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Okay, Let's Dance! Virtual Pre-Professional dance classes for Spring 2021 are now open. 

Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room!

Thanks for your determination and joining us virtually this semester. Online Pre-Professional dance classes start the week of February 8 and run for 10 weeks, ending in April. If you would like to participate in the program but are unable to register for a full semester, please contact the Office of Community and Summer Education to discuss other options.

Available Dance Styles:
  • Ballet
  • Jazz
  • Musical Theater 
  • Modern

This program is open to any gifted student who is at an intermediate+ level of dance who is of current high school or undergraduate status. Although no audition is required, students must be at a certain level to participate. If the instructor feels that a student is not at an intermediate level, they will be asked to try another class. If another class is not available, they shall be issued a refund.

Please understand that we value your safety and this process is necessary to prevent injury. 

* Attendance will be taken by the instructor at the beginning of every class.

Particpants will need access to an internet connection and a laptop or smartphone with audio and video. All sessions will be delivered via Zoom, an online and mobile meeting solution. We recommend that you download the platform prior to the start of the program to become more familiar. To download this free software, please visit HERE.

* Zoom details will be emailed after registration and payment is received. 

All classes will be capped at 20 students. 


Ballet technique involves and challenges the entire body.  Its intricacies and harmonies stimulate the mind as well as the muscles.  This intermediate ballet class is designed to build technical strength, stamina, flexibility, and the control necessary to execute movements at this level.  The class is comprised of three sections, barre, center floor, & pointe/male technique.  Students are not required to be on pointe to participate in this class.  Ballet slippers may be worn for the last section.  Each student will be evaluated weekly for their strengths/weaknesses and will be assisted in establishing their goals.  Although adapted for limited space, the class can be done in any size room or studio.*Live piano accompaniment is provided.

During the pre-professional semester, students will be exposed to various styles of Jazz. Such areas may include: contemporary / lyrical work, musical theater, commercial, and LA style jazz / hiphop. Students will also practice audition and branding awareness including mock auditions in various stlyes, reviewing headshots / resumes and discussing personal branding plus marketing tips. An emphahsis will always be given to classroom and rehearsal etiquette. 


This is an upbeat dance class consisting of a brief jazz warm up followed by a deep dive into a range of musical theater dance styles through a variety of combinations.  This class will focus on integrating style, technical ability and story telling to aid the beginner/intermediate musical theater dancer in furthering their skill level.  Participants must have a passion to learn and dance.

In this class, we will be focusing on multiple modern techniques such as Graham, Limón, and Horton. We will be learning how to effectively use our cores in order to enable us to move as efficiently as possible. We will accomplish this through core strengthening, exercises in all three techniques listed above, and by applying the techniques that we learn to choreographic phrases! 

Pre-Professional Dance Schedule (all times listed are in Eastern Standard)


(2/08 - 4/12)


(2/09 - 4/13)


(2/17 - 4/21)


(2/11 - 4/15)

S. Riley


M. Kuehni


Musical Theater
M. Bowles

C. Groetzinger


Tuition for the Pre-Professional Dance program is $300  $175.00* per registered class (or $25  $17.50 per class).

For example, if a student registers for 3 classes per week, the total tuition would be $525 for the entire semester. Tuition is due by the first day of class to secure your spot. Registration is online via Eventbrite. Payments must be made with a debit or credit card.

*Thursday ballet is adjusted to $225.00 to account for the 1h and 30 min of class. 

Unfortuantely, no drop in classes are available this semester.

Discounts - In order to receive a discount, payment must be made at the time of registration. 

$50 semester discount - This $50 discount is only available for Point Park affiliated students and children of alumni/employees. All tickets will be verified. Point Park Students (must enter an ID # when registering). 

This discount is valid towards full semester registration lowering the semester fee to $125.00 per semester or $12.50 per class. * Please enter POINTPARK21 in the promo code section of Eventbrite.

* After you click "Register" you will be able to enter the promo code on the same page where you'll select your ticket(s). You'll notice "Enter promo code" in the upper left hand corner in blue. Reference below:


No other discounts are offered at this time.

- Refunds are not available unless you have a medical excuse. If so, the refund will be prorated based on the number of classes already taken. Additionally, s
tudents who encounter unforeseen extenuating circumstances may petition for an exception and should reach out to Heidi Ward, Director of Community & Summer Education at

Unfortuantely, due to our new virtual environment, no make-up passes will be available this semester. Please be sure to review your calendar prior to purchasing a ticket to ensure you can attend most classes during the semester.
Catherine Groetzinger
Sandy Ball, Accompaniment

Shannon Riley

Musical Theater:
Maya Bowles

Michaela Kuehni

  • Currently scholarships are not available for the program. 
  • Please note that participating in the Pre-Professional Dance Program at Point Park University will NOT guarantee your acceptance into the Conservatory of Performing Arts dance program. The audition for the Conservatory of Dance is much more stringent and demanding. These classes will help you prepare for that audition, but will NOT guarantee your acceptance. For more information about dance auditions, please visit here
  • College credit is NOT available and financial aid cannot be used towards tuition costs. 
  • Schedule and teachers listed are subject to change. 
  • Questions or concerns? Please call 412-392-3456.
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