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GDA Scholarship Program

(you must be 18+ to apply)

The GDA Scholarship program is designed to promote a disciplined study of high-quality dance instruction. Scholarships are awarded to students based on financial need, artistic ability and availability. Scholarships are awarded three times a year to dancers who would like to take their dance training to a professional level and are available to students with any level of experience, beginning through advanced. Full and partial scholarships are available every four months.

Scholarships are intended for students who regularly attend classes at Gotta Dance Atlanta. Students who have completed at least six months of study at GDA receive priority in scholarship award decision.  Students/Families with outstanding balances will not be eligible for scholarships. If awarded the Scholarship, participants are required to take a minimum of 12-15 classes per week.  A reapplication for scholarship will be necessary for consideration for the following term. 

Click HERE to Download Application

After the audition process and your application has been reviewed, qualified applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview with the Scholarship Committee.  No phone calls please.



  1. Must be 18 years old

  2. Six month commitment

  3. Availability of time to focus on program

  4. Completed Scholarship application

  5. Four Letters of Recommendation

  6. Proof of household income. If residing with parent(s), Proof of Household Income for the parent(s) and/or legal guardian in which the student resides. This should be the most recent tax return.

  7. Type a 500 word essay that is double spaced in a word document on the following:  Why you would like to participate in the GDA Scholarship Program and what makes you the idea candidate for the program?

Within one week BEFORE each Scholarship recipient completes their scholarship session, they must complete and return:
A 100+ word essay, telling us what your experience was like participating in the GDA Scholarship program. Please double space and put in a word document.

For additional information, please contact our Scholarship Program Director at with "Scholarship Program" in the subject line.

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