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Athletic Garage Scholarship Program

The ONLY tuition-free dance program in Los Angeles, the Athletic Garage Scholarship Program is open to anyone who loves to dance, has a hunger for learning, and values commitment.

You must be disciplined enough to fulfill the requirements of the program. An individualized class schedule will depend upon the student’s background and will be determined by the Scholarship Director. In addition to the mandatory classes included in their schedule, students may take any of our other classes at no cost.

Lifelines for Charities, through the Athletic Garage Dance Center, offers this Scholarship Program as a means of giving serious dancers an opportunity to improve their skills by instilling the importance of technique as well as other dance styles in preparation for work in the professional dance industry. For the amateur dancer, this program serves as a foundation and the first steps into the dance world. In addition, the program allows those experiencing financial hardship to receive the gift of dance.

Important Dates

  • : Sat, Sept. 14 OR Sun, Sept. 22 at 3pm
  • : Mon, Sept. 30 at 6pm
  • : Oct. 1, 19 - April 5, 20
  • : April 4 & 5, 2020
  • Schedule

  • : 6pm - 9:30pm
  • : 5pm - 9:30pm
  • : 6pm - 9:30pm
  • : 6pm - 9:30pm
  • : 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • : 9:30am - 1:30pm
  • Application Requirements

  • Click here to download the application. Please print it, fill it out, and bring it with you to the audition.
  • Email to reserve your audition date.
  • Must be ages 18-27.
  • Applicants must be fluent in English.
  • Proof of identification, driver's license, and/or valid green card is required.
  • Resume and headshot are encouraged, but not required.
  • Bring freestyle music to demonstrate what you do best!
  • Program Requirements

  • Must be able to commit for the full term (6 months). Absences and tardiness must be negotiated with the Director.
  • Must be able to attend all required classes (minimum of 12 classes/week). If you miss a class, it must be made up with another approved class.
  • May not be part of any other dance group, program, or agency while on scholarship, and may not take classes at any other studio until the program is over.
  • In addition to dance requirements, students will be required to give four to five hours of service to the studio each week. These services include but are not limited to cleaning the studio, helping with studio events, working behind the desk, assisting with sales & marketing, etc.
  • Lifelines For Charities

    Lifelines for Charities is a non profit organization which funds dance education and the arts for young adults in Pasadena and surrounding communities. It is the fiscal sponsor of the Dance Scholarship Program at Athletic Garage Dance Center. We operate our program mostly on donations and could not do it without your help. Tax-deductible donations can be made at Thank you for your support!
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