Attention Students: Any student wishing to be inducted into the National Honor Society for Dance Arts at Informance on April 28 should turn in their activity points to Ms. Ruttan by Thursday, April 14. The point system paper is available on line on the honor society web page. The points should be added up and can be written on the back of the paper. Students being inducted must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. All upperclassmen renewal points are due to Ms. Ruttan by May 13. Seniors who turn in their renewal points by this date will receive honor cords to wear at graduation.
Call for dancers and choreographers for Spring Informance 2016!
The dance department faculty are offering to mentor and supervise a third and final round of student choreography rehearsals beginning after Spring Break and running for three weeks until Spring Informance on April 28th, 2016 @ 6:30p.
Sign ups will go live this coming Monday, March 21st, at 2:30p for anyone who has not yet had a chance to choreograph during the 15-16 school year. All other choreographers may begin signing up on Wednesday, March 23rd at 2:30p. Space is limited. First come, first served. There will be no audition for this round of student choreography. Choreographers will need to recruit their own dancers, however a list of interested dancers will be available. CHOREOGRAPHER SIGN UP CLICK HERE. (Note: There is a password protect now, that will be taken off when sign ups go live.) You can also access from Ms. Herndon's website, click Dance Majors>Student Choreography.
Available rehearsal times are as follows:
If you are interested in dancing for a student choreographer in Spring Informance 2016 you may add your contact information to a list of interested dancers. Your information will be given only to confirmed choreographers after the signups have closed. DANCER SIGN UP CLICK HERE.
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The DOROTHY P. KING CHARITABLE ENDOWMENT FOR DANCE
The Dorothy P. King Charitable Endowment for Dance is a component fund of the Community Foundation of Louisville that provides financial assistance for dance students to attend a summer dance program or dance conservancy.
Sophomore and Junior Dancers may contact the YPAS Counseling or Dance Department to apply for this scholarship.
Each year in May, the Community Foundation of Louisville will finalize the selection process and announce the scholarship recipient.
The scholarship grants will be up to $1000 toward the student's summer dance tuition and fees.
Students who are interested in applying for a scholarship from the Dorothy P. King Charitable Endowment for Dance must meet the following eligibility requirements:
* Applicant must be a sophomore or junior YPAS Dance Ensemble Major;
* Applicant must be enrolled in the Dance Ensemble Class and has clearly demonstrated continued improvement in his/her dance technique and dance artistry and has honored all ensemble contract requirements;
* Applicants must have been accepted into a summer dance program or conservatory for the following summer;
* Applicants must have earned all A's or B's in all YPAS Dance Majors Courses;
* Applicants must have an overall 3.25/4.0 Grade Point Average;
* Applicant has demonstrated financial need;
* Applicant displays a passion for dance and a desire to improve;
* Applicant must submit (1) a Letter of Recommendation from a YPAS Dance faculty member and (2) a typed essay describing the applicant's desire, dedication, and potential in dance and how attending the summer dance program will benefit him/her.
To apply, provide Mr. Robinson with the following documents no later than April 15, 2016:
1. A copy of your letter of acceptance from the summer dance study program or conservancy;
2. Documentation of the cost of the summer dance program to which the student has been accepted;
3. Documentation of your financial need (parent's income tax return);
4. A letter of recommendation from a YPAS dance faculty member;
5. A typed essay describing your desire, dedication, and potential in dance and how attending the summer dance program will benefit you as a future artist.