California Dance Classics’s Scholarship Awards is a merit-based scholarship opportunity that enables young dancers to attend some of the most prestigious dance establishments across the United States; in the form of Summer Intensives, Short-Stay Programs, Year-Round Academic Programs, and Trainee Position Placements. In partnership with these esteemed dance Conservatories and Institutions, we are able to facilitate scholarship opportunities to individual dance students for the purpose of furthering their pre-professional dance education. It is first-rate experiences such as these that prepare young dancers to succeed in a professional dance career.

California Dance Classics is thrilled to work in partnership with Joffrey Ballet School, San Francisco Ballet, Ballet West, Milwaukee Ballet, Orlando Ballet, The Harid Conservatory, Kansas City Ballet, New Ballet, and University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

In addition to opportunities at the aforementioned establishments, California Dance Classics partners with Dance Arts Foundation, a non-profit arts organization, for the purpose of offering monetary funds to specific, highly-deserving students. These funds are to be used toward participation in a future California Dance Classics event or relevant furthering of the student’s dance education..

For in-person events, all Solo competitors will be eligible and carefully considered for the Scholarship Awards. Selection of Award recipients shall be geared toward those Solo performers who, during Master Class and on-stage performance, demonstrate the ability to become future professional dancers. In addition, general conduct, respect for dance, work ethic, and attitude toward fellow dancers will be noted. For virtual events, the aforementioned qualities will also be considered for dancers who specifically register for the Scholarship Awards component (see Virtual Performance Rules and Regulations for details).

Nominations of specific students by Dance Teachers or Directors are welcome, but not necessary, and will be accepted until the relevant competition’s closing date. Teachers must email to request a nomination form. The names of nominated students will not be disclosed to the public. Teachers/Directors are requested to keep the name of the nominee private and are not to disclose a nominated student’s name to any person (including the nominee) or organization other than CDC.

Scholarships are awarded at the sole discretion of the Faculty of such establishments and CDC reserves the right to not offer scholarships at any given event.