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 Andrea Kortas at 970.846.6536 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.


2017-2018 Scholarship Periods

Period 1 – Deadline October 27th (Funds November and December Classes)

Period 2 – Deadline December 29th (Funds January and February Classes)

Period 3 – Deadline February 23rd (Funds March and April Classes)

Period 4 – Deadline April 27th (Funds May and June Classes)

Period 5 – Deadline June 22nd (Funds July and August Classes)

Period 6 – Deadline August 24th (Funds September and October Classes)

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:  Andrea Kortas, 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 Andrea Kortas at 970.846.6536 or email