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NHSDF Registration Information

2016 National High School Dance Festival Deadlines and Fees 

Registrations have met capacity for this event. If you have any questions or concerns about your registration status, please email nhsdf@pointpark.edu Please reserve your hotel room at the NHSDF 2016 host hotel — the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown — as soon as possible. Space is limited.

Point Park University welcomes students to the National High School Dance Festival March 3-6, 2016. Participants are encouraged to arrive the day before the festival begins.

For the 2016 festival, the maximum number of students who may attend from any one school is 25 (we expect a very large turnout and cannot guarantee your participation).

Schools whose works are accepted for performance will have priority registration over those who have not been accepted for performance. After adjudication results are revealed in December, schools will be informed if they are still on the wait list. Please note that schools are removed from the wait list when the final head count is adjusted.

It is recommended that you do not pay for non-refundable airline flights until your participation in the festival is confirmed.

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Deadlines for Schools

Oct. 16, 2015 

  • Registrations have met capacity for this event. You will be notified of your acceptance to the festival and required to mail payment if accepted. No payment is required at this time. If accepted, checks can be made payable to Point Park University.

Dec. 8, 2015

  • Adjudication (Works may be submitted via DVD or dropbox. They must arrive with all accompanying materials and payment). 

Jan. 15, 2016

Feb. 3, 2016

  • Student Class Selection Forms
  • Student Scholarship Application Form

Deadlines for Volunteer Faculty

Dec. 1, 2015

Jan. 15, 2016

Deadlines for Commercial Exhibitors and Recruiters

Jan. 15, 2016

Jan. 15, 2016

Hotel Reservations

Space is limited, please make your reservation as soon as possible

Point Park University welcomes guests to book hotel reservations at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh at a flat rate of $129 (single/doubles): Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh reservation link (book online before Sept. 14 to guarantee the $129 rate).

Additional Hotels

Festival Fees

  • School registration (includes two teachers or one teacher/one chaperone): $225 (fee is non refundable)
  • Additional teachers: $75 
  • Additional chaperones: $75
  • Student registration: $120 
  • Adjudication: $25 for each work submitted

Refunds and Cancellations

The festival will refund $120 for each student less 10 percent to cover deposits and other festival costs that cannot be recovered up until Feb. 17, 2016. After that date, no refunds will be given. All refund requests must be submitted in writing (emails are accepted if all school and personnel information is included). The school registration fee of $225 is not refundable, except if wait list schools are not accepted because the festival has reached capacity.