The Gift of Dance Scholarship Program provides middle and high school students from under resourced communities an opportunity to take free dance classes with professional dancers in an encouraging, safe, and dynamic environment. Students ages 12 through 18 train in a variety of genres of dance including hip hop, contemporary, street jazz, house, ballet, musical theater, tap and dancehall, over the course of a 12 week semester. The program is held at Double Up Dance Studio located in Fairfield, Connecticut, owned and operated by Paul and Brian Herman. The Program runs all year.
To sign up for this season please click below to fill out 2020 Gift of Dance application.
To train young people in the art and discipline of dance
To promote physical health and a healthy lifestyle
To stimulate mental and creative growth
To encourage social and emotional well being
To inspire a sense of possibility and potential
To motivate to set goals and take action
To empower with strength, confidence and knowledge
We believe dance is a powerful means of expression that encourages personal growth across all areas of development. Our program cultivates the development of the whole dancer through the integration of a physical, cognitive, social and emotional curriculum. Gift of Dance supports the achievement and growth of all students, regardless of prior level, skill, experience or learning differences.