The Dance discipline includes ballet, choreography, hip hop, jazz, modern, tap, and world dance forms. Winners take part in a weeklong collaborative program learning from masters in the dance field and performing at arts institutions.
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Win cash awards of up to $10,000, an alternative to scholarships to spend as you wish
Take master classes with accomplished dancers and choreographers such as Debbie Allen, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Camille A. Brown, Michelle Dorrance, John Heginbotham, Bill T. Jones, Philip Neal, Jorge "Fabel" Pabon, and Desmond Richardson
Become eligible for nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts
Receive a lifetime of mentoring and professional support with a rich network of peers
Connect to educational and artistic development opportunities
Am I eligible?
To apply to YoungArts, artists must be:
US citizens or have permanent resident status
15-18 years of age or in grades 10-12 on December 1, 2016
Please also note that Finalists who have previously attended YoungArts Week are not eligible to apply in any discipline/category. We encourage these artists to participate in alumni programming. Please contact [email protected] to find out more.
How To Apply
Prepare your submission in ballet, choreography, hip hop, jazz, modern, tap, or world dance forms consisting of a two-minute technique and a two-minute solo (See full requirements)
Complete the application on Acceptd, an online application tool
Fee waivers are available to qualified applicants. This means, if you qualify, your entire application fee(s) will be waived and you will not have to pay. To receive a fee waiver, you must upload documentation of need (please see below). In order to successfully SUBMIT an application for review, these documents must be uploaded in the Payment section of the application prior to the October 14, 2016, 11:59pm EST deadline. NO EXCEPTIONS.
One of the following documents may be uploaded for a fee waiver:
ACT or SAT testing fee waiver or NACAC College Application Fee waiver form.
Document that states you receive Federal Free or Reduced Price Lunch program (FRPL).
Document from a federal, state, or local program that aids students from low-income families (e.g., TRIO programs such as Upward Bound).
Letter from a school teacher, guidance counselor or other school official stating that you qualify for financial aid.
If you need further clarification regarding this process, you may write to [email protected] no later than Wednesday, October 5, 2016.
Click SUBMIT by October 14, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST
hear FROM DANCE WINNERS & PANELISTS
Ernest Baker | 2009 Winner in Hip Hop Dance
Andrea Murillo | 2006 Winner in Dance
Connor Yockus | 2014 Winner in Dance
Jorge "Fabel" Pabon | Master Artist in Hip Hop Dance
Victor Quijada | National Selection Panelist
Yara Travieso | 2005 Winner in Dance
SELECT PERFORMANCES FROM WINNERS
Javon Jones | 2016 Winner in Modern Dance
Taylor Kurtz |2016 Winner in Jazz Dance
Isabella Franco | 2016 Winner in Ballet
Athira Pratap | 2016 Winner in Classical Indian Dance
Evan DeBenedetto | 2016 Winner in Tap Dance
Kaleb Sims | 2015 Winner in Hip Hop
To find out about what is needed for your dance application, just download the PDF below that corresponds to your category: ballet, choreography, hip hop, jazz, modern, tap or world dance.