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Conservatory of Performing Arts

Dance Pedagogy


Dance Pedagogy Program

Point Park's dance pedagogy program emphasizes a strong teaching philosophy, which can be used for various levels of instruction, from pre-school to professional. You will have a full schedule of daily technique classes and performance opportunities.

The coursework is designed to enhance teaching effectiveness in all the major dance styles including ballet, jazz, modern and ethnic dance. General class goals and individual student projects reinforce these objectives, while providing a greater knowledge of dance technique and a wider frame of reference for teaching today’s dancer.

You must complete one year as a dance major at Point Park. In your sophomore year, you can file an application, which includes a written essay and an interview with the dance pedagogy faculty adviser.

Dance Degrees

Point Park offers a B.A. in dance pedagogy. Learn more about the degree requirements.

Dance Courses

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

  • Analysis of Dance Technique
  • Dance Composition
  • Dance Pedagogy
  • Diagnostic Teaching
  • Educational Psychology
  • Elements of Production/Dance
  • Kinesiology
  • Psychology of Adolescence
  • Psychology of Adult Development
  • Social Foundations of Education

For a comprehensive list of program requirements and course descriptions, see the dance pedagogy program guides at the top of the page and the Conservatory of Performing Arts course descriptions.


Alumni of Point Park's dance pedagogy program have gone on to open their own studios and teach at the university and professional levels.