In recent years, New York City Dance Alliance has become known for its college dance scholarships. Since its inception in 2010, the organization’s scholarship foundation has awarded more than $12 million to students, often offering full rides to respected four-year institutions. Now, NYCDA is looking for studios to contribute to the scholarship pool. You’ll be joining proud sponsors like Dance Magazine; plus, it’s an investment that could easily pay off for your students in the future.
Through July 1, NYCDA invites studios to join its 500 Club, meaning you commit to contributing $500 to NYCDA’s scholarship fund. The ultimate goal is to round up 200 studios that will contribute a total of $100,000 toward student scholarships.
NYCDA encourages studios to take on the donation commitment as a fundraising goal, since the funds can benefit your dancers in the future, as they prepare for college. This year, the main college scholarship audition will be held on July 2 in New York City, open to all dancers who attend the NYCDA summer workshop. Plus, for every $1,000 your studio raises, a dancer will be eligible to attend a second, private, audition, September 26 in New York City.