The Boys Scholarship Program – A Collaboration of Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre and its training school, Coastal Dance Centre
The Boys Scholarship Program, hopes to draw students from the Horry and Georgetown counties and neighboring areas and from all areas of interest: be it dance, musical theater, gymnastics or even team athletics. Program participants will have the opportunity to study dance year-round under the instruction of Coastal Dance Centre’s resident faculty as well as with guest faculty who will come to teach in Coastal Dance Centre’s Summer Intensive Program and in master classes throughout the school year. Participants will have the opportunity to perform in Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre,’s productions, as well as take part in numerous community-based performances.
Several alumni from the Coastal Dance Centre’s Boys’ Scholarship Dance Program have been accepted into prestigious summer and year round dance training programs in the nation. These students from the program have been recognized for special achievements, including garnering significant honors in the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP), the world’s largest international student ballet scholarship competition. At the 2007 YAGP New York City International Finals, Coastal Dance Centre male soloist, Bailey Moon, from Georgetown, captured the Third Place award in the YAGP Classical Dance Category, Junior Age Division. He has since then enjoyed scholarship grants from Walnut Hill School for the Arts for his 4-year high school education and summer programs at The Harid Conservatory, National Ballet School of Canada and the San Francisco Ballet School. Bailey graduated from New York University with a degree in Dance and Communications, with High Honors. Another, Coastal Dance Centre alumnus, Anson Zwingelberg, from Myrtle Beach, is on his senior year at The Julliard School in New York City, also on full scholarship. Brock Fowler, from Myrtle Beach, who went to the Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Dance Program for his junior and senior year in high school has just been accepted as a Ballet Met II company member.