Henry Arnhold mit Stipendiatin Cindy Hammer

Esther Arnhold Seligmann was a Palucca student from 1935 to 1937 and worked actively to perpetuate German Free Dance as intended by Palucca. In her memory, the Esther and Otto Seligmann Foundation and the Arnhold Foundation award the Esther Arnhold Seligmann scholarship for excellence at the Palucca University of Dance Dresden.

The scholarship comprises a six-week study period at the American Dance Festival (ADF) and a one-week stay in New York. Travel costs and costs for accommodation, board and pocket money are included in the award.

The scholarship is awarded annually to students at the Palucca University of Dance Dresden. An internal university jury selects the scholarship holders, who must demonstrate excellent grades achieved due to their talent and commitment. The jury must be convinced that the scholarship holders will use the trip abroad to further their artistic development.