BDASL SCHOLARSHIPS 

Past Recipient Valerie Pelts and instructor Vasilly Lyashenko

Past Recipient Valerie Pelts and instructor Vasilly Lyashenko

HOW TO APPLY FOR TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS

Purpose: The purpose of BDASL Ballroom Dance Tuition Scholarships is to foster a scholarship recipient’s development of ballroom dance capabilities.

Eligibility: Criteria for eligibility for Ballroom Dance Academy Tuition Scholarships include both a candidate’s financial need and his/her dance capability or potential to demonstrate excellence in ballroom dancing.


SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Essay:  Applicants write an essay entitled: “Why I love to Dance” 

Registration:  Applicants complete a Registration Form required of all students enrolled in regular BDASL classes.

Letters of Recommendation:  Applicant submits 1-3 Letters of Recommendation attesting the candidate’s qualifications for the award. 

Family Information: Applicant submits family information attesting to      candidate’s financial need for scholarship.

Dance Resume:  Applicant submits dance history of past four years including dance instruction, performances and competitions. 

Supporting items including photos or videos may be included but will not be returned.

If interested please fill out the contact form and our scholarships director will reach out to initiate the application process.

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Past Recipients

Scholarship recipient Valerie Pelts with instructor Vassily Lyashenko at World Championship in Ohio (left) & National Championship in Miami (right)

Vassily Lyashenko & Valerie Pelts 2009 World Pro-Am Preteen Champion  Ballroom Dance Hall of Fame, Columbus, OH                 

Vassily Lyashenko & Valerie Pelts
2009 World Pro-Am Preteen Champion 
Ballroom Dance Hall of Fame, Columbus, OH                 

Valerie Pelts & Vassily Lyashenko 2007 National Pro-Am Preteen Champion International Standard, Miami, FL

Valerie Pelts & Vassily Lyashenko
2007 National Pro-Am Preteen Champion
International Standard, Miami, FL

Valerie Pelts, Vassily Lyashenko, Mayor Francis Slay 2009 St Louis Development Corporation’s Business of the Year Luncheon

Valerie Pelts, Vassily Lyashenko, Mayor Francis Slay
2009 St Louis Development Corporation’s Business of the Year Luncheon


Competitions

Many of our instructors and students also compete nationally in Ballroom Dance Competitions.

BDASL student Tammy and instructor Vassily at Ohio Star Ball National Championship Competition.

BDASL student Tammy and instructor Vassily at Ohio Star Ball National Championship Competition.

Emerald Ball Competition. Anne with Top Student Award and Vassily with Top Teacher Award.

Emerald Ball Competition. Anne with Top Student Award and Vassily with Top Teacher Award.