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Grants & Scholarships

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.

  • 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 Film and Digital Media Fund is a means by which students can receive College of Fine Arts and Communications (CFAC) and/or Department of Dance 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.

    1. How does this proposed project support your professional and educational goals?

    2. How have you been prepared? What course work or other experiences have you had to successfully complete the proposed project?

    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.

    Please answer the following questions in your application responses.

    1. How does this grant support your professional and educational goals?

    2. How have you been prepared? What course work or other experiences have you had to successfully complete the course?

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

    APPLY HERE

Dance Talent Awards

  • Ballet Application Deadline: December 1, 2024

    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/#/Login to apply.

    Talent Award - Video Audition Deadline

    December 1, 2024

    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 2025 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, 2024, and you will receive the results of your audition (including your placement in ballet technique classes at BYU) by March 2025. If you have further questions, please contact hilary_wolfley@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, 2023

    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 10, 2023

    Dance Talent Award - Contemporary Video Audition Deadline

    For Scholarships beginning BYU's Fall semester 2024.

    To make this application process inclusive and accessible to all, no live auditions will be held in 2023. Applicants should complete an online audition via video submission that demonstrates their dance ability. All applications will be reviewed by at least four members of the BYU Dance Faculty.

    Talent Award Video Audition Deadline is December 10, 2023. Applicants will need to record themselves using the directions listed below and then submit a video audition on the SlideRoom website. Applicants must submit links for at least 2 of the 5 options listed. Each separate video should include a short verbal intro: name, hometown, and which sequence you will perform.

     

    Submission Options:

    1. Learn, perform, film, and upload Kate’s sequence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zct0kzO2Xd8 (cueing is found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUEjFGlKFAM)

    2. Learn, perform, film, and upload Keely’s sequence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8UCXS3Yfto (cueing- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLeTT1cBHvg & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wN6AA0gP55k)

    3. Solo: Include a short video of yourself performing a solo. Include verbal intro informing us of the music credit, dance concept/theme, inspiration and choreographer's name.

    4. Choreography: Submit video of your personal, contemporary choreography. Include information about the inspiration, purpose, date performed, dancers, venue, and music credit.

    5. Teaching: Submit video of you teaching a dance class. Take care that we can hear the words you are speaking as you teach and make sure the students in the classroom give permission for you to upload images of them. Include the date and location of the class and your learning objectives for the class.

    Applicants will be notified of their status no later than Feb 1, 2024. If you have questions or concern email Professor Nathan Balser at n_balser@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

  • Cultural Dance Application Deadline:

    December 1, 2023

    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

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