The Debbie Reynolds Scholarship Program provides you with individualized curriculum based on your specific goals as an artist. Whether you’re focused on a commercial dance career, becoming an educator or choreographer, or training for the sake of improving your craft, we’ll supply you with a solid foundation to help you reach your full potential. Over the course of ten months, you’ll have access to all classes on our open schedule, private weekly intensives, and a specially designed fitness and nutrition program. We’ll give you the guidance, tools and knowledge to become successful in any endeavor and we’re committed to instilling a strong work ethic, while you maintain your love for the art.

Program Benefits

We’re bringing the best in the industry together to develop you as an artist and person. Our goal is to provide you with all of the tools necessary to have a successful career when put into action.

The following are elements included within the program:

  • A customized schedule of 20 open classes per week based on your individual goals as an artist
  • Weekly two-hour Scholarship Only Intensives with top educators and industry professionals
  • Multiple weekly Scholarship Only fitness classes including yoga, pilates and circuit training
  • Weekly Scholarship Only Ballet and Jazz Technique classes
  • Individual mentoring and guidance from several faculty members of Debbie Reynolds Studio
  • Image Development- One-on-one coaching to help pinpoint who you are, what you have to offer, and creating your brand from the inside out.
  • Guidance from some of LA’s top commercial agents
  • Dance History Study Lessons
  • Workshops covering topics such as: Acting, Audition Techniques, Camera and Stage Performance, Choreography and Assisting, Improvisation, Injury Prevention, Nutrition, Partnering, Vocal Performance and much more.


Debbie Reynolds Studio was established in 1979 and, to this day, provides the highest quality classes for dancers from all over the globe. Our world-renowned educators are passionate about spreading knowledge as well as movement. The diverse range of dance styles we offer creates a wonderful platform for the aspiring well-rounded dancer.
Yes. Every dancer will have a schedule that is custom-built for their specific needs. However, Scholarship Only Events and your open-class schedule classes are mandatory. We do not recommend having more than a part-time job due to the program's weekly 30+ required hours.
We offer multiple classes per week of your choice, but the majority of your schedule will be carefully designed by our staff based on your goals, strengths and weaknesses.
You will not be permitted to take any regularly scheduled classes at other studios. However, master classes and specialty workshops are permitted based on approval from the Director of Educational Programming.
Yes. Represented dancers are welcome, however, you must be willing to fulfill the entire 10 month term of the program.
No. We have full confidence that by staying focused on the training process, you will benefit most from what our Program has to offer. There will be plenty of auditions to go to after you complete the Program!
There is no degree, certification, or academic credit involved. As far as an agent, we will prepare you as much as possible, but cannot guarantee your success. You have to do the work!
We do not provide housing, but can help you in your search. Contact for a list of recommended housing options.

Application and Audition Procedure

Each application must be submitted no later than Thursday, August 23rd, 2018, along with a professional photo.

You will be notified once your application has been received.

Audition Date: Monday, August 27th, 2018 at 10AM at Debbie Reynolds Studio

We HIGHLY encourage coming to the live audition, however, If you are unable be there, we are offering a video submission option. All video submissions are due by Thursday, August 23rd, 2018. Showcase your stylistic strengths in a video no longer than two minutes in length.

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Final Interviews will take place following the LA Audition. Notification of acceptance will be given no later than Friday, August 31st, 2018.

No late applications/video submissions will be accepted.