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/or teacher recommendation and must be renewed annually based upon review of criteria.


Audition Dates

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

6:00-7:30 pm
322 Mt. Vernon Ave
Columbus, OH 43215

Saturday, April 6, 2019

4:00-5:30 pm
322 Mt. Vernon Ave
Columbus, OH 43215

Criteria to be Considered (Listed in Order of Importance)

  • By audition only for students age 8-12 as of September 1, 2019 (grades 2-5)
  • High potential for dance training, primarily in ballet
  • Student desire
  • Family commitment

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


  • 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

How to Apply

Open to students age 8-12 entering BalletMet’s Dance Academy for the first time.

Prior dance training is not required. Open auditions will be held at local schools and BalletMet studios.


Learn more about our Discover Dance program and how it’s impacted one recipient in this video:

*Please Note

BalletMet reserves the right to revoke a student’s scholarship funding at any time, not renew a student’s scholarship and/or dismiss them from BalletMet’s Dance Academy Scholarship Program for any reason. Written notification will be given. Parents/guardians may also remove their child from the Scholarship Program at any time with written notification.


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