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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.

Winter/Spring 2024 Scholarships and Work-Study Grants:
Applications for Winter/Spring 2024 Scholarships (need-based), Male Work-Study Grants (merit-based, age 10+) and Female Work-Study Grants (merit-based, in Ballet 5A+ and in 9th-12th grade) have closed for the upcoming semester.  

Check back later for Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 application information.


Pointe Shoe Scholarships:
Applications for Winter/Spring 2024 Pointe Shoe Scholarships is available at the link below.  Eligibility requirements include being a dancer placed at the Ballet 4B+ level, studying en pointe, and having an impeccable attendance record. Applications are due January 31, 2024.

Pointe Shoe Scholarship Application for Winter/Spring 2024

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. Applications for Winter/Spring 2024 have closed.  

Check back later for Summer 2024 and Fall 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.