Grants for Dancers – Helping their Education

Dancers wishing to enhance their talents and skills through education can get scholarship grants that will help them fund the education they needed for it. There are several grants for dancers provided by private organizations. Some of them are listed below:

Caroline H. Newhouse Scholarship Fund

The Caroline Newhouse Scholarship Fund is providing scholarship grants worth $2,000 that will be utilized for initiating academic, retraining or helping professional dancers in putting up a new business. In other words, the cash grant can be used as start up money. Interested dancers who want to apply must know the eligibility and completely fill up the application form as well as submit the needed documentation. The deadlines for submission of the application for the 2011 cycle are as follows: January 12, March 9, May 4, July 6, August 31 and November 2. Submission of application must be done by mail. In order to know if you are eligible, you can call the Grants Administrator through phone at (212) 764 0172 local 224. After knowing if you are eligible, you have to schedule a consultation to a career counsellor. There are counselling in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles area.

Career Transition for Dancers
165 W 46 St., Suite 701
New York, NY 10036

Visit to get the contact details of the organization in the New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Ajkun Ballet Theater Fund

The Ajkun Ballet Theater Fund is offering educational to deserving professional dancers as well as dance students. The organization is also offering the International Exchange grants to the professional dancers.

  • Educational grants program – this program is awarding grants to dancers that are professional as well as students in enhancing their dance education and they will become trainees of the Ajkun Ballet Theatre Company. Eligible applicants are individuals aged 14 years and above and have strong background in ballet dancing.
  • International exchange grants program – this grant will supplement the applicants own funding in the living expenses abroad while he/she is pursuing studies in a Company’s atypical repertory.

In order to apply to the grant programs, applicants must first audition either personally or through making a videotape of the performance. Go directly to this website to know the full guidelines of the audition: Download the audition form at

Ajkun Ballet Theater
20 Chelsea road, New Rochelle,
New York 10805-3001

Email the AjkunBT at for more queries. Mail the audition at:

193 Cross St.
Bronx, NY 10464-1225

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