The School offers four Scholarships to students. All scholarships are given at the discretion and direction of the Academy’s Principal with the aid of staff feedback. All decisions made by the Principal and guest adjudicator/s are final. Scholarships are re-assessed annually.


Scholarships are awarded to students who show a dedication and a passion for dance and the performing arts. The criteria includes the following:  a consistent level of improvement throughout the year, dedicated and keen to learn, to dance from the heart, to show respect towards teachers and classmates,able to be part of a team, are supportive of others and themselves.


Scholarships are awarded at the conclusion of the Diakosmos Dance Academy End-of-Year Summer Concert.

1. The Martha Graham Contemporary Scholarship

The Martha Graham technique prepares a dancer for the demands of contemporary choreography. This scholarship is awarded on a commitment to the Martha Graham technique and extending themselves.

2. The Cecchetti Ballet Scholarship

Ballet is the foundation to all dance styles. This scholarship is awarded to a dedicated young budding ballerina. This scholarship is awarded on technical growth and ability. 

3. The Musical Theatre Scholarship

Musical Theatre is a class where students can combine all three components of the dance school- singing, dancing and acting. This scholarship is awarded on performance artistry and the ability to excel and shine in all areas of Musical Theatre.

4. The All Rounder Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a student who has shown an outstanding improvement and commitment to all areas of their studies at Diakosmos Dance Academy. This scholarship is not awarded based on technical ability alone. This student shows a love of dance, a strong work ethic and a commitment to the creative process.

*If eligibility criteria are met, dancers can be eligible for any scholarship; however, only one scholarship may be awarded to the same student. Not all scholarships will be awarded each year.



The Choreography competition is run by Diakosmos Dance Academy and is part of our mid-year Winter Concert.  The award will be given to one young choreographer at the end of the concert.


Diakosmos Dance Academy students have always been encouraged to choreograph and perform their own work, it is an important part of our school’s culture.  This tradition, has been inspired by the philosophy surrounding the contemporary movement, to be expressive and find a unique voice through dance.


The introduction of the Diakosmos Dance Academy Choreography Award provides our students with a framework in which to make dances. It formalises our support of the creative process by offering an environment that allows our male and female students to be imaginative and compose dances that reflect their personal dance journey.



All Students are invited to present dance works. To participate in this event students must:


General Criteria


  • Complete an application form

  • Choreograph their own dance

  • Select own music

  • Choreograph in any dance style of choice

  • A healthy determination

  • Supportive towards others

  • All fees must be paid

  • Performance length of 1- 2 minutes

  • Have a costume and their make-up done (costumes may be hired from Diakosmos)

  • Solo’s, duo’s or trios will be accepted

  • Guest adjudicator/s will select the winner. Decision will be final.


Students may seek guidance, and attend one private lesson with a teacher of their choice.


*If eligibility criteria are met, one Choreography Award may be awarded.  The Choreography award may not be awarded each year.

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