Join us! We’d love to see you virtually this summer - Registration is now open!
Summer Dance Workshop No audition required. 1- week or 2- week virtual dance sessions available!
Monday, July 19 - Friday, July 30, 2021| Online
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. Thank you for joining us virtually this season! We look forward to reconnecting in-person when the time becomes right.
This program will operate virtually to ensure our community remains safe from COVID-19.
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 is designed to serve as a bridge to prepare dancers for our International Summer Dance program.
To participate in this exciting program, students must be 10 to 18 years of age.
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 (July 19th and 20th) 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 Michaela Kuehni (email@example.com) 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.
Our Summer Dance Workshop is designed as a two-week program, however, students unable to commit to two weeks can attend during the first week. You'll select your preferred choice during registration.
Monday - Friday:
Week #1: July 19 - July 23
Week #2: July 26 - July 30
|10:00am - 11:00am||Class #1: Ballet with live piano accompaniment|
|11:15am - 12:15pm||Class #2: Modern|
|12:15pm - 1:30pm||BREAK|
|1:30pm - 2:30pm||Class #3: Jazz|
|2:45pm - 3:45pm||Class #4: Specialty*|
*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.
Program Director: Michaela Kuehni
Michaela Kuehni is a native of small-town Minooka, Illinois. While in Illinois, she taught and trained at many local dance studios. After graduating high school, she moved to Pittsburgh to pursue her dream at Point Park University, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Modern dance. While at Point Park, she was honored to perform in works by Doug Bentz, Garfield Lemonius, Jason McDole, Nacho Duato, and Kiesha Lalama; while getting to work with incredible teachers such as Mark Burrell, Oliver Tobin, and Caitlin Scranton. She taught Pre-Professional Classes while at Point Park, and she has worked as an instructor for Point Park’s International Summer Dance Intensive, as well as Point Park’s Summer Dance Workshop. She founded Point Park University’s Tap Club, and she is also honored to be an instructor at the Pittsburgh CLO Academy of Musical Theater. This is Michaela’s 4th time attending Point Park’s Summer Dance Workshop as an Instructor, and her 1st time as the Program’s Director.
Full 2 Weeks: Jen Romano
Week #1: Jill Randolph-Lazzini
Week #2: Emily Stoken
Week #1: Michaela Kuehni
Week #2: Jill Randolph-Lazzini
Music Therory / Music for Dancers: PJ Roduta
Alumni Talk Back: Bailee Brinkman, Michaela Kuehni, Brittany Nettles
All classes will be delivered via Zoom, an online and mobile meeting solution, due to COVID-19. We recommend that all participants download the platform prior to the start of the program to become more familiar. To access this free software, please visit HERE.
Students will need access to the internet and the ability to join with audio and video.
Zoom details and additional housekeeping items will be emailed prior to the start of the program. Please be sure to include the best email contact.
All payments are due Friday, June 18, 2021.
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.
|1-week Online Access (July 19 - July 23)||$200.00|
|2-week Online Access (July 19 - July 30)||$375.00|
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!"