This Year’s Scholarships

“A Chance to Dance Foundation” is proud to announce the following scholarships:

Ashley Lee Memorial Scholarship

Ashley Lee Memorial Fund Performance Company Scholarship

The Ashley Lee Performance Company Scholarship is for Performance Company dancers who are high achievers, working hard at school and at dance. It’s meant to reward dedicated dancers like Ashley who
excelled in showmanship and in the classroom.

Kaitlin Mahr Memorial Scholarship

Kaitlin Mahr Memorial Fund One-of-a-Kind Scholarship

The Kaitlin Mahr One-of-a-Kind Scholarship is for a dancer facing extreme hardship and who is overcoming adversity through dance. It is a rare scholarship for rare situations and, in the spirit of Kaitlin, is reserved for dancers who are uniquely themselves. It provides up to $25,000 in funding.

Sara Rose Hougom Memorial Scholarship

Sara Rose Hougom Heart of Dance Scholarship

The Sara Rose Hougom Heart of Dance Scholarship is designed specifically for the passionate dancer who leaves happiness in their wake. It is for dancers like Sara who are as passionate about kindness and inclusivity as they are about dance.

Caden Bauer Apprentice Scholarship

The Caden Bauer Apprentice Scholarship is for young dancers who are compassionate and loving friends to others. In memory of Caden, it’s for dancers in building levels and beginning graded levels.

Kennet M. Oberly Ballet Arts Scholarship

The Kennet M. Oberly Ballet Arts Scholarship is designed for the serious ballet student—someone attending pre-professional classes, participating in Ballet La Crosse, competing at the Youth America Grand Prix or participating in another high-level ballet activity.

General Fund

General scholarship funds may be available for families whose dancers do not fit the criteria for our named scholarships. These scholarships are need-based and awarded to students who demonstrate the qualities of leadership, strong work ethic, school and community involvement and academic achievement in addition to potential in dance or the potential to benefit from dance.