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Point Park dance program rated among 10 best in U.S.

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
| Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, 9:24 a.m.
Point Park University's dance conservatory theatre company. The university's bachelor of fine arts in dance program has been recognized by OnStage Blog as one of the 10 best in the U.S. Point Park, located in Pittsburgh, came in eighth and was lauded for its rigorous training in state-of-the-art facilities – the George Rowland White Performance Center and Pittsburgh Playhouse.
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Point Park University's dance conservatory theatre company. The university's bachelor of fine arts in dance program has been recognized by OnStage Blog as one of the 10 best in the U.S. Point Park, located in Pittsburgh, came in eighth and was lauded for its rigorous training in state-of-the-art facilities – the George Rowland White Performance Center and Pittsburgh Playhouse.

Point Park University's bachelor of fine arts in dance program has been recognized by OnStage Blog as one of the 10 best in the U.S. The university came in eighth and was lauded for its rigorous training in state-of-the-art facilities — the George Rowland White Performance Center and Pittsburgh Playhouse.

OnStage Blog's mission is to provide an insight into the theater world.

Oklahoma City University came in first, followed by the Juilliard School in New York, Southern Methodist University in Dallas, NYU Tisch School of the Arts in New York, Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind., the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and the Ailey School in New York. Butler University in Indianapolis and the University of Arizona in Tucson round out the top 10.

As a dance major at Point Park, located in downtown Pittsburgh, students can receive training in ballet, jazz and modern dance, the blog says. Point Park's bachelor of arts in dance pedagogy prepares students for various levels of instruction, from pre-school to professional. Students must complete one year in the dance program to pursue this degree.

"The Conservatory of Performing Arts has a long tradition of training superbly versatile dance artists," says Garfield Lemonius, chair of Point Park's department of dance. "That we are always ranked among the best schools in the country speaks volumes of our dedication to the profession and to preparing artists for an ever-changing industry."

Details: onstageblog.com

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-853-5062 or jharrop@tribweb.com or via Twitter @Jharrop_Trib.

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