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10am - 12pm

Sunday, July 30th, 2023

A scholarship can cover up to $300 of students’ monthly tuition for the "Pre-Professional Track" or the "Training Track." 

The scholarship can cover tuition from August 2023 - May 2024.

Financial Need

Is awarded based on financial support and student's overall potential.

This scholarship covers $300 of a student's monthly tuition.

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Is awarded based on student's commitment to the art of dance and who show promise in pursuing dance professionally.

This scholarship covers $300 of a student's monthly tuition.

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Requirements / Expectations

Age between 11 - 19

Intermediate / Advanced

in Ballet & Modern

Have a solo prepared in

modern, contemporary, or ballet.

Or you will be asked to improv.

Be open to sharing your story, why this scholarship will make an impact on you, and what future goals you have in place.

Student Scholarship Audition
Student Scholarship Audition
Jul 30, 2023, 10:00 AM
Palm Springs Dance Academy

Nickerson-Rossi Dance has been providing assistance to many communities so that the art of dance is accessible, equitable, and attainable.


Their work has reached Los Angeles County, Chester County, the City of Philadelphia, San Diego County, New York City, and deep throughout Riverside County.


NRD will be honored to be supported by any organization that believes in its mission. With them or without them, NRD continues on the path that they’re set since 2013.


NRD established both the Palm Springs Dance Academy and the annual Palm Springs International Dance Festival as a foothold here in the community of the Coachella Valley so that dance programming is sustainable for those who are under-served here in this valley and for those who show promising futures in dance.


This isn’t just about dancing.


This is about providing outlets, bridges, and new perspectives. We want to open the eyes of children to things they cannot see within their own surroundings and either bring them to “it” or “it” to them. 


We want to be here as a helping hand to guide youth in their future and we need support from our community foundations and members to help achieve this. 

Since 2020


in Student Scholarships
for Youth in the Coachella Valley

Thank you to our past Student Sponsors

$50,000 or more

The Anderson Children's Foundation

$10,000 or more

Dr. John and Laurie Bianchin

of Valley View Dental

Geoffrey Moore

$5,000 or more

Joe Chung & Rob Nichols

$2,000 or more

Brent McDaneld & Javier Morales

Inland Empire Community Foundation

Sandra Carroll

Gail Bardin

Linda George

$250 or more

Jerry & D'Re Stergios, Howard Sayette, George and Darla Ortiz, Joe Lawrence, Isa Lapaj,

Richard Gibbons & Robert Ollis, Jennifer Schmitt, Michael Conway, Tim Hohmeier, Lori Bryhi,

& Alan Glass & Charles Peery 

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