Scholarship Info

BREAKOUT ARTIST Scholarships

At NUVO, all Mini, Junior, Teen and Senior dancers (ages 8-19) that are registered for the full workshop will be participating in the NUVO BREAKOUT ARTIST Scholarship Audition Class. Dancers must audition by their age as of January 1, 2018. ALL DANCERS MUST BE IN THEIR "AGE APPROPRIATE" ROOM FOR THE BREAKOUT ARTIST AUDITION AS WELL AS THE PRECEDING AUDITION COMBO CLASS. During the class prior to the audition, students will learn a jazz or lyrical routine. During the audition, the dancers will be broken up into groups and the NUVO faculty will evaluate. Students will be chosen by the faculty in each of the following age groups: Mini (8-10), Junior (11-12), Teen (13-15) and Senior (16-19). The selected students will be announced at the end of the audition. These students will be the "NUVO BREAKOUT ARTISTS"! All NUVO BREAKOUT ARTISTS will be called up on stage at the end of the Closing Show on Sunday afternoon and the winners and remaining runners-up in each age division will be announced. Male & Female NUVO BREAKOUT ARTISTS will be judged and awarded separately. PLEASE NOTE: Dancers must attend ALL classes and wear their scholarship numbers for all of Saturday's and Sunday's classes.

Once you are a NUVO BREAKOUT ARTIST Winner in one regional city, you are not eligible to be a NUVO BREAKOUT ARTIST Winner in another city. NUVO BREAKOUT ARTIST Runners-Up may continue to audition in other cities to become a NUVO BREAKOUT ARTIST Winner.

If you have previously won a Best Dancer title (not runner-up) at The Dance Awards, you must wait one full year before auditioning to be a NUVO BREAKOUT ARTIST again. In addition, you must also wait until you are in the next age division up before auditioning to be a NUVO BREAKOUT ARTIST again.

NUVO BREAKOUT ARTIST Winners will receive:

  • $400 scholarship to a 2018 DancerPalooza Intensive.
  • One NUVO Tour Scholarship, to be used at any NUVO regional workshop during the 2018-2019 season.
  • One Workshop Scholarship to The 2018 Dance Awards.
  • Eligibility to compete in the 2018 Best Dancer Competition at The Dance Awards Las Vegas OR Orlando.

NUVO BREAKOUT ARTIST Runners-up will receive:

  • $250 scholarship to a 2018 DancerPalooza Intensive.
  • One Workshop Scholarship to The 2018 Dance Awards.
  • Eligibility to compete in the 2018 Best Dancer Competition at The Dance Awards Las Vegas OR Orlando.

Die Hard Dancer Scholarship

In every regional city, each faculty member will be awarding one dancer from the entire weekend the Die Hard Dancer Scholarship. This is typically a dancer who is giving 110% in every class and someone who really wants to learn and grow as a dancer. Die Hard Dancer Scholarships can be awarded to any dancer, ages 8-19, in the Mini, Junior, Teen and Senior workshop levels. Dancers are eligible for only one Die Hard Dancer Scholarship per season. One-day students, BreakOut Artist winners and runners-up and StandOut Scholarship winners are not eligible for Die Hard Dancer Scholarships.

Die Hard Scholarship Winners will receive:

  • One time NUVO regional workshop Scholarship to be used at any regional NUVO city during the 2018-2019 tour season
  • Winning a Die Hard Dancer Scholarship does not make a dancer eligible to compete in the Best Dancer Competition at The Dance Awards. However, a Die Hard Scholarship winner may still audition in other cities to become a Regional BreakOut Artist, thereby making them eligible to compete in the Best Dancer Competition at The Dance Awards.

StandOut Scholarships

In every regional city, each faculty member will be awarding scholarships in each of their individual classes to dancers that excel at their particular style. This will give students the opportunity to receive scholarships in all disciplines of dance: tap, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, ballet, etc. StandOut Scholarships can be awarded to any dancer, ages 8-19, in the Mini, Junior, Teen and Senior workshop levels. The number of scholarship winners may vary depending on convention size and skill level. Dancers are eligible for only one StandOut Scholarship per season. One day students are not eligible for StandOut Scholarships.

All StandOut Scholarship recipients receive:

  • $250 scholarship to a 2018 DancerPalooza Intensive.
  • IMPORTANT: Winning a StandOut Scholarship does not make a dancer eligible to compete in the 2018 Best Dancer Competition at The Dance Awards. However, a StandOut Scholarship Winner may still audition in other cities to become a Regional BREAKOUT ARTIST, thereby making them eligible to compete in the 2018 Best Dancer Competition at The Dance Awards.

Studio Scholarships

Each studio that brings 10 or more paying dancers to the workshop will receive a NUVO Studio Scholarship, which was started as a tool for studio owners to help their dancers connect the convention experience with their studio experience. The Studio Scholarship allows one dancer from each studio to come back to one NUVO workshop during the 2018-2019 regional season, free of charge!

Scholarship Guidelines

All ages are as of January 1, 2018.

All scholarships must be used before the expiration date printed on the scholarship voucher. BREAKOUT ARTIST, DIE HARD DANCER and/or StandOut Scholarships cannot be extended. NO EXCEPTIONS.

One day students are not eligible for any scholarships ( BREAKOUT ARTIST, DIE HARD DANCER and/or StandOut Scholarships).

The Dance Awards Workshop Scholarships may be used for the 2018 Dance Awards ONLY.

If you have previously won a Best Dancer title (not runner-up) at The Dance Awards, you must wait one full year before auditioning to be a NUVO BREAKOUT ARTIST again. In addition, you must also wait until you are in the next age division up before auditioning to be a NUVO BREAKOUT ARTIST again.

Once you are a NUVO BREAKOUT ARTIST Winner in one regional city, you are not eligible to be a NUVO BREAKOUT ARTIST (Winner or Runner-Up) or StandOut Scholarship Winner in another city. NUVO BREAKOUT ARTIST Runners-up may continue to audition in other cities to become a NUVO BREAKOUT ARTIST Winner.

Dancers' scholarship numbers are generated for each specific age division, with all ages being as of January 1, 2018. Please verify your NUVO registration confirmation to ensure that the correct birthdate is on file and that dancers receive an age-appropriate scholarship number.

Teachers may register dancers for whichever workshop level they feel the dancer will benefit from the most. However, ALL dancers MUST be in the age-appropriate room during the BREAKOUT ARTIST Audition Combo Class as well as the actual BREAKOUT ARTIST Audition. Any dancers auditioning with the wrong workshop level will not be eligible for any BREAKOUT ARTIST scholarships.

When a dancer wins a scholarship with one studio, he/she cannot utilize the scholarship as an "independent" or with another studio, without the signature of the original studio owner.

Scholarships are not transferable. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Dancers ages 20+ are not eligible for any scholarships ( BREAKOUT ARTIST, DIE HARD DANCER and/or StandOut Scholarships).