HepCat Scholarship for
Masters of Lindy Hop & Tap

HepCat Productions is dedicated to sharing the joy of Swing dancing and honoring it's rich history in Authentic Jazz Dance. Furthering this goal we are offering scholarships to the Masters of Lindy Hop & Tap. Scholarships will be rewarded to applicants based on their interest and commitment to Lindy Hop - Swing Dance, and based on financial need.

If you are interested in applying for the scholarship, you can fill out the application below.

If you would like to support this scholarship please attend our Scholarship Fundraiser at the HepCat Swing Dance on Thursday, July 17th, 2008. You can also contact Chris if you would like to donate to this Scholarship fund.

Deadlines and Scholarship Offers

The following scholarship application must be submitted no later then 1pm on Saturday July 26th. We expect to reward a number of scholarships that will cover 25% to 50% of the recipients cost to attend the event. In extreme cases, we may consider covering a greater portion, up to 100% of the cost to attend. We expect to notify the scholarship winners, through email, by Thursday July 31st. Scholarship winners must register and pay their portion of event fees no later then Tuesday August 5th, 2008.

Scholarship Application

Thank you for your interest in the HepCat Productions Scholarship for the "Masters of Lindy Hop and Tap". We are thrilled to be able to offer this gift to the dance community who supports the mission of promoting and preserving the dance we so love. We hope you share that passion and we're interested to learn a bit about you, your love of dance, and why you'd like to attend this event.

Chris Chapman, and the HepCat Productions Board of Scholarships

Basic Info:

  • First Name: Last Name:
  • E-mail Address: (e.g.: [email protected])
  • Phone Number (with area code): - -
  • Address:
  • City: State: Zip:
  • Date of Birth (mm/dd/yyyy): / /

In what ways are you involved in Lindy Hop?

Please tell us when you started dancing and briefly describe you activities in Lindy Hop (How often you take classes and workshops, go out social dancing, your involvement in performance groups, historical research, working with someone outside of classes, swing community volunteering, etc.). Please write a paragraph or two about why you'd like to attend the Masters of Lindy Hop & Tap event.

On the following a scale, how would you HONESTLY rate your financial need?

Cool, free money.
Now I can still go out dancing this month.
I have to go to the event, but I'd hate to ask my friends/family/credit card for money AGAIN.
I'm going to the event no matter what, but I'd really like to eat this month too.
I've blocked out that the event was even happening - since without this scholarship there's NO way on earth I can go to this event.

Are you currently a student (other than dance)?


If yes, where do you attend school?

What are you interested and able to attend at the Masters event?

The event is held from Wednesday August 13th - Sunday August 17th. Please let us know which of the following portions of the event you will attend. For full schedule details you can check the Masters Schedule

  • Wednesday, Aug 13th (All Wed)
  • 6-7:30pm Panel: Life of Jeni LeGon
  • 7:30 - 8:30pm Lindy Hop w/ Frankie
  • 8-9pm Lindy Hop Invitational w/ Lennert
  • 8:30-9:30pm Beginning Lindy w/ Chazz
  • Evening Dance
  • Thursday, August 14th (All Thu)
  • noon-1:30pm Dance at City Hall
  • 6-7pm Chester's Jazz
  • 7:15-8:15pm Race, Social Change & Dance
  • 8:30pm Young Talent Showcase
  • 9pm-Midnight HepCat Video Dance Night
  • Friday, August 15th (All Fri)
  • 8-10pm Master's Exhibition
  • 10pm-late Evening Dance
  • Saturday, August 18th (All Sat)
  • 10-11am Tap for Hoppers w/ Chazz
  • 11am-12:00pm Lindy Hop w/ Lennart
  • 12:15-1:15pm Frankie Book Sign
  • 1:30-2:30pm Beg Tap w/ Chazz
  • 1:30-2:30pm 1st & 2nd Stops
  • 2:45-3:45pm Today's Lindy Hop
  • 2:45-3:45pm Panel: Tapper Stories
  • 4-6pm Musicality w/ Dawn
  • 8-9:30pm Master's Exhibition
  • 10pm-late Evening Dance
  • Sunday, August 19th (All Sun)
  • 11am-12pm Int Tap w/ Skip
  • 11am-12pm Jazz w/ Chazz
  • 12:15-1:15pm Norma Invite Class
  • 12:15-1:15pm Panel: Big Apple
  • 1:15-2:15pm Big Apple w/ Frankie
  • 2:45-3:45pm Norma Talk & Book
  • 4-5pm Panel: Movies then & now
  • 8-9pm Int Lindy Hop w/ Lennart
  • 9:30pm-12:30am Evening Dance

What portion of your attendance fees do you need from this scholarship?

  • 25-50% Scholarship (I can pay the remaining 50-75%)
  • 50-75% Scholarship (I can pay 25-50%)
  • 75-100% Scholarship (I can pay up to 25%)
  • 100% Scholarship, I can only accept if it is a full scholarship.

Anything else we should consider in determining your need?

To complete your application, press the submit button below. You should be redirected to a page confirming that your application as been submitted, as well as receive a confirming email. Thank you for applying for this scholarship. Please note that both dance info and financial need will be considered in awarding scholarships, and will be weighted as we see fit.