Orchesis Spring/Summer Study Dance Award, and the Dean's Orchesis Dance Summer Study Award

Field of study Open 
Value $450 - 500
Number available 2 per year
Apply by April 15, 2018
Donors Endowed by Orchesis Dance Program with additional support from the Dean of the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation and two anonymous donors 
Open to

Any Orchesis member who has been active in performance and/or choreography and who desires additional training in and outside of Edmonton commonly found in summer intensives, workshops or festivals with satisfactory academic standing.


Must be a university student, in either second, third, or fourth year of an undergraduate program with a minimum 2.0-point GPA, or a returning graduate student. GPA is determined by the previous full academic year. Therefore, for the summer of 2017, transcripts form 2016/17 will be reviewed.

Nominated by Campus and Community Recreation

Intent and timeline

The receiving applicant may use this award toward dance studies any time after receipt and up to the end of the calendar year. The title "Spring/Summer" refers to the increased availability of outside professional training during the summer months. Study application may certainly be pursued after August if the desired dance study course takes place later and through December of the award year.


Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student with satisfactory academic standing who intends to pursue dance training during the spring/summer months and who has a demonstrated interest in performing, choreographing, and/or teaching modern and jazz dance. Recipient will be selected on the basis of participation in dance classes, involvement with Orchesis or in the production of Dance Motif through dancing, choreographing, working backstage, and/or promoting the event. This award is intended to provide financial support to enable the recipient to pursue dance training during the summer months.

Apply by April  15

Send your application to:

Tamara C. Bliss, Director, Orchesis Dance Program
Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation
University of Alberta
VVC 4-421 Van Vliet Complex - Pavilion
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H9
Phone: 780-492-0770
FAX:   780-492-2364
E-mail: tamara.bliss@ualberta.ca