Rea Jacobs Scholarship for Dancers 2017

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Rea Jacobs Scholarship for Dance 2017

 

The Rea Jacobs Scholarship for Dance is a competitive scholarship for Nassau

and Suffolk High School Graduating Seniors who are pursuing a four year college

degree with a major or minor in Dance.

 

One award of $1000 will be given in 2017 to a male or female student.

 

The scholarship is funded by the Long Island Dance Consortium and the Jacobs Family.

 

The winner will be invited to perform with member companies of the Long Island Dance Consortium in “Kaleidoscope of Dance I and II” at the Summer Arts Festival in Heckscher Park in 2017.

 

About Rea Jacobs

Rea Jacobs dedicated over 60 years of her life to working in and supporting the arts in all its forms.  She was well known and respected for directing innovative theatre productions and creating and producing the Performing Arts Series on Long Island and in Middletown, NY where she was the Director of the Orange County Arts Council. She was also the creator and director of the International Jewish Arts Festival, the largest of its kind in the world, which ran joyously for 19 years in Commack, NY. She served as the Long Island Dance Consortium’s Festival Coordinator and dedicated the last 12 years of her life to helping to create and direct LIDC’s “Celebration of Dance” performances as well as performances at the Huntington Arts Council’s Summer Arts Festival at Heckscher Park.  It is a great honor for her family to be a part of this scholarship in order to continue her support of the Consortium and young artists and to help her legacy live on.

About the Long Island Dance Consortium

Long Island Dance Consortium consists ofembers of the Long Island dance community committed to provide education, develop awareness and increase understanding of all forms of dance in order to expand and cultivate the dance audience on Long Island. Members include dance companies, dance professionals, dance advocates, dance studios and Arts Councils. LIDC is an IRS 501© 3 non-profit organization. www.dancelongisland.org

Instructions for applying for the Rea Jacobs Scholarship for Dance

 

This scholarship is funded by The Long Island Dance Consortium and the Jacobs Family and is intended for a High School Graduating Senior (Male or Female) who shows exceptional promise in dance. The winner will be chosen based on the evaluation of a submitted DVD of a solo dance performance (approximately 2.5 minutes) and an essay.

 

Prospective students who have demonstrated a strong interest in dance throughout high school (parochial, private and BOCES schools are eligible) and are pursuing a four year college degree with a major or minor in dance are encouraged to make an application for this award. The deadline is no later than Friday, May 5th, 2017 (this is not a postmark deadline).

 

The portfolio must consist of the following:

 

  1. One 2.5 minute solo dance. Sample must be in DVD format. Please label length and title of
  2. A typed, double-spaced, one-page essay expressing how dance has enriched the student’s life and describing the student’s future goals as they relate to

 

  1. Completed Rea Jacobs Scholarship for Dance application form, available in PDF format at huntingtonarts.org

 

 

 

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The portfolio must demonstrate a student’s:

 

  1. Ability to set personal goals and pursue independent creative production

 

  1. Breadth and depth of technical skill in a specific discipline

 

  1. Ability to present finished dance piece for public review in a digital format

 

 

 

 

The portfolio should be sent to the Rea Jacobs Scholarship for Dance, Huntington Arts Council, 213 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743.

 

 

The application materials must reach the Huntington Arts Council no later than:

 

Friday, May 5th, 2017

*This is NOT a postmark deadline – packages mailed via United States postal service could take up to 14 days to arrive in our offices. Please plan in advance to have packages in our office on Friday May 5th, 2017

 

Submitted application materials including portfolio in DVD format will be reviewed and rated by the Long Island Dance Consortium’s Scholarship Committee. We cannot accept attendance at a live performance as part of the application process.

 

Scholarship applicants should follow the application process outlined above. Please complete and sign the application (page 3) and provide an endorsement (page 4).

 

 

Questions? Students who have questions about submitting the Rea Jacobs Scholarship for Dance should contact the Arts in Education Coordinator, 631.271.8423 ext. 14 or artsined@huntingtonarts.org.

 

Rea Jacobs Scholarship for Dance Application 2017

 

 

Name

Last                                          First                                          Middle

 

Address                                                                                                                                                Street Address                                                             City                  State       Zip

 

 

Home Telephone    /                    Email Address                            High School                     

 

 

 

*You may attach questions & answers on separate sheet

 

 

Please list your dance experiences over the past four years (include school, community, church, etc.):

 

 

 

 

 

List any dance honors received:

 

 

 

 

 

Describe dance related activities you plan to participate in at the college level:

 

 

 

 

 

Describe personal interests in dance:

 

 

 

 

 

How many years have you studied dance? In which genres?

 

 

 

 

 

Signature                                                                                    Date                           

 

 

Applicants should submit this completed application with a digital copy of their dance portfolio on a DVD along with the endorsement form to the Huntington Arts Council 213 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743-6900

 

Application Deadlines: Scholarship applications are due Friday, May 5th, 2017

 

Rea Jacobs Scholarship for Dance Endorsement 2017

 

Please have a private dance or high school teacher endorse this Application by completing the following information:

 

 

 

Name:                                                                                                                                           

 

Relation to the applicant:                                                                                    

 

School or Organization name (if applicable)

 

 

Address:                                                                                                                                           

 

 

 

Phone:          /                     Email:                                                                

 

 

 

*You may attach comments on separate sheet

 

 

 

Comments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signature:                                                                  Date:                               

 

 

 

Application Deadlines: Scholarship applications are due Friday, May 5th, 2017

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