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Grants and Scholarships

FUND YOUR EDUCATION

The Department of Dance has a broad range of scholarships available. These scholarships range from those that are academically based to those that are merit based, with others based on a combination of academic achievement and talent in dance. In addition to scholarships for incoming freshmen and transfer students, there are a number of scholarships for continuing students to support dancers as they progress through the program. For more information about scholarships, please call 801-422-5086 or email dance@byu.edu.

Grants & Scholarships
Talent Awards
Report Templates

Grants & Scholarships

Students enrolled in the Department of Dance may secure funding for creative projects from a variety of sources.

  • On an annual basis, the Department of Dance awards scholarships to Dance Majors based upon their contributions to the Department and academic achievement. These scholarships range from full tuition to part tuition. The funds for these scholarships come from a variety of sources including the university and many generous benefactors who have donated monies to assistant students in funding their education. Applications are collected at the beginning of each Winter Semester and awards are announced at the semester’s end.

    For more information contact Brent Keck.

    brent_keck@byu.edu

    APPLY HERE

  • The Laycock Center provides funding for large-scale collaborative projects. The purpose of this endowment is to create opportunities for students in the College of Fine Arts and Communications to develop and excel in collaborative environments under tutelage of master mentors. The endowment will promote and enable creative collaboration among faculty, students, artists, educators, and scholars in any of the various disciplines of the College, and establish a unique culture of student mentoring.

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  • The R. Don and Shirley Oscarson Discovery Grant program is to help the best-qualified senior students in communications, dance, music, visual arts, and theatre and media arts. Through financial grants that assist exceptional students in making a transition from the academic to the professional world, this opportunity will help students to participate in exhibits, auditions, performances, internships, etc. to expose their work to the commercial marketplace and to receive training in the “Business of Art.”

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  • The Film and Digital Media Fund is a means by which students can receive College of Fine Arts and Communications (CFAC) funding and support to conceptualize, create, and produce innovative media projects in support of the educational mission of the department. Successful proposals will have a detailed and realistic budget, timeline, and plan.

    Important note: This application is for student funding is from the College of Fine Arts and Communications (CFAC). Please follow all procedures and follow up outlined in the link below.

    APPLY HERE

  • Students can apply for Experiential Learning grants through the Department of Dance. Apply at the link below.

    A report must be submitted after receiving the funds and completing your experience. Please use the form here for your report.

    APPLY HERE

Talent Awards

In order to apply for Talent Awards (Incoming Freshman Scholarships) as a high school senior or incoming transfer student, you will need to complete the following requirements:

  1. Submit an official university application to the university.
  2. Complete the application for the High School Senior and Incoming Student Scholarship for the specific area of dance you are interested in. (See below.)

For further information, please call the Dance Office at (801) 422-5086.

  • Ballet Application Deadline: December 1, 2021

    No live auditions will be held in 2021.

    All applications will be accepted by online video submission only, to be inclusive and accessible to all.

    Applicants must complete an audition by online video submission that demonstrates their dance performance ability. Applications will be reviewed by members of the BYU Dance Faculty. Visit the BYU Dance Dress Code Philosophy for details about apparel. Visit byudance.slideroom.com to apply.


    Talent Award - Video Audition Deadline
    Wednesday, December 1, 2021
    Potential students may elect to audition for ballet or contemporary scholarships or both. Applicants must complete an audition by online video submission that demonstrates their dance performance ability. Applicants will need to record themselves following the requirements listed below and then submit a video audition application online. Visit the BYU Dance Dress Code Philosophy for details about apparel.

    Requirements for video auditions:

    Incoming Freshmen and transfer students entering BYU in the Fall of 2022 are invited to apply for Talent Awards by clicking on the SlideRoom link below. In SlideRoom, you will be given a link to several ballet exercises to learn. In your application, you will submit a video of yourself performing the exercises, along with a photo of yourself in 1st arabesque. Women should be on pointe for both the video and the photo. The deadline for submission is the end of the day on December 1, 2021, and you will receive the results of your audition (including your placement in ballet technique classes at BYU) by March 2022. If you have further questions, please contact Shayla_bott@byu.edu.

    Video Audition Instructions

    Record

    Record the required routines.

    Upload

    Upload to either Youtube or Vimeo.

    Unlist

    Make sure you unlist your video(s).

    Submit

    Fill out and submit your application online.

    Video Audition Application Form

  • Ballroom Application Deadline:

    December 1, 2021

    Submissions are now open.

    Video Auditions

    Applicants must complete an audition by online video submission only that demonstrates their dance performance ability. Applicants will need to record themselves following the requirements listed below and then submit a video audition application online. Visit the BYU Dance Dress Code Philosophy for details about apparel.

    Requirements For Video Auditions

    Applicants must record and upload two videos of themselves demonstrating, with a partner:

    1. International Latin (SAMBA)
    2. International Ballroom (WALTZ)

    The videos should include an introduction stating your name.

    Routines should be comprised of syllabus figures and be no longer than one minute.

    Men should wear a shirt and tie, and nice slacks, ladies should wear a leotard and skirt appropriate to the style (no costumes please).

    These auditions are also used to determine advanced placement in our technique program.

    Costumes are not necessary.

    Video Audition Instructions

    Record

    Record the required routines.

    Upload

    Upload to either Youtube or Vimeo.

    Unlist

    Make sure you unlist your video(s).

    Submit

    Fill out and submit your application online.

    Video Audition Application Form

  • Contemporary Application Deadline:

    December 1, 2021

    No live auditions will be held in 2021.

    All applications will be by online video submission only, to be more inclusive and accessible to all.

    Applicants must complete an audition by online video submission that demonstrates their dance performance ability. Applications will be reviewed by members of the BYU Dance Faculty. Visit the BYU Dance Dress Code Philosophy for details about apparel. Visit byudance.slideroom.com to apply.

    Talent Award - Video Audition Deadline
    Wednesday, December 1, 2021

    Thank you for your interest in the BYU Contemporary Dance Recruitment and Scholarship Auditions for incoming students. If you are a current high school student or transfer student planning to attend Brigham Young University in 2022-23 and want to pursue training in Contemporary Dance, please complete the following:

    1. Enter SlideRoom through this link:

      1. https://byudance.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/63293
    2. Complete the questions included on the Slideroom. 

      1. Questions:

        1. Give thoughtful answers, but limit them to 100 words or less.  
    3. Upload three videos (two from learned movement and one of a self-choreographed solo)

      1. Each video should include a short verbal intro: your name, hometown, whether the video contains Adam’s sequence, Rachel’s sequence, or your self-choreographed solo. The solo intro should include additional information outlined below).
      2. 1. Learn, perform, film, and upload Adam’s sequence. (Please do not be confused by the intro about CDT callbacks):

        1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5VEAg1YGrE&feature=youtu.be 
      3. 2. Learn, perform, film, and upload Rachel’s sequence. (Please take note of Rachel’s foot injury and need for shoes-- please perform barefoot.):

        1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hGBt80Axxg&feature=youtu.be 
      4. 3. Solo: 

        1. Include a short verbal intro that includes your name, hometown, music credit, dance concept/theme, inspiration.
        2. One-minute MAX solo. All movement after the 1 minute mark will not be included.
        3. Self-choreographed (no collaborative choreography or group choreography will be considered) 
        4. Demonstrate contemporary technique and skill that includes, but not limited to: - Whole-body connectivity - Range and articulation of spine, hips, shoulders, feet - weight shifting - Strength, power, and agility on all three levels (ground work, deep lunges, and air moment). 
        5. Demonstrate performance artistry that includes, but is not limited to: Expressivity, Projection, Nuance, and Maturity. 
        6. Demonstrate creative process skills that include innovation and conceptual development. 

          1. Pro tip: please avoid conventional movement choices and pop culture trends; avoid movement based on lyrics that do not extend into meaningful concept development.
        7. Please include a music credit.


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    Video Audition Instructions

    Record

    Record the required routines.

    Upload

    Upload to either Youtube or Vimeo.

    Unlist

    Make sure you unlist your video(s).

    Submit

    Fill out and submit your application online.

    Video Audition Application Form

  • World Dance Application Deadline:

    December 1, 2021

    Video Auditions

    Applicants must complete an audition by online video submission only that demonstrates their dance performance ability. Applicants will need to record themselves following the requirements listed below and then submit a video audition application online. Visit the BYU Dance Dress Code Philosophy for details about apparel.

    Requirements for video auditions

    Please upload two videos no longer than 1 minute and 30 seconds each of you performing different types of dance.

    Together, your submissions should showcase contrasting styles of movement, such as:

    • Clogging and Bollywood
    • Ballet and Tap
    • Irish and Contemporary
    • Any similar combination of your choice

    Please aim to show your strongest selections of varied body movement proficiencies.

    Costumes are not necessary.

    Video Audition Instructions

    Record

    Record the required routines.

    Upload

    Upload to either Youtube or Vimeo.

    Unlist

    Make sure you unlist your video(s).

    Submit

    Fill out and submit your application online.

    Video Audition Application Form

Report Templates

Use the link below to access the associated funding report template or link.

Department of Dance Holbrook Funding Final Report Template
CFAC Film and Digital Media Funding Final Report Form