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This diverse and robust jazz concentration in the B.F.A. in dance program exposes students to a wide range of dance styles in preparation for today's job market while developing their individual artistic style.

These dance majors explore Broadway techniques, and commercial and contemporary jazz styles ranging from classical repertory to current trends.

Becoming versatile and adaptable dancers, jazz students build a solid technical foundation; this is rooted in daily jazz techniques, enhanced theatre skills in acting and voice and numerous performance opportunities. 

 

A dance student on Mt. Washington. Photo | Katie Ging

Course Offerings

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

  • Acting for Dancers
  • Body Alignment
  • Contemporary Partnering
  • Dance Composition
  • Singing for Dancers
  • Tap
  • History of Dance
  • Jazz Dance (contemporary, commercial, theatre dance)
  • Kinesiology

Faculty bring industry experience to the classroom

Point Park faculty members bring academic and work experience into the classroom.

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Pictured is Kiesha Lalama.
FACULTY SPOTLIGHT
"I just hope that I leave my students with a sense of hope. I want them to know that they can accomplish anything and everything they set out to do. Anything is possible, you just have to believe.”

Alumni success

Learn about where our graduates have gone on to build their careers.

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Pictured is alumnus Shawn Lesniak. Submitted photo.
"Company directors are always looking to hire dancers who are prepared to immerse themselves in a style or technique and find a seamless way to transfer that knowledge to the stage. Because of my training at Point Park, I felt more than confident in my ability to do exactly this." — Company member, The Paul Taylor Dance Company 
Pictured is alumnus Andrew Wright. Photo | Hans-Jörg Michel
"I thrived on the diversity of classes and made sure to continue my training in jazz, modern and ballet throughout my entire time at Point Park. This diversity really helped me to develop a versatility that benefits me to this day." —Soloist, NTM National Theater Mannheim

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