Date: Sunday March 18th

Time: 12 Noon (students arrive 11:30 am)

Genre: Ballet

Venue: NJ Ballet, 15 Microlab Road, Livingston, NJ

Cost: $25 per applicant. This fee is Non-refundable.


**NEW Format for 2018**


This year the scholarship audition will be conducted in a class format rather than a solo audition piece.

Students will take a 1 1/2 hour class in the designated genre as well as submitting a brief essay.

Applicants Will Be Evaluated On:

  • Personal appearance/dress code
  • Introduction/essay summary presentation
  • Technique class: attitude and effort, dance etiquette, application of teacher corrections, and technical execution
  • Combination: performance quality and technical execution.


Eligibility Requirements for Submitting Teachers:

  • A teacher submitting student applicants must be an active ADTNJ Member Teacher in good standing who has attended at least one of the current season's events. 
  • The ADTNJ Member Teacher is responsible for signing in and listing the studio name at each event to complete requirements for eligibility.


Eligibility Requirements for Student Applicants:

  • Applicants must have attended at least one of the current season's events. 
  • Applicants must be high school students, grades 9-12, not acting in an independent teaching capacity (assistant teachers are welcome to participate)


How to Apply:

  • Application links will be sent via email to eligible teachers to forward to their students.
  • An eligible teacher may submit as many qualified students as they wish (no limit).
  • The student will then submit their own application (including essay and release) online.
  • Confirmation of receipt of application will be emailed to the ADTNJ Member Teacher. The firm deadline for entry and complete release forms is midnight two weeks prior to the event.


Additional questions may be directed to the sholarshop committee:

Lorri Goldman-Mendez 908-227-3757 or Lindsey Grites-Weeks 609-705-8312


2017 Senior Scholarship Winners:
Sarah Cooney - First Place (center)

Madison Montagna - Second Place (right)

Christina DiBella - Third Place (left)

Teacher: Helen Watts of Moderne Academie of Dance

Senior Scholarships

We want to thank everyone who participated this year.

Frances L. Chalif Senior Scholarship Honoring Frances & Amos Chalif


The Frances L. Chalif Senior Scholarship Fund was begun by Amos Chalif to honor his sister Frances. She died in an automobile accident involving a drunk driver on her way to Palm Sunday Mass.  


The first scholarship auditions were conducted on April 5, 1987.  The scholarship was maintained by Amos until his passing in 2012.  The scholarship name was changed to honor both he and Frances to show our appreciation for his generosity to our organization.


The scholarship is now solely funded by ADTNJ.  It is awarded annually by audition to high school students of ADTNJ members in good standing.


The 32nd Annual Frances L. Chalif Memorial Scholarship Audition will be held on Sunday, March 18, 2018 in the style of Ballet. 

2017 Senior Scholarship Winners with our judges.