Please review all pertinent information and forms before submitting your Student Scholarship Application by Feb. 1, 2018. No on-site registrations will be accepted.


  • Scholarships are only open to students in grades 10-12
  • College scholarships are only open to students in grade 12
  • All other scholarships are open to students in grades 10-12
  • A maximum of 10 students per school may audition
  • Students who are not at an advanced technical level should not audition
  • Students in grade 12 auditioning for college or university scholarships must have already applied to the colleges who are offering scholarships prior to the Festival audition
    • Students must contact the dance divisions of those institutions and notify them of their participation in the National High School Dance Festival auditions prior to the Festival
    • Students should call the institution directly for any additional information
  • Students may only audition for those scholarships they can accept based on dates, travel, and financial obligations

Audition Classes

  • Festival scholarship auditions will take place on Thursday, March 1, 2018, beginning at 7 a.m.
  • Students will be placed into one of five audition classes between 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • The supervising teacher will be informed of audition times prior to the Festival
    • If you are planning to send students to these auditions, please make appropriate travel plans to ensure arrival in time for your scheduled audition time
    • Please do not request specific audition times
    • If the Scholarship Committee has not contacted you regarding your audition time by Feb. 21, 2018, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Students will participate in classes consisting of ballet and modern techniques, and there may be a brief improvisational element at the end of the modern segment
  • A mandatory warm-up class will begin 45 minutes prior to each audition class, which is 75 minutes in length
  • Appropriate audition attire is required

Selection and Notification

  • Some students will receive acceptance into a program that may or may not be accompanied by a scholarship
  • Recruiters will either contact auditioning students via the audition call board (notice board) or notify the head teacher if a recruitment conference is necessary
  • All scholarship conferences should be completed by noon on Saturday, March 3, 2018
  • Scholarship donors should submit forms to a scholarship committee representative no later than 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2018
  • Scholarships will be awarded based on the stated criteria from each institution
  • Recipients will be selected either by a representative from the institution awarding the  scholarship or by their designee


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