We pride ourselves on assembling diverse faculty, staff and students who represent the variety of cultures, languages and socioeconomic backgrounds that make Brooklyn and Staten Island great. We are particularly committed to identifying and educating talented children from disadvantaged families and connecting them with the financial resources necessary to pursue a meaningful and productive dance education. We are also mindful of the need for gender balance and so to attract more boys to the advanced study of ballet and support their interest in dance, we have some scholarships (up to 50% of tuition) designated specifically for boys.
For all these reasons, BBT is pleased to offer a limited number of full and partial tuition scholarships, which it awards according to three categories:
1) financial need
2) merit (which includes both class performance and potential for a professional career)
3) boys ages 8-18.
Depending on the type of scholarship awarded and the funding source for the scholarship, please be advised that some additional requirements may apply. Any such requirements or conditions will be disclosed to recipients with the scholarship award letter and contract. Scholarships do not cover periods longer than one year although students may reapply at the end of their scholarship term.
Families interested in scholarships must submit a scholarship application online (also available from the BBT office), together with a copy of the most recent income tax-return that they have submitted to the IRS. Merit scholarship applicants do not need to include tax-returns. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and BBT’s Scholarship Committee will review this information in a timely manner for the school year or summer program under consideration. All applications and financial information will be kept confidential.