Serge Onik Dance Scholarship

The mission of the Serge Onik Dance Scholarship with Broadway Dance Center is to provide access to dance education for people who lack such resources. The people who are accepted to receive the scholarship come from minority backgrounds, socioeconomic challenges, and/or are first-generation immigrants.

Named after Serge Onik, the Serge Onik Dance Scholarship was started to honor the legacy of dance and determination set forth by the late great artist, dancer, teacher, choreographer, son, brother, friend, and long-time staff member of BDC. A first-generation immigrant from the Ukraine, Serge Onik was a pioneer in the world of dance starting with Ballroom Dancing, his first passion. 

The essence of the Serge Onik Dance Scholarship with Broadway Dance Center can be summed up with this quote: "Carpe Saltatum" which in Latin means "Seize the Dance." This was the statement the artist lived by and would like to impart on all applicants. 

The Serge Onik Dance Scholarship may be used toward tuition for BDC's Professional Semester, Summer Professional Semester, or Independent Training Program



Three-month Independent Training Program (April 11-July 11, 2022; July 11-October 11, 2022; or October 3-December 3, 2022)

Application for scholarship consideration due March 11 for April 11 start; June 10 for July 11 start; or September 2 for Otober 3 start



Four-month Professional Semester (August 22-December 20, 2022)

Application for scholarship consideration due July 22


How to apply:

  • Email to request the application form. Please include "Serge Onik Dance Scholarship" in the subject line
  • Complete the application form once received
  • Submit any required video auditions associated with the program you are applying for (will be indicated on scholarship application form)
  • Submit a short essay about how the scholarship would help you on your dance journey

This scholarship is only available for U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens (Green Card holders) ages 18+

Scholarship covers tuition only; Applicant is responsible for housing and associated living costs

For more information on the Serge Onik Scholarship and application details, please email 


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