Regional High School Dance Festival: 2024 Participating Recruiters And Scholarship Opportunities

AMDA College of Performing Arts

Contact: Nina Wray | | 213-434-2751

Arizona State University

Contact: Nora Cherry | | 480-965-5337

Scholarship Type: College/University

Details: Scholarships can cover a range of things: registration, housing, food, etc.

Curriculum: As a first-year student, you will be placed in a cohort of students and receive individualized faculty mentorship. Together, you will explore a range of styles including ballet, contemporary modern, hip-hop and salsa. Weekly seminars provide information on possible career pathways and networking opportunities with professionals from around the world.

Brenau University

Contact: Madia Cooper-Ashirifi | | 770-534-6249

Scholarship Type: Summer; College/University

Details: Summer (tuition, some will cover R&B); College (tuition).

Criteria: Based on dance proficiency as observed in an audition and interview.

Curriculum: Ballet, modern, jazz, West African dance, ballroom, dance education, anatomy, choreography.

Cornish College of the Arts

Contact: Sharon Starling | | 206-726-5016

Dean College

Contact: Ashley Reed | | 508-541-1516

Scholarship Type: College/University

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

Criteria: Students must be admitted into Dean College and must be a full-time resident student. Student pursuing both a BA and a BFA are eligible. 

Curriculum: A conservatory-style rooted in a liberal arts foundation. We are a multitrack program in ballet, modern and jazz. 

GUS® | The Original Gus Giordano Dance School

Contact: Lauren Giordano Whitting | | 773-275-5230

Scholarship Type: Summer

Details: Partial tuition for three intensives depending on how old the dancer is: College and Professional Intensive or Pre-Professional Intensive. Scholarship varies by program.

Curriculum: Visit website | College and Professional Intensive: | Pre-Professional Intensive:

Kansas City Ballet School

Contact: Monica Cameron | | 816-216-5603

Scholarship Type: Summer

Details: (2) Full tuition scholarships valued at $3,000 each: $6,000.
(2) Housing packages valued at $3,600 each: $7,200.
(3) Partial scholarships valued at $1,500 each: $4,500.
Total dollar amount: $17,700.

Curriculum: Along with daily ballet technique, pointe and men’s classes, students will take part in additional classes that may include: contemporary/improv, modern, variations, character, conditioning, jazz, flamenco, seminar/study hall, pas de deux, Pilates Mat and Reformer, Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT), yoga.

Lamar University

Contact: Amy Elizabeth | | 409-880-8291

Scholarship Type: Summer

Details: In partnership with Aimed Dance, Lamar University Department of Theatre and Dance is offering a tuition and housing scholarship to attend Aimed Dance Summer Fest 24. ADSF 24 offers three weekends of concerts and two weeks of classes in one contemporary dance festival held at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.

Criteria: Students will select the week to attend based on their age. Students will be responsible for travel to and from the festival and meals. 

Curriculum: Four classes a day in ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz, improvisation, somatic practices, dance composition and more. Students will engage in either a choreography lab or performance lab and take the stage in the Festival Concert series to end the week. 

Lindenwood University

Contact: Tricia Zweier | | 636-949-4547

Scholarship Type: College/University. Lindenwood University will also grant admission to select students for our BFA program.

Details: Partial Tuition (3) $3,000 Fine and Performing Arts Scholarships renewable annually for four years during the course of study. Each $3,000 scholarship will cover partial tuition during the prospective student’s four years of study toward a BA or BFA degree in Dance. Students are also eligible for academic scholarships. Awards are exclusively available to selected students who have submitted fully completed university admissions applications and who state their intention to major in Dance on their university application (BA/BFA).

Lindenwood University will also grant admission to select students for our BFA program. Interested students should complete our Audition Information Page ( and communicate with Professor Tricia Zweier ( before the festival.

Criteria: Awards are exclusively available to selected students who have submitted fully completed university admissions applications and who state their intention to major in Dance on their university application (BA/BFA). Entrance into the Fall 2024/Spring 2025/Fall 2025 BA or BFA in Dance.

Curriculum: Curriculum includes: contemporary; ballet; jazz; tap; dance history; dance and technology; dance anatomy and kinesiology; theory and composition; performance and composition practicum; technical theatre; pedagogy; dance studio management; internships. Optional courses include hip-hop, pointe, improvisation, partnering, acting and others.

NobleMotion Dance

Contact: Colette Kerwick | | 505-920-4104

Scholarship Type: Summer

Details: Will cover the cost of intensive. 

Curriculum: Contemporary, modern, jazz, improvisation, partnering, ballet, Pilates, hip-hop, bollywood, repertory by NMD and Mike Esperanza.

Palm Beach Atlantic University

Contact: Jin Hanley | | 561-803-2416

Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University

Contact: Danah Bella | | 540-250-4034

Scholarship Type: College/University

Details: Recommendation for a merit scholarship dependent upon successful admission into the Peabody Conservatory.

Criteria: Must apply and meet academic benchmarks for admission into the Peabody Conservatory.

Curriculum: BFA degree in Contemporary Modern Dance Performance and Choreography.

Ruth Page Center for the Arts

Contact: Cara Wedeking | | 312-337-6543

Scholarship Type: Summer

Details: Full tuition for the four-week International Dance Experience program. Room and board not included.

Criteria: Any talented and driven dancer.

Curriculum: The International Dance Experience offers rigorous, balanced training in ballet and modern, as well as other styles including jazz and Afro-Cuban. Dancers are also given the opportunity to work with dancers and guest artists from all over the world.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Contact: Lindsay Hawkins | | 812-350-0247

Scholarship Type: Summer

Details: Full tuition for weeklong summer intensive, July 22-26, 2024.

Criteria: Intermediate/advanced dancers.

Curriculum: Ballet, modern, jazz, hip-hop, improvisation, repertory, injury prevention.

Stephen F. Austin State University

Contact: Heather Samuelson | | 936-652-1432

Texas A&M University

Contact: Grae Robinson | | 979-458-7215

Scholarship Type: Summer; College/University

Details: Summer: This scholarship will cover the full cost (tuition, housing, meals, etc) of attending our summer intensive taking place June 16-22, 2024.
College/University: High school seniors who have already applied to Texas A&M University for admission may use this as their audition for our Dance Science program if they are wanting to pursue the BS in Dance Sciencechoreography minor or dance performance minor.  

Criteria: Summer: Dancers must be aged 15 or older on or before June 16, 2024, to participate in our 2024 summer intensive.
College/University: High school seniors must have already applied to Texas A&M University for Fall 2024 admission. 

Curriculum: Summer: Our summer intensive gives an opportunity for high school students to see what a week in the life of a dance program student is like. Dancers will take classes in dance science, Pilates, ballet, modern and varying other styles. Rising high school seniors can also use the summer intensive as their dance program audition for the Fall 2025 school year.
College/University: View the curriculum for each of the three degree programs we offer at

Texas State University

Contact: Michelle Nance | | 512-245-2949

Scholarship Type: College/University

Details: $1,000 toward tuition. 

Curriculum: BFA Choreography and Performance and Dance Certification. 

Texas Tech University

Contact: Kyla Olson | | 806-777-5753

Scholarship Type: College/University

Details: $3,000 talent-based first-year student scholarship to assist with the cost of tuition, room and board.  

Criteria: Incoming dance major (BA or BFA Dance).

Curriculum: The Texas Tech University Dance program provides its students with a rigorous yet accessible curriculum, opportunities for engagement with dance in a variety of contexts, and a supportive, student-centered learning environment. By integrating the practical and the theoretical, the program serves as a vital force in the cultural and intellectual life of our society. The program offers a Bachelor of Arts in Dance (requires minor), a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance with a focus of performance and choreography, a dance minor, and an online Master of Arts in Dance Studies. Curriculum includes ballet; jazz; contemporary; hip-hop; tap; musical theatre dance; dance history; dance anatomy and kinesiology; theory and writing; pedagogy; improvisation; choreography; music for dance; theatrical design; and performance and choreography opportunities each semester. The university is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD).

University of Central Oklahoma

Contact: Michelle Moeller | | 405-974-3568

Scholarship Type: College/University

Details: $3,000 total scholarship: $1,000 is a cash scholarship that can cover anything in your bursar account (tuition, fees, books, housing); $2,000 is a tuition waiver that will go toward the tuition portion only. 

Criteria: This is a talent-based award for a nonresident student. Terms of the award are: 
1. Enroll and participate as a declared full-time dance major during every semester you receive the tuition waiver.   
2. Maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average and receive a C or better in all dance major course work. If your GPA falls below a 2.5 you will not be granted a tuition waiver the following semester. You are permitted to reapply for a tuition waiver once your cumulative GPA is above 2.5. 
3. Complete a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester. If you do not complete 12 hours each semester, your tuition waiver will be revoked in the following semester.  
4. Meet all of the expectations for dance majors outlined in the Department of Dance handbook.  

Curriculum: The UCO Department of Dance currently houses three degree programs: the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, the Bachelor of Arts in Dance Education and the Bachelor of Arts in Arts Administration. The UCO Department of Dance degree programs emphasize balanced studies in ballet, modern and jazz dance, with additional studies in aerial dance, hip-hop, world dance forms and dance film. Our program is open to students of all body types, backgrounds and levels of dance experience. Our multiple degree options provide a space for students to pursue individual career paths, understanding that the field of dance has many facets of study. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and supportive environment where every student can thrive, learn and express themselves through the joy of dance.

University of South Florida

Contact: Danielle Boe | | 813-974-3867

Scholarship Type: Summer

Details: $175-$350 toward tuition for USF Summer Dance Week. Students will be responsible for travel to and from the intensive, housing and meals. 

Curriculum: Ballet, modern, jazz, West African dance, improvisation, dance education, choreography.

West Texas A&M University

Contact: Crystal Bertrand | | 806-651-2789