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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.


Winter/Spring 2022 Semester Scholarships:
Winter/Spring 2021 semester scholarship applications were due Monday, November 8 with auditions November 10-11, 2021. Thank you to all who applied and no other applications will be accepted for the Winter/Spring 2022 semester.

Applications and the audition schedule for Fall 2022 scholarships are TBD.

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

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. 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.