5th Position


In addition to our 1st Position Dance Scholarships the Steamboat Dance Theatre has created a 5th Position Scholarship fund due to recent requests for special dance opportunities. The purpose of this scholarship is to support these special dance opportunities, for residents of Steamboat Springs and the Yampa Valley, in which they will experience dance at an elevated level. Applications for our 5th Position Scholarships will be accepted year round and reviewed on an individual basis. These scholarships will fund tuition/registration fees for dance conventions, workshops and competitions at a statewide and national level. In addition, these scholarships may also be funded to provide support for travel expenses for students who have been awarded scholarships that cover the tuition/registration fees to competitions or conventions.

What does the Scholarship fund?

In the case that the scholarship is used for travel expenses, it is required that receipts are provided to the Steamboat Dance Theatre. Scholarships do not fund costume fees, voice classes, acting classes or any other fees or costs that are not specifically related to dance instruction. Once approved, scholarship funds will be paid directly to the dance institute, competition, convention or workshop. Funds will be allocated as soon as possible, and in some cases only when registration is open for a specific workshop, convention or competition. If funds are being used for travel expenses, they will be allocated to the recipient upon proof of receipts. Please note that approval of our 5th Position Scholarships may take up to one month.