The Dizzy Feet Foundation grants annual scholarships to talented individuals studying at nationally recognized or accredited dance schools, studios, universities, and institutions for award amounts up to $10,000 per student. Eligible candidates for the funding must be at least 15 years old, American citizens, and be currently studying at an institution within the United States. Individuals may not submit themselves directly for consideration and must be nominated for consideration on the basis of talent, technical skills, and dance expression.
The Dizzy Feet Foundation was founded in 2009 by producer Nigel Lythgoe and director Adam Shankman, among others to support, improve, and increase access to dance education in the United States. The foundations aims to sponsor, fund, and support dance education programs that can help children coming from low income areas as well as to increase the quality of all styles of dance education through professional development opportunities for dance educators in conjunction with recognized credentialing organizations.
The mission of the Dizzy Feet Foundation is to improve and increase access to dance education in the United States through grants, which support programs serving low income populations and educational institutions working with talented individuals. The Dizzy Feet Foundation Scholarship is available to students who are studying at an accredited or nationally – recognized dance school or institution.
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Dizzy Feet makes grants to community organizations and other tax-exempt entities in the United States, providing dance education programs to children in low-income areas and disadvantaged communities within the US. Through its grant recipients, Dizzy Feet seeks to give children the experience of dance, to educate them about the many styles of dance, and to expose them to the lifelong benefits dance has to offer.
Dizzy Feet seeks to support a wide variety of eligible organizations in order to increase access to dance education and to meet the needs of those children in under-served communities. In addition to standard non-profit organizations, Dizzy Feet also supports community programs offered by libraries, community centers, parks & recreation, social service agencies, and after school programs. Grants are awarded to other 501(c) (3) and governmental organizations, not to individuals or for-profit corporations.
One of the key criteria in evaluating applications is the number of students served. Naturally, Dizzy Feet wants its funding to support as many children as possible and to support organizations to make efficient and effective use of our resources.
Dizzy Feet supports programs across the United States and someday hopes to fund programs in all 50 states, particularly in under-served areas where opportunities for dance education may be more limited.
Dizzy Feet Foundation Scholarships
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