2017 Dance Scholarship Applications Due June 19

Sunshine Coast Dance Society will be holding auditions and hosting the annual 2017 Dance Scholarship Awards from 11 am to 2 pm on Sunday June 25, 2017.

The auditions will immediately follow a 45-60 minute warm-up class facilitated by renowned dance artist Sylvain Brochu. Applicants must attend both.

The event will be held at the Coast Academy of Dance, 5645 Wharf Avenue, Sechelt. Please plan to arrive by 10:50AM to sign in.

This year the Sunshine Coast Dance Society is pleased to advise that three awards will be available, including:

  • $1000 – Lois Smith Scholarship for Excellence in Ballet (in memory of Lois Smith). Classical or contemporary ballet may apply. Please, no point shoes.
  • $1000 – Baris Foundation Scholarship for Excellence in Modern Dance (jazz, lyrical, tap, or hip-hop).
  • $500 – Sunshine Coast Dance Society Award for Original Choreography.

Students and dancers of any age may apply for the awards.

To be eligible for the scholarship applicants must:

  • Be an advanced dancer 13 years of age or older.
  • Have a minimum of 3 years dance training or experience.

Participants are required to:

  • Fill out and email the attached application by June 19, 2017.
  • Attend the warm-up class held at 11AM on Sunday June 25. Auditions will be adjudicated from noon to 2 pm by three guest adjudicators.
  • Be prepared to perform a dance solo (3 minutes maximum) that best exhibits your movement for each award entry.

Email the completed application form and letter of recommendation (if applicable) no later than Monday June 19, 2017. Call Yvette at 604 885-2476 if you have questions.

The successful applicants will be informed of the results by July 1, 2017.

Please email your application to: info@sunshinecoastdance.com.  Here is the application form.