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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 are due Monday, June 7, 2021 and auditions will be held June 10-11, 2021. Check the application for specific times.

Scholarship Application for Fall 2021

Work-Study Grant Application for 2020-2021 School Year


Winter/Spring 2022 Semester Scholarships:
Winter/Spring 2021 semester scholarships information will be posted later in 2021.


Pointe Shoe Scholarships:
Please check back for more information for the 2021-2022 school year.


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 for Fall 2021 will be out soon.

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.