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

2015-2016 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.

In order to be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be enrolled as a full-time Dance or Dance Education Major at UNC Charlotte;
  2. Must demonstrate and maintain a minimum overall university GPA of 2.75;
  3. Must demonstrate and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the Department of Dance;
  4. Must maintain status as a full-time Dance or Dance Education Major with enrollment in at least 1 dance course during the 2015-2016 academic year;
  5. Must demonstrate and maintain consistent and substantive contributions to the dance department beyond enrollment in dance courses

All materials must be submitted to the Dance Department administrator, Zachary Tarlton by 12:00 noon Friday, March 27th, 2015. Students must complete the application cover page and provide the following:

  1. A cover letter describing how your participation in specific dance department activities has shaped your interest in furthering your growth in performance, choreography, scholarship, dance education, and/or dance advocation. The letter must include your dance-related plans for Summer 2015 and for the 2015-2016 academic year; 
  2. A current resume; and,
  3. An unofficial copy of your current transcript.

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.


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.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Students must attend the Scholarship audition and interviews at UNC Charlotte on February 20, 2015.
  • Before an audition, students must apply for University admission by November 1, 2014 and receive notice of acceptance by January 30, 2015.
  • Eligibility for scholarships is contingent upon acceptance to UNC Charlotte.
  • Applicants must demonstrate consistent growth.
  • GPA must be 3.0 or above
  • A completed scholarship application must be submitted to file in the Dance office no later than December 5, 2014.
  • Applicants should complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online at upon application to the university.


The Incoming Freshman Dance Scholarship Application can be downloaded here. Please complete and return to the Department of Dance.

Once you have received confirmation that your application was received, register for the audition by clicking here.  We'll also send you a campus map and anything else you might need to make your trip to UNC Charlotte easier.

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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 Delia Neil