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Now holding auditions for the 2020 summer program!

For more than 30 years, Point Park University’s International Summer Dance program has welcomed talented dancers, teachers and musicians from across the country and around the globe. Join us in this rigorous program with celebrations of myriad cultures united through the love of dance!

Our comprehensive dance program specializes in three styles - Ballet, Jazz and Modern.  The curriculum includes daily technique classes in ballet, jazz and modern, supplemented by Pointe and variations, male technique, pas de deux, tap, music for dancers, Pilates and yoga.

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AGE REQUIREMENT:

Students ages 10 - 30 years old may apply. Please note, to live on campus in a residence hall, students must be at least 14 years old. 

 

ARTISTIC REQUIREMENT:

Acceptance into the program is by audition only. If you’ve attended the program in previous years, you do not need to audition again. You can simply note this when you register to reserve your spot. However, If you would like to be considered for an artistic scholarship, you will need to audiiton again. 

 

POINT PARK STUDENTS:

Current Point Park students who auditioned for and have been accepted into the Conservatory of Performing Arts are automatically accepted into the International Summer Dance Program. That includes both Dance and Theatre majors. Current Point Park students receive 50% off tuition (room and board is not included). Students do not have to audition again unless they are interested in receiving additional scholarship funds.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

If you are not advanced in Pointe, we offer several alternatives during International Summer Dance. They include, tap, acting for dancers, music for dancers and singing for dancers.  You will be able to choose from this menu prior to the start of the program.  You do not need to have advanced pointe work to participate in this program.

Overview:

In-person auditions consist of a 3 to 4 hour class that focuses on Ballet, Pointe, Jazz and Modern. Walk-ins are welcome, but we encourage students to pre-register online so we can coordinate appropriately. Students who pre-register will receive additional audition information

Students are expected to present a professional appearance. Loose clothing, sweat-warmers, skirts and leg warmers are not permitted. Applicants need to secure long hair in a bun.

With respect to the pointe portion of the ISD audition, it is for intermediate and advanced students only. Beginning level pointe dancers and men/women who do not dance on pointe, get a 15 minute break during that time. Pointe is only a small portion of the overall audition. Everyone resumes with jazz following pointe.

 

In-Person Audition Fee + Form: 

All in-person auditions require a $30.00 fee due upon arrival/check-in. Please bring cash or a check made payable to Point Park University. 

Please print and complete the top portion of our in-person International Summer Dance audition form. Download our form HERE

We encourage attendees to bring a performance / training resume and headshot (not to exceed 8x10in in size).

 

Location: 

Point Park University
Lawrence Hall, GRW Complex
201 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA, 15222

*Just a reminder, street parking is free in Downtown, Pittsburgh on Sundays.

 

Schedule: 

Only students interested in the International Summer Dance program will be auditioning during the below dates. All audition dates listed below take place on a Sunday from 12pm - 4pm.

Audition Days Available

ISD Auditions ONLY

January 19, 2020

February 9, 2020

March 8, 2020

March 29, 2020

April TBA, 2020

 

To register for an in-person, on-campus audition, please click the button below.

 

*In addition to the dates listed above, from February 26 - March 1, 2020, Point Park University will be hosting the National High School Dance Festival for high school students from around the country and around the world. Auditions for many companies, including International Summer Dance, will be available during this event. For more information and to register for this specific program, please click HERE.

Overview:

In-person auditions consist of a 3 to 4 hour class that focuses on Ballet, Pointe, Jazz and Modern. Walk-ins are welcome, but we encourage students to pre-register online so we can coordinate appropriately. An online registration link is available below.

Students are expected to present a professional appearance. Loose clothing, sweat-warmers, skirts and leg warmers are not permitted. Applicants need to secure long hair in a bun. 

 With respect to the pointe portion of the ISD audition, it is for intermediate and advanced students only. Beginning level pointe dancers and men/women who do not dance on pointe, get a 15 minute break during that time. Pointe is only a small portion of the overall audition. Everyone resumes with jazz following pointe.

 

In-Person Audition Fee + Form: 

All in-person auditions require a $30.00 fee due upon arrival/check-in. Please bring cash or a check made payable to Point Park University. 

Please print and complete the top portion of our in-person International Summer Dance audition form. Download our form HERE

We encourage attendees to bring a performance / training resume and headshot (not to exceed 8x10in in size).

 

Additional Details:

All audition dates listed below are in conjunction with the Conservatory Dance Department auditions. If a student is auditioning for the Point Park Conservatory, their audition fee includes the International Summer Dance audition fee. You do not need to pay two fees. Simply check on the form that you are also interested in being evaluated for ISD. 

If you are NOT auditioning for the conservatory, you can still attend these auditions to be evaluated for International Summer Dance - you will be given a different placement color and will need to pay the $30.00 fee upon arrival. 

Times Available

DATE / CITY

LOCATION

TIME

December 1, 2019

Atlanta, GA

Pebblebrook High School

991 Old Alabama Rd.

Mableton, GA 30126

1pm - 5pm

January 4, 2020

Los Angeles, CA

Debbie Allen Dance Academy 

3791 Santa Rosalia Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90008

4:30pm - 8:30pm

January 18, 2020

New York, NY

Mark Morris Dance Center

3 Lafayette Ave.

Brooklyn, NY 11217

3:30pm - 7pm

February 15, 2020

Falls Church, VA

~25 minutes from D.C.

BalletNova Center for Dance

3443 Carlin Springs Rd.

Falls Church, VA 22041

2pm - 6pm

To register for an off-campus audition, please click the button below.

To access our video audition portal, please visit: https://app.getacceptd.com/pointparksummer 

 

Overview: 

Dance applicants who cannot audition in person may submit an online video for artistic acceptance into our program. Video auditions must be submitted through our partnership with Accept'd, the world’s largest arts network. Video auditions are eligible for scholarship consideration.

*Students are expected to present a professional appearance. Loose clothing, sweat-warmers, skirts and leg warmers are not permitted. Applicants need to secure long hair in a bun.

 

Video Audition Fee: 

All video auditions will be charged a $40.00 fee due upon submission. This payment will be collected via Accept’d by debit or credit card. 

 

Video Submission (due by April 30, 2020):

The video audition will need to include the following:  Please note that all movement should be executed with the appropriate music.

  1. Ballet Barre - pliés, tendus from 5th position, dégagés, rond de jambes, frappés, adagio and grand battements
  2. Ballet Center - pirouettes, adagio, petit allegro and grand allegro
  3. Ballet combinations
    • Women: please include pointe work combinations in center containing relevé, échappé, and piqué turns.
    • Men: please include two turning combinations, a combination with tours en l'air, and petite allegro with beats.
  4. Jazz or Modern - a combination roughly one minute in length demonstrating turns, jumps and floor work
  5. Optional -  A short classical variation for men and women

International Summer Dance is a six-week program, however, students unable to commit to six weeks can attend during the first three weeks. The first three weeks are open to both commuters and residents. Resident students cannot mix or choose which weeks they attend due to housing availability. If you have a unique situation, please call the office at 412-392-3457 to discuss further options.

Important Dates:

Residential Check-In: June 21 between 11am - 3pm
Residential Orientation: June 21, time TBA

Orientation for ALL students will be on Monday, June 22 at 9:00am. 

3 Week Session
Program Runs: June 22 - July 11
* Performance not included.
* Since 3-week students do not participate in the showcase, they will have free time in the evenings. 

6 Week Session
Program Runs: June 22 - Aug 1
* Performance open to family, friends and the public

Weekly Class Outlook:

Monday - Friday:
9:00am - 12:00pm: Dance Classes
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch/Break
1:00pm - 5:20pm: Dance Classes

Saturday: 
10:30am - 2:00pm

 

Welcome to our campus!

All classes will be held on campus at Point Park University. Dance classes will take place in Lawrence Hall and the George Rowland White Dance Complex. 

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Address
Point Park University
Lawrence Hall
212 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

All payments are due by May 24, 2020. 

 

Costs Based on Student Type

Student Type 3 Weeks 6 Weeks
Commuter (includes daily lunch buffet) $1,700 $3,315

Resident  (includes room/board*)

$3,315 $6,525
Visa, Mastercard, Discover and Electronic Checks are accepted. Payment plans are available.

*Room/Board Information:
Residential students receive 3 meals on weekdays and 2 meals on weekends (19 meals total per week). Point Park University offers an all-you-can-eat buffet served in the Lawrence Hall Dining Room.

 

Registration will open Feb. 1. Check back for more details!

The option to live on campus during the International Summer Dance program is available to students at least 14 years old. Students wishing to live on campus who are attending the three-week program must attend during the first three weeks.

We will do our best to fulfill rommate requests, but requests are NOT guaranteed. Students will have the opportunity to enter requests during the registration process. 

Each residence hall has multiple points of secure access to student living areas, such as keycards, access codes, and lock and key. International Summer Dance students stay in Conestoga and Pioneer halls.

Adult resident advisers live on campus to supervise students who are minors. Each adviser is responsible for eight to ten minors. Parents of participating students may apply to serve as a resident advisor. A limited number of positions are available and more information will be available soon.

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To view more information about our state-of-the-art dance facilities, click here.

As an undergraduate student at Point Park, you’ll have access to opportunities only a world-class city can offer — and few universities can match — for a real-world, career-oriented education.

Consider a B.F.A. or B.A. in Dance
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Contact Information:
Phone: 412-392-3457
Emailsummerdance@pointpark.edu
(Include “International Dance” in the subject line of emails)