National High School Dance Festival Scholarships

School of the Arts Dancers attended the National High School Dance festival with over 1500 students from across the nation, Including a high school from Hawaii and Australia. Our students took master classes with a variety of teachers from prestigious colleges and dance programs such as New World School, NYU Tish, Florida State University, University of the Arts, STEPS on Broadway, Broadway Dance center,  Joffrey Ballet, Nashville Ballet, Point Park, Julliard school, University of South Carolina, AMDA, National Ballet of Canada, Parson’s dance company, and many, many more.

In addition to taking classes, students Auditioned for college scholarships and scholarships to summer programs. All SOA dancers who auditioned received more than 3 offers to attend a summer program via scholarship and our seniors were offered scholarship money into the following dance programs. (See list below).

Auryanna Ascue attended the Festival, however being a freshman she was not allowed to audition for scholarships. Nevertheless she was constantly complimented by master teachers in the classes she took over the four days.

Anaj Lewis (senior):  Winthrop, Coker, Colorado State University, and Valdosta State University

Desiree Young (senior) : Winthrop, Coker, Colorado State University, Valdosta State University, University Of Minnesota, Southern Illinois University, Long Island University Post campus.

Kayla Marindin (senior): Winthrop, Coker, Valdosta State University, Long Island University Post campus.

Caitlyn Hall (Junior): Colorado State University, Southern Illinois University, Dean College, Adelphia, Rowen, Cornish School of Arts, Peridance, Temple University, University of South Carolina, Sam Huston Summer program, University Of Minnesota, Texas Christian University, Nazareth, steps on Broadway, Jacksonville University, Arizona State University, Studio School, University of Wisconsin, Goucher, Rutgers and Milwaukee ballet

Justice Wooden (Junior): Colorado State University, Southern Illinois University, Dean College, Adelphia, Rowen, Cornish School of Arts, Peridance, Temple University, University of South Carolina, Sam Huston Summer program, University Of Minnesota, Texas Christian University, Nazareth, Jacksonville University, Arizona State University, Studio School, University of Wisconsin, Goucher, Rutgers, Brenau, Meryhurst, Long Island University Post campus, Kansas City Ballet, New World School.

Piper Reinwald (Junior): University of the Arts Summer Program, Dean College, University of South Florida, Studio School ,Rutgers, Valdosta State, Nazareth, Brenau, Adelphia, Long Island University Post campus, Peridance, Temple University, Broadway Dance Center, Shenandoah University and  AMDA

Katie Everman (Junior): Lindenwood, Temple University, Colorado State University, College of Charleston, Long Island University Post campus, Dean College.

Kaleigh Lightsey (Junior):  Winthrop, Coker, Lindenwood, Dean College, Arizona State, Brenau, Long Island University Post campus, Temple University, Shenandoah University.

Lana Baird (Soph):  Dean College, Nazareth, University of South Carolina, University of South Florida, Goucher, Rutgers, Winthrop, University of Minnesota, Jacksonville State University, Coker, Brenau, Sam Huston Summer program, Colorado State, University of Wisconsin, Shenandoah University, Temple University, Broadway Dance Center and Milwaukee ballet

 

We are extremely proud of all the hard work our dancers have given the past week,  They networked with college reps and other students from other high school dance programs. They  saw the David Parson’s dance company in concert on opening night with David Parson’s himself. Friday and Saturday night, the dancers attended two Gala concerts that showcased variety of High school dancers.