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 the surrounding region and draw interest from male students involved in other genres of dance, musical theater, gymnastics or even those involved in team athletics. Program participants will have the opportunity to study dance year-round under the instruction of Coastal Dance Centre’s resident faculty and with the guest master teachers who come in to teach in Coastal Dance Centre’s Summer Intensive Program as well as those who teach master classes throughout the school year. Participants will also have the opportunity to perform through the Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre productions, as well as take part in numerous community-based performances.
Several alumni from the Coastal Dance Centre and Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre Boys’ Scholarship Program alumni have been accepted into prestigious summer and year round dance training programs and institutions 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 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 two years ago with a degree in Dance and Communications with High Honors. Another Coastal Dance Centre / Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre alumnus, Anson Zwingelberg, from Myrtle Beach, will be on his senior year of studies at The Julliard School in New York City, on full scholarship. Another scholarship student, Brock Fowler, from Myrtle Beach, recently graduated from the Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Dance Program in Greenville, South Carolina, and has just been accepted as a Ballet Met 2 company member right after attending the Ballet Met summer intensive program in Columbus, Ohio.