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SCHOLARSHIPS

SCHOLARSHIPS

SCHOLARSHIPS

Maximum Velocity Artist

The Maximum Velocity Artist (MVA) is the highest award of the weekend. This achievement encompasses a Year-Long Tour Scholarship to Velocity Dance Conventions, a Season Finale Scholarship, and a chance to compete to become National Maximum Velocity Artist of the Year. One male and female in each of the following age groups will receive this award: Mini, Junior, Teen, and Senior. Dancers attending Velocity’s Season Finale will have the opportunity to work with our Velocity faculty and perform with our Musical Artist. • Our Senior recipient will have the opportunity to audition for Go2Talent Agency at our Season Finale. • Teen and Senior recipients will receive a series of classes from EDGE Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Maximum Velocity Artist Runner-Up

Runners-Up to the Maximum Velocity Artist will receive a Regional Velocity Scholarship, ½ off workshop tuitions for the Season Finale, and the opportunity to compete for the National Maximum Velocity Artist. Individuals in each of the following age groups will receive this award: Mini, Junior, Teen, and Senior. Dancers attending Velocity’s Season Finale will have the opportunity to work with our Velocity faculty and perform with our Musical Artist. Our Senior recipients will have the opportunity to audition for Go 2 Talent Agency at the Season Finale.

Evolving Artist

Mark Goodman and Melissa Sandvig have enthusiastically helped to create this program. At each regional Velocity, both Mark and Melissa will choose dancers in both the Junior and Teen Room to join the Velocity Evolving Artist Program.

These dancers will then receive private YouTube lessons with Mark and Melissa in their respective styles. They will be taught a routine over the course of their lessons, and at the end of their course, they will film themselves performing the routine given. From these videos, Mark and Melissa will then hand select a group of dancers to attend our Season Finale (1/2 off tuition), and perform a special tap and/or ballet piece at our Season Finale Faculty Show to highlight their progress! We are thrilled to offer this program here at Velocity!

Go 2 Talent Agency Achievement

Go 2 Talent Agency (GTA) is a boutique agency in Los Angeles, representing the Go-To talent to put any project into action. Their focus is on Dancers and Choreographers encompassing all genres of movement and in all fields of the entertainment industry, including TV & Film, Commercial, Print, Music Videos &Tours, Theatre, Industrials, & Teaching. The GTA Achievement Award will be presented at the end of the weekend to one dancer from each city that is 18+ years of age. This scholarship will be a unanimous decision with the faculty at the end of the weekend. Criteria includes: versatility, technique, style, and look. Awarded to the following age groups: Seniors. A representative(s) from GTA will attend the Season Finale in Las Vegas, NV and hold an audition for attendees of 18+ for representation from GTA. Those participants that are eligible to attend the GTA audition are those dancers that have been awarded the following in regional volocities: Maximum Velocity Artists, MVA Runner-Ups, and the GTA Achievement Award.

Broadway Dance Center

Broadway Dance Center is a premier drop-in dance studio that has served professional and recreational students since 1984. Our continued dedication to the international dance community, state-of-the-art studios, and our location in the heart of the New York City’s Theater District make us the ultimate destination for dancers around the globe. For more information about Broadway Dance Center, visit www.BroadwayDanceCenter.com. One recipient in in the Teen or Senior level will receive a series of classes, tuition free at Broadway Dance Center in NYC. This scholarship is valid thru July of the year in which it was won.

American Musical and Dramatic Academy

AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, with campuses located in New York City and Los Angeles, specializes in theatrical, commercial and concert dance training. AMDA will be awarding scholarships during the Las Vegas Season Finale.

Idyllwild Arts Academy & Summer Program

Idyllwild Arts Academy will be offering two $5,000.00 tuition scholarships at each regional Velocity. Awarded to the following age division: Teen.

Idyllwild is also graciously offering 50% off tuition to their Summer Program. Awarded to the following age divisions: 1 Teen and 1 Senior.

Tap University

Tap University is a traveling tap workshop directed by Mark Goodman. This Scholarship allows the recipient to attend one of the three cities with free tuition.

Awarded to the following age groups: Minis, Juniors, Teens, and Seniors.

Season Finale Scholarship

This scholarship allows the recipient to attend Velocity Dance Convention’s Season Finale with free workshop tuition.

Awarded to the following age groups: Minis, Juniors, Teens, and Seniors.

Year Long Tour Scholarship

This scholarship allows the recipient to attend as many Velocity regional workshops, tuition free up to one year from the time awarded as he/she wishes.

Awarded to the following age groups: Minis, Juniors, Teens, and Seniors.

Regional Scholarship

This Scholarship allows the recipient to attend one Velocity regional workshop, tuition free within one year from the time awarded.

Awarded to the following age groups. Minis, Juniors, Teens, and Seniors.

2019-2020 SCHOLARSHIP REDEMPTION

2019-2020 MVA NATIONAL TITLE WINNERS

All 2019-2020 MVA National Title Winners will retain their titles through the 2020-2021 Velocity season. 

2019-2020 COMPETITION ROUTINES

Since many studios did not get an opportunity to compete routines at all during the 2020 season, we are allowing all routines which competed in the 2019-2020 season to compete in our 2020-2021 season. 

 

If a routine placed 1st overall during our 2019-2020 (Season VIII) Velocity season, this routine can compete for adjudication only during our 2020-2021 Regional season. These routines will be able to compete for adjudication and top ten placement at our 2021 Season Finale on July 3rd-July 9th at The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas.

See below for questions regarding redeemable scholarships from the 2019-2020 "See The Possibilities" Tour. 

MVA SCHOLARSHIPS

All 2019-2020 (Season VIII) MVA Runner-Up, MVA 1st Runner-Up, and MVA Winner scholarship recipients will be eligible to participate in the 2021 Season Finale MVA Program. Please know that if a student was awarded a MVA scholarship in an age division in which they are moving out of in the 2020-2021 Season, that student will have to compete at our 2021 Season Finale in their appropriate age division as of January 1st, 2021. For example: If you were awarded a MVA scholarship in our Mini room during our 2020 season but would be considered a Junior in 2021 due to age, you will use your MVA scholarship as a Junior during our 2021 Season Finale. 

EVOLVING ARTIST SCHOLARSHIP

All 2019-2020 (Season VIII) Evolving Artist scholarship recipients are eligible to participate in the 2021 Season Finale Evolving Artist Program on July 3rd-July 9th at The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas. Please continue to finish all 5 online lessons with Mark /Melissa during this time off if you have not already done so.

SEASON FINALE SCHOLARSHIPS

All 2019-2020 (Season VIII) Season Finale Scholarships will be valid for our 2021 Season Finale on July 3rd-July 9th at The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas. 

MVA+ DANCERS

All 2019-2020 MVA(+) dancers will continue to be in the MVA(+) program during the 2020-2021 Velocity season.

2020 GRADUATING SENIORS

We are allowing 2020 graduating seniors to attend under our newly added Senior(+) Category. This will apply to convention & competition. 

MVA PRO DANCERS

All 2019-2020 MVA Pro dancers will continue to be in the MVA Pro program during the 2020-2021 Velocity season. 

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