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The UNC Charlotte Department of Dance offers scholarships in two categories.

Incoming Freshman Dance Scholarship

We are very excited about recruiting talented students who would like to pursue a major in Dance at UNC Charlotte, located in one of the most culturally rich cities in the Southeast. Our department offers up to three individual scholarships of $4,000 distributed over four years for incoming freshmen. These awards consider students' financial need and potential to excel in the areas of dance.  This scholarship requires an interview component that will follow the Placement Audition in the Spring of 2016.  To register for the placement audition, please click here

One-Time Student Acheivement Dance Scholarship Information

The Department of Dance offers scholarships to CONTINUING DANCE/DANCE EDUCATION MAJORS who have demonstrated consistent contributions to the Department and have made significant progress in dance and related studies. This may include but is not limited to your work in courses, assignments, community work (including teaching in studios and/or community programs) and participation in relevant student organizations. These are one-time awards. Students may reapply each year.

Recipients of the award will contribute the following to the Department of Dance:

  • BA Dance and BA Dance Education Majors are required to audition for both Fall and Spring dance department student concerts except during semesters when enrolled in Student Teaching;
  • All recipients will usher a minimum of 4 performances per academic year;
  • All recipients will act as goodwill ambassadors or assistants in all dance related events including but not limited to scholarship auditions; guest artist residencies; student performances; educational dance concerts; faculty concerts; dance faculty searches; UNC Charlotte EXPLORE and;
  • All recipients will organize a student mentoring session for all majors and minors in collaboration with other award recipients.


Applications for both scholarships can be found in the NEW NinerScholars Portal.  Applications are due my March 1st for all scholarships.  Please note: if you are applying for the Incoming Freshman Dance Scholarship AND plan to attend the placement audition on February 19, 2016, please complete your scholarship application prior to that audition date so we will have it for your interviews following the placement audition.  


Our mission is to contribute innovation and leadership to the field through creative/scholarly research, teaching, service, and community engagement. Through comprehensive, innovative courses we provide our diverse student body with an exemplary liberal arts education grounded in dance as a cultural practice, art form, and interdisciplinary subject. We embrace and celebrate dance as a way of learning about ourselves and the world around us. Committed to access, equity, and inclusion, our program develops artists, educators, scholars, and arts-literate citizens who can thrive in an increasingly complex global environment and make sustained contributions to their communities. 

Diversity Statement

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, or disability. In keeping with this commitment, UNC Charlotte actively seeks to promote diversity in its educational environment through its recruitment, enrollment, and hiring practices.

 For more information, please contact Zachary Tarlton