Discover Dance Scholarship Program

BalletMet Dance Academy scholarship program offers students in the Central Ohio area opportunities for quality dance education and training. Scholarships require an audition and are renewed annually based upon review of criteria.


Academy students participating in classes

Audition Dates

Preliminary Community Auditions

Wed, April 10, 5:00-6:30pm at the Lincoln Theatre

Thu, April 11, 5:30-7:00pm at the Franklin Park Conservatory

Sat, April 13, 11:00am-12:30pm at the King Arts Complex

Mon, April 15, 6:00-7:30pm at the Glenwood Recreation Center


Academy students posing in leotards

Your child only needs to attend one of
the Preliminary Community Audition
dates. Plan on being prompt to registration
times. Registration forms will be
provided at this time. Children arriving
after registration has closed will NOT
be allowed to participate.

Questions? Contact the Education Department at BalletMet. Call 614.586.8635 or email [email protected].




Academy students participating in classes

Criteria to be Considered

(Listed in Order of Importance)
  • Students must be age 7-10 as of September 30, 2024 (grades 2-5) and not already enrolled at BalletMet. Scholarships are awarded by audition only and are not available to current BalletMet Dance Academy students.
  • High potential for dance training, primarily in ballet
  • Student desire
  • Family commitment
Academy students participating in classes

Student/Parent Requirements

  • Attendance
  • Above average dance learning progress
  • Potential for further intensive dance training
  • Family commitment and transportation
  • Attendance at all required meetings
  • Good grades in school are strongly recommended
  • Evening summer study is recommended
Summer Intensive Student in Class


  • Fully funded tuition for classes that are chosen by BalletMet for the prescribed course of study appropriate for the student’s age and class level.
  • Complimentary tickets to select BalletMet performances.

Prospective families can learn more by contacting [email protected].


Images by Jennifer Zmuda