BalletMet Discover Dance Scholarship Program

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BalletMet’s Discover Dance Scholarship Program offers children in the Central Ohio area opportunities for quality ballet and dance education and training. This scholarship provides a child with fully funded year tuition to the BalletMet Dance Academy. Scholarships require an audition and must be renewed annually basedupon review of criteria.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE AUDITION?

No previous dance training is necessary. Any child between the ages of 8-12 years old who meets the criteria listed below may audition. Students must be 8-12 years of age by September 1, 2019 and should exhibit:

  • High potential to be trained in ballet and other dance style

  • Desire and commitment to study dance in a disciplined environment

  • Ability to get to and from classes on a regular basis

WHEN ARE THE PRELIMINARY COMMUNITY AUDITIONS?

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Registration 6:00 - 6:30pm
Auditions 6:30 - 7:30pm

Saturday, April 6, 2019
Registration 4:00 - 4:30pm
Auditions 4:30 - 5:30pm

Your child only needs to attend one of the Preliminary Community Audition dates. Plan on being prompt to the registration times. Children arriving after registration has closed will NOT be allowed to participate.

WHERE ARE THE AUDITIONS HELD?

BalletMet Dance Academy
322 Mt. Vernon Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215

WHAT SHOULD MY CHILD BRING TO THE AUDITION?

  • A completed Discover Dance Student Audition Form.

  • Dressed in comfortable clothes that allow for movement.

  • A great attitude and passion for dance!

WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE AUDITION?

Dance professionals from BalletMet will screen children for potential and identify kinesthetically gifted children for training in classical ballet and other dance forms. Children selected must have feet and ankles capable of handling pointe and ballet work, thus these areas will be assessed. Please communicate with your child that they should demonstrate their best behavior and love of dance.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE AUDITION?

All participants will be notified by mail of preliminary audition results. Final Auditions will be held at the BalletMet Dance Academy on Saturday, May 4, 2019 for students who pass the preliminary screenings.

WHY SHOULD A CHILD PARTICIPATE IN THE AUDITION?

BalletMet is committed to bringing the positive influence of ballet and dance to the Columbus community. Through the Discover Dance Scholarship Program, BalletMet strives to make the art and discipline of dance available to talented and committed youth.

Questions? Contact Leigh Lijoi at BalletMet.

Call 614.586.8629 or email education@balletmet.org.

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