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Point Park University’s dance program has been named by OnStage Blog as one of the top five in the country for 2018-19.

Point Park came in at No. 5 on this year’s list, while being hailed as “hands down the best college in the country that offers both a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance.” The University was ranked higher than some of the nation’s other elite dance schools, including Butler University, Indiana University, the California Institute of the Arts, the University of Arizona and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

“It’s always exciting to be nationally-recognized for our exceptional dance program, especially among such other highly regarded schools,” said Point Park University President Paul Hennigan. “We look forward to our dance program becoming  integrated into the new Pittsburgh Playhouse so that students can take full advantage of the many cross-disciplinary opportunities it will offer.” 

OnStage takes months to research the best programs, basing it off cost versus scholarships, curriculum, performance opportunities, facilities, faculty experience, career support and more. The blog noted that Point Park’s George Rowland White Performance Center is among the best dance facilities in the country.

“This recognition is a testament to the quality of instruction, the caliber of our students and faculty, our successful alumni, and of course the overall experience that students have at Point Park University. We couldn’t be more proud,” said Garfield Lemonius, M.F.A., chair of Point Park University’s Department of Dance.

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