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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.

Summer & Fall 2023 Scholarships and Work-Study Grants:

Applications and Auditions for Summer & Fall 2023 Scholarships have already been completed.  Check back in October for Winter/Spring 2024 Scholarship Application information. 


Pointe Shoe Scholarships:
Applications for Winter/Spring 2023 Pointe Shoe Scholarships are closed.  Eligibility requirements include being a dancer placed at the Ballet 5+ level, studying en pointe, and having an impeccable attendance record.  Please check back in July for Fall 2023 applications. 

Community Scholarship:
Springfield Ballet is proud to offer the Community Scholarship dedicated to serving BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) students who are interested in studies of dance. We are currently not accepting any new applications for 2022-2023.  Please check back for 2023-2024 applications. 

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.