High Tech Dance Department to Perform at the National High School Dance Festival

(Pittsburgh, PA–December 18, 2015) High Tech’s Dance Department, headed by veteran instructor Trista DeFilippis, has been chosen to perform at the 27th Annual National High School Dance Festival, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech.  
The National High School Dance Festival, held Thursday, March 3rd, through Sunday, March 6th, at Point Park University, will welcome over 1,200 high school students from across the United States, Canada, and abroad.   
DeFilippis will serve as a guest faculty member, teaching a master class at the National High School Dance Festival.  Because the Festival caps the number of students who may attend, DeFilippis plans to take fifteen High Tech senior and junior dancers with her.  
“A few months ago, I submitted the quartet ‘The Path Less Traveled,’” states DeFilippis, “that [the department] performed in our Winter Showcase concert, and it was chosen.”
Along with exciting opening and closing ceremonies, the Festival features six Adjudicated Concerts (two evening Gala concerts, two late afternoon Showcase concerts, and two midday Informal concerts). The first Showcase Concert features student choreography, whereby a festival committee awards the Outstanding Student Choreography Award.

The National High School Dance Festival also offers a full day of scholarship auditions and over 100 Master Classes in subject areas, including ballet, modern, jazz, tap, hip hop, musical theater, world dance, Pilates, massage, stretch, injury prevention, and nutrition.  Commercial Exhibitors and Special Interest Workshops should entice faculty members and students alike.


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