The dance department at Westinghouse Arts Academy prepares well-rounded students for the demands of the future. Young dancers are afforded the opportunity to focus on their craft, develop new skills, understand the industry that lies beyond dance education, and maintain a consistent academic schedule. Our cohort is solely focused on dance, but we share classes with those who mix in acting and singing with a musical theatre focus.
Within the dance program, fundamental courses expand students’ technique and performance quality in courses including ballet, modern, tap, hip hop, musical theatre, and jazz. As upperclassmen students can focus and hone talents in more specialized classes.
Not only is a dance program a rare offering for Western Pennsylvania schools, our students also benefit from master classes. Recent guest instructors have joined us from the touring casts of Hamilton and The Lion King. We attend competitive events, like the National High School Dance Festival.
Westinghouse Arts Academy also offers varied options for performance including the Holiday Spectacular, Spring Dance Concert, Student Choreography Concert, and Art in the Park. Dancers are also featured in the school-wide spring musical, which garners nominations and recognition for excellence from the high school musical Gene Kelly Awards each year.