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Springfield, Missouri


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. Please note: scholarship award amounts could be affected due to the financial losses and closures by COVID-19 compared to previous school years.

Fall 2021 Scholarship Information:
Applications for Fall 2021 scholarships were due Monday, June 7, 2021 and auditions were held June 10-11, 2021. Thank you to all who applied.


Winter/Spring 2022 Semester Scholarships:
Winter/Spring 2021 semester scholarship applications are due Monday, November 8 with auditions November 10-11, 2021. Please click the link below for further information and the application.

Scholarship Application for Winter/Spring 2022

Pointe Shoe Scholarships:
The application for Winter/Spring 2022 pointe shoe scholarships is now available. The deadline to apply is January 17, 2022.

Pointe Shoe Scholarship - Winter/Spring 2022

NEW: Community Scholarship:
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. Information and Applications can be found at the link below. The deadline to apply is November 1, 2021; scholarship orientation meeting is November 13, 2021 at 9:30am.

Community Scholarship Application for Winter/Spring 2022

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.