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Dancing is a discipline that involves so much art and variety that there's no wonder why it isn't a surprise how many students discover their passion in one or more of its forms. And the talents and skills these students possess are not being put to waste because a number of groups and organizations offer scholarships not only to reward their efforts, but to also help them pursue their dreams and career.

Getting into college is definitely costly but the good news is dance scholarships exist to provide financial aid for the artists and performers who are really passionate about dancing. Students who dream of becoming professional dancers should look into these dance scholarships.

Princess Grace Dance Awards

This is a national program for aspiring dancers, as well as film and theater artists, and according to US News, eligible undergraduate students must have completed one year of higher education as a dance major at a non-profit school. They should also be US citizens or permanent residents nominated by their schools.

Beverly Miller Dance Scholarship

This scholarship is open to US and Canadian citizens who are between 12 and 21, according to Love to Know. This is intended to help young people to pursue their education as dancers where $10,000 are given on an annual basis. In order to apply, the steps are very easy. Applicants only need to fill out an online application form and describe their passion for dance. They should also acquire letters of recommendation from their teachers.

YoungARTS Scholarship

This scholarship program is hosted by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts and is one of the most popular scholarships for dancers. The program awards $250 to $10,000 to 150 dancers every year. And although there is a $25 to $35 fee for the registration, most applicants agree that it is worth their time and money.

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