The Protégé Program is an opportunity for dancers to train with our world-renowned choreographers in every regional city with free tuition for a full calendar year upon the payment of their membership dues! These dancers also have the opportunity to work with the staff in order to gain perspective on all avenues of the dance industry. Dancers are selected in each level during all of our regional city tour stops. All Protégés for the season are invited to attend our summer workshop in Atlantic City to compete for the title of Elite Protégé.


Our members will support the program by paying an annual membership fee. This covers administrative services and helps us to provide the additional benefits for your exciting yearlong scholarship!


The Protégé scholarship entitles you to attend any and all Nex•Us regional workshops for one year once you’ve paid your annual membership fee.


While attending Nex•Us as a Protégé, you will have the privilege of assisting our extraordinary Faculty (at their discretion) during their classes throughout the weekend.


As a Protégé you will be a part of our team! You’ll gain invaluable work experience in the dance industry. As part of our Crew, you will have the chance to see how a huge tour like Nex•Us is constructed, and establish important contacts in the dance world that will serve you for the duration of your career. This is a great tool for your resume!


Each Protégé will have their headshot featured on our Protégé Website. This is a tool that’s utilized by many faculty members and casting agents when hiring for projects.


Dancers will be chosen on site after classes end on Saturday, for the chance to learn and dance in The Finale. This number is choreographed and directed by a Kevin Frey. This is a great performance opportunity for those selected to represent the sponsored brands on The Nex•Us Stage!


As a Protégé you are automatically invited to be a part of our exclusive Nex•Us Gala Invitational at our Summer Atlantic City event. Select Faculty and Guest Artists will set pieces on dancers to be performed at the Final Night Gala.


During our Summer Finale event our Faculty will choose twelve Protégés from this regional season to be the 2019-2020 Elite PULSE Protégés. If you are chosen, you will be asked to go “on tour” and assist with Nex•Us for the 2019-2020 season. See our Elite page for more information!


As a Protégé, you now have access to special Protégé clothing made just for you! At the online store, you will find track jackets, sweat pants and more with a Protégé logo to recognize you when you attend the event. The merchandise may NOT be worn in the ballrooms during classes, you may wear it outside of the classroom and at our Summer events. You will have specific colored scholarship numbers that will identify you to the faculty during classes. The faculty wants to be able to pick you out, but not alienate the other dancers! You will also be receiving a “Protégé Crew” T-shirt in your first city that you will wear while assisting the staff during your work shifts.