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 and has paid the current year’s dues prior to May 1st.
Before selecting an audition, ensure the dancer is age appropriate including meeting the minimum age for dorm stay.
Summer Intensive Scholarships presented by Dance WV as cash scholarships do NOT require a separate 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
- Winthrop University tuition Scholarship
Audition #1 (12+) Ballet Based
- Brenau Summer Intensive (varying amounts)
- Nashville Ballet Summer Intensive (5 week session full tuition)
- Richmond Ballet Summer Intensive
Audition #2 (12+) Contemporary/Modern Based
- Big Muddy Dance Company (50% tuition)
- Mutual Dance Theater
- Attack Theatre Traction
- Ohio University Summer Intensive (2 Full tuition, room and board scholarships, 1 partial scholarship)
- Next Steps at James Madison University (2 $200 scholarships)
- WVU Summer Academy (1 full tuition, room & board, 1 full tuition only)
- Winthrop University Summer Dance Intensive
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!
Scholarship recipients must notify Dance WV via email ([email protected]) BEFORE February 1st following the audition date. If notification is not given prior to February 1st, the scholarship will automatically default to an alternate. Students who receive and accept scholarships and then do not attend the summer intensive for any reason will not be permitted to audition at the following Dance WV Fall Festival. Whenever possible Dance WV will pay cash scholarship amounts directly to summer intensives. Any scholarship amount in excess of tuition can be paid towards room, board or travel expenses with receipts. Students are responsible for enrolling in programs to receive any “early bird” discounts. This includes providing Dance WV with the contact person, phone number and /or instructions for paying the scholarship amount towards your account in a timely manner. It is the recipient’s responsibility to meet all registration deadlines and requirements.