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Please note: 2020 registration will open within the next few weeks.

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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Acceptance into the program is by audition only. If you’ve already attended the program, you only need to audition again IF you would like to be considered for an artistic scholarship. Returning students will still need to register to reserve their spot.

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

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.

 

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 auditioin 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. 

 

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

TBA

January 18, 2020

New York, NY

Mark Morris Dance Center

3 Lafayette Ave.

Brooklyn, NY 11217

3:30pm - 7pm

February TBA, 2020

Washington, DC

TBA

12:30pm - 4pm

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

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.

Our Accept'd page will be coming soon.

*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:

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 412-392-3456 to discuss further options.

3 Weeks
June 22 - July 10
Performance not included

6 Weeks 
June 22 - Aug 1
Performance open to family, friends and the public

 

Costs Based on Student Type
Student Type 3 Weeks 6 Weeks
Commuter $1,595 $2,995
Resident $2,995 $5,795
Please note the above rates do not include credit card processing fees of 2.95%. Visa, Mastercard, Discover and Electronic Checks are accepted.
Payment plans are available.

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.

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 advisors live on campus to supervise students who are minors. Each advisor 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.

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Address
Point Park University
International Summer Dance
201 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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Contact Information:
(412) 392-3456
summerdance@pointpark.edu