The Coastal Dance Centre Boys Scholarship Program is intended to make Ballet / Dance accessible to boys in the area. The program hopes to draw students from the surrounding region and from all areas of interest: dance, musical theater, gymnastics or team athletics.
Boys accepted into this tuition-free program attend weekly technique classes in Ballet and supplemental dances (jazz, tap, lyrical, musical theater hip hop or acro. The training program is also designed to enhance athletic skills, flexibility, and strength. Interested students are accepted by audition. No prior dance experience is required.
Program participants will have the opportunity to study dance year-round under the instruction of Coastal Dance Centre’s resident faculty as well as with guest faculty who will come to teach in Coastal Dance Centre’s summer program and in master classes throughout the school year.
Participants will also have the opportunity to perform through Coastal Dance Centre’s performing company, the Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre, as well as take part in numerous community-based performances.
Several alumni from the Coastal Dance Centre’s Boys’ Scholarship Dance Program have been accepted into prestigious summer and year round dance training programs in the nation. These students from the program have been recognized for special achievements, including garnering significant honors in the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP), the world’s largest international student ballet scholarship competition.
At the 2007 YAGP New York City International Finals, Coastal Dance Centre male soloist, Bailey Moon, from Georgetown, captured the Third Place award in the YAGP Classical Dance Category, Junior Age Division. He was awarded scholarship grants to Walnut Hill School for the Arts for his 4-year high school education, at summer programs at The Harid Conservatory, National Ballet School of Canada and the San Francisco Ballet School. Bailey graduated from New York University in 2015 with a degree in Dance and Communications, with high honors. Another Coastal Dance Centre alumnus, Anson Zwingelberg, from Myrtle Beach, graduated in May 2017 at The Julliard School in New York City, on full scholarship. Brock Fowler, also from Myrtle Beach, is on his second year as a BalletMet II (Columbus,Ohio) company member.
If you are interested for your child to participate in this program, and for further information, contact Ms. Sandra Hucks at (843) 651-2006 or (843) 839-5678 or email us at info@CoastalDanceCentre.com.