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Ballet | Jazz | Modern | Pointe

Pre-professional classes started the week of September 16 and run Monday through Friday until the end of the fall semester (December 13). You can still register for a partial semester - please note the payment reflected on the registration form will be prorated based on the number of classes you will take. At this time, payments must be made with cash, check, or a charge on your student account (applicable only to current Point Park students). 


This program is open to any gifted student who is at an intermediate level of dance. Although no audition is required, students must be at a certain level to participate. If the instructor feels that a student is not at an intermediate level, they will be asked to try another class. If another class is not available, they shall be issued a refund. *Please understand that we value your safety and this process is necessary to prevent injury.  

Students in high school must receive written permission from the student’s high school principal or guidance counselor to attend the program should they require an early release.

Students can register for ballet, jazz, modern, and pointe classes. Average class size is 8-12 students.


Some students attend their regular high school classes in the morning then travel to Point Park University for classes in the afternoon and evening. Attendance is recorded and a letter grade can be sent to the student’s school. This will replace the grade for any high school electives substituted for the Pre-Professional classes attended. The credit/grade can be applied toward any course at the high school’s discretion.

The program takes place entirely on Point Park’s campus in Lawrence Hall. Classes are held in various studios within the building. Please review the schedule section below to determine which studio your class is held in. 

Lawrence Hall Exterior
201 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
View a map, here
Please note:
If you are not affiliated with the university, please enter through Academic Hall and sign in with security. You will then make your way to the 2nd floor and cross the skywalk to enter Lawrence Hall. Academic Hall is located directly across Wood Street from Lawrence Hall.


Unfortunately, there is no campus parking available. We recommend students park in a nearby garage or along the street. 

Pre-Professional classes run Monday through Friday for 12 weeks. Please be aware that classes will not be offered the week of Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving).

Dance Schedule


(09/16 - 12/09)


(09/17 - 12/10)


(09/18 - 12/11)


(09/19 - 12/12)


(09/20 - 12/13)

Ballet, Lana Novodran

GRW 6, 2:45-4:15 p.m., $204.00

Ballet, Amber Martin

LH 610, 2:45-4:15 p.m., $204.00

Ballet, Sarah Everhart

LH 610, 1-2:30 p.m., $204.00


Ballet, Diana Sokol

LH 616, 1-2:30 p.m., $204.00

Modern, Michaela Kuehni,

LH 616, 4-5:30 p.m., $204.00

Jazz, Maya Bowles

LH 610, 4:30-6 p.m., $204.00

Jazz, Shannon Riley

LH 610, 5-6:30 p.m., $204.00


Ballet, Lana Novodron

LH 708, 2:45-4:15 p.m., $204.00

Ballet Catherine Groetzinger

GRW 6, 4:30-6 p.m., $204.00


Jazz, Shannon Riley

LH 708, 5-6:30 p.m., $204.00


Jazz, Shannon Riley

LH 610, 5-6:30 p.m., $204.00

Pointe, Catherine Groetzinger

GRW 6, 6-7 p.m., $204.00

Tuition for the Pre-Professional Dance program is $204 per semester per registered class (or $17 per class). For example, if a student registers for 3 classes per week, the total tuition would be $612 for the entire semester or 36 classes (3 x $204 = $612). 

Tuition is due by the first day of class to secure your spot. Registration and payment is entirely online. Payments can be made with a credit card or e-check. 

Class Cards (Drop-Ins)If a student does not want to register for the entire semester, they can purchase an individual class card for $20.00.

Class cards are sold in the Community & Summer Education office located in room 211 in Lawrence Hall. The office is located outside the Point Cafe down a skinny hallway. Please note the office is only open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day - plan accordingly depending on the class you’d like to take. The office can only take cash or check (made out to Point Park University). Credit cards are NOT accepted in the office for class card purchases. 

Discounts - In order to receive a discount, payment must be made at the time of registration. 

50% discount - This discount is only available for Point Park Students and Employees (must provide ID # when registering). No other discounts are offered at this time. This 50% discount is valid towards full semester registration at $102 per semester and individual class cards at $10 per class.

Refunds - Refunds are not available unless you have a medical excuse. If so, the refund will be prorated based on the number of classes already taken. However, students who encounter unforeseen extenuating circumstances may petition for an exception and should reach out to Heidi Ward, Director of Community & Summer Education at

Students who miss a dance class can obtain a make-up card by calling or stopping into our office within 24hrs of the missed class. A make-up card can be used for any Pre-Professional dance class of the students choice (as long as they are at an intermediate level). Make-up cards must be used within the same semester.
Lana Novodron
Amber Martin
Sarah Everhart
Diana Sokol
Catherine Groetzinger

Maya Bowles
Shannon Riley

Michaela Kuehni

Catherine Groetzinger
  • Currently scholarships are not available for the program. 
  • Please note that participating in the Pre-Professional Dance Program at Point Park University will NOT guarantee your acceptance into the Conservatory of Performing Arts dance program. The audition for the Conservatory of Dance is much more stringent and demanding. These classes will help you prepare for that audition, but will NOT guarantee your acceptance. For more information about dance auditions, please visit here
  • College credit is NOT available and financial aid cannot be used towards tuition costs. 
  • Schedule and teachers listed are subject to change. 
  • Questions or concerns? Please call 412-392-3456.