Three $500 Scholarships for summer study are awarded each year to dance students between the ages of 14-22.  The Kitty Sharp Scholarship, Van R. Ault Scholarship, and Mary Willie Scholarship are awarded at TAD's annual Tennessee Dance Festival. Festival Faculty Members from outside Tennessee adjudicate an audition class in ballet, modern, and jazz technique. Each winner must use his/her award to attend an intensive national summer program. Some programs attended by previous winners are UNC North Carolina School of the Arts, American Dance Festival, Alonzo King LINES Ballet School, Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Bates Dance Festival, and the Julliard School. 

We are not currently accepting applications for the Summer Study Scholarships.

congratulations to this years recipients

Van R. Ault Scholarship: Chyna Clark

Mary Willie Scholarship: Alayna Farmer

Kitty Sharp Scholarship: Rachel Miller

Alternates: Grace Farrell, Selas Tiblier, Emily Whitehorn