The Pat and Sven Peterson Summer Dance Scholarship

 For Dance Alliance Student Members

Grades 7 through Sophomore Year College


The Dance Alliance of the Capital District/Saratoga Region is pleased to announce its Pat and Sven Peterson Dance Scholarship of up to $700 to assist a student who will be attending a summer dance 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: Membership

2. Complete the online application form and submit by April 28, 2017.

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 deadline for applications is Friday, April 28, 2017

The recipient is required to submit a follow-up report of the summer’s dance experience no later than August 20, 2016.  This report will be read at the Dance Alliance Board meeting and will include details of what the grantee learned and experienced.  This report and a photo will be posted on the Dance Alliance website.

All scholarship applicants will be notified of their status by Monday, May 15, 2017.

Questions? Contact Tina Baird at (518) 581-1791 or