In its 8th year, Miami City Ballet’s landmark “Ballet Bus” is a dance training scholarship program supporting 40 students annually attending Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) for up to 10 years.
The merit and need based scholarship, eliminates the financial and transportation obstacles for students interested in receiving professional ballet training. From September to June MCB, in partnership with Brickell Kidz Bus, transport students from Miami- Dade County schools to MCB’s Miami Beach studios.
Beginning at age 7, students are selected for the Ballet Bus scholarship program through attendance in Explore Dance, MCB’s training program in M-DCPS.
Explore Dance students that join Ballet Bus, receive transportation from their school, dance attire and shoes, healthy snacks, tickets to MCB season programs and George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® and world-class training with the faculty at the Miami City Ballet School in a safe and caring environment.