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 Secretary, Barclay Gibbs


Previous awards have included summer intensives, workshops, class cards, and private coaching many generous donors including:


Ballet Theatre of Maryland
Ballet Chesapeake
Ballet Nouveau 
Delaware Arts Conservatory 
Project C Studios
Anne Arundel Community College
Artistry Unleashed Winter Workshop
Divine Dance Institute 
Kinetics Dance Theatre
Maryland Youth Ballet
Washington School of Ballet

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. 




Print Print | Sitemap
© Maryland Council for Dance