As part of its mission, Springfield Ballet is pleased to offer tuition and pointe shoe scholarships for children ages seven and older who have a strong passion for and desire to study ballet. No previous dance experience is needed to apply; Springfield Ballet trains students of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.
Interested students must complete a detailed application, exhibit talent and potential, and attend an audition class in order to be considered for tuition and/or pointe shoe scholarships. Applicants should be willing to maintain a committed training schedule. Limited funds are available each semester for partial, or in some cases full, scholarships.
Summer & Fall 2022 Semester Scholarships:
Applicant must be at least seven years
old by August 1, 2022. Summer 2022 scholarships are only awarded to dancers in Ballet 3+ and can
only be applied to the Junior or Senior Intensives. Interested students
must fill out a detailed application, exhibit talent and potential, and attend
an audition in order to be considered for these scholarships. Applicants
should be willing to maintain a serious training schedule. For interested applicants who have no previous dance experience, please
contact Springfield Ballet’s office prior to May 2, to set up an
audition and assessment.Limited funds are available for full and partial
Scholarship & Work-Study Grant Application for Summer 2022 and Fall 2022
7-12 (Level: Ballet 1, 2): Wednesday,
May 4, 4:30-5:45 pm (Studio C)
ages 8 and up (Level: Ballet 2/3, 3): Wednesday,
May 4, 5:50-7:20 pm (Studio C)
ages 9 and up (Level: Ballet 3/4, 4): Wednesday,
May 4, 7:25-8:55 pm (Studio C)
age 11 and up (Level: Ballet 4/5): Friday,
May 6, 5:25-7:30 pm (Studio A)—Class includes ballet and pointe.
ages 11 and up (Level: Ballet 5 and up, en pointe): Thursday,
May 5, 5:15-7:15 pm (Studio A)—Class includes ballet and pointe.
Pointe Shoe Scholarships:
The application for Winter/Spring 2022 was due on January 17, 2022. Thank you to all who applied and no other applications will be accepted for the Winter/Spring 2022 semester.
Applications for Summer and/or Fall 2022 are TBD.
Springfield Ballet is proud to offer the NEW Community Scholarship dedicated to serving BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) students who are interested in studies of dance. All scholarships for the Winter/Spring 2022 semester have been awarded. Information for Fall 2022 is TBD
For more information on scholarship opportunities and details, call Springfield Ballet at 417.862.1343
Enjoy this beautiful video of past scholarship recipient, Maria Hall. Courtesy of Miles Boyer Photography.