OHIO School of Dance Choreography Competition


The School of Dance’s 1st annual Choreography Competition awards talented dancers for their original solo choreography to receive scholarships, feedback from dance professionals, mentorship from junior and senior dance majors, and earn the opportunity to perform the solo in one of our annual concerts! 

In 2021, five recipients from the Inaugural Choreography Competition received $5,000 and $10,000 scholarship awards for their unique short choreographic solos that related to social justice and equity including, but not limited to race, gender, class, or allyship. 

This year, we are seeking short choreographic solos that highlight your unique and interesting choreographic voice around themes of mental health and wellness, lockdown or isolation (due to the pandemic), social media inspired works, or social justice and equity including, but not limited to race, gender, class, or allyship.

The School of Dance is still holding virtual auditions for the Fall 2022 semester or in person auditions in January. Learn more about the Ohio University School of Dance at: http://ohio.edu/dance

 
Awards

First Place:

  • $10,000 scholarship**
  • An opportunity to perform their solo in one of our School of Dance concerts
  • Full scholarship to participate in our annual Summer Dance Institute
  • Feedback from dance professionals
  • Mentorship from a junior or senior dance major


Honorable Mentions
:

  • $5,000 scholarship**
  • Full scholarship to participate in our annual Summer Dance Institute
  • Feedback from dance professionals


Competition Details

Deadline for submission: January 31, 2022

Eligibility: The Ohio University School of Dance Choreography Competition is open to current high school students and recent graduates. Students considering a transfer to Ohio University are also eligible. Any winner that is a high school freshman through junior, your award will become active upon acceptance to OHIO University and enrollment as a Dance major.

The entry deadline is January 31, 2022. Participants must submit a completed entry form that will include a link to a YouTube or Vimeo performance.

The date of the solo performance will be determined when the regular admissions process to Ohio University has been completed and the student has auditioned and been accepted to the School of Dance. Scholarship awards are subject to winners pursuing a degree in Dance at Ohio University and maintaining academic eligibility.

**Scholarships will be applied to OHIO University Undergraduate tuition upon admission and matriculation into a College of Fine Arts major.  Scholarship prizes are distributed over four years of study with maintenance of eligibility (major in the College of Fine Arts, 3.0 GPA, 15 earned hours per Fall/Spring term). Choreography Competition Scholarships are stackable with other OHIO awards and scholarships up to the full cost of resident tuition.
 


Loading...