This is an account provided by the THDN student program fees for the purpose of funding student and faculty initiated projects that augment the THDN educational experience for a broad range of students. Projects funded by Program Fees should benefit and enhance THTR & DNCE courses. These projects may include workshops/residencies by guest artists/teachers, facility improvements, classroom tools and aids and instructional development. Program Fees are paid by students in a particular year and should therefore be used within the academic year in which they are collected (though the committee may earmark funds for future projects that are not feasible that year).
ACE Performance Enhancement Fund
An account provided by the Arts and Culture (ACE) portion of student fees for the purpose of funding guest artists (musicians, composers, fight choreographers, dialect coaches, designers, painters, puppeteers, milliners, etc.) who will work directly with students involved in a THDN production.
The following scholarships are available in the dance department:
The Dance Program Freshman Scholarship Fund provides a minimal amount of scholarship for incoming, instate freshman majoring in dance. This scholarship requires an audition, usually held during High School Dance Day in February or early March.
The James and Anne de Castro Dance Scholarship Fund is designed to provide scholarships to current undergraduate students in dance based on talent in performance and/or choreography, professionalism, enthusiasm, and dedication to the department. The award amount is typically $1000.00.
The Charlotte York Irey Fund was created by the dance faculty in 1992, in honor of Charlotte York Irey, who created the dance program and was its Director until her retirement in 1988. The Irey Scholarship is chosen by faculty and awarded to graduate students who are talented in performance, choreography and teaching, and who have shown dedication to the dance program and the arts.
The Katherine J. Lamont Scholarship was established to benefit full time students in the humanities and is chosen by faculty on a biannual basis.
The Gail Pokoik Scholarship award recipient is chosen by faculty and awarded to graduate students based on talent in performance, choreography, professionalism, enthusiasm and dedication to the dance program and the arts.
The Jamie Kellam Redmond Scholarship is awarded annually to a student majoring in dance, in honor of Jamie Kellam Redmond who was the first dance major at CU. The Redmond award recipient is chosen by faculty based on talent in performance, choreography, professionalism, enthusiasm, and dedication to the dance program and the arts. The award amount is typically $2500 – $3500.
Talent & Creativity Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students in both theatre and dance on an annual basis. The dance department awards this scholarship to multiple students based on the amount of service and evidence of involvement in the dance program. Award amounts vary but typically range between $250.00 – $1500.00.