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Scholarship Offerings

10 students maximum per school

  • Only Sophomores thru Seniors may audition

  • All students must pre-register no later than February 1, 2024

  • No late registrations will be accepted.  NO ON SITE REGISTRATION ALLOWED

To register for an audition Link HERE

Festival Scholarship Audition Guidelines + Information

List of Scholarships (as of 12/5/23- check frequently for updates)

AMDA College of the Performing Arts-

Contact: Nina Wray (908) 468-964

1211 West 61st St. New York, NY 10023 + 6305 Yucca St. Los Angeles, CA 90028

Summer, College/University- Partial$750 Scholarships to High School Summer Conservatory;  40K + 60K Scholarships to College/Conservatory.  Dancers displaying advanced technical execution and mature artistic interpretation.


American Dance Festival

Contact: Heather vonReichbauer   336-554-6502

Box 90772, Durham, NC 27708

SummerPartial  50%, 40%, & 30% tuition scholarships

The scholarship only includes tuition only

Rigorous training in Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, African, Hip Hop, etc + shows

Bates Dance Festival 

Contact: Alexandra James    207-786-6381

305 College Street, Lewiston, ME 04240

Summer Partial, Two Full ($3345 each), Two Tuition ($1950 each), Multiple $500 scholarships.

The full scholarship covers tuition + room & board. The Tuition scholarship covers tuition, with room & board to be paid by the student.

The $500 scholarship will be applied toward the total cost of the program, with the balance to be paid by the student.

Dancers must be 14-18 working at an advanced level.Dancers take daily classes in Contemporary, Street Styles, Ballet, Composition, Improvisation & Repertory.

Brenau University

Jessica Lynch-Oliver 770-538-4796 

500 Washington Street SE, Gainesville, GA 30501

Summer, College/UniversityPartial, Full Summer $300- Full College-$5000

Can be used for tuition, room and board.

Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Ballroom, Hip hop, West African Dance, Tap, Contact Improvisation, Yoga, Pilates, Pas de Deux

Coker University

Dr. Meredith Sims 
Coker University, 300 East College Ave, HartsvilleSC29045

Summer, College/University Partial Varies - up to half of tuition for summer intensive, Amount varies for dance major tuition scholarship

For summer - up to 1/2 of the cost of program tuiton, For dance major- amount varies to cover part of tuition 

Apply and be accepted to Coker University, complete FAFSA and send to Coker University 

Modern/contemporary, jazz, Afro based techniques, hip-hop, composition, improvisation, ballet, dance conditioning, etc. 

Columbia College, S.C.

Contact: Amanda Ling, Dance Program Chair  803-786-3590

1301 Columbia College Drive, Columbia, SC 29203

College/University. Partial. $4,000 Creative Merit Dance Scholarship

This dance scholarship award is contingent upon the student's acceptance to Columbia College, SC. Once accepted to the college and completed the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the Office of Financial Aid will include this Dance Scholarship on the student's award letter, which will include eligibility for all federal, state, and institutional aid.

Must Major or Minor in Dance at Columbia College, SC and uphold good standing within the Columbia College Dance Company.

The Columbia College Dance Program curriculum focuses on Contemporary dance techniques and Somatic practices. The curriculum additionally has an emphasis on choreography and dance pedagogy.

Dean College

Ashley Reed  508-541-1516

99 Main Street, Franklin, MA 02038

College/UniversityPartialFull-year scholarships will be offered in the amount of $20,000 , $22,000, or $25,000 per year.

These scholarships are only available to students living on our campus. Scholarships assist with the cost of tuition, room, and board.

Students must be admitted into Dean College and must be a full-time resident student. Student pursuing both a BA and a BFA are elligible. A conservatory-style rooted in a liberal arts foundation. We are a triple track program in ballet, modern, and jazz. 

George Mason University

Contact: Kim Harris

4400 University Drive MS 3D4 Fairfax Virginia 22030

College/University Partial

The dance talent scholarships range from $1,000 to $20,000 per year and are awarded in addition to any other merit scholarship for which the student qualifies. Students are responsible for the balance of tuition and fees, room and board, books, and supplies. Students are encouraged to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to optimize financial support. Dance scholarships are renewed automatically each year provided students maintain full-time enrollment as a dance major in good academic standing for a total of four academic years. The BFA dance program maintains a 4-year graduation rate of above 90%.

School of Dance Talent Scholarships are awarded based on an audition and the recommendation of the Dance faculty. This dance scholarship award is contingent upon the student's acceptance to George Mason University as a BFA dance major.

George Mason University is located in Fairfax, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, D.C., and features a focus on performance and choreography with extensive performance opportunities. The BFA program is highlighted with outstanding professional faculty and renowned guest artists. The rigorous curriculum of studio and theoretical study provides conservatory training in a liberal arts setting. Small classes allow for personal growth and development of individual artistic voice as you prepare for a life in dance. Alumni from our program dance with Mark Morris Dance Group, Ballets Jazz Montréal, Paul Taylor Dance Company, RUBBERBAND Dance Company, Alejandro Cerrudo, and the Broadway cast of Hamilton and Mean Girls, among others.

Goucher College

Elizabeth Ahearn  410-337-63991021

Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, MD 21204

College/University Partial  Goucher Dance Scholarships are awarded based on submission of a dance scholarship application, an audition, and the recommendation of the Dance faculty. All first-year applicants planning to major in dance are eligible to audition.

Goucher does not require an audition to be accepted into the Dance Department. Auditions are solely for scholarship consideration. You must apply and be accepted to Goucher to receive a scholarship offer.

The dance scholarships range from $1,000 to $10,000 per year and are awarded in addition to any other merit scholarship for which the student qualifies. (Scholarships cannot be combined with a Tuition Exchange, or a Tuition Remission benefit from Goucher College.) Students are responsible for the balance of tuition, room and board, books, fees, and supplies.

Dance scholarships are renewed automatically each year provided students maintain full-time enrollment as a dance major in good academic standing until graduation or a maximum of eight semesters, whichever comes first.

Details can be found here:
Dance scholarships will be renewed automatically each year provided students maintain full-time enrollment as a dance major in good academic standing until graduation or a maximum of eight semesters, whichever comes first. Students are responsible for the balance of tuition, room and board, books, fees and supplies Goucher also provides a comprehensive program of scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study aimed at helping students bridge the gap between their family's resources and the cost of attending Goucher.To be considered for a dance scholarship, students must apply to Goucher using the Common Application and must also complete the Dance Scholarship Application ( Goucher will accept the RHSDF audition in lieu of the in person or video options. After audition review, dance faculty will contact students to inform them of their award potential. Award amounts will be determined and communicated after review of all application materials. RHSDF applicants MUST apply to Goucher and complete the dance scholarship application if possible by January 15, the Regular Decision deadline, a non-binding entrance plan.DEGREES OFFERED: BA in Dance - also offering a Concentration in Dance Science, Concentration in Arts Management, and Dance Education Teacher Certification

DESCRIPTION: Goucher College (Baltimore, MD) offers a BA in dance with training and mentorship designed to prepare graduates for success in a multifaceted dance industry. The Dance Department offers studio courses in ballet, pointe, modern, and West African as part of a curriculum that allows for academic discourse, and career preparation. Multiple performance opportunities, frequent guest artists, and a required study-abroad experience support our innovative curriculum.
CURRICULUM FOCUS: Ballet, Modern, West African. Other courses offered: Pointe and Variations, Repertory, Male Technique, Partnering, Pilates Mat, Pilates Apparatus I-II, Dance Technology, Dance Pedagogy, Composition I-III, Dance History, Anatomy, Labanotation, Introduction to Dance Therapy, Dance and Community Outreach, Politics of Performance, freshman Dance Seminar, Senior Capstone, and Goucher Repertory Dance Ensemble opportunities. Other programming includes National Dance Honor Society, Orchesis Dance Club, Dancers of Color Coalition Club, Dance Improv Club, Dance Team, Hip Hop Dance Club, Pizzazz & numerous study abroad experiences.

High Point University

Lindsey Howie  336-841-9439

1 N University Parkway, High Point, NC 27268

College/University Partial $2,000 per year. Goes toward tuition and fees. Must be declared as a dance major, be admitted to HPU, and maintain a GPA of 3.0

Studio and technique classes, dance and new media, history, choreography, capstones

Kent State University

Barbara A. Verlezza, Dance Coordinator and Associate Director, School of Theatre and Dance  330-672-0125

Kent State University 1325 Theatre Drive, Center for the Performing Arts, Kent, Ohio 44242

College/University  PartialTuition based scholarship. Amount determined after audition.Tuition costs.  Must be a High School Senior

Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Composition, Pedagogy, Hip Hop, Tap, Dance History, Production Fundamentals, Music, Kinesiology Kent Dance Ensemble, Nutrition

Joffrey Ballet School

Contact: Nancy Cole. 888-438-3808

434 Ave of the America's, 3rd FL, New York, NY 10011

Summer, Trainee Program Partial, Full 25% - 100% Tuition scholarships available for summer and year round study

Scholarships cover tuition costs and range from 25% up to 100%

Well rounded pre-professional students who excel in either the ballet or jazz & contemporary disciplines.

Ballet Division: Ballet, Pointe, Pas de Deux, Contemporary, Contemporary Ballet, Jazz, Character & more Jazz & Contemporary Division: Ballet, Contemporary, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop, Theater Dance & more

New York Dance Project

Contact: Davis Robertson


113 west 96th St, Suite 9

Company and Trainee Program Partial

Two 50% Scholarships towards our Company Program and two 50% scholarships towards our Trainee Program in NYC

Scholarship covers the cost of tuition. New York Dance Project covers the cost of lodging, transportation and food while on tour. 12yrs-25 years old.

NYDP is a dynamic NYC based dance company seamlessly blending contemporary and classical repertory. Focused on professional development, NYDP empowers dancers and offers opportunities, while serving as bridge in their careers. With a world-class faculty, the company provides opportunities for both trainees and company members. NYDP goes beyond performance, offering career advising and individualized mentoring, fostering a supportive environment for dancers to navigate the complexities of their personal professional journey. Classes are Monday- Friday during our year round program that begins in September 2024 and ends May 2025. Classes include ballet technique, pointe, contemporary, new work, rehearsals, and more.

Old Dominion University

Contact: Megan Thompsom   847-858-8000

3000 Batten Arts and Letters, Norfolk, VA 23529

Summer, College/University Partial $1000-2500 partial scholarships to the University and Half Scholarships to Summer Dance Program tuitionScholarships to the University require HS diploma and minimum GPA of 2.0. Students who major in dance take courses in hip hop, jazz, modern dance, ballet, Pilates, anatomy/kinesiology, improvisation, composition, dance history, teaching principles, acting, and filmmaking.

Peridance Center

Nikki Holck

126 E 13th St NY NY 10003

Summer, College/University  Partial, Full$200 Scholarship for Peridance Contemporary Dance Company Intensive (August 2024)
25%, 50% Scholarships to 2 Year Post Secondary Certificate Program (Start September 2024)

The scholarship covers tuition (in increments listed above)

Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Repertoire, Theory Studies

Slippery Rock University

Jennifer Keller-


Department of Dance, 1 Morrow Way, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA. 16057

Summer Partial5 (five) $500.00 scholarships for Slippery Rock University's FORGE Summer Dance Intensive.

This is a $500 tuition scholarship for the FORGE Dance Intensive which runs for two weeks, June 16-29, 2024. Information can be found at:

Excellent technique and artistry, along with stylistic versatility

Modern, Jazz, Ballet, African, Hip Hop, Improvisation, Composition, Somatics

The Hartt School, University of Hartford

Stephen Pier

917 701 8754

200 Bloomfield Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117

College/University Partial$10,000 - $20,000

Partial Tuition

Capacity and desire to learn and thrive in a challenging and supportive pre-professional environment.

Ballet, Modern, Contemporary technique, Choreography, Repertory Performance, Pedagogy, Dance Academics, University academics.

The Ohio State University Department of Dance

Damian Bowerman  614-292-9594

316 Sullivant Hall, 1813 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43210

College/University  Partial$5000 each of four academic years, up to $20,000 total for each selected student

Students must be both accepted by audition to the BFA program and admitted to the university in order to receive the Alkire award. Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA) in Dance

University of West Virginia

General McArthur Hambrick


School of Theatre & Dance, P.O. Box 6111, Creative Arts Center, Morgantown, WV 26505-6111

College/University Partial $5,000 Partial Tuition

2.7 GPA

curriculum includes Liberal Arts courses

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Karen McShane-Hellenbrand 608-262-3679

Lathrop Hall, 1050 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706

College/University  Partial$7500- partial scholarship with additional money possible.Incoming scholarship award for partial tuition. NAB.S.  & B.F.A. degrees and certificates in Pilates, Dance Studies, and Introductory Studies in Dance Movement Therapy


Contact: Ramona Kundl-


701 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730

College/UniversityPartial $1000-$2000 scholarship plus an out of state tuition waiver approximately valued at close to $15,000.

Tuition plus includes an out of state waiver on tuition. Renewable for four years. Talent Based ScholarshipB.A. Dance B.A. Dance K-12 Certification

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