Joy of Motion Dance Center is committed to access and inclusion in our youth programming. We do not turn any student away for inability to pay, and we want to work with our families to make long-term, high-level dance education possible.

Joy of Motion offered nearly 200 need-based awards for 2017-18, with the average award covering 93% of tuition costs.

Make a tax-deductible donation to the Youth Financial Aid program right here.

School Year 2018-19 Application Process:

Feel free to email FinancialAid@joyofmotion.org with any questions.

Remember to indicate which studio your child would like to attend and whether your child is enrolling in weekly classes or year-long program.

Please note: students approved for financial aid during the school year no longer need to submit an extension form to enroll in summer camps and classes.

Important Dates:

We will start reviewing applications for the Winter 2019 Session on Nov. 10.

The deadline for Winter 2019 applications is January 1.

* We accept applications by email only. If emailing your application is not possible, please reach out so that we can find a good solution!

Dance Institute “Promise Scholarship”

This merit-based award covers 50% of tuition costs for a youth student in Joy of Motion’s Dance Institute. The purpose of the award is to encourage and applaud participation in conservatory-style training among those who are traditionally under-represented in the art of dance — including boys, non-binary youth, youth of color, and youth with disabilities. The 2017-18 Promise Scholarship is made possible by individual donors.

The recipient will be selected annually through the Dance Institute audition process.

Financial Aid FAQs

Should I enroll in a class before or after applying for aid?
If we received aid for last school year or this summer, do we need to re-apply?
If I received financial aid for the Fall Session, do I need to re-apply for Winter or Spring?
What if I did not file tax returns last year or requested an extension?
If I’m approved for financial aid, how do I enroll?
Are there eligibility requirements for financial aid?
My child was accepted into a youth company or Dance Institute program. Can we apply for aid?

Do you have questions or need assistance regarding financial aid?
Contact us.