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Ballet

Ballet is a formalized kind of performance dance, which originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th century, and which was further developed in France, Russia, and Britain as a concert dance form. The early portions preceded the invention of the proscenium stage and were presented in large chambers with most of the audience seated on tiers or galleries on three sides of the dancing floor. It has since become a highly technical form of dance with its own vocabulary. It is primarily performed with the accompaniment of classical music and has been influential as a form of dance globally. Ballet has been taught in ballet schools around the world, which use their own cultures and societies to inform the art. Ballet dance works (ballets) are choreographed and performed by trained artists, include mime and acting, and are set to music (usually orchestral but occasionally vocal). It is a poised style of dance that incorporates the foundational techniques for many other dance forms. This genre of dance is very hard to master and requires much practice. It is best known in the form of Late Romantic Ballet or Ballet Blanc, which preoccupies itself with the female dancer to the exclusion of almost all else, focusing on pointe work, flowing, precise acrobatic movements, and often presenting the dancers in the conventional short white French tutu. Later developments include expressionist ballet, Neoclassical ballet, and elements of Modern dance.

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University of Utah
Four or more years; Public; $20,476 average out-state tuition; $5,850 average in-state tuition
Texas Christian University
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Scholarships for Ballet Majors

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Marjorie Skiff Rose Scholarship

University of Colorado Boulder

$6,640 March 06, 2019 See Details

Marjorie Skiff Rose Scholarship

University of Colorado Boulder

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$6,640

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March 06, 2019
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Shoe-Smith Scholarship

University of Colorado Boulder

$4,000 March 06, 2019 See Details

Shoe-Smith Scholarship

University of Colorado Boulder

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$4,000

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March 06, 2019
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Jennifer Thoma Memorial Ballet Scholarship

San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation

$2,500 January 07, 2019 See Details

Jennifer Thoma Memorial Ballet Scholarship

San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation

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$2,500

deadline

January 07, 2019
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Student Arts Scholarship

Central Minnesota Arts Board

$1,500 February 28, 2019 See Details

Student Arts Scholarship

Central Minnesota Arts Board

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$1,500

deadline

February 28, 2019
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Asa Iokepa de Neeve Aloha Memorial Scholarship

University of Colorado Boulder

$1,500 March 06, 2019 See Details

Asa Iokepa de Neeve Aloha Memorial Scholarship

University of Colorado Boulder

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$1,500

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March 06, 2019
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Arts for Life! Scholarship

Foundation for Excellence in Education

$1,000 February 01, 2019 See Details

Arts for Life! Scholarship

Foundation for Excellence in Education

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$1,000

deadline

February 01, 2019
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Fred Oldfield Scholarship for the Arts

Washington State Fair Foundation

$1,000 February 11, 2019 See Details

Fred Oldfield Scholarship for the Arts

Washington State Fair Foundation

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$1,000

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February 11, 2019
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Samuel Cochran Endowed Generativity Scholarship

University of Texas, San Antonio

$1,000 February 15, 2019 See Details

Samuel Cochran Endowed Generativity Scholarship

University of Texas, San Antonio

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$1,000

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February 15, 2019
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Len Cargan Endowed Fund for Returning Students Award

Wayne State University

$1,000 March 01, 2019 See Details

Len Cargan Endowed Fund for Returning Students Award

Wayne State University

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$1,000

deadline

March 01, 2019
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L5 Angels

$1,000 May 01, 2019 See Details

L5 Angels

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$1,000

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May 01, 2019
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