Tuition Assistance

Sole City Dance is committed to serving all members of our community and thus provides scholarship and work/study opportunities for those not otherwise able to afford dance education. Funds are limited and are generally awarded in the fall. Scholarships apply only to academic year programs and are not available in the summer.  Families must fill out an application and provide financial information. Please read the guidelines below:

Work/study may be performed by older teens or parents. Jobs include cleaning and administrative assistance. Priority is based on demonstrated financial need and the ability to complete the job successfully.

All scholarship and work-study applications for the 2020-21 academic year programs are due by Monday, September 7, 2020. Applications may be accepted after this date if funds and work-study positions are still available.

Please complete the application in full and submit a copy of your most current pay stub(s) along with the front page of your 1040 tax return.  You may remove your social security number(s) if you prefer to do so.

Sole City Dance uses government income guidelines to determine eligibility. Both scholarships and work-study are granted on a need-basis.

Due to the generous financial expenditure made through our scholarship program, we require that all scholarship recipients dance exclusively with SCD during the academic year, or repayment of aid may be required.

All documents will be kept strictly confidential and reviewed only by the Arts Rochester (dba Sole City Dance) Executive Director and Board Chair/President for determination.  You will be notified via email indicating approval or denial of your request, along with the amount of scholarship or work-study hours offered.

If you agree to accept the work-study or scholarship offered at the completion of the dance year, we require a 1 page typed or neatly handwritten essay from the dancer explaining what this assistance has meant to them. All essays must be turned in 30 days after the Dance Concert. If this step is not completed, you will not be eligible for assistance the following year.

If you should have any concerns or questions, please contact the Executive Director by leaving a message at the studio, 603-750-7777 or email They will return your call promptly.

*Unfortunately we are unable to offer scholarships for aerial classes.

Guidelines Scholarship Application Work Study Application