Who It’s For
This opportunity is for serious dancers who are able to commit up to 36 hours per week (36-plus hours during rehearsals and performances) to study at the world renowned EDGE Performing Arts Center for one year. Scholarship is for dancers whose schedule is flexible allowing them time to take class from a wide range of participating EDGE teachers. It’s for dancers who are passionate, dedicated and ready for the challenge.
What It Is
Selected by audition, up to twenty dancers are chosen to receive this one-year scholarship. Weekly, it includes up to 18 classes from edgepac's open-schedule, three 2-hour dance and professional development workshops and five hours of apprenticeship. It also includes the opportunity to rehearse and perform in our annual show. The program is guided by the Directors, with expert advice from the teachers.
Professional development workshops include dance, choreography, acting improvisation, audition technique, preparing an audition song, trade discussions and other know-how. Special opportunities include taking headshots, becoming acquainted with dance agencies and being showcased in our annual show. Past participants have had the opportunity to gain additional performance experience in film, video and live productions. Workshops may be open to other premium membership.
EDGE is the host for this amazing opportunity that’s presented by The Dance Fund. Created by Randy Allaire and Bill Prudich in 1988, some 540 dancers are among a select group who has shared in this opportunity. Participants include Laney Filuk, Lisa Coppola-Lindholm, Gil Duldulao, Shawnette Heard, Bobby Newbeey, Tracy Phillips, Becca Sweitzer, adam Parson, Malaya, Nancy Anderson, Liana Blackburn, Khasan Brailsford, Hannah Douglass, Kelli erdmann, KC Monnie, Jasmine Perri, Brittany Russell, Michael Stein, Dani Vitale, Charlie Williams and many others. Allaire and Prudich continue to direct the program working closely with the participants.
What It’s Not
It’s not accredited, vocational or part of a curriculum. It is not graded and does not issue a degree, academic credit or certification associated with an academic or vocational school. It does not guarantee professional representation or employment.
*Participants are not guaranteed to be cast in one or all numbers is the show.
Audition required for each choreographer. There is no compensation.
2018-2019 SCHOLARSHIP CATALOG
Applications due by: Jul 26, 2018, 5PM (PST)
Audition: Jul 29, 2018 at 10AM
Training (begins): Aug 27, 2018
Scholarship begins: Sep 10, 2018
Scholarship completion: Aug 18, 2019
See this year's annual show July 19, 20 & 21 2018 8PM
Consider making a donation to The
Dance Fund with your ticket purchase.
Producing and sponsoring shows
allows The Dance Fund to capture and subsequently present the artistic vibrancy being cultivated through its scholarship
Program and Professional Development Workshops.
The Dance Fund will hold
performances throughout the year at small to mid-sized venues
throughout Los Angeles.
Currently, The Dance Fund produces
its annual show at Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, and is
planning on producing additional shows throughout the year.
The Dance Fund will utilize close-by Theatre Row in the
Hollywood Media Arts District to potentially present those
The Dance Fund will provide fiscal
sponsorship of emerging choreographers, dance companies, and
their dancers while guiding them through the process of
producing their own shows.
The shows that will come to life
out of The Performance Project will serve to foster the
professional development of choreographers who are molding their
emerging dance companies, and will provide artistically vibrant
performing arts experiences for audience goers in the Hollywood
area and beyond.
Learn more about our up-coming show June 2 & 3, 2016 ENVISAGE.