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#NHSDF at Point Park University, Feb. 28 - March 4, 2018

Point Park University welcomed high school students from around the country and around the world to the National High School Dance Festival, Feb. 28 - March 4, 2018.

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About the Festival

The 2018 National High School Dance Festival included:

  • Opening ceremony at the Byham Theater featuring Jessica Lang Dance, a New York City based dance company.
  • Scholarship auditions for dance programs and summer intensives in front of prestigious schools from across the country.
  • More than 150 master classes led by guest artists and choreographers in Point Park's state-of-the-art dance facilities.
  • Two master classes with Jessica Lang Dance.
  • Workshops about the college admissions process, careers in arts management, business management, marketing for dance and performing arts, as well as creating and managing a professional dance company.  
  • Campus tours.
  • Closing ceremony at the Byham Theater where more than hundreds of scholarships were awarded to students.

Train in State-of-the-Art Dance Facilities

During the festival, students trained with resident dance faculty, guest artists and choreographers to develop a solid foundation of skills in Point Park's state-of-the-art George Rowland White Performance Center.

Students had the unique opportunity to perform at the Byham Theater - located within walking distance to campus - in the heart of Pittsburgh's Cultural District.

2018 National High School Dance Festival Highlights

Highlights from the 2016 NHSDF at Point Park

Festival Contacts

Krista Kay, NHSDF coordinator
nhsdf@pointpark.edu

Garfield Lemonius, associate professor of dance
glemonius@pointpark.edu

Kathryn Kearns, NHSDF founder and executive director
kfk2@psu.edu

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