We are looking for 1-3 highly skilled pre-professional aerial, pole and/or contortion dancer athletes that believe they have what it takes to enter the professional pole and aerial circuit.
- Must be between 18 – 28 years of age
- Submissions for 2019-2020 due by Monday April 8, 2019
- Notified call backs will be sent Monday April 15, 2019
- On-site audition will be held Friday May 3, 2019 at Body & Pole in NYC
- Scholarship year starts September, 2019 and ends June, 2020
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a young pre-professional who is serious about becoming an elite pole or aerial dance athlete and performer. This 9 month curated program is led by our world-renown Body & Pole directors to optimize your potential, exposure, and growth. This scholarship year culminates in a showcase where you will be featured in front of industry leaders, talent scouts, and the pole and aerial community.
Who is it for:
Pre-professional, serious pole and aerial dancer athletes who are able to commit 36-40 hours per week (plus hours during rehearsals and performances) to study at the world renowned Body & Pole for 1 scholarship year. This scholarship is for those whose schedule is flexible, allowing them to take class from a wide range of participating Body & Pole instructors, choreographers, and coaches. This program is only for those who are committed, passionate, and ready for the challenge. Please note, you must be between 18 – 28 years of age to be considered.
What it is:
Selected by audition and pre-screening via online application, 1-3 pre-professionals will be chosen to receive this 1 year scholarship. The program will be curated and led by our world-renown Body & Pole directors to optimize your potential, exposure, and growth. This scholarship year culminates in a showcase where you will be featured in front of industry leaders, talent scouts, and the pole and aerial community.
Weekly, it includes an individualized class schedule, with privates and coaching ranging from strength, performance, flexibility, dance, branding/marketing and professionalism. You will be guided and expected to compete, perform, and showcase in pole and aerial events during the scholarship year.
What it is not:
It is not accredited, vocational or part of a curriculum. It is not graded and does not issue a degree, academic credit or certification associated with an academic or vocational school. It does not guarantee professional representation or employment.
What to submit (in resume form):
1. Legal Name
3. Gender Association
4. Movement Background
5. Accolades and Performance Experience
6. Apparatus Specialty
Additionally, we would like to know about any injuries or surgeries. Be specific.
Video Submission Requirements:
Video should be no longer than 4 minutes and should include footage of you on all three apparatus (pole, aerial hoop, aerial fabric or hammock). We also need to see your dance ability, flexibility/contortion, and gymnastics (if applicable). For example, we recommend 1.5 minutes of your primary apparatus, and 45 seconds on your secondary, you will have 1 minute additional to show dance, gymnastics and flexibility. This can be an edited compilation of current representation of your ability.
SEND YOUR SUBMISSIONS TO firstname.lastname@example.org
SUBJECT TITLE: Scholarship Submission