Dancers are eligible for auditions if the member they are attending with has attended the festival with dancers at least one year prior to 2022.
Before selecting an audition ensure the dancer is age appropriate for the scholarship including meeting the minimum age for dorm stay.
Summer Intensive Scholarships presented by Dance WV as cash scholarships do NOT require an audition.
Two $1000 scholarships for dancers ages 12+ and two $500 scholarships for dancers ages 10 and 11 will be awarded from Dance WV. Dancers who wish to be considered for cash scholarships will be given a number at registration and should wear their number for ALL classes during the festival weekend. On the registration form students wishing to be considered should list under the audition tab “Cash”. They may additionally choose an audition to attend to be considered for other scholarships. Example: “cash/#1”
High School Seniors Universities Audition
Students should bring with them 3 copies of each of the following:
completed audition form
head shot photo
Scholarships and acceptance to university programs may be granted from this audition but not awarded at the festival. Students interested in specific programs should speak with the representatives of those programs.
- Brenau University tuition Scholarship
- West Virginia University tuition scholarship
- $1000 Dance WV Scholarship (4 year renewable)
- University of Akron $1000 Scholarship
Audition #1 (12+) Ballet Based
- Brenau Summer Intensive (varying amounts)
- Nashville Ballet Summer Intensive (5 week session full tuition)
Audition #2 (12+) Contemporary/Modern Based
- Big Muddy Dance Company (50% tuition)
- Mutual Dance Theater
- Attack Theatre Traction
- Next Steps at James Madison University (2 $200 scholarships)
- WVU Summer Academy
Young Dancer’s Audition (ages 10-11) Mixed Genre
- 2 Return to Jackson’s Mill October 2023 scholarships
- 2 In-state scholarships to attend a summer intensive in WV with one of our local studios. (Must choose from the provided list and cannot be used at a dancer’s “home” studio.)
- Ballet Magnificat Jr Dance Intensive
Mock Audition (9+)
- This will be run as a mixed genre, no pressure audition with feedback from the instructors Be prepared for anything!