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Conservatory of Performing Arts



Jazz Concentration

As a jazz student, you are exposed to a wide range of dance styles in preparation for today’s job market while developing your individual artistic style. This diverse and challenging program explores many stylized spectrums, including Broadway dance techniques and contemporary dance styles ranging from current trends to classic repertory. You have the opportunity to develop strong and adaptable skills based on a solid technical foundation, enhanced with performance qualities such as acting and voice. 

You will benefit from working with resident faculty, as well as guest teaching artists and choreographers. The full-time faculty have worked at dance companies around the world, and guest artists and choreographers regularly come to campus to conduct master classes and workshops.

Degrees Offered

Point Park offers a B.A. and B.F.A. in dance with a concentration in jazz. Learn more about the degree requirements and difference between the B.A. and B.F.A. programs.

Jazz Courses

You will receive a well-rounded education through the core curriculum and classes in your major. Some courses in the jazz concentration include:

  • Body Alignment
  • Contemporary Partnering
  • Dance Composition
  • Singing for Dancers
  • Tap
  • History of Dance
  • Jazz Dance (contemporary, commercial, theatre dance)
  • Kinesiology


Alumni of Point Park's jazz program have gone on to work at companies across the country. Examples include:

  • August Wilson Dance Co.
  • Dance Alloy
  • David Parsons
  • Dayton Contemporary Dance Co.
  • Eisenhower Dance Ensemble
  • Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago
  • Koresh Dance Company
  • River North Dance Chicago
  • Thodos Dance Chicago
  • Visceral Dance Chicago
  • Broadway and National Touring Companies