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We are proud to announce the addition of another week of Summer Dance Workshop! July 15 - 19, 2024 will now be included as an additional week offering for the program!

Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 26, 2024 | Residential & Commuter Options
*Expansion: New Week Added! July 15 - 19, 2024

Our Summer Dance Workshop is a dance intensive designed to build a students' technique, etiquette, and choreography comprehension.  The curriculum includes daily technique classes in ballet, jazz and modern. One additional supplemental class with also be offered. Classes will be in-person Monday through Friday at our studios located in the George Rowland White Performance Center.

We welcome students into this program who are at a beginner, intermediate, or advanced level of dance. Unfortunately, if this is your first-time dancing, we recommend another program more suitable for your needs. 

Although no audition is required, students must be familiar with basic dance terms and techniques. Summer Dance Workshop (also known as SDW) is designed to serve as a bridge to prepare dancers for our more rigorous International Summer Dance program.

To participate in the Summer Dance Workshop, students must be 10 to 18 years of age.  The program is capped at 50 dancers. 

Students will have the ability to choose a class level for EACH class prior to the start of the workshop. Be sure to choose a level for each individual technique class (ballet, jazz, and modern), as some may have different abilities in different genres of dance.

The first two days of the workshop will be considered “trial” classes. If after the first 2 days you feel as though you would be better suited for the level opposite of the one you originally chose for a specific class, you may email to request a switch. We want to make sure that you benefit as much as possible from this workshop and want to do all that we can in order for that to happen.

To help both the instructors and the students with the flow of curriculums, if you do request to switch, you must then stay in the category you switched to for the duration of the workshop. Specialty classes will be taken all together, so picking a level will not be necessary. 

Dancers in this category are ones who receive less than 5 hours of technical training a week. These dancers are also ones who have been dancing for 4 years or less. This category is recommended for ages 10-13, but anyone who is above that age group and fits the credentials stated above may also join the beginner/intermediate category.


Dancers in this category are ones that receive 6 or more hours of technical training a week. These dancers are also ones who have been dancing for a minimum of 5 years. This category is recommended for ages 14-18, but anyone who is below that age group that fits the credentials stated above, and feels as though their work ethic, technical prowess, ability, and retention are strong enough to join the advanced category may do so.

Leotard and tights for each class (solid colors encouraged, form-fitting to see alignment and technique)
Ballet: Ballet shoes recommended
Modern: No shoes needed
Jazz: Any jazz shoes
Hip Hop: Street tennis shoes or barefoot

Class Outlook:

Class Schedule
9:00am - 9:30am Drop-Off at Academic Hall
9:30am - 11:00am Class #1: Ballet 
11:15am - 12:30pm Class #2: Modern
12:30pm - 1:30pm LUNCH/BREAK
1:30pm - 2:45pm Class #3: Jazz
3:00pm - 4:00pm Class #4: Specialty*
4:00pm - 4:30pm Pick-Up at Academic Hall

*Specialty classes could cover the following topics: strength, yoga, mental health, choreography and Q&A's. Specific topics will be released closer to the start of the program. 

Living On Campus

If students over the age of 14 would like to live on campus during Summer Dance Workshop, we ask that you move-in on Sunday, July 14, 2024 or Sunday, July 21, 2024 between the hours of 1-4pm.  You will attend a residential student orientation, have dinner, and meet your Resident Assistant.  Students attending both weeks of Summer Dance Workshop are permitted to remain on campus during the weekend of Friday, July 19, 2024 through Sunday, July 21, 2024. Programming and events are scheduled with Resident Assistants during the evenings and on weekends to keep students busy and involved.

2024 Instructors To Be Announced

 Previous Program Instructors:

  • 2022 Instructors:
    • Ballet Instructors
      • Beginner/Intermediate:
        Both Weeks: Jen Romano
      • Advanced:
        Both Weeks: Rocker Verastique 
    • Modern Instructors
      • Beginner/Intermediate:
        Week 1: Sarah Zielinski
        Week 2: LaTrea Rembert
      • Advanced:
        Week 1: Michaela Kuehni
        Week 2: Sarah Zielinski
    • Jazz Instructors
      • Beginner/Intermediate:
        Week #1: Jill Randolph-Lazzini
        Week #2: Michaela Kuehni
      • Advanced: 
        Week #1: Kylee Stell
        Week #2: Jill Randolph-Lazzini
    • Specialty Classes
      • Music Therory / Music for Dancers: PJ Roduta
      • Hip Hop: LaTrea Rembert
      • Alumni Talk Back: Bailee Brinkman, Michaela Kuehni, Brittany Nettles, Kylee Stell
      • Somatic Strategies: Kristie Lindblom
      • Mental Health Talk-Back: Kathleen McGuire-Gaines

Payment Information:

All payments are due before the start of the program. 

Registration and payments will be handled through our easy, user-friendly online registration platform, CampDoc. 
Visa, Mastercard, Discover and Electronic Checks are accepted. Payment plans are available. 

Non-Refundable Deposit: 
A non-refundable deposit of $100.00 is required to reserve your space in the program. Please review our FAQs for the most up-to-date information on cancellations and refunds. 

Daily lunch is included in the program cost. All meals take place in our Lawrence Hall Dining Room.


Session (1 Week) Costs
Deposit $100
Tuition  $500
Total Commuter $600.00
Add-On: Room & Meals $625.00
Total Resident $1,225.00


Session (2 Weeks) Costs
Deposit $100
Tuition  $1,000
Coupon Code: SDW24 $250.00
Total Commuter $950.00
Add-On: Room & Meals $1,250.00
Total Resident $2,200.00

Available Discounts:
1. A 30% tuition discount is currently offered to Point Park University employees, alumni, and their immediate family members. Family is defined as yourself, your spouse, and/or your children. Room and board costs are not available for this discount.
2. Students choosing to attend both weeks of Summer Dance Workshop will receive a $250 discount. Use code SDW24 on CampDoc during registration when adding on both SDW July 15 - 19, 2024 and SDW July 22 - 26, 2024.

The option to live on campus during this program is available to students at least 14 years old.

We will do our best to fulfill roommate requests, but requests are NOT guaranteed. Students will have the opportunity to enter requests during the registration process. 

Each residence hall has multiple points of secure access to student living areas, such as keycards, access codes, and lock and key. 

Adult resident assistants (RAs) live on campus to supervise students who are minors. Each RA is responsible for eight to ten minors. 

Emma Stefanik - Ambridge, PA

"I enjoy coming back to this Dance Workshop each year because it's a great environment to learn and dance in. Also the teachers are super nice and they are also very helpful!"

Community and Summer Education Contact Information
Email SummerCamps@PointPark.Edu
Call 412-392-3456
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