Sponsor a Scholarship
For 2023, CalBal has a goal of awarding 50 scholarships in total.
We will award four "full" scholarships covering event pass, travel, lodging, food, and contests; approximately 20 "partial" scholarships covering event pass and providing help with expenses like travel or lodging; and approximately 26 "pass-only" scholarships which provide an event pass only.
The CalBal scholarship program is aimed at creating greater diversity at CalBal and within the swing scene more generally. Scholarships are aimed at those who could not otherwise attend CalBal and who express an interest in learning more about the swing dance traditions of Southern California.
Since CalBal 2019, PSDF and CalBal has awarded about 120 scholarships with a total budget of about $60,000.
In addition to 50 full and partial scholarships, CalBal is also offering 50 "Name Your Own Price" passes for people who are otherwise financially unable to attend CalBal.
As a scholarship sponsor, you will receive our regular sponsor perks as well as the option to receive acknowledgement and/or a message of your choice announced on one night of the event.
CalBal 2023 Sponsor Rewards
- $25 : Our heartfelt thanks (in public, at the event, if you choose).
- $100 : A limited edition PSDF enamel pin ( plus $25-level reward).
- $250 : The pin + access to a private FB group where you can tune in to bi-weekly AMAs with the performers ( plus $100-level rewards).
- $500 : Invitation to the January 12 reception and live music event (plus $250-level rewards).
- Over $1000 : Invitation to you and a guest to the January 12 reception and welcome event, a special thank you gift from one of the performers (plus all $500-level rewards).