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West Virginia Dance Festival to be Held in April


Application deadlines are approaching for the 2016 West Virginia State Dance Festival.

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History says Jan. 4 is the deadline for dance director applications. The deadline for dance directors to submit student applications is Jan. 11. Scholarship applications are due Jan. 15.

The division says it will only accept student applications from directors affiliated with full-time dance establishments in the state.

Dancers must be at least 12 years old. They also must have at least one year of training in classical ballet with two lessons per week.

Adjudication DVDS must be submitted by Feb. 12. Adjudications are scheduled for Feb. 26-28.

The festival will be held April 15-17 at the Culture Center at the Capitol Complex in Charleston.