CHOP SHOP festival scholarships provide full access to the CHOP SHOP Master Class Series + festival performance! Six scholarships are awarded annually to intermediate and advanced level dancers ages 12 - 25, providing recipients with free tuition to the full Master Class Series and a complimentary ticket to the CHOP SHOP:  Bodies of Work festival performance of their choice.

To apply for a scholarship, please submit the information requested below to Lizzy Melton by email at lizzy [at] chopshopdance [dot] org with the subject line “CHOP SHOP Scholarship.” All applications and materials must be received by 11.59 p.m., Saturday, January 25, 2020.

1. In the body of the email please provide your name, date of birth, years of dance training, name of current dance studio (if applicable), and date preference for the ticket to CHOP SHOP (February 15, 2020 at 7.30pm or February 16, 2020 at 3pm). 

2. Please include a brief essay (maximum 450 words) explaining what motivates you to dance and how a CHOP SHOP scholarship would benefit you.

3. Please also provide a short video (maximum 1 minute 30 seconds) of you dancing in any style of your choice. The video may be submitted either as an attachment to the email or by providing a link (and password if necessary) to the video online (examples:  YouTube, Vimeo, Dropbox, Instagram, Facebook, etc.).

The deadline for applications is 11.59 p.m., Saturday, January 25, 2020. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please feel free to contact Lizzy Melton by email at lizzy [at] chopshopdance [dot] org. We’re looking forward to your application!

Banner Photo: Colemxn Pester teaching a Master Class at CHOP SHOP 2016, photo by Bret Doss.