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VADC Annual Scholarship Applications are open


The Virginia Dance Coalition Annual Scholarship is awarded to dance students majoring in dance studies at a college or university dance program (minors are not accepted), or summer intensive.*

  • $1500 for one high school senior

  • $500 for two students ages 14 -17.**  

* Eligible only to students who have NOT received a full-ride scholarship.

** Sophomore and Junior winners may use their award for any summer dance program - local or away.

Applicants must be affiliated with a VADC Member organization. To apply for membership, CLICK HERE.


To apply for the scholarship, please fill out form below.

VADC Scholarship Application


  • The scholarship award date TBA to a graduating high school senior in any VADC member studio who plans to pursue studies in dance.

  • The scholarship must be used for tuition at a college, university, conservatory or summer dance intensive program for the upcoming academic school year.

  • Scholarship money will be paid directly to the college, university, conservatory or summer intensive upon acceptance of the student to the program of study.

  • The scholarship recipient will be invited to perform a solo work in the next schedules VADC DanceFest Gala Performance.

  • Applicant materials will be reviewed by a panel comprised of four dancers and dance educators not affiliated with the member companies of the applicants. The areas of expertise of the judges will be in the disciplines of ballet, jazz, musical theater dance, and tap.


Requirements for consideration for the scholarship are:

  1. A video link of solo or group performance in which the individual is identified and featured.

  2. Recommendation from two dance teachers with an emphasis on technical abilities.

  3. Recommendation from one teacher, counselor, or community leader on applicant’s character.

  4. A 200 to 500 word essay from the applicant stating why they are pursuing a career in dance and why they are applying for the scholarship.

  5. Please complete the application form below, and email your letters of recommendation and essay in .pdf format to

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