Daniel Bell, one of our regular TRI Intensive participants, sadly lost his grandfather in 2017. His name was Burns Anderson. 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 has made a contribution to Toronto Rhythm Initiative to allow for young dancers to share their love for tap dance with their families in the same tradition. We are thrilled to offer a scholarship program in his name to aid dancers in financial need hoping to attend our summer program. 

 

Eligibility:

  • Dancers must be age 12-21

  • have 6 years minimum tap experience

  • be of intermediate, advanced, or pre-professional level

  • Applications will be accepted for our Vaughan location only. This bursary is not available for TRI Junior Prep Program or the Toronto International Tap Dance Festival. 

 

 

Requirements:

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

*PLEASE NOTE: SUBMISSIONS WRITTEN BY A PARENT ON BEHALF OF A DANCER WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED*

 

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

  • Can be a solo, group, duo/trio 

  •  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!**

  • both videos must be in the tap dance genre

 

3. A letter of recommendation 

 

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

 

Submissions are due May 25, International Tap Dance Day!