The Alabama Dance Council’s Festival Scholarship program is designed to help you keep moving towards your goals as a dancer/artist. We believe in tearing down barriers to arts access – and that’s why the Dance Festival Scholarship program is open to all festival participants. Your age, gender, occupation, cultural background, and family status should not be an impediment to attending the festival and pursuing your dreams.

You may apply for multiple financial assistance opportunities to attend the festival but will only be eligible to receive one.
Tuition Scholarships
Ambassador
Chief Ambassador
Scholarship recipients are responsible for any other expenses including travel, housing, and meal expenses.

How to Apply
Complete your online application and submit prior to the deadline.
Deadline: Applications are due August 31, 2022
Applicants will be notified by September 15, 2022

Tuition Scholarships

We are now accepting applications for middle school students only, on  a rolling basis. (9/15 – present)

Tuition Scholarships are open to all festival participants (dancers) and are awarded based on your financial need and your work as a dancer. Scholarship awards reduce tuition from 25% – 100%.

Click here to apply today for a dancer tuition scholarship!

Studio Scholarships are available to studios who register a minimum of 10 dancers for the festival. These scholarships may be awarded to studio dancers at the discretion of the studio Owner/Director. Please contact Kerri-Noelle (kerrinoelle@alabamadancecouncil.org) to apply for a studio scholarship.

Ambassadors

Ambassadors and Chief Ambassadors have the opportunity to gain valuable volunteer experience. These positions are available to parents and mature and responsible students who are interested in joining a team, want to know more about how the festival operates, and are willing to use their skills to make the festival a success. Applicants must be at least 15 years old.

Ambassadors: Selected Ambassadors receive a 30% discount in exchange for working a minimum of 4 hours during the festival and/or doing public relations or administrative work before the festival.

Chief Ambassadors: College students who are selected receive a 100% registration discount in exchange for being available to work the ENTIRE festival weekend. Parents who are selected receive a 100% registration discount on their registration fee AND 100% registration discount for a student in exchange for being available to work the ENTIRE festival weekend.

Click here to apply today for an Ambassador or Chief Ambassador Scholarship.