Slide background
Slide background
Slide background
Slide background

Welcome to Dizzy Feet Foundation

Dizzy Feet Foundation was founded in 2009 by producer Nigel Lythgoe and director Adam Shankman, among others, to support, improve and increase access to dance education in the United States.

Your support has opened up a whole new beautiful world for me. I will keep working as hard as I can to uphold the honor it has been to be one of the first recipients of the Dizzy Feet Scholarship.Sterling Baca
Sterling Baca2009-2010 Scholarship Recipient
You have allowed so many wonderful things to happen in my life ….. I was able to reach my dreams by getting into Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre before graduating from college. Bless you! Bless you! Bless you!Jacqueline Green
Jacqueline Green2010-2011 Scholarship Recipient
I am forever grateful for this amazing scholarship. My dream is to become a member of American Ballet Theatre and this scholarship has given me the opportunity to continue my training and the inspiration to work even harder to achieve my goals. It will also allow me to be a role model for other dancers my age. My favorite quote is “Nothing Is Impossible, for the word itself says I’m Possible.” I want kids to believe in themselves and go for their dreams because they really can come true!Athena Petrizzo
Athena PetrizzoAngelia Ballerina
I know there are many, many dancers nationwide who wouldn’t be able to follow their dreams of becoming a professional dancer without scholarships like this one. My parents work in the performing arts and getting this scholarship helps me and my family.Catherine Hurlin
Catherine HurlinAngelia Ballerina
Throughout my dancing career, I want to inspire others globally and show them the power & true honesty that dancing can give a person.Rachel Furst
Rachel Furst2011-2012 Scholarship Recipient

Get Involved

There are many ways to support the Dizzy Feet Foundation. As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, we gladly accept tax-deductible contributions from corporations, patrons, supporters, and dance fans. We also host several events throughout the year, to celebrate the art of dance and to raise money for the Foundation. Please visit our site often for up-to-the-minute information and join the conversation by providing us with your email address below.

Celebration of Dance


Join us, Saturday September 10, 2016, for THE dance event of the fall – The Dizzy Feet Foundation’s Celebration of Dance Gala.

In previous years, the Gala has featured thrilling performances by talent from So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars, American Ballet Theatre, Dragon House, Syncopated Ladies, Diavolo Dance Theatre, and DFF community and scholarship recipients.

See our Event page for full details on this years gala.

National Dance Day

Saturday July 30, 2016.

Launched in 2010, National Dance Day is an annual celebration that takes place on the last Saturday in July. This grassroots campaign encourages Americans to embrace dance as a fun and positive way to maintain good health and combat obesity. Each year Dizzy Feet Foundation hosts National Dance Day events in Los Angeles, Washington, DC. and Orlando. But if you can’t make it to those, don’t worry! NDD is for everyone, so we encourage you to attend and throw your own dance events in your community. Full details available on our NDD page June 30.

Donate Now

In order to further our mission, DFF accepts tax-deductible contributions from corporations, patrons, supporters, and dance fans and raises additional funds through direct solicitations, fundraisers, and other events. DFF is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

You can contribute directly by clicking on the “donate” button below which will take you to Network for Good which handles the contributions on Dizzy Feet Foundation’s behalf.


The Dizzy Feet Foundation provides scholarships to talented students studying at accredited dance schools, studios, universities, and institutions.  We’d like to congratulate all of our Scholarship recipients.

To find out more about our Scholarship Program, click on the “Find Out More” button below.

Contact Information

We always love to hear from our supporters and those who are passionate about dance. We have created a Frequently Asked Question section on the website. If you can’t find the answers you need there, then please submit your questions below.

And don’t forget to register for our newsletter to receive the latest updates on everything Dizzy Feet!




  • Dizzy Feet Foundation C/O Jones & Associates, 5455 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2020, Los Angeles, CA 90036
  • 855.333.9376