaplan Scholarships for Excellence in the Arts
Deadline: June 11, 2013
Number Awarded: 12–14
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Ages 8–17; audition and application


American Dance Competition
Orlando, FL
Contact: Audrianna Broad, Founder/President
407-529-6729
info@theamerican
dancecompetition.com
www.theamerican
dancecompetition.com

Carreño Dance Festival
Deadline: January 2013
Number Awarded: 15
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Awarded through participation in competition


Antioch University New England
Keene, NH
Contact: Jennifer Fritz
800-552-8380
jfritz@antioch.edu
www.antiochne.edu

Howard M. and Sondra D. Bender Scholarship for Dance/Movement Therapy
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition


Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida
North Miami Beach, FL
Contact: Ruby Issaev
305-948-4777
abtflorida@aol.com
www.artsballettheatre.org

Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida
Deadline: April 1, 2013
Number Awarded: 10
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition, Summer Intensive Program
Requirements: Audition


Ballet Long Island
Ronkonkoma, NY
Contact: Debra Punzi
631-737-1964
balletlongisland@aol.com
www.theballetcenter.org

Deadline: September 15, 2012
Number Awarded: 75
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition, travel, choreography
Requirements: Ages 7–25


Brockus Conservatory of Dance and Musical Theater
Redlands, CA
Contact: Deborah Brockus
562-412-7429
brockus@brockusconservatory.org
www.brockusconservatory.org

Boarding Dancer
Deadline: Rolling
Number Awarded: 5
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: High school age, audition, enrollment in boarding school year program; additional money for male dancers


Dance Council of North Texas
Dallas, TX
Contact: Pam Deslorieux
214-219-2290
director@thedancecouncil.org
www.thedancecouncil.org

Margaret Putnam Scholarship for Dance Writers
Deadline: August 9, 2013
Number Awarded: 1
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition (Final report required: overview of what was experienced and its impact on recipient’s development.)
Requirements: Two articles must be dance reviews and the third a background story on a dancer, choreographer, company, dance work or anything related to dance (published writings not required, though cannot be school assignments)

Buster Cooper Tap Scholarship
Deadline: August 9, 2013
Number Awarded: 1
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Tap student age 13–21 

ICHF Scholarship
Deadline: August 9, 2013
Number Awarded: 1
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Any student trained primarily in Indian classical dance; preference given to a high school graduate

Artful Dancewear Teacher Scholarship
Deadline: February 9, 2013
Number Awarded: 1
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Application to include (1) how and where the scholarship will be used, (2) the teacher’s goals for the next 12 months, and (3) how the experience will be used to enrich his/her students
Glenda Brown Choreography Project Choreographers Scholarship 
Deadline: February 9, 2013
Number Awarded: 1
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Ballet, modern, and jazz


Gotta Dance Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
Contact: CiCi Kelley
404-352-0420
cici@got2dance.net
www.got2dance.net

Senior Scholarship
Deadline: December 1, 2012
Number Awarded: 6
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Ages 18+; six-month commitment; completed application; four letters of recommendation


Indian River State College
Ft. Pierce, FL
Contact: Molly Magee
772-462-7692
mmagee@irsc.edu
www.irscdance.com

Fine Arts Scholarship
Deadline: March 2013
Number Awarded: 10–15
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Audition


Kim Robards Dance
Denver, CO
Contact: LaRana Skalicky
303-825-4847
info@kimrobardsdance.org
www.kimrobardsdance.org

Deadline: August 1, 2012
Number Awarded: 3
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Audition, advanced level, and financial need


Marblehead School of Ballet
Marblehead, MA
Contact: Paula K. Shiff
781-631-6262
msb@havetodance.com
www.havetodance.com/marblehead

Ruth N. Shiff Memorial Fund
Deadline: Rolling deadline
Number Awarded: 4
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Ages 12+, audition


New World School of the Arts
Miami, FL
Contact: Mary Lisa Burns
305-237-3582
mlburns@mdc.edu
www.nwsa.mdc.edu

Number Awarded: Varies
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Audition and acceptance to NWSA


The School of Oregon Ballet Theatre
Portland, OR
Contact: Ashby Baldock
503-227-0977
ashby.baldock@obt.org
www.obt.org/school

Deadline: Rolling deadline
Number Awarded: 6
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Audition required


University of Idaho
Moscow, ID
Contact: Greg Halloran
208-882-7083
halloran@uidaho.edu
www.dance.uidaho.edu

Activity Scholarship
Deadline: February 2013
Number Awarded: 4–5
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Current student


University of Utah
Department of Ballet
Salt Lake City, UT
Contact: Glenda Staples
801-581-8231
info@ballet.utah.edu
www.ballet.utah.edu

Department of Ballet
Deadline: February 14, 2013
Number Awarded: 63
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Audition, level, need


Velocity Dance Center
Seattle, WA
Contact: Stefanie Karlin
206-325-8773
info@velocitydancecenter.org
www.velocitydancecenter.org

Velocity Dance Center
Deadline: Rolling deadline, applications accepted all year
Number Awarded: 4 quarterly
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Adult only

 

 

$1K–$5K

AjkunBT Fund

New York, NY
Contact: Artistic Staff
646-368-9800
ajkun@aol.com
www.ajkunbt.org

AjkunBT Fund
Deadline: December 20, 2012
Number Awarded: Up to $130,000 per fiscal year for dancers; up to $100,000 per fiscal year for choreographers
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition, travel, choreography
Requirements: Audition


American Dance Competition
Orlando, FL
Contact: Audrianna Broad, Founder/President
407-529-6729
info@theamericandancecompetition.com
www.theamericandancecompetition.com

BalletMet Columbus
Deadline: January 2013
Number Awarded: 1
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Awarded through participation in competition

Joffrey Ballet School—NYC
Deadline: January 2013
Number Awarded: 2
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Awarded through participation in competition

Orlando Ballet School
Deadline: January 2013
Number Awarded: 2
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Awarded through participation in competition

Tulsa Ballet
Deadline: January 2013
Number Awarded: 2
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements Awarded through participation in competition


American Harlequin Corporation

Moorestown, NJ
Contact: Karla Johnson
800-642-6440
dance@harlequinfloors.com
www.harlequinfloors.com

American Harlequin Corporation
Deadline: November 1, 2012
Number Awarded: 10
Scholarship Pays For:  Competition, tuition, travel
Requirements: US or Canadian citizen; ages 15–21; must be student of dance at the time of application


Ballet Academy East
New York, NY
Contact: Nancy Sebouhian
212-410-9140
info@baenyc.com
www.baenyc.com

Deadline: September 23, 2012
Number Awarded: 4
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Audition; ages 10–18


Brenau University, Department of Dance
Gainesville, GA
Contact: Vincas Greene
770-534-6245
vgreene@brenau.edu
www.brenau.edu

Talent-based Tuition Scholarships
Deadline: Rolling
Number Awarded: Several
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Must be accepted to and attend Brenau University as a dance major; audition required


Carthage College

Kenosha, WI
Contact: Stacy Pottinger
262-551-5885
spottinger@carthage.edu
www.carthage.edu/dance

Dance Scholarship
Deadline: February 23, 2013
Number Awarded: 4–6
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Audition, essay, interview


Chicago National Association of Dance Masters
Rockford, IL
Contact: Kathy Velasco
815-397-6052
dance@cnadm.com
www.cnadm.com

CNADM Yvonne Brown Collodi College Scholarship
Deadline: TBD
Number Awarded: 1
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: CNADM member or student of a CNADM member; enroll in CNADM Summer Dance Workshop

 


Cornish College of the Arts
Seattle, WA
Contact: Sharron Starling
800-726-ARTS
admission@cornish.edu
www.cornish.edu

Cornish College
Deadline: February 1, 2013
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Audition


Dance Council of North Texas
Dallas, TX
Contact: Pam Deslorieux
214-219-2290
director@thedancecouncil.org
www.thedancecouncil.org

Tom Adams Scholarship
Deadline: February 9, 2013
Number Awarded: 1
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Ages 16–21

Charles Andrew Kulp Scholarship
Deadline: February 9, 2013
Number Awarded: 1
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Must be 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.
Calloway and Jerry Bywaters Cochran Student Scholarship
Deadline: February 9, 2013
Number Awarded: 2
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition

Natalie Skelton Scholarship
Deadline: February 9, 2013
Number Awarded: 1
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Ages 18+


Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA
Contact: Dr. Miriam Giguere
215-895-4914
danceprogram@drexel.edu
www.drexel.edu/westphal/undergraduate/DANC/

Deadline: April Accepted Students Days (see University website)
Number Awarded: 20–40 
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Audition required for freshmen


Extreme Talent Showcase
Washington, PA
Contact: Leann Knotts
724-413-1850
extremetalentshowcase@gmail.com
www.extremetalentshowcase.com

Be Discovered
Number Awarded: 5 at each  event
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition


Goucher College, Dance Department
Baltimore, MD
Contact: Sara Thomson
410-337-6390
goucherdance@goucher.edu
www.goucher.edu/dance
 
Friends of Goucher Dance Scholarship
Deadline: February 1, 2013
Number Awarded: 3
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: This is a one-year award


IU Contemporary Dance Program
Bloomington, IN
Contact: Elizabeth Shea
812-855-7020
eshea@indiana.edu
www.indiana.edu/~kines/undergraduate/dance.shtml

Freshman Talent Scholarship
Deadline: November 1, 2012 (for Nov. 9 audition); February 1, 2013 (for Feb. 15 audition)
Number Awarded: 2–4
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Audition


Kent State University
Kent, OH
Contact: A. Shearer
330-672-0124
dance@kent.edu
www.dance.kent.edu

Creative Artist Award
Deadline: Audition in November or February
Number Awarded: 3
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: ACT of 24 or SAT of 1090; 3.4 GPA; audition


Marygrove College
Detroit, MI
Contact: Jordeen Ivanov-Ericson
313-927-1307
jivanov@marygrove.edu
www.marygrove.edu

Deadline: Rolling
Number Awarded: Varies
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Audition


Marymount Manhattan College
New York, NY
Contact: Kelly McCormack
212-517-0610
kmccormack@mmm.edu
www.mmm.edu/dance

Number Awarded: 30–50
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Audition


Muhlenberg College
Allentown, PA
Contact: Karen Dearborn
484-664-3335
dearborn@muhlenberg.edu
www.muhlenberg.edu/dance

Baker Scholarship for the Arts
Deadline: February 10, 2013
Number Awarded: 3 per year in theater and dance
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Audition by mid-February; see website

Muhlenberg Talent Scholarships
Deadline: February 10, 2013
Number Awarded: Up to 20 in theater and dance
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Audition by mid-February; see website


Once Upon A Time, Inc.
Richmond Hill, NY
Contact: Teresa Cassese Aubel
718-846-9182
oncetime@aol.com
www.onceuponatime-inc.com

The Nicolas Orloff Scholarship
Deadline: August 1, 2012
Number Awarded: 3
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition, choreography, potential company apprenticeship
Requirements: Must be out of high school; weekday morning availability


Oral Roberts University
Tulsa, OK
Contact: Amy McIntosh
918-770-3395
amcintosh@oru.edu
www.oru.edu/dance

Dance Talent Scholarship
Deadline: March 1, 2013
Number Awarded: Unlimited
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition; renewable for four years of study
Requirements: Audition and acceptance into the dance major or minor by March 1, 2013; see website for audition dates


Stephens College
Columbia, MO
Contact: Admissions
800-876-7207
info@stephens.edu
www.stephens.edu

Dance Department
Number Awarded: Varies
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Audition, acceptance by the college


SUNY College at Fredonia, Department of Theatre and Dance

Fredonia, NY
Contact: Lisa Schrantz
719-673-3596
theatre.dance@fredonia.edu
www.fredonia.edu/department/theatredance/

Trent M. Illig Memorial Award for Dance
Deadline: March 31, 2013
Number Awarded: 1
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Merit


University of Idaho
Moscow, ID
Contact: Greg Halloran
208-882-7083
halloran@uidaho.edu
www.dance.uidaho.edu

Marshall Arts
Deadline: February 2013
Number Awarded: 1
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Idaho resident, small town


Cohan
Deadline: February 11, 2012
Number Awarded: 2–3 
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Financial need

Out-of-State Waivers
Deadline: February 2013
Number Awarded: 1–4
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Minorities, including males


University of Missouri—Kansas City, Conservatory of Music and Dance

Kansas City, MO
Contact: James Elswick
816-235-2900
cadmissions@umkc.edu
www.conservatory.umkc.edu

UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance
Number Awarded: Varies
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Acceptable application to UMKC, university incoming student, competitive audition, academic eligibility


University of Oklahoma, School of Dance
Norman, OK
Contact: Kate O’Brien
405-325-4051
dance@ou.edu
www.ou.edu/finearts/dance/

Deadline: March 15, 2013
Number Awarded: 50
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Audition


University of Utah, Department of Ballet
Salt Lake City, UT
Contact: Glenda Staples
801-581-8231
info@ballet.utah.edu
www.ballet.utah.edu

Department of Ballet
Deadline: February 14, 2013
Number Awarded: 30
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Audition, technical level, need


University of Utah, Department of Modern Dance
Salt Lake City, UT
Contact: Pamela Geber-Handman
801-581-7327
info@dance.utah.edu
www.dance.utah.edu

Department of Modern Dance
Deadline: August, 2012
Number Awarded: 40
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Audition, level, need

 


University of Wisconsin—Stevens Point
Stevens Point, WI
Contact: Joan Karlen
715-346-3982
dance@uwsp.edu
www.uwsp.edu/theatre-dance/Pages/default.aspx

UWSP Dance Program
Number Awarded: 3–5
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Incoming dance major


University of Wyoming, Department of Theatre and Dance
Laramie, WY
Contact: Jack Chapman
307-766-2198
jchapman@uwyo.edu
www.uwyo.edu/thd/index.html

University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance
Deadline: TBD
Number Awarded: 12–14
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Audition


Western Michigan University, Department of Dance
Kalamazoo, MI
Contact: Nina Nelson
269-387-5830
nina.nelson@wmich.edu
www.wmich.edu/dance

Jean Warner LaBelle Endowed Dance Scholarship
Deadline: November 16, 2012
Number Awarded: 3–6 annually
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Full-time dance major

Partners in Dance Scholarship
Deadline: November 16, 2012
Number Awarded: 10–15 annually
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition, travel
Requirements: Full-time dance major; GPA of 2.5 overall and dance GPA of 3.0; must demonstrate financial need for tuition scholarship; must demonstrate achievement in choreography and/or performance, service, and professional commitment

Edwin E. Meader Theatre and Performing Arts Endowed Scholarship
Deadline: November 16, 2012
Number Awarded: 8–12 annually
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Full-time dance major

Outstanding Dance Major Scholarship
Deadline: November 16, 2012
Number Awarded: 1–2 annually
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Full-time dance major; academic excellence; achievements in choreography and/or performance; 3.0 or higher GPA

Dalton New Dance Major Scholarship
Deadline: November 16, 2012
Number Awarded: 3–5 annually
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Full-time dance major; artistic and academic promise as new student; may be renewed with minimum dance GPA of 3.5 and minimum overall GPA of 3.0


Wittenberg University, Department of Theatre & Dance

Springfield, OH
Contact: Corwin Georges
937-327-7465
cgeorges@wittenberg.edu
www.wittenberg.edu/admission/financials/scholarships.html

Deadline: March 1, 2013
Number Awarded: Unlimited
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Audition, resume, photo, letter of interest, two letters of recommendation


$5K–$10K


The Bogliasco Foundation

New York, NY
Contact: Arielle Moreau
212-713-7628
info@bfny.org
www.bfny.org

Bogliasco Foundation Fellowships in Dance and Choreography
Deadline: January 15, 2013
Number Awarded: 50 per year
Scholarship Pays For:  Full room and board for Fellow and companion for one month
Requirements: Demonstrate significant achievement, commensurate with age and experience; submit descriptions of the projects to be pursued in Bogliasco


Brockus Conservatory of Dance and Musical Theater
Redlands, CA
Contact: Deborah Brockus
562-412-7429
brockus@brockusconservatory.org
www.brockusconservatory.org

Boarding Dancer
Deadline: Rolling
Number Awarded: 5
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: High school age, audition, enrollment in boarding school year program; additional money for male dancers


CalArts, Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance
Valencia, CA
Contact: Zari Wigfall
800-545-ARTS
zwigfall@calarts.edu
www.calarts.edu

Various Scholarships
Deadline: January 5, 2013
Number Awarded: Varies
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Audition and application submission


Chapman University
Orange, CA
Contact: Nancy Dickson-Lewis
714-744-7040
dance@chapman.edu
www.chapman.edu/dance

Chapman University Talent Award
Deadline: January 1, 2013
Number Awarded: 15
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Audition


Goucher College, Dance Department

Baltimore, MD
Contact: Sara Thomson
410-337-6390
goucherdance@goucher.edu
www.goucher.edu/dance

Rosenberg Scholarship in Dance
Deadline: February 1, 2013
Number Awarded: 4
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition; this is a one-year award

Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship (FPAS)
Deadline: February 1, 2013
Number Awarded: 4
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition; renewable for 4 years


Illinois State University—School of Theatre & Dance

Normal, IL
Contact: Sara Semonis
309-438-8021
ssemoni@ilstu.edu
www.ilstu.edu

School of Theatre & Dance Scholarships
Deadline: February 23, 2013
Number Awarded: Varies
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Audition; must apply and be accepted by the university


Montclair State University

Montclair, NJ
Contact: Lori Katterhenry
973-655-4217
katterhenryl@montclair.edu
www.montclair.edu/arts/theatre-and-dance/

National Talent Award
Number Awarded: 2
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: 3.0 GPA, non-New Jersey residents only


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

Dance Talent Scholarship
Deadline: October 20, 2012; February 23, 2013
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Must attend one of the Dance Admission and Scholarship Auditions to be eligible for a dance talent scholarship


St. Olaf College

Northfield, MN
Contact: Janice Roberts
507-786-3873
jroberts@stolaf.edu
www.stolaf.edu/depts/dance

Alumni Scholarship
Deadline: January 15, 2013
Number Awarded: 8
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Awarded to incoming first-year students with exceptional dance talent; these are renewable scholarships that require continued participation in one of the dance companies and recommendation of the dance faculty.


University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Urbana, IL
Contact: Linda Lehovec
217-333-1010
dance@illinois.edu
www.dance.illinois.edu

Talented Student Tuition Award
Deadline: January 2, 2013
Number Awarded: Varies
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Audition


University of Minnesota—Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN
Contact: Nora Jenneman
612-624-5060
umdance@umn.edu
www.dance.umn.edu

Gertrude Lippincott Scholarship in Dance
Deadline: January 18, 2013
Number Awarded: 2–4
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition

Requirements: Audition and admission; merit and financial need


$10K–$25K

Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH
Contact: Karen Potter
216-368-1491
karen.potter@case.edu
www.dance.case.edu

Creative Arts Achievement Award
Deadline: February 2013
Number Awarded: 2
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Incoming freshman dance majors or minors; must audition in senior year of high school


The Hartt School, University of Hartford
Hartford, CT
Contact: Lynn Johnson
860-768-4465
harttadm@hartford.edu
www.harttweb.hartford.edu/

Performing Arts Scholarship
Deadline: January 2, 2013
Number Awarded: 12
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Application and audition


Mercyhurst University Dance Department

Erie, PA
Contact: Dana Potter
814-824-2202
dpotter@mercyhurst.edu
www.dance.mercyhurst.edu

Dance Merit
Number Awarded: 5
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Classical ballet training at the advanced–pre-professional level; audition


New York City Dance Alliance
New York, NY
212-686-5678
info@nycdance.com
www.nycdance.com


$25K–$100K

Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH
Contact: Karen Potter
216-368-1491
karen.potter@case.edu
www.dance.case.edu

Dance Scholarship
Deadline: November or until awarded
Number Awarded: 2
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: For incoming freshmen dance majors. Must audition in senior year of high school.


George Mason University, School of Dance

Fairfax, VA
Contact: School of Dance
703-993-1114
dance@gmu.edu
www.dance.gmu.edu

Dance Talent Scholarship, School of Dance, George Mason University
Deadline: December 1, 2012
Number Awarded: Varies, minimum 3
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: Audition


Jacksonville University
Jacksonville, FL
Contact: Cari Coble
904-256-7398
ccoble@ju.edu
www.mfa.ju.edu

Howard Gilman MFA Fellowship in Choreography
Deadline: March 1, 2013
Number Awarded: 1
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition, room and board
Requirements: Application (available online)


New York City Dance Alliance
New York, NY
212-686-5678
info@nycdance.com
www.nycdance.com


University of Richmond
Richmond, VA
Contact: Scholars Office
804-289-8640
scholarsoffice@richmond.edu
www.scholars.richmond.edu

Richmond Scholars Program—Artist Scholar Award
Deadline: December 1, 2012
Number Awarded: Up to 6 in dance, music, theater, and studio art
Scholarship Pays For: Tuition
Requirements: See website:
www.theamericandancecompetition.com

 

 

Double-sided Dancers: Performers who are hitting the books
by Jen Peters

As the national job market has become more competitive, many dancers have turned to higher academic studies in addition to pursuing careers on the stage. Whether earning a BFA dance degree or enrolling in a part-time BA program geared towards professional dancers, these students are finding ways to juggle schoolwork with studio work. Here are three examples of university programs geared towards pre-professionals and working dancers.

PNB’s Second Stage Program
Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Second Stage program supports dancers through both grants and career counseling. “It’s hard to think about life after dancing, [but] I know it’s important to have my degree for the future,” says PNB corps dancer Leah O’Connor. She put her grant towards her junior year at the University of Washington, where she is now a senior sociology major. “The hardest part was finding classes to fulfill major requirements that didn’t conflict with work,” she explains. Early on her advisors recommended attending community college first to complete an associate’s degree for less money, then transferring to University of Washington to complete the degree.

LEAP at Saint Mary’s College of California

Liberal Education for Arts Professionals (LEAP) is a one-of-a-kind BA degree program created expressly for professional dancers. Administered through Saint Mary’s College of California at affordable tuition fees, it’s offered in San Francisco, L.A., NYC, and, starting next spring, in Las Vegas. Class locations and schedules sync with performance and touring calendars, allowing students to complete their studies within a few years of part-time study. New York City Ballet dancer Lauren King, our “On the Rise” in March 2010, has been enrolled since 2007. “LEAP makes it so easy to schedule,” she says. “Core classes are on Sunday evenings and then I use Monday to do homework and study.”

University of Utah
As a full-time sophomore in the ballet department of the University of Utah, Molly Huempfner is also a trainee at Ballet West. The BFA program places strong emphasis on technique, using the ABT National Training Curriculum. Ballet students take class and rehearse many hours a day and take academic courses as well. Additionally, as a BW trainee, Huempfner rehearses with BW and sometimes even performs during the season. “I realized if I rely solely on my body and ballet for income, I will eventually have to change directions, so I chose to minor in nutrition,” says Huempfner. But academic work has only increased her passion for a ballet career—the health professional job can wait!

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