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Point Park's dance pedagogy program emphasizes a strong teaching philosophy, which can be used for various levels of instruction, from pre-school to professional. You will have a full schedule of daily technique classes and performance opportunities.

The coursework is designed to enhance teaching effectiveness in all the major dance styles including ballet, jazz, modern and cultural dance. General class goals and individual student projects reinforce these objectives, while providing a greater knowledge of dance technique and a wider frame of reference for teaching today's dancer.

You must complete one year as a dance major at Point Park. In your sophomore year, you can file an application, which includes a written essay and an interview with the dance pedagogy faculty adviser.

Course Offerings

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

  • Dance Composition
  • Dance Pedagogy
  • Diagnostic Teaching
  • Educational Psychology
  • Elements of Production/Dance
  • Kinesiology
  • Psychology of Adolescence
  • Psychology of Adult Development
  • Social Foundations of Education