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Welcome to the DCNT Scholarship Page

Dance Council of North Texas (DCNT) Scholarships are awarded to exceptional dancers who demonstrate ability, artistry and passion.
Scholarships are for summer intensives at least 100 miles from your home studio unless otherwise stated.
Recipients are showcased by DCNT throughout the year.

Application deadline is February 9, 2017. Award notification is March 15th, 2017.
Application is open to dancers 13 - 21 with the exception of the Joyce Bader Scholarship (10-18), teacher, and writer scholarships.
To get ready, prepare the following:
Join the Dance Council of North Texas (applicants must be a member) online by clicking
here.
Your DCNT member number and password are only effective on this site.
The scholarship site is separate: you must create a new username and password to open an application page.
For 2017 Requirements and Guidelines click here.
Coming soon: To download the flyer click here.
To go to the DCNT scholarship site, click here.

Adjudicators consist of donors; professionals with no affiliation to participating applicants.
Questions?
All scholarship questions, contact Amanda Stone at 214-882-8967 or Mair Cawston at 972-864-8537, maircawston@yahoo.com
Call the DCNT office for membership questions ONLY. The DCNT office does not have application information.

Scholarships Offered in 2017
 
Ballet & Multiple Styles Scholarships

Amanda Stone Ballet Scholarship –* amount - $500 (cash) * purpose - attend any ballet intensive/workshop more than 100 miles from the student’s home * date - summer 2017 * eligibility - any ballet student age 13 - 21 * funding - Friends of Amanda Stone.


Beth Wortley Ballet Scholarshi
p – * amount - $500 (cash) * purpose - attend any ballet intensive/workshop more than 100 miles from the student’s home * date - summer 2017 * eligibility - any ballet student age 13 - 21 * funding - In honor of Beth Wortley, "The Ballerina Teacher," given to further the education of a devoted ballet student.


Burklyn Ballet Theatre Scholarship 
– * amount - $500 (tuition waiver) * purpose - attend Burklyn Ballet Theatre summer program in VT, including performance * date - late June through first week of August, 2017 - minimum 3 week attendance required * eligibility - any ballet student age 13 - 21 * funding - Burklyn Ballet Theatre, Joanne Whitehill, Artistic Director

Cindy's Day Ballet Scholarship – 
*amount $500 (cash) * purpose to attend any ballet summer workshop/intensive at least 100 miles from home studio * date - summer, 2017 *eligibility - any ballet student age 13 - 21 * in memory of Cindy Boyce - funding Sandy’s Shoes & Dancewear

Denton City Contemporary Ballet Scholarship 
– * amount - $500 (cash) * purpose - attend any ballet intensive/workshop more than 100 miles from the student’s home * date - summer 2017 * eligibility - any ballet student – preference given to student age 13 - 19 who lives in Denton County, Texas * funding - Denton City Contemporary Ballet

Elaine Harper Memorial Scholarship 
– * amount - $500 (cash) * purpose - attend any ballet intensive/workshop more than 100 miles from the student’s home * date - summer 2017 * eligibility - any ballet student age 13 - 21 - preference given to a dancer from north Texas * funding - anonymous

George Skibine Memorial Scholarship for a Male Dancer 
– * amount - $500 (cash) * purpose - attend any summer intensive/workshop at least 100 miles from home studio* date - summer 2017 * eligibility - any male student age 13 - 21 * funding - “I believe very strongly in summer study as a supplement to a dancer’s education.” – Thom Clower

Glenda Brown Scholarship 
– * amount - $500 (tuition, room & board offset) * purpose - attend Glenda Brown Choreography Project at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, MO – ballet, modern, and jazz, including performing * date -July 2017 – 2 weeks * eligibility - any dance student age 13 - 21 * funding - Glenda Brown.

Gloria Whetstone Memorial Scholarship
– * amount - $500 (cash) * purpose - attend any summer ballet intensive/workshop at least 100 miles from the student’s home * date - summer 2017 * eligibility - open to a male or female student age 13 - 21 with intermediate-advanced ballet technique and artistic passion * funding - To honor Gloria Whetstone, a lifetime performer and dance educator, and 2003 Honors Awardee of the Mary Bywaters Award For Lifetime Achievement to Dance. Gloria was the Artistic Director of the Shreveport Civic Ballet, the Shreveport Civic Opera and the Assistant choreographer for the Dallas Ballet Theatre.

Joyce Seaborne Bader Scholarship – * amount - $475 (tuition waiver) * purpose - attend Texas Ballet Theater Workshop/Intensive in Dallas, TX – 2 classes daily summer 2017 * eligibility - any dance student 10 - 21 who shows potential for all forms of dance, but especially ballet – * preference given to ballet students under age 18 * funding - Lyndette Bader Galen, in memory of her mother, Joyce Seaborne Bader, and Texas Ballet Theater.

Kathleen Cunningham Classical Ballet Scholarship
 – * amount - $1000 (cash) * purpose - attend any summer ballet intensive/workshop at least 100 miles from the student’s home * date - summer 2017 * eligibility - open to a male or female student age 13 - 21 with intermediate-advanced ballet technique and artistic passion * funding - Kathleen Cunningham.

Kittie LaPointe Memorial Scholarship 
– * amount - $600 (cash) * purpose - attend any summer ballet intensive/workshop at least 100 miles from the student’s home * date - summer 2017 * eligibility - open to a male or female student age 13 - 21 with intermediate-advanced ballet technique and artistic passion * funding - Janice LaPointe Crump, in memory of her mother, Kittie LaPointe Peterson. She danced with Chicago Lyric Opera Ballet and in toured in vaudeville, Teacher/Choreographer of LaPointe’s School of Dance in Chicago.

Marjorie Tallchief Scholarship – * amount - $1000 (cash) * purpose - attend any summer ballet intensive/workshop at least 100 miles from the student’s home * date - summer 2017 * eligibility - open to a female ballet student age 13 - 16 with intermediate-advanced ballet technique and artistic passion * funding - anonymous.

Nadyne Legere Memorial Scholarship 
– * amount - $500 (cash) * purpose - attend any summer ballet intensive/workshop at least 100 miles from the student’s home * date - summer 2017 * eligibility - any ballet student age 13 - 21 * funding - Dana’s Dance Academy, in memory of the founder of Irving Ballet Company.

Natalie Skelton Scholarship to attend the Glenda Brown Choreography Project 
– * amount - $1,750 (tuition, room & board) * purpose - attend Glenda Brown Choreography Project at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, MO – ballet, modern, and jazz, including performing * date - July 2017 – 2 weeks * eligibility - any dance student age 13 - 21 * funding - Estate of Natalie Skelton

Nathalie Krassovska Memorial Ballet Scholarship 
– * amount - $800 (cash) * purpose - attend any summer ballet intensive/workshop at least 100 miles from home studio * date - summer 2017 * eligibility - any ballet student age 13 - 21 * funding - estate of Nathalie “Natasha” Krassovska, Prima Ballerina Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo & Artistic Director of Ballet Jeunesse

South Dallas Dance Festival Scholarship
 – * amount - $900 * purpose - attend any dance dance studio/institution during summer 2017 - perform as Guest Artist with South Dallas Dance Festival in November - eligibility - any black dance student ages 13 - 21 - Scholarship will be awarded in 2 parts: $600 (cash) in May and $300 (cash) in November after SDDF performance * funding - Beckles Dancing Company, Loris Anthony Beckles, Artistic Director

Texas Ballet Theater (FT Worth)
 Scholarship – * amount - $1500 (tuition waiver) * purpose - attend Texas Ballet Theater Senior Intensive in Ft Worth, TX – summer 2017 * eligibility - ballet dancer 15 - 21 from DFW area; 5 week program, does not include room and board * funding - Texas Ballet Theater School (Ft Worth)
 
Texie Waterman Memorial Scholarship - * amount - $500 - attend a 2017 summer program in jazz dance/musical theatre/tap, or contemporary at least 100 miles from home studio * eligibility - students age 13 -21 * submit video featuring Tap, or Contemporary, or Broadway Musical Theatre technique in the style of Bob Fosse, Christopher Gattelli, Susan Stroman or Kathleen Marshall. (Lyrical and Ballet technique will not be considered) * funding - Joe & Ann Briggs Cutaia, The Chaplin Cotillions.
Tom Adams Scholarship – * amount - $4,000 tuition, room and board plus up to $500 for transportation *purpose - attend any summer intensive at a nationally recognized summer program at least 100 miles from home studio for a minimum of 4 weeks such as American Dance Festival, Julliard, Ailey, ABT, PNB, San Francisco Ballet, SAB, Jacob's Pillow, etc. * date - summer 2016 * eligibility - open to students ages 16 - 21 * funding - Gayle Ziaks Halperin & Tom Adams
Modern Scholarships
Charles Andrew Kulp Scholarship – * amount - $1,000 (cash) * purpose - attend further study of modern dance technique or choreography at least 100 miles from home studio * date - summer 2017 * eligibility - any high school sophomore to college freshman who will study at a summer program such as Julliard, Ailey, etc. * funding - anonymous – in loving memory of Charles Andrew Kulp – “It is my hope that this scholarship will help a young dancer recognize part of his/her dream and bring a touch of magic to that life.”

Darryl Sneed Scholarship
 – *tuition waived (valued at $450) *provides full tuition to Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s summer intensive - includes classes in jazz, ballet, modern and praise dance *dates - June/July 2017 *eligibility - open to students ages 13 - 21 who reside in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex or students who can commute or who can provide their own housing. No housing included. *funding - Ann Williams in memory of Darryl Sneed, former resident choreographer and Associate Director of DBDT.
 
WinNor Family Scholarship – * amount - $500 (cash) * purpose - attend further study of modern dance technique or choreography at least 100 miles from home studio * date - summer 2017 * eligibility - any high school sophomore to college freshman who will study at a summer program such as Julliard, Ailey, etc. * funding - anonymous.


Ballroom, Jazz, Tap + Musical Theatre Scholarships

Amber Strauser Scholarship – * amount - $1000 (cash) * purpose - attend a summer program in jazz dance or musical theater at least 100 miles from home studio * date - summer 2017 * eligibility - any dance student age 13 - 21 – preference given to jazz or musical theatre dancers * funding - Amber Strauser

Buster Cooper Tap Scholarship – * amount - $500 (cash) * purpose - attend any summer tap intensive/workshop at least 100 miles from home studio * date - summer 2017 * eligibility - any tap student age 13 - 21 * funding - Trisha Wilson & friends of Buster Cooper

 

Buster Cooper Jazz Scholarship - * amount - $800 (cash) * purpose - attend a summer program in jazz dance at least 100 miles from home studio * date - summer 2017 * eligibility - any dance student age 13 - 21 – preference given to jazz, lyrical, or musical theater dancers *submit video featuring Broadway Musical Theatre technique in the style of Bob Fosse, Christopher Gattelli, Susan Stroman or Kathleen Marshall. (Lyrical or contemporary technique will not be considered.) * funding - Melinda Hartnett, Chris Ellis, and friends.

 

Denise Gallagher Memorial Scholarship – * amount - $500 (cash) * purpose - attend a nationally recognized musical theater summer program such as Jacobs Pillow, Broadway Theater Project, NYU, Interlochen, STEPS * date - summer 2017 * eligibility - any musical theater student age 15 - 21 *submit video featuring Broadway Musical Theatre technique in the style of Bob Fosse, Christopher Gattelli, Susan Stroman or Kathleen Marshall. (Lyrical or contemporary technique will not be considered); Sing an upbeat song from a musical theatre piece (You may sing “a cappella” or with a karaoke CD. No background vocals); Prepare a 1 minute or less of memorized monologue * funding - Mike Gallagher in loving memory of his wife, Denise Gallagher


Gene Pflug Tap Scholarship
 – * amount (all tuition waived + $200 cash) to attend Soul2Sole, Austin, Texas, June 9 - 12, 2017 *open to students ages 13 - 21 *classes and performances with extraordinary tap dancers and teachers. www.tapestry.org * funding - Acia Gray, Artistic Director of Tapestry Dance Company, Suzanne Pflug, Jaime Hollenbeck and former students of Gene
 
Gene, Louise & Fred Kelly Tap Scholarship – * amount (all tuition waived) to attend Third Coast Rhythm Project, San Antonio, Texas, July 27 - 31, 2017 *open to students ages 13 - 21. *Classes, courses, discussions, Tap Off and concert with nationally acclaimed rhythm masters. www.thirdcoastrhythm.com * funding - Barbara Phillips, Artistic-Producing Director
 
Margaret Rylatt Tap Scholarship – * amount - $1000  (tuition + cash) to Chicago Human Rhythym Project (any residency, course, workshop or masterclass except the "Next Step" programs).* date - Summer 2017 * eligibility:  any tap student 13 - 21 – preference given to those with clear action photos of their tap dancing * funding: Lane Alexander, Founder/Director, Chicago Human Rhythm Project and the Rylatt Family and Lynne Richardson, "In memory of my mother, who with very limited resources, encouraged my aspiration to become a dancer," -- Lynne Richardson
 
Nita Braun Memorial Tap Scholarship - *amount $500 (cash) *Attend any 2017 tap dance summer workshop/intensive at least 100 miles from home studio *open to students ages 13 - 21 to expand their technique, to develop style and performance * funding - friends of Nita Braun, her children Mary Six Rupert and Griff Braun and their family.

Youth Ballroom (International Latin & Standard) Summer /Fall Scholarship - *amount $1000 (tuition waiver) *Attend 8 week Summer program (3 classes and I private lesson per week) and a 12 week Fall Program (2 classes and I private lesson per week) *open to students ages 13 - 18 to promote Dancesport (Competitive side of Ballroom) in the DFW area. * funding - Dancesport Training Center
 
Indian Dance Scholarships

Arathi School of Dance Scholarship
 – * amount - $250 (Tuition) * purpose - attend program in Dallas, TX, to study Bharata Natyam, a discipline of Indian dance, with a guest artist * date - July 2017 – 3 weeks * eligibility - any dance student age 13 - 21 * funding - Arathi School of Dance

ICHF Scholarship
 – * amount - $500 (cash) * purpose - attend any Indian classical dance or another traditional dance discipline workshop/program * date - summer 2017 * eligibilty - any U.S. resident  age 13 - 21 trained primarily in Indian classical dance – preference given to a high school graduate * funding - Indian Cultural Heritage Foundation (“ICHF”)

Choreographer Scholarship

Glenda Brown Choreography Project Choreographers Scholarship
 – * amount - $500 (tuition, room & board offset) * purpose - attend Glenda Brown Choreography Project as a choreographer at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, MO – ballet, modern, and jazz, including performing * date -July 2017 – 2 weeks * eligibility - teachers/artistic directors/student applicants, minimum age 18, emerging or experienced choreographers. GBCP provides opportunity for emerging or experienced choreographers who want to stimulate their creativity. choreographers receive assignment from their mentor, the Director of Choreography, and consult with the Music Director. time is provided for choreographer to prepare and dancers are assigned. after rehearsal period the choreographic studies are performed for the entire workshop. a critique session on the choreography shown each evening is led by Director of Choreography and Musical Director for faculty and fellow-choreographers. at the end of the Project selected dance works are showcased on the final special performance. (this scholarship is also open to Student Applicants, minimum age 18.) * funding - Glenda Brown

Dance Writer Scholarship

Margaret Putnam Scholarship for Dance Writers – * amount - $500 (cash) * purpose - attend a dance critic/writing conference or course * date - summer 2017 *eligibility - no age restriction - the applicant should demonstrate a keen interest in dance; dance training is a bonus; dance critic submits three dance articles written in the last two years: two must be dance reviews and the third a background story on a dancer, choreographer,company, dance work or anything else related to dance (it is not required that these be published writings but they may not be papers used to fulfill a school assignment) * a final report is required, an overview of what was experienced and its impact on the recipient’s development. * funding - proceeds from the Margaret Putnam Tribute Gala held in January 2011