Dance Masters

of New England

Chapter 5  is  Alive!

​Dean College Scholarship

Dean College is happy to offer to Dance Masters of New England Chapter 5 dancers, an amazing opportunity to those interested in pursuing a career in the dance field.

A scholarship to Dean College Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance will be presented to up to two students at the DMNE Chapter 5 Scholarship Auditions being held this November in Taunton, Massachusetts. The Scholarship will be awarded for a minimum of $18,000 per school year. Each scholarship will be renewed annually as long as academic standards continue to be met by the student. (Please note this amount will be cut in half for any student who does not reside on Dean’s campus.)

Dean College is the only college in the Northeast offering an A.A. and a B.A. in Dance. Students accepted in to the Dance program will benefit from personalized teaching and receive a strong preparation in ballet, jazz, modern, and tap within the context of a liberal arts curriculum. The program also features additional master classes with professional dancers and choreographers, as well as trips to dance, music and theatre performances in Boston and New York.

Applicants for the Dean Scholarship must attend the November Scholarship Auditions and be registered in ballet, jazz and tap. Applicants must arrive by 10:00am.  Auditions begin between 10:15-10:30am with solos, followed by individual interviews. Location: Spotlight Dance Studio, 391 West Water Street, Taunton MA, 508-880-5079

Dancers age 16 or older may apply. All applicants will be considered and selection will be based on stage performance as well as performance in master classes and the audition interview. In addition an essay is required with the application. (Note: final acceptance of scholarship winner is contingent upon strong academic standing in high school and applying and being accepted to Dean College for either the Fall of 2019 or Fall of 2020).