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 2019-20 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.
The deadline for financial aid applications is the day before the first date of the next session. New Winter and Winter/Spring applications are due by Sunday, January 5. New Spring session applications will be accepted until Sunday, April 12; and new summer applications will be accepted until Sunday, June 14.
Students are approved for the school year + summer (Sept. – August) and only need to apply once during that time. If you were approved for financial aid in Fall of 2019, then you do not need to reapply until Fall 2020.
* We accept applications by email only. If emailing your application is not possible, please reach out so that we can find a good solution!
Financial Aid FAQs
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.