*Scholarships are not available in addition to work exchange. If you are applying for a scholarship, please do not register for work exchange*

You'd like to go to camp, but you're not sure how to afford it?
We want you there! We have several options that make camp more financially accessible.

Scholarship recipients are assigned duties throughout the week of camp.
Types of work include - assisting in classes (usually youth), musician assignments, sound tech support, serving as cabin monitor after children's bedtime, classroom and dancefloor maintenance, and organizational tasks. 

A scholarship award can cover a significant portion of your total cost. During the application process you will be asked what you can pay. If you think you can afford to pay more toward your total cost, Work Exchange options may be a better fit for you. Work Exchange selections are found on the registration form.
Scholarship and Work Exchange options don't combine. 

Please follow the steps below

Step 1:  Register for camp - If you are applying for a scholarship, you do not need to pay a deposit. 

Step 2:  Apply for a scholarship online. First Deadline - April 15th

Step 3Scholarship awardees will be notified by May 5th.
Scholarship applications received between April 15th and June 15th will be awarded as funds allow.

All scholarship recipients need to attend a scholarship meeting held on the first afternoon of camp to receive instructions and meet those you will be working with.

Types of Scholarships

The Lloyd Shaw Foundation (LSF) awards a number of adult scholarships to qualified dance leaders, musicians, and teachers. Selection is based on multiple criteria including interest, financial need, and leadership potential. Applications are assessed by the Lloyd Shaw Foundation Board. 

CDW has received generous donations to support both adult individuals and families who are currently experiencing financial hardship and wish to attend the full week of camp. 

We have created one scholarship application and will apply your information to the scholarship that most suits your needs.

Financial Resources Instead of Scholarship Assistance -

Work Exchange

If you need a little bit of financial assistance but not a large amount please head over to our work exchange page to see if it's the right fit for you.

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.