Swing Buffalo strongly believes dancing is for everyone. We strive to support our community and want to specifically gear our efforts towards those who have been historically underrepresented, under-served and at many times blatantly hindered. By doing this, we intend to remove one of the three financial barriers (travel, admission, accommodation) to attending a swing dance event.
We will not be announcing recipients of these scholarships before, during or after the event. Participants are allowed to discuss their participation and awardship at their personal discretion. We only hope that you will come learn and have fun!
Swing Buffalo is offering two different types of scholarships for Rhythm Shuffle 2023:
- Two full scholarships to people who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color). Any Person of Color who is a dancer may apply, regardless of skill or level.
- Scholarships to any dancer who requires financial assistance to attend Rhythm Shuffle. The number of scholarships awarded will be based on available funds raised through event registrations and donation
Dancers may request scholarships when registering for Rhythm Shuffle, and no payment will be required at the time of registration.
Half and full scholarships are being awarded on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED basis until the close of online registration Wednesday, September 13th. Please note you will be contacted by Swing Buffalo regarding the status of your request within a reasonable time after registering (keep in mind that we all have full-time jobs, so it might take us a day or two to let you know).
Unused funds will be allocated for Rhythm Shuffle 2024 Scholarships