The Malashock Dance Danah Fayman Scholarship Program

Learn More About Our Scholarship Program Below



The Danah Fayman Scholarship Program creates pathways to success for aspiring dancers of any age or level of ability.  Danah Fayman generously funded the scholarship program with a $100,000 gift to sustain up to 10 years of scholarships for deserving families and aspiring dancers. Her challenge was that Malashock Dance would rally the community to match $10,000 of her gift each year to ensure the funds will be replenished and provide a lasting legacy. The program gives priority to families and individuals who face financial barriers.

Need-Based Scholarships

Need-based scholarships are offered to students of all ages, who will benefit from the cognitive, social, physical, and artistic growth facilitated by weekly dance classes but lack the financial resources to do so. Applicants must provide a statement of need and proof of income to qualify.

Merit-Based Scholarships

Merit-based scholarships are awarded to pre-professional students 15 and older who demonstrate a remarkable potential for a career in dance performance.  Scholarships often serve as a catalyst for an apprenticeship with the MD Company. Merit-based scholarship awards require students to “give back” two hours per week in volunteer time, which also serves as continued professional development for dancers interested in the many facets of our organization.

Work – Trade Program

Malashock Dance is committed to providing resources for dancers who would like to seriously train at a high level, but who may face financial barriers. In exchange for classes, work-trade participants will assist with administrative and operational duties for the Malashock Dance School. For more information, contact

Community Need

MD provides a safe space where students learn to more effectively communicate, cooperate, and collaborate.  Our students gain confidence through insight and awareness about themselves, their community, and each other.  MD is committed to providing expansive dance training to students with a variety of cultural backgrounds, socioeconomic strata, and abilities.  The dance programs we provide strengthen students’ ability to express and share their ideas through movement while fulfilling the organization’s mission to promote dance as an avenue for personal expression through participation, education, and artistic collaboration. 


Your donation will directly and immediately support students in need of financial assistance.  Donations to The Danah Fayman Scholarship Program make dreams come true for young families and children as well as promising pre-professional dancers and choreographers who lack the financial means necessary to train consistently.  One hundred percent of your donation will be used to support the program, ensuring that the following is possible:

Malashock Dance welcomes donations of any size and will publicize your generosity.

Please fill out the application (below) and we will keep it on file and contact you if we are able to assist. Contact if you have any further questions.

Scholarship Application


Scholarship Application



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