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

Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Lincoln Theatre
Registration 5:00 – 5:30pm
Auditions 5:30 – 6:30pm

Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Columbus Parks and Recreation | Glenwood Center
Registration 6:00 – 6:30pm
Audition 6:30 – 7:30pm

Saturday, April 22, 2023
King Arts Complex
Registration 10:00 – 10:30am
Audition 10:30 – 11:30am

Franklin Park Conservatory
Registration 1:30 – 2:00pm
Audition 2:00 – 3:00pm

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 614.586.8622 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 1, 2023 (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 two classes each week (total of three hours) that are chosen by BalletMet and follow a prescribed course of study.
  • Complimentary tickets to select BalletMet performances.

Contact us for more info at [email protected].

Images by Jennifer Zmuda