Gabie's Boutique Shining Star Scholarship


Please note that the deadline has now passed for the 2016 Shining Star Scholarship Entry. Please stay tuned for next years Scholarship. 

Our dance scholarship celebrates dancers with passion and drive

We know all danchas noers work hard to learn their chosen disciplines and develop their talents, but there are some dancers who go above and beyond, not only for themselves, but also for their fellow dancers. They are stars for more than just their dancing! That’s why we created the Shining Star Scholarship to reward a special dancer each year. 

The criteria is simple: we are looking for dancers of any age and level, male or female who show the qualities listed below.

Who: We’re looking for an inspiring dancer who is passionate, dedicated and hard working, who shows a strong will to grow and push themselves in their discipline while still showing a eagerness to help others and give back to their dance community. If this describes you we encourage you to apply to be this years Gabie's Boutique Shining Star Scholarship Recipient. 

Why: Here at Gabie’s Boutique we’ve been serving dancers for over 35 years. We have always been involved in giving back to the dance community but were looking for a way to do so on a yearly basis and in a way that would directly impact our local dancers. We see so many dancers who are truly passionate about dance and know the high costs associated with reaching for your dreams and so the Gabie's Boutique Shining Star Scholarship was born to recognize these remarkable dancers year after year.

You can check out our past winners here

Don't forget to include your letter of recommendation which can be from a Studio Owner, Teacher, Judge, Choreographer or Dance Peer.

Application Deadline is June 30th, 2016




Download the Shining Star Application form here, or fill out the form below:

First Name
Last Name
Email Address
Phone Number
Dance Studio
Recreational Dancer
Competitive Dancer
Tell us about yourself, your dance background and training.
What is your greatest achievement in dance?
Why do you love dance?
Why should you be awarded this scholarship?
Upload Photo
Upload Reference Letter
Upload additional information (Optional):
Upload PDF application (Optional):

The Details & Fine Print

  • Applications will be accepted May 2nd, 2016 till June 30th, 2016. All applications must be received in-store or by mail (18075 Leslie St. Unit 10 Newmarket L3Y 9A4) by this date to be eligible.

  • Full time dance teachers and Studio Owners are not eligable, however student teachers dancing on a full time basis are eligable to apply.

  • Scholarship entrants letter of recommendation must be submitted with application, be signed by recommendee and include contact information. Approved "dance community members" are Studio Owners, Dance Teachers, Judges, Choreographers, and Dance Peers. Family members are not an approved  recommendee.

  • The scholarship will not be paid out in cash and will be allotted as follows: $250.00 will be issued as a Gabie's Gift Certificate good for purchases made for the winner only for one year. The remaining $250.00 may be used for class fee's, workshops, conventions, or competition entry fee's. The Scholarship winner may choose how/where to allocate this amount and a cheque from Gabie's Boutique will be written to the venue on the winner's behalf. The Scholarship winner may also choose to use the full $500 in-store at Gabie's Boutique and has one year to use the Scholarship winnings.

  • Gabie's Boutique Inc. holds the rights to make changes or cancel the program at any time without notice

  • All submitted applications, letters and pictures become the property of Gabie's Boutique Inc. and may be used in-store, online and in any promotional/marketing materials and in any media formats.

  • Age and sex has no bearing on applicants chances of being choosen. All entries will be judged fairly and without prejudice.

  • Incomplete applications will be invalid