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This diverse and robust jazz concentration exposes students to a wide range of dance styles in preparation for today's job market while developing their individual artistic style.

These dance majors explore Broadway techniques, and commercial and contemporary jazz styles ranging from classical repertory to current trends.

Becoming versatile and adaptable dancers, jazz students build a solid technical foundation; this is rooted in daily jazz techniques, enhanced theatre skills in acting and voice and numerous performance opportunities. 

Pictured is dance major John DeNeff.

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.

Faculty bring industry experience to the classroom

Point Park faculty members bring academic and work experience into the classroom.

Meet the faculty
Pictured is Kiesha Lalama.
"I just hope that I leave my students with a sense of hope. I want them to know that they can accomplish anything and everything they set out to do. Anything is possible, you just have to believe.”

Course Offerings

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

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

Alumni success

Learn about where our graduates have gone on to build their careers.

More profiles
Pictured is alumnus Ahmad Simmons
"I am so lucky to have had the foundation of Point Park's dance training. It has allowed me to thrive in so many areas of the arts industry and continues to keep me relevant as a performer." —  Alonzo, CATS on Broadway
Pictured is alumna Gabriella Sorentino.
"I loved that I could pursue a B.F.A. in dance with a jazz concentration because other programs I looked into did not have that option. Additionally, I loved that I would be receiving a liberal arts degree." — Swing/Dance Captain in Hamilton | Broadway in Chicago