The Ultimate Ballet Scholarship

The Ultimate Ballet Scholarship Thursday July 11

Master Class

The Ballet Scholarship is an integral part of The Ultimate Dance Challenge, encouraging aspiring dancers to strive for the technique and artistry that is are essential components of a future in ballet.

Competitors will participate in an Open Class, from which twelve semi-finalists will be selected to perform a pre-reheasred solo. Six finalists will then be selected to compete at the TUDC Finals to be held later the same month.

All dancers should come prepared to dance their solo in the event they are chosen as a semi-finalist.

The Ultimate Dance Challenge is proud to continue to further the opportunities of competitors and to “raise the barre” for the new generation of dancers.

General Rules & Conditions

By entering into this event you agree to be abide by the The Ultimate Dance Challenge - TUDC Rules & Regulations and agree to be bound by them.


To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  1. Age is as per dancer’s year of birth

  2. Demonstrate proficiency and above average interest in dance.

  3. Agree to attend the dance instruction given at the Open Class and be present at the performance.

Participants of the Event: The Scholarships are open to classical ballet students aged 8 and over who are studying a recognised syllabus.

8 yrs - 12 yrs
Open Class

8 yrs - 12 yrs
Semi-Finalist Performance

13 yrs up
Open Class

13 yrs up
Semi-Finalist Performance

Important Information

Please Note: No late entries will be accepted under any circumstances.

  1. All scholarship participants perform completely at their own risk.

  2. TUDC are not liable for any loss or damage suffered by a participant as a result of any scholarship event being cancelled, postponed or changed.

  3. The scholarships are only for students of amateur status. Students cannot derive any regular income from the art form.

  4. Participants must appear in the order of which their name appears in the class/program.

  5. Any person/s whose conduct is off putting to other participants or the Committee will be asked to leave. If they are a participant they could face disqualification.

  6. A breach of any rules or conditions may result in either disqualification of the participant or, at the Committee’s discretion, the student might be asked to dance as a non competing performer.

  7. The Committee will not be responsible for any lost property, including uncollected cds.

  8. It is incumbent on the teachers/parents to ensure they enter students into the correct section. Any entries that are incomplete, incorrect or not accompanied by full payment of the required & accurate fee will not be processed.

  9. Full-time students are eligible to enter providing they enter under the name of their full-time school and the entry form is signed by the principal.

  10. Winners of the ballet scholarship in each age division will be awarded with cash & prizes to the value of $500.

Final Performance

  • The Scholarship will consist of an Open Class where entrants will be selected for the Semi-Finals.

  • 12 Semi-Finalists will then dance their solo performance.

  • 6 Finalists will be selected to compete at the TUDC Finals

  • The TUDC scholarships are adjudicated by pre-eminent figures in the Australian dance scene.

  • Open Class is held at Pacific Hills Christian School- Dural and is taught by professional teachers.

  • Finals are held on in October at Bankstown Sports Club

Finals Requirements

  1. All finalists are selected from the “Open Class”.

  2. Pointe work is optional for female finalists.

  3. Short classical tutus must be worn for all girls

  4. Finalists arriving late will be allowed to dance at the end of the section as a non competing performer.

  5. If a finalist leaves the stage before the end of a solo, other than by fault of the committee, they will be allowed to dance at the end of the section as a non competing performer.

  6. Only finalists and/or Committee members are allowed backstage at any time.

  7. No rehearsals allowed at any time backstage. Students will be supervised by the Committee whilst warming up on stage for each section.


  1. Female – plain coloured leotard (no skirts), tights & ballet shoes (no accessories).

  2. Male – tights, a tight fitting top/leotard with socks and ballet


  1. Female – a half tutu should be added to the leotard they are wearing for the open class

  2. Male – remain in the open class attire

Age Restrictions

  1. Age is as per dancer’s year of birth

  2. Competitors may only enter in their own age group.

  3. The Committee reserves the right to ask for a Birth Certificate of any participant in any section.

Music Requirements

  1. Juniors - No solo may exceed 2 1/2 minutes in length.

  2. Seniors - No solo may exceed 3 minutes in length.

  3. All items will be timed from the commencement of the performance or music (whichever comes first). Commencement of performance is the commencement of the first step (other than a straight forward walk and placement to starting position).

  4. Each labeled cd (in a case) is to contain one item of music only.

Practice like you’re in last-place. Perform like you’ve already won.