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Scholarship Auditions

Incoming first-year students can audition for a Distinguished Artist Award.

Students are not required to audition to major or minor in dance. However, we use auditions for our first-year student potential class placements.

Distinguished artist award in dance

Each year we give $48,000 to talented artists through the Distinguished Artist Award. Students are required to maintain a GPA of 2.6, enroll in a minimum of two dance classes per semester and participate in dance programming.

The scholarship is $3,000 per year (totaling $12,000) per student. You MUST apply to Hope College AND submit an audition application to be considered for this scholarship.

Students do not need to audition to be a part of the dance program at Hope College, only to be considered for the Distinguished Artist Award Scholarship (DAA).

This scholarship is not offered to transfer students.

Please call the dance department for additional information: 616.395.7700.

Submit an Audition

Due to COVID-19 we will be holding all audition via online submission. You will need to submit the required paperwork along with a 3–4 minute video of yourself demonstrating ballet, jazz, tap and modern.

Deadline: February 6, 2021

All auditioners will be notified in early March.

Submit your application for the DAA in dance 

Information Required
  1. Head shot 
  2. Please supply one letter of recommendation (professional dance field preferred)
  3. A one-page essay addressing: What is it about the dance program at Hope that interests and excites you?

Dance department dancers