Department of Dance
The Department of Dance at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School provides a comprehensive education that recognizes the need for specialized training in the various genres of dance, while at the same time acknowledging the need for the training skills and conditioning that form a strong foundation needed to pursue any dance form.
Course of Study
Dance students at Lincoln Park have the opportunity to take courses in a variety of genres, including ballet, pointe, jazz, modern and tap. By studying the structure of these genres, through relative weight and emphasis of various skills, students will learn the specific balance and relationship between different styles of dance.
There are numerous opportunities for dance students to work in productions through Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, which will provide hands-on experience in the world of professional dance.
The Lincoln Park Department of Dance faculty, which consists of professional performers and educators from various backgrounds, serve not only as instructors of their art, but also as mentors to the aspiring young dancer.
Our faculty members have danced professionally with Pittsburgh Ballet Theater and Civic Light Opera, and taught at various colleges and universities including Point Park University, Carnegie Mellon and Allegheny College.
Students are also afforded the opportunity to interact and study with professional artists in the form of master classes and auditions for outside professional companies.
DANCE DEPARTMENT COURSE CURRICULUM:
Associate Degree Program
Through a partnership with the Community College of Beaver County, students studying dance at Lincoln Park are able to earn their Associate Arts Degree in Dance while still attending high school.
Our Associate Degree program offers the first two years of study in dance performance and dance education. Students will master various genres, including ballet, modern, pointe, partnering, world dance, improvisation, and jazz. Courses in health, composition, and liberal arts are also included.
This program prepares students for transfer to a four-year college or university to complete their studies and pursue careers in either dance performance or dance education. Students wishing to enter the workforce immediately after graduation can choose to open and operate their own dance studio or teach at a similar venue.