Tel. 757-451-4711

Fax. 757-451-4715

254 Granby St, 
Norfolk, VA 23510



Monday - Friday  9:30 AM - 5:00 PM




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Scholarship Application Form Due no later than February 5, 2021

Please review all pertinent information and forms before submitting your form. No on-site registrations.

Students must have pre-registered to be admitted to the scholarship auditions classes.  


  • College scholarships are only open to students in grade 12

  • All other scholarships are open to students in grades 10-12

  • A maximum of 10 students per school may audition

  • Students who are not at an advanced technical level should not audition

  • Students in grade 12 auditioning for scholarships must have already applied to the colleges who are offering scholarships prior to the festival audition

    • Students must contact the dance divisions of those institutions and notify them of their participation in the National High School Dance Festival auditions prior to the festival

    • Students should call the institution directly for any additional information

  • Students may only audition for those scholarships they can accept based on dates, travel and financial obligations

Audition Classes

  • Festival scholarship auditions will take place on Thursday, March 4, 2021 beginning at 7 a.m.

  • Students will be placed audition classes. Classes will run between 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    • The supervising teacher will be informed of audition times and audition numbers of each student prior to the festival

    • If you are planning to send students to these auditions, please make appropriate travel plans to ensure arrival in time for your scheduled audition time

    • Please do not request specific audition times

    • If the Scholarship Committee has not contacted you regarding your audition time by March 1, 2021, please contact 

  • Students will participate in classes consisting of ballet and modern techniques, and there may be a brief improvisational element at the end of the modern segment

  • A mandatory warm-up class will begin 45 minutes prior to each audition class, which is 90 minutes in length

  • Appropriate audition attire is required

IMPORTANT:  STUDENTS will report to the GSA Building (254 Granby Street) for audition check -in and warm-up.  A teacher must accompany students to pick up their audition numbers.  Then students will walk 1/2 block to the TRDance Center, 325 Granby Street for the audition class.

The Scholarship Committee will place students from each school into one of the Audition classes. The class (and time) will be confirmed by March 1 , 2021. 

Selection and Notification

  • Some students will receive acceptance into a program that may or may not be accompanied by a scholarship

  • Recruiters will either contact auditioning students via the audition call board (notice board) or notify the head teacher if a recruitment conference is necessary

  • All conferences should be completed by 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 6, 2021

  • Scholarships will be awarded based on the stated criteria from each institution

  • Recipients will be selected either by a representative from the institution awarding the scholarship or by their designee

SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS SCHEDULE (subject to change) We apologize for the necessity to start so early in the morning

Thursday, March 4, 2021

7:00am- GSA Building open for audition check-in

7:30am - 8:15am Mandatory Warm ups A and B- GSA Building, 254 Granby Street - Expansion Studios 410 and 310


8:30am - 10am- Audition 1- TRDance Center, 325 Granby Street, Studios 2-3 - SENIORS


9:30am - 10:15am Mandatory Warm ups C and D- GSA Building, 254 Granby Street- Expansion Studios 410 and 310


10:30am- 12noon- Audition 2- TRDance Center, 325 Granby Street, Studios 2-3 - SENIORS


12noon - 1:00pm Lunch


12noon - 12:45pm - Mandatory Warm ups E and F- GSA Building, 254 Granby Street - Expansion Studios 410 and 310


1:00pm - 2:30pm- Audition 3- TRDance Center, 325 Granby Street, Studios 2-3 - UNDERCLASS


2:00pm - 2:45pm Mandatory Warm ups G and H- GSA Building, 254 Granby Street -Expansion Studios 410 and 310


3:00pm - 4:30pm -Audition 4- TRDance Center, 325 Granby Street, Studios 2-3 - UNDERCLASS