The following information is a GUIDELINE only as unprecedented circumstances will always challenge us to be flexible within the terms set out.
AHA Awards is a career platform for young Australasian dancers 11-18 years to further their dance studies within Australasia or abroad. Scholarships, airfares & Cash Awards are available only to successful AHA Awards contestants who enter the competition.
Travel Grant for airfares to attend your scholarship is only available to those travelling OUT of their own country & available to ALL scholarship recipients regardless of whether a prelim, 1/4 semi or finalist. Airfares are NOT included for winners of YAGP or AGP entries as they are not training scholarships. Your prize money is to cover the airfares.
Contestants who enter this event are expected to honour their scholarship prize but If unable to take a scholarship you MUST inform both scholarship sponsor & AHA immediately or within first 2 weeks after event so it can be transferred.
Step 1) All scholarship recipients must email scholarship sponsor & CC in AHA plus current school within 2 weeks of the event to organise dates. The scholarship MUST be taken within 12 months of the event. The Scholarship course must be completed as offered. If you decide to shorten the offered course the airfare will not be paid. Please CC in AHA for all correspondence re your scholarship. [email protected]
Step 3) Once the recipient has attended the scholarship & sent AHA a review – the airfare on your application form will be paid – provided quote has been pre-approved by AHA. Review of recipient’s scholarship is compulsory & must be emailed to AHA Awards within one-month post scholarship attendance. Please use the review template on this page (top right) & include the idea of training schedule etc with approximately 200 words on email plus external jpg photo attached – preferably taken at scholarship venue. All scholarship recipients must email their review whether they received a travel grant or not.
ACCOMMODATION: Scholarship sponsors offering homestay or dorm accommodation is for recipient ONLY. If a parent chooses to accompany their child then the parent is responsible for their OWN accommodation costs & arrangements
PLEASE ensure you apply for a travel visa in the USA (if needed) before applying for a travel grant. Travel Insurance is essential.
TRAVEL INSURANCE: Link for NZ – ONE COVER
PLEASE include Quote from following
Hello World Broker NZ
Contact Joanna [email protected]
Hello World Australia
Contact Cindy Lee – [email protected]
2019 Grand Finals
Tutor Raffle Draw
L – Host Martin James – Former principal Royal Danish Ballet
R – Raffle drawer Abigail Boyle former principal Royal NZ Ballet
Above -2019 Grand Finals Presentation Children -11 girls & 11 boys – Fiona Haines Dance Academy