The Pat and Sven Peterson Scholarship Program


The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of the applicant’s past dance experience and potential to make a contribution in dance to the applicant’s local dance community or to the field of dance in general.  Preference is given to those who are in the Capital District and those who have not recently received a scholarship from the Dance Alliance.

How to Apply for Scholarship

You must be a current student member of the Dance Alliance, grade 7 through sophomore year in college.

1. Become a member if you are not already: Register Today!

2. Complete the online application form and submit by the following deadlines:

Summer 2018 Scholarship Deadline: April 2018
Fall 2018 Scholarship Deadline: August 2018
Spring 2019 Scholarship Deadline: December 2018

3. Ask your current dance teacher, and one other (teacher, employer or coach), to write a recommendation for you.  Please have them submit the letter through the online scholarship reference letter form.

The recipient is required to submit a follow-up report of the dance experience no later than 90 days after disbursement of the scholarship funds. This report will be read at the Dance Alliance Board meeting and will include details of what the grantee learned. This report and a photo will be posted on the Dance Alliance website and may be used for marketing purposes.

All scholarship applicants will be notified of their status within 60 days after the scholarship deadline has passed. 

Contact Tina Baird at (518) 581-1791 or