Scholarships & Discounts

IMPORTANT: ADF 2020 Summer Season Update

It is with incredible sadness that we share that we have made the important decision to cancel the 2020 ADF season, which includes the Summer Dance Intensive, the Pre-Professional Dance Intensive, and the Dance Professional Workshops. In caring for the well-being of our community, it feels like the only option, and we need to do it now because of all of the implications of waiting longer. We are heartbroken for the lost opportunities for all of the artists, teachers, students, audiences, staff, interns, and ADF fans.

Students who have applied received more detailed information via email about refunds on payments, including any deposit and/or tuition payments, as well as deferring acceptance and scholarships. Unfortunately, we are unable to refund the $50 application fee.

As you make your way through these uncertain times, we encourage you to keep dancing. Draw upon all that you know by virtue of being a dancer, fully embodied, endlessly creative, and passionately driven. 

ADF Staff are working remotely. You may reach us via email at school@americandancefestival.org 


Tuition scholarships

A limited number of tuition scholarships will be available for participants in the Dance Professional Workshops. Scholarship students will still be responsible for travel, room, and board costs.

Special Full Tuition Scholarships for North Carolina Educators
A limited number of full tuition scholarships are available for North Carolina Pre K-12 public/private school educators specifically applying for the Dance Professional Workshop for Educators! Apply by April 1.

IMPORTANT DATES

April 1: Scholarship Application Deadline
April 15: Acceptance Notifications & Scholarship Awards Announced

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit the following through your online application to be considered for a Tuition Scholarship:

  1. Complete your online application for the Dance Professional Workshops, pay the $50 nonrefundable application fee, and wait for your application to be accepted. 
  2. Once accepted, indicate your interest in applying for a Tuition Scholarship in your online application. 
  3. Upload a one-page statement explaining how this experience would be of professional benefit to you.
  4. Upload a copy of your most recent Tax Form 1040 (first page only).

Students may receive either a tuition discount or a scholarship, but may not receive both. 

MATCHING SCHOLARSHIPS

The ADF will match up to $250 towards tuition fees from sponsoring organizations and businesses. Sponsorships may come from:

  • Dance Studio
  • College or University
  • High School
  • Arts Organization
  • Business or Corporation

Details

  • Matching scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Only a limited number are available. 
  • Matching scholarships cannot be combined with any other ADF scholarships. 
  • Matching scholarships may only be used to towards ADF tuition fees. 
  • Matching scholarship awards are contingent upon sponsorship agreement. Matching scholarships from ADF will not be allocated until the school office receives sponsorship agreement and funds. Students are strongly encouraged to reach out to their possible sponsors EARLY, before indicating interest in the matching scholarship to ADF. 

how To apply

Please submit the following to be considered for a Matching Scholarship:

  1. Complete your online application for the Dance Professional Workshops, pay the $50 nonrefundable application fee, and wait for your application to be accepted. 
  2. Once accepted, indicate your interest in applying for a Matching Scholarship through your online application
  3. The sponsoring organization will need to complete a Matching Scholarship Application Form. 
    • Provide your sponsoring organization’s email in your online application and they will automatically receive the form. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the form is submitted by your sponsoring organization.
    • If your sponsoring organization does not have an email, contact the ADF School and we will provide a hard copy of the form for you to send to the organization. Completed forms can then be emailed to the school office.

Students may receive either a tuition discount or a scholarship, but may not receive both. 

tuition discounts

ADF offers a tuition discount to members of NCDEO, NDEO, or an ACDA Institution. These members will receive a 20% tuition discount off any one workshop, or a 20% discount off total tuition if attending multiple workshops. When completing your online application for the DPW program, you will be asked if you are a member and to specify which organization. Tuition discounts will be applied to your online application upon acceptance into the program. 

Students may receive either a tuition discount or a scholarship, but may not receive both.