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Community Classes

The Department of Performing Arts Community Classes at Point Park University offers NON-CREDIT classes in theater, dance and music for youths, teenagers, adults and local college students. Part of the Conservatory of Performing Arts, we operate several programs:

YEARLY PROGRAMS

  1. Community Classes in Performing Arts (dance, acting and singing) 
  2. Pre-Professional Dance Program (for high school students and older)

MOVEMENT WORKSHOP

  1. Movement Workshop - Jan. 5-10, 2015; (tuition only $150 for this one-week, 20-hour workshop)

That is a cost of $7.50 per hour and includes a performance. Learn the methods of: Suzuki Method, Slow-Tempo and Ki Training with instructors Ben Blazer and Carin Bendas. Perfect for stage and film actors, this training is designed to sharpen the actor’s perceptive abilities and to help them realize the body’s full potential as a tool of theatrical expression, even in stillness and silence. 

SUMMER DANCE

  1. International Summer Dance - June 22 to Aug. 1, 2015 (3 or 6 weeks)
  2. Summer Dance Workshop - July 20-31, 2015  (2 weeks)

SUMMER FILM

  1. Screenwriting Camp - July 6-10, 2015 (1 week)
  2. Camp Hollywood - July 13- 23, 2015 (2 weeks) 
  3. Traditional Animation Workshop - July 20-24, 2015 (1 week)
  4. Digital Animation Workshop - July 27-31, 2015 (1 week)
  5. Sound Camp "The Art of Sound" - TBD (1 week)

To request a class schedule by mail or receive further information about our programs, please contact us:

Performing Arts Community Classes
Point Park University
201 Wood St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: 412-392-3456
Fax: 412-392-3803
Email: community@pointpark.edu

Director: Michael Shahen
Assistant to Director: Lesa Donati


ABOUT CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS

Please DO NOT make a payment until you are registered and have a University ID number/ account. All credit card payments must be placed into your Community Class Account. The University will no longer accept credit card payments directly. We have arranged for a third party vendor to accept MasterCard, Visa and Discover Card when payment is made online through QuickPay. You will be charged a 2.55% service fee by the vendor for this service. This fee will be in addition to tuition charges. Payment by E-Check (your debit card) will be available online at no cost to the payer. Since the system does not inform us of your online payment or show up immediately, please email, fax or mail in a copy of your payment receipt.  Thank you.

STEPS:

  • Enter ID# and Birth date
  • Click Community Classes/ISD
  • Enter Amount
  • Enter payment Information
  • Mail or Fax (412-392-3803) a copy of receipt to our office so we can update our records
  • Click on this icon to pay your bill online

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