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Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival is proud of our ability to offer numerous scholarships to students each year so they are able to attend the festival. Scholarships are very competitive and funding varies depending on the source of funding and the student application. Some scholarships are restricted to specific cities, regions or state while others are available without restrictions. For example: in most situations, scholarships are awarded for partial tuition,

Awards are based on the following criteria: 
1) Quality of performance (from audition or video)
2) Financial need
3) Students who have attended previous festivals.
In addition, consideration is given to student traveling extended distances.

Application Process

The following materials must be included to be eligible for consideration:
1. Completed application form (click here) (3 pages). 
2. Recommendation form or letter from a dance instructor with whom you are currently studying or have previously studied.*
3. 2 Recommendation form or letter from an academic teacher with whom you are currently studying or have previously studied (could be a Junior High, High School or college instructor) OR A character recommendation form or letter from a person of your choice, like an adult who knows you well. 
5. A video (either an emailed youtube or vimeo link (preferred) or sent in DVD) which demonstrates your technical and performance ability. The video must include at least 2 dances from different dance genres selected from the following: Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Tap, or Character. 

Acceptable video content for scholarship submission

Ballet: Excerpts from a formal ballet barre and center, or formal variation. 
Modern & Jazz: Excerpts from a formal dance class, and/or formal combination.
Musical Theatre, Tap or Character: short dance that best demonstrates your ability. 
Whatever you choose for your video presentation, be sure it demonstrates your best ability. PLEASE LIMIT VIDEO TO NO MORE THAN 7 MINUTES TOTAL RUNNING TIME. Videos of performances or other formats other than what is requested above will disqualify the applicant.

*There is a reference form in the scholarship application which can be used as a reference, however a letter of recommendation is also acceptable. Please refer to the recommendation form when asking someone to write a letter. - 2 letters total are required.


All materials can be emailed to

Applications are due May 1, 2019


University of Wyoming- Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts

100 E. University Ave Laramie, WY

Saturday April 13, 2019

3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Dance Evolutions

218 E 7th St #106 Casper, WY

Saturday April 6, 2019

10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Dance Arts Gillette

900 Camel Drive Suite 1-2 Gillette, WY

Saturday April 6, 2019

3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Cedar Street Studio

301 W. Cedar St Rawlins, WY

Tuesday March 5, 2019

5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.


Dance Unlimited

7850 N Academy Boulevard Colorado Springs

Saturday March 2, 2019

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Denver School of the Arts

Only for DSA students

Friday March 1, 2019


Denver Cherry Creek Dance

2625 E 3rd Ave Denver, CO 80206

Friday March 1, 2019

5:15 p.m.-7:15 p.m.

Black Hills Dance Center

628 N Main St Spearfish, SD

Saturday February 23, 2019

3:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m.


Academy of Dance Arts

4351 Canyon Lake Drive Rapid City, SD

Saturday February 23, 2019

12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Prima School of Dancing

3401 Sturgis Road Rapid City, SD

Saturday February 23, 2019

10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

28th Avenue Dance Studio

410 West 28th Avenue Torrington, WY

Friday February 22, 2019

2:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Cache Valley Civic Ballet

Logan, UT 

Friday January 25, 2019

5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m


Dancers Workshop

Jackson, WY 

Thursday January 24, 2019 

5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

 Classic Ballet Academy

7036 S. Potomac St. Centennial, CO  80112

Monday January 21, 2019  

5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. 




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Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival

1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-6122


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