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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.

2020 Full Year Scholarship Information:
Applications for full-year scholarships were due July 22, 2020 and auditions were held July 25.

Scholarship Application for 2020-2021 School Year

Work-Study Grant Application for 2020-2021 School Year


Winter/Spring 2021 Semester Scholarships:
Winter/Spring 2021 semester scholarships were held November 8 at The Creamery Arts Center.


Pointe Shoe Scholarships:
Applications are now closed for the 2020-2021 school year.


NEW: Community Scholarship:
Springfield Ballet is proud to offer the NEW Community Scholarship dedicated to serving students of racial minority who are interested in studies of dance. Information and Application for this opportunity is found here. Applications for Winter/Spring 2020 semester are now closed; auditions were held November 8, 2020.


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.