Scholarship Auditions


Annually, the MD Council for Dance awards thousands of dollars of scholarship opportunities to dancers from across the mid-Atlantic region. 


We are always seeking quality scholarship opportunities to provide to our participants. 

To become a donor, please contact Board President, Liz Fink-Rakoski


Previous awards have included summer intensives, workshops, class cards, and private coaching many generous donors.  This year's scholarship opportunities include:


Ballet Theatre of Maryland
FOUR Full Scholarships to attend BTM Summer Intensive 2018 ($2000 each)

Ballet Chesapeake
THREE Scholarships for August Workshop 2018 ($595 each)

Ballet Nouveau 
Pre-Professional Summer Intensive Scholarship 2018 
Senior Conservatory Summer Intensive Scholarship 2018
Delaware Arts Conservatory 
THREE Summer Intensive Scholarships 2018 ($250 each) 

Project C Studios
Full Scholarship One Week Junior Summer Training Intensive ($400) 
Full Scholarships One Week Summer Training Intensive (Dancer's Choice) ($550) 

Anne Arundel Community College
$100 Gift Certificate for AACC Youth Dance Festival 2018
Artistry Unleashed Winter Workshop
TWO Full Scholarships to 2 day Winter Workshop 2017 ($185)
Divine Dance Institute 
FOUR Pneuma Dance Project Summer 2018 ($600-$1600 each)
Kinetics Dance Theatre
Summer Scholarships: Modern Dance Class 1X Week/4 weeks
Maryland Youth Ballet
Contemporary Dance Workshop ($350) 
Summer Dance Intensive 2018 Scholarships ($475 each) 
Adult 10-class card for 1 year ($180)
Adult 1 Month Unlimited Card ($215)

Washington School of Ballet
Three Full Scholarships for 1 Boy for the summer 2018 intensive including housing (estimated value over $5,000 each, $15,000 total)

Additionally, cash awards (for study at the school of their choice) are given to top scorers in their age categories, as follows:


$250 Overall High Scorer

$125 1st place, Ages 9-10
$100 2nd place, Ages 9-10
$75 3rd place, Ages 9-10

$125 1st place, Ages 11-12
$100 2nd place, Ages 11-12
$75 3rd place, Ages 11-12

$125 1st place, Ages 13-14
$100 2nd place, Ages 13-14
$75 3rd place, Ages 13-14

$125 1st place, Ages 15-22
$100 2nd place, Ages 15-22
$75 3rd place, Ages 15-22



The Scholarship Auditions are a formal audition process.  Registrants are divided into age categories, with a maximum of 40 per group.  Spaces are filled on a first-come, first serve basis, with audition numbers assigned randomly.  Adjudication panels are comprised of objective dance professionals from around the state.  Auditionees participate in sections of ballet, jazz, and modern dance, and are rated on their technique, alignment, and performance quality.


*New for 2017* ~ This year we are offering separate Tap Scholarship Auditions on Sunday morning. Dancers will be split up into JR and SR age groups. SR auditions will be Sunday, October 15th 9:30-10:45am, and JR auditions will directly follow from 11:00-12:15. Cash scholarships will be awarded to the top 3 scorers in each age group, and special scholarships to tap intensives/workshops will be available. Spaces will be limited to 40 dancers per age group. 




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