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We are pleased to offer full and half scholarships

through our TRI bursary program.

Daniel Bell, a former loyal TRI Intensive participant, sadly lost his grandfather, Burns Anderson in 2017. It was a family highlight to see Daniel doing what he loves up on the stage as part of the annual TRI show. In honour of Mr. Anderson, the Bell family started the Burns Anderson Bursary to allow for young dancers to share their love for tap dance with their families in the same tradition. TRI is thrilled to continue offering scholarship opportunities in the spirit of Mr. Anderson to aid dancers in financial need hoping to attend our summer program. 



  • For the Junior Prep Program dancers must be ages 9- 13 with 2 years minimum tap experience.

  • For the Summer Youth Intensive dancers must be ages 12- 25 with 6 years minimum tap experience.




1. Write a submission (2 pages max) outlining:

  • A brief personal history

    • Why you love tap, previous programs you’ve attended, highlights of your tap journey thus far, and future goals within the dance.

  • Why you’d like to attend our program

    • What does the TRI Intensive have in particular you’d benefit from?

  • Why you’d benefit from a full scholarship

    • Outline financial need

*Submission written for the Junior Prep Program can be assisted by a parent/guardian.

Submissions for the Summer Youth Intensive must be written by the dancer.*

2. Include two videos of your dancing (youtube or vimeo link)

  • Can be a solo, group, duo/trio 

  • Both videos must be in the tap dance genre

  • BONUS POINTS if you choreograph one of these videos yourself!

**Doesn’t have to be a performance on stage. Videos of your own choreography and/or improvising at your regular studio, in your basement, or on a tap board will be great!**

3. A letter of recommendation 


  • letter must come from a dance professional, not a family member

All submission should be emailed to Allison & Juliana at


Submissions are due May 25, International Tap Dance Day!


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