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.
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.
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!