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Dress Code Attire

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Hip Hop Class:
Dancers need to wear street sneakers that haven't been worn outside. If warn outside, please wipe them off before coming into the studio. 

Jazz Class:
If a student does not have jazz shoes, they can purchase taps and have them attached to a pair of character shoes. A small heel is encouraged to execute proper technique. 

 

Trainer Schedule

Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Student Center, 3rd Floor

Make an Appointment: 
https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/PPUATRHours@upmchs.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/
^ Please select "Summer Dance ATC"

 

Artistic Audition Waiver for Rising Juniors and Seniors

Rising juniors and seniors who attend our International Summer Dance program have the option to audition for artistic acceptance into the Conservatory of the University, free of charge. This offer is included in your tuition cost. Eligible students will express their interest in the audition during check-in prior to the start of their program. 

Eligible 3- and 6- week students:
Audition Information Session: Monday, June 27, 2022 
12pm - 1pm: LH Ballroom

In-Person Artistic Audition:
  Wednesday, June 29, 2022
9am:
Check-In, LH Lobby
10am - 1pm: PPU Audition, GRW 1

Eligible 2- week students:
Audition Information Session: Monday, July 18, 2022 
12pm - 1pm: LH Ballroom

In-Person Artistic Audition:
 Wednesday, July 20, 2022 
9am: Check-In, LH Lobby
10am - 1pm: PPU Audition, GRW 1

*Students who are unavailable to attend the in-person audition will receive additional instructions on how to submit their free application. 

  • Eligible students should begin preparing a performance / training resume, headshot and a full-body photograph (photographs should be taken in first arabesque position, candidates interested in the ballet concentration should be on pointe, candidates interested in the jazz or modern concentrations should be on relevé.). 
  • Additional information regarding our audition guidelines are available on the website here.

Showcase Opportunity

6-week students will have the option to perform in a professionally oriented showcase at the end of the intensive. These students will be able to choose if they'd like to perform but we highly encourage the opportunity. Rehearsals will occur in the evenings and on the weekends. 

The showcase is open to family/friends and the general public. 

Performance #1) Friday, July 29 @ 7:30 p.m.

Performance #2) Saturday, July 30 @ 2 p.m. - reception to follow for ISD students and family. 

To purchase tickets, please visit the Playhouse Box Office or purchase them online

 

Playhouse-Exterior.jpg   ISD Showcase

ISD Showcase   ISD Showcase.jpg

 


Additional details...

Transportation Services

Point Park University will offer a pick-up shuttle service for students arriving at the airport on Sunday, June 19 between 9am - 3pm. Please register for this amenity during registration. There is a $15.00 additional charge for this service. Please be aware that there is NO return shuttle available at the end of the program. 

If a student needs further flexibility traveling from The Pittsburgh International Airport, there are other safe methods of transportation to our campus. Students can order an UBER or LYFT. A one-way trip to our campus from the airport is between $29.00 - $45.00. Super Shuttle is also available at http://www.supershuttle.com

Students arriving by bus can take a UBER or LYFT from the Greyhound Bus terminal to the University. It is a 15 minute (0.6 mile) walk to our campus from the Bus terminal. 

The address to Point Park University is 201 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

Resident Check-In: 

All 3- and 6- week resident students should report to Village Park on Sunday, June 19 between the hours of 9:00am and 3:00pm for check in. Students are allowed to bring (2) support people to help with move-in. 

All 2- week resident students should report to Village Park on Sunday, July 10 betwen the hours of 1:00pm and 4:00pm. Students are allowed to bring (2) support people to help with move-in. 

Additional instructions will be sent in a welcome packet prior to the start of each session.  

Students unable to arrive during the above times are asked to email the office of Community and Summer Education at summerdance@pointpark.edu to discuss your estimated time of arrival.  

 

Resident Check-Out

3- week students are encouraged to check out of their resident rooms on Saturday, July 9. However, due to schedule and airfare conflicts, students can check out as early as Friday evening (July 8) if needed. 

2- weeek students can check out of their resident rooms on Saturday, July 23. However, due to schedule and airfare conflicts, students can check out as early as Friday evening (July 22) if needed.

We recommend 6- week resident students check out of their rooms on Saturday, July 30 after our final Showcase performance estimated to end around 4:00pm.  

Reminder: There will be a $50 charge for each student who does not clean their rooms before departure:

Moving Out Checklist

 

Mail Instructions

Who doesn't like to receive a letter or package when they are away from home?! Mail can be sent to the student's name in care of:

Point Park University
International Summer Dance, LH 211
Student's Name
Hall Name and Room Number
201 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

An airport shuttle will be available from 9am to 3pm for students arriving on Sunday, June 19. Please email summercamps@pointpark.edu with your name, airline, flight number and arrival time. This amenity will be available to select during registration for an additional $15.00. 


At this time, no shuttles are available for departing flights or our incoming 2- week students. 

Resident Students will reside in one of two buildings. 

#1) Conestoga Hall is a seven-story building that houses approximately 90 students.  

Your suite has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room and a kitchenette. It is carpeted and has mini-blinds and air conditioning.  Washers and dryers are located on each floor of Conestoga. Students are responsible for supplying their own detergent.

Each Suite Contains:

  • 1 Single bed frame & mattress per person
  • 1 Desk and chair per person
  • 1 Dresser per person
  • 1 free-standing wardrobe per person
  • Cable jacks per room (Coaxial Cable not included)
  • 1 Ethernet jack per room (Ethernet cable not included)

Living room includes:
A couch, chair, entertainment center, coffee table, end table, dining table and 2 dining chairs.

Kitchenette includes:
Your kitchenette comes with: sink, microwave, half-size refrigerator, table, and two chairs.

 

#2) Boulevard Apartments is a five-story building that houses approximately 135 students.  

Your apartment has two or three bedrooms, and each bedroom has a private bathroom with two sinks. You'll also have a living room and a full kitchen with a dining area. Stoves will not be operational. Your apartment is carpeted and has air conditioning with a thermostat located in each unit.

Your apartment has two or three bedrooms, and each bedroom has a private bathroom with two sinks. You'll also have a living room and a full kitchen with a dining area. Your apartment is carpeted and has air conditioning with a thermostat located in each unit. There is one ethernet connection per person and one cable jack in each bedroom, as well as an ethernet connection and a cable jack in the living room. Washers and dryers are located on each floor. Students are responsible for supplying their own detergent.

Each apartment includes:

  • 1 Single bed frame & mattress per person
  • 1 Desk and chair per person
  • 1 Dresser per person
  • 1 free-standing wardrobe per person
  • Cable jacks per room (Coaxial Cable not included)
  • 1 Ethernet jack per room (Ethernet cable not included)

Living room includes:
A couch, (2) chairs, entertainment center, coffee table, end table.

Kitchen includes:
Your kitchen comes with: sink, full-size refrigerator, dishwasher, table and chairs.


ALL RESIDENT STUDENTS

What You Need to Bring

  • Linens, Blankets and Pillows (standard twin sheets)
  • Towels and Washcloths
  • Toiletries
  • Laundry Bag / Basket and Detergent
  • Shower curtain & hooks (one per bathroom)
  • Clothes Hangers
  • Toilet Paper
  • Kitchen supplies, paper plates, utensils, cups, etc.
  • Small waste can or garbage bags

Optional Items to bring:

  • TV Coaxial Cable (1 cable jack per bedroom and living room area)
  • Computers & Ethernet jack (students must bring their own Ethernet cable)
  • Room Décor
  • Drying Rack (for those “wash in the sink” clothes)
  • Over-the-Door Hangers
  • High quality mattress pad – Linens and pillows
  • Hot Plates / George Forman Grill
  • Umbrella

Prohibited Items:
Candles / Incense (fire hazard), Drug Paraphernalia (it is illegal in Pennsylvania to possess, even for display only), Illegal Drugs, Weapons of any kind or type (even for display purposes), Explosives / Fireworks, Pets, Waterbed / Water Chair, Large Refrigerator, Amplifiers of any kind, Alcohol or Alcohol Containers.

 

Parking for Commuters & Visitors:

The University does not own a parking lot. However, the City of Pittsburgh has parking lots directly across from the University and within walking distances.

  • Boulevard of the Allies Lot (Directly across the street from the University)
    • $14 per weekday, all day | $6 weekend flat rate 
  • Third Avenue Garage (Directly across the street from the University)
    • $18 per weekday, all day | $6 weekend flat rate
  • Mon Wharf Parking (Two blocks from the University. Closed when heavy rain is expected.)
    • $10 per weekday, all day | $6 weekend flat rate
  • Station Square (10-15 minute walk from the University - recommended choice)
    • $8 per weekday, early bird | $6 - $20 weekend flat rate, varies by events
  • North Shore Parking (Cork Factory Garage, Near the T-Service)
    • $9 all day
  • T-Service free from North Shore to Downtown. 

Uber & Lyft

Available throughout the city. Users must download the appropriate app. 

Buses & T-Service

T-SERVICE: Gateway Center Station and Wood Street Station - five minute walk to the University

BUSES: For maps and drop offs, visit: http://www.portauthority.org

 

Drop off & Pick up details

Students should be dropped off and picked up each day in our designated "Drop-Off Zone". This zone is located at 330 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Parents and guardians will pull into the lot, drop off their student, and exit down First Avenue. Additional details will be sent to registered participants. To view a campus map of our University, click here.

Lawrence Hall Dining Room

This all-you-care-to-eat facility features a balance of traditional foods and a variety of upscale, cutting edge American entrees, ethnically-inspired foods, vegan and vegetarian selections, and more.

Questions in regards to "Allergies" and optional food preparation. Contact Food Services at (412) 392-3829

 

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday
     Breakfast: 8:00am - 10:00am
     Lunch: 11:30am - 1:30pm
     Dinner: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Saturday & Sunday
     Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm
     Dinner: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Phone Numbers:

  • University Main Number: 412-391-4100
  • Community and Summer Education: 412-392-3457
  • Housing Office (Resident Life): 412-392-3824
  • Susan Stowe, Artistic Director: 412-392-3931
  • Heidi Ward, Director, Community and Summer Education: 412-392-6163
  • Security: 412-392-3960
  • Health Services: 412-392-3800
  • Box Office: 412-392-8000, ext. 0

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us: summerdance@pointpark.edu 412-392-3457

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