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National High School Dance Festival 2018

#NHSDF at Point Park University, Feb. 28 - March 4, 2018

Point Park University welcomes high school students from around the country and around the world to the National High School Dance Festival, Feb. 28 - March 4, 2018. 

About the Festival

The 2018 National High School Dance Festival includes:

  • Opening and closing ceremonies
  • Six adjudicated concerts 
  • A full day of scholarship auditions
  • More than 100 master classes 
  • Faculty sessions
  • Exhibitors and college recruiters
  • Award ceremony

Train in State-of-the-Art Dance Facilities

During the festival, students will train with resident dance faculty, guest artists and choreographers to develop a solid foundation of skills in Point Park’s state-of-the-art George Rowland White Performance Center.

Students will have the unique opportunity to perform at the Byham Theater — located within walking distance to campus —  in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.

Online Registration  | Highlights from the 2016 NHSDF at Point Park

Festival Contacts

Krista Kay, NHSDF coordinator

Garfield Lemonius, associate professor of dance

Kathryn Kearns, NHSDF founder and executive director

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Point Park University — Pittsburgh's Downtown University —  is in the center of a world-class city located within walking distance to museums, galleries, shops, eateries, sports stadiums and more:

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