Rules and Conditions

Details regarding rules and conditions for our 14+ Dance Scholarship

Entry Requirements

Applicants are eligible to enter Scholarship provided they:

  • are current members of the Royal Academy of Dance
  • are of non-professional status
  • have passed the Royal Academy of Dance Advanced 1 Examination with Distinction, and have not taken the Advanced 2 examination at the time of participating in the 14+ Dance Scholarship
  • are under 17 years of age as at 31 December 2022
  • have received training in New Zealand for a minimum of one year prior to the closing date of the Scholarship and are resident in New Zealand


  • The Judging Panel will assess the class, studies classical variation and Centenary variation.  The decision of the Judging Panel is final
  • The Scholarship, Elvira Macrae Award and Alexander Grant Training Award, are awarded for further Classical Ballet training
  • The Scholarship winner must commence further study within twelve (12) months of the date of the award; this time limit can only be extended at the Academy’s discretion, and any funds not used within five (5) years of the date of the award will be forfeited
  • All entries must be made on the official entry form
  • All entry forms and payment must be received by closing date
  • Students may re-apply as many times as they wish, provided the entry requirements are met
  • Students who do not follow the Entry Requirements and Rules may be disqualified
  • The Academy reserves the right to alter the Scholarship Rules and Entry Requirements at any time without prior notice