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In this concentration, modern dance students push personal boundaries and explore their potential for movement and creativity. 

From exposure to influential modern dance canons to contemporary movements, student dancers transcend to artists in this curriculum.

These dance majors experience opportunities to perform works by renowned master choreographers and noted emerging artists; they advance to become dancers capable of integrating style, technique and artistry with contemporary trends.

A dance student on Mt. Washington. Photo | Katie Ging

Degrees Offered

Point Park offers a B.A. and B.F.A. in dance with a concentration in modern. Learn more about the degree requirements and difference between the B.A. and B.F.A. programs.

Faculty bring industry experience to the classroom

Point Park faculty members bring academic and work experience into the classroom.

Meet the faculty
Pictured is Garfield Lemonius
"Point Park's dance students receive intense conservatory training within a university setting, the dance spaces are enormous compared to most, the faculty are brilliant teachers in their own form and stylist dance areas, and the calibre of the training in ballet, modern and jazz is comparable to the "top" pre-professional conservatory dance training programs in the country and abroad."

Course Offerings

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

  • Contact Improvisation
  • Cultural Dance Forms
  • Modern Repertoire
  • Contemporary Partnering
  • Dance Composition
  • History of Dance
  • Kinesiology
  • Modern Dance Techniques (Graham, Horton, Limon)

Alumni success

Learn about where our graduates have gone on to build their careers.

More news & features
Pictured is alumna Sloan Pearson. Submitted photo
"Point Park's dance program set me up for success. I learned how to balance a rigorous schedule, maintain a healthy lifestyle, retain choreography and incorporate my own artistry." — Company Member, Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company