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Guide to CPYB’s Two-Year Male Ballet Scholarship

May 25, 2022 | Ballet

Ballet scholarships are few and far between, especially those offered for boys in ballet. CPYB’s Two-Year Male Ballet Scholarship provides an opportunity for boys between the ages of 14-19 to receive two full years of mentorship and professional ballet training.

CPYB’s Two-Year Male Ballet Scholarship

CPYB’s Two-Year Male Ballet Scholarship is one of the nation’s best opportunities for male dancers to explore and expand technical ballet skills and abilities over two years. Male dancers who receive the CPYB ballet scholarships will partake in technique and partnering courses while also receiving mentorship directly from trained staff and faculty of CPYB itself.

All male ballet scholarship recipients will be provided complete academic tuition (as well as any registration fees required thru the 2023 academic calendar year). CPYB will also provide a monthly housing stipend for 22 months to dancers accepted into the scholarship program.

The CPYB Two-Year Male Ballet Scholarship includes a 5-week Summer Ballet Program and access to the 2023 Two-Week August Course. All tuition and registration fees for the 2023 courses that are provided with the scholarship are also covered.

Recipients of the Two-Year Male Ballet Scholarship from CPYB will learn how to promote self-expression while gaining access to new and unique ballet opportunities from around the world. Those who receive the scholarship will also benefit from improved physical fitness by becoming more flexible, stronger, and better balanced with each training session and performance.

Scholarship Requirements

There are both video and in-person auditions for the Two-Year-Male Ballet Scholarship offered by CPYB. The in-person audition will be held on August 4th at 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Video audition requirements include showcasing various technical abilities, including Barre and Center movements. Each video audition should be no more than 20 minutes in length and filmed from the front and center of the individual applying. When filming the Barre portion of the audition, it is not necessary to film from the front and center.

All video auditions are accepted on an ongoing basis and only as space permits, depending on the current number of applications that have been submitted for review.

Two photo submissions are required for all scholarship applicants: Tendu a la second en face, and First arabesque. A parent or guardian’s signature is also required for those interested in submitting their scholarship application.

Eligibility

The two-year male ballet scholarship from CPYB is available to male students ages 14-19.

Please note: Currently enrolled students are not eligible for CPYB’s two-year male scholarship. Only those who are new to CPYB’s Academic Year Program. Additionally, international students are not currently qualified for CPYB’s Two-Year Male Scholarship, as CPYB cannot currently issue student visas upon request.

Audition and Application Deadlines

If you are thinking about signing up to audition in person, you can do so on August 4th, 2022. Those who wish to submit a video audition for the CPYB Two-Year Male Ballet Scholarship must do so no later than August 5th, 2022.

Please complete the application to be considered for Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet’s 2022-2023 Academic Year program.

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