Catch a Rising Star, Dance Council of North Texas
Over the past seven years, DCNT has awarded scholarships totaling $206,000 to outstanding dancers from age thirteen through graduate school. There is no residency requirement. DCNT scholarship recipients receive funding, tuition waivers or both to attend prestigious summer intensives and workshops that encompass every dance style. Recipients have attended nationally renowned summer programs such as School of American Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet (Seattle), Kirov Ballet, Alvin Ailey (NYC) Jacob’s Pillow, American Dance Festival, Miami City Ballet, Arathi School to study Bharata Natyam, East Indian dance technique, choreographer intensives, and dance critique study, among others.
Teachers have been awarded scholarships for their continuing education. In the past, teachers have attended American Dance Festival, Debbie Allen Dance (LA), Third Coast Rhythm Project (San Antonio, Texas) and Katherine Dunham Workshop.
Choreographers have attended the Glenda Brown Choreography Project in Kansas City, Missouri.
The Margaret Putnam Dance Writers Scholarship provides funding to attend a dance writers’ workshop.
Donors include Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Dallas Summer Musicals, Artful Dancewear, Indian Heritage Cultural Foundation, South Dallas Dance Festival/Beckles Dancing Company, Burklyn Ballet Theatre, The Chaplain Cotillions and James & Gayle Halperin Foundation.
Ongoing support comes from Texas Commission on the Arts, City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, Town of Addison and Heritage Auction. DCNT is able to advance the education of promising young dancers as well as dance teachers.
Most scholarship recipients are showcased by DCNT throughout the year for the community to experience these aspiring and talented dancers.
Catch A Rising Star: The 2013 Dance Council of North Texas Scholarships. The Dance Council has Scholarships totaling over $38,000 to be awarded to exceptional dancers who demonstrate ability, artistry and passion.
The deadline to submit application is midnight on Saturday, February 9, 2013. Recipient notification is March 15, 2013. Apply at www.dancecouncilscholarships.org.