Dance Scholarship Application

The Steamboat Dance Theatre accepts applications for our 1st Position Dance Scholarships year round. Anyone with financial need is welcome to apply for tuition assistance to take dance classes regardless of age or ability level. Our 1st Position Scholarships are funded to Yampa Valley residents for tuition expenses for dance classes and programs in Steamboat Springs, the Yampa Valley, and the State of Colorado.


**Please note that due to the popularity of our Scholarship Program the Steamboat Dance Theatre is not able to fund 100% of tuition expenses, this enables our organization to fund more students on a regular basis. Scholarships only fund basic dance training and technique classes. **Scholarships do not fund registration fees, costume fees, voice classes, acting classes or any other fees or costs that are not specifically related to dance instruction such as dance rehearsal times and competitions.


Students must be registered for their dance classes to apply for funding.  If you are applying for a special workshop, dance convention, competition or any other elevated level of dance experiences, please see the guidelines and apply for our 5th Position Dance Scholarships.  Once approved, scholarship funds will be paid directly to the instructor/studio on behalf of the student.


If you have any questions, please contact Meg Franges at 913-544-3129 or  email


There are 6 scholarships periods per year. Please see the calendar and deadlines for scholarship periods below.  Please only apply for classes that fall within this scholarship period. If you are requesting funds for a future period please make sure you are applying for the appropriate period.  Funding will only apply to classes that are in the current funding period. In all funding periods, funds will be allocated and you will receive notification no more than two weeks after the deadline.


2019-2020 Scholarship Periods

Period 1 – Deadline October 25th

Funds November & December Classes


Period 2 – Deadline December 25th

Funds January & February Classes


Period 3 – Deadline February 25th 

Funds March & April Classes


Period 4 – Deadline April 25th  

Funds May & June Classes


Period 5 – Deadline June 25th

Funds July & August Classes


Period 6 – Deadline August 25th

Funds September & October Classes



APPLY NOW FOR CLASSES THAT CHARGE TUITION ON A SEMESTER BASIS (Bella Dance, Steamboat Arts Academy, and others).





All fields of the scholarship application must be completed in FULL to be considered for funding.  Please do not forget to include information on your specific financial need or reason for applying for the scholarship, failure to include this information may result in no funding.  The completed application below can be submitted online or mailed to Steamboat Dance Theatre, attn: Meg Franges, P.O. Box 880924, Steamboat Springs, CO  80488. Please note that you will receive a confirmation email once your application is submitted.


If you have any questions, please contact Meg Franges at 913.544.3129 or email