Calling all high school dancers! The 2014 YoungArts application is now open, and the deadline to apply for this prestigious scholarship program is October 18. Applicants must be in grades 10–12, and the application process is two-fold: There’s an online component, and students must also submit an audition portfolio.
But the perks of becoming a YoungArts finalist are well worth the effort of applying. Winners receive access to mentors, monetary prizes, national recognition and the chance to work with master teachers like Mikhail Baryshnikov, Jacques d’Amboise and Bill T. Jones over the course of one extraordinary week in Miami, Florida.
There are 10 disciplines (dance, cinematic arts, design arts, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice and writing), and students are encouraged to apply to more than one. Each has its own specific requirements for the audition portfolio, so be sure to read carefully.
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