Blues Muse Scholarship
Scholarships will be done on a rolling basis in 2020
We are excited to announce that Blues Muse will be able to expand our scholarship program this year! With these scholarships, we hope to acknowledge and honor individuals who have shown a commitment to building community, increasing access to knowledge, and inspiring others to learn, teach, DJ, or dance. Our goal is to provide access to continued learning at Blues Muse to individuals who dedicate their time and energy to this community who might not otherwise have the resources to attend our event.
We are seeking excited dancers with a drive to share their passion!
Passionate individuals with less than 2 years of blues dancing experience
Scene builders who donate their time to maintain their local scenes
Aspiring individuals who aim to teach, compete, perform, or DJ
We have approximately 8 scholarships available due to the generosity of staff and attendees, each scholarship includes one full weekend pass to virtual Blues Muse 2020. Scholarships will be awarded based on the personal statements included in the applications. Each recipient will be chosen because of their love of blues dancing and the dedication they show to our community and to the dance culture we hold dear.
Jonathan “Hendo” Henderson Community Builder Scholarship
This scholarship is in honor of Hendo, a shining light to our community who unfortunately passed away too soon. Hendo was an avid social dancer, someone who could energize an entire floor with his dancing, a teacher, and an organizer in his DC dance community. We will miss his presence on our dance floor. In honor of him, the Jonathan “Hendo” Henderson Community Builder Scholarship will sponsor 8 people to attend Blues Muse 2020. This scholarship is for anyone who builds our community up, by volunteering or organizing, or by making other community members feel at home with a fun dance, a good talk, or a smile.
We want to prioritize individuals who may be marginalized, and eliminate financial barriers for dancers of color and others whose socioeconomic status may be tied to systematic oppression in the United States.
To apply please submit a 250-500 word personal statement explaining how you have dedicated time to your blues dancing community and an example of how you build relationships and community on or off the dance floor.