Students selected to audition will be among the most outstanding high school dancers in the country. The Regional High School Dance Festival invites you to be a part of this process by awarding a scholarship to one of these deserving students. In past Festivals, scholarships have been offered by some of the most prestigious colleges, universities, professional studio schools, and summer dance programs in the country. In 2017, we hope to increase the generous amount of monies offered at previous festivals.

Separate designated audition classes will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2017, beginning at 8:30 am. Each student auditioning will be required to participate in one of the audition classes consisting of both modern and ballet techniques. There may also be a brief improvisational element. There will be a mandatory 45 minute warm-up class prior to each audition class. Auditions will be completed by 4:30 pm.

8:30am - 10:00am- Class #1 - Seniors

10:30am - 12noon- Class #2 - Seniors


1:00pm - 2:30pm- Class #3- Underclass

3:00pm - 4:30pm - Class #4- Underclass

Any institution awarding a scholarship should send a representative to choose the recipient. Please note that your representative will be viewing each of the audition classes. If you are unable to send a representative (and we strongly encourage you to do so), the Festival's Scholarship Selection Committee will award your scholarship based on your institution's stated criteria. The scholarship will be awarded at the Closing Ceremonies by the Scholarship Committee or, if you prefer, by your representative. Closing ceremonies will be held on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at approximately 12:00pm.

We hope your school/program can take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to view so many young and talented dancers at such an important Festival. AWARDING A SCHOLARSHIP ALLOWS YOU TO PLAY A PIVOTAL ROLE IN THE FUTURES OF THESE YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN. We thank you for this consideration.

Institution Offering a Scholarship- form

List of Scholarships being offered

Recruitment Policy

Audition Schedule

Students Auditioning for a Scholarship - click here

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