Lloyd Shaw Foundation Scholarships

The Lloyd Shaw Foundation (LSF) awards a number of adult scholarships to qualified dance leaders, musicians, and teachers. Please read the descriptions and requirements of each scholarship before applying. There are two ways to apply:

1. Download and print this mail-in application. 2. Apply online.

Cumberland Dance Week Scholarships closed!
CDW has received a generous, anonymous donation to support young adult individuals and families who are currently experiencing financial hardship and wish to attend the full week of camp. Both types of scholarships are need-based.
Turning Basket (family)

1. Download and print this mail-in application.
Right-and-Left Through (single adults)

1. Download and print this mail-in application.

All scholarship applicants are required to complete a registration form (online or by mail) at time of application, but are not required to pay a deposit.

Other Financial Resources- closed!

Work Exchange

Campers aged 18 and up can save in exchange for two hours of duties per day. Types of work include: assisting with the silent auction; helping set up or take down sound equipment, lights, etc.; preparing children's or adults' snacks; serving as cabin monitor after children's bedtime. New this year: Teens can also participate in our work exchange program, saving $70 for 1 hour of lighter-duty tasks per day.


Campers aged 18 and up can save up to $125 by joining our Set-Up/Tear-Down Crew! Requirements are: arriving at camp by 11am on July 1 (lunch will be provided) and remaining until 4pm on July 6. Get the work done before or after camp and enjoy the rest of the week duty free! ...OR stack this discount with the work exchange discount for a total of $250 off!

Other Opportunities

Cumberland Dance Week offers several skill-building opportunities through its callers' workshops, sound apprenticeship program, and dance band workshop. Dance organizations sometimes offer financial assistance to members of their dance community to attend a camp where they could learn skills which would benefit the organization. Check with your local dance organization to find out if they offer such support.