Assignment of Space

All exhibit space is assigned on a first come, first paid basis. Festival staff will accommodate location preferences on a space available basis. Decisions made by the Festival staff regarding exhibit space location will be final.

Configuration of Exhibit Space

Each exhibitor will receive a table approximately 4’ x 24” w and two chairs.

Care of Exhibit Space

Exhibitors may not damage or deface the walls or floors of exhibit space. Nothing shall be posted on, or tacked, nailed, screwed, or otherwise attached to the columns, walls, floors or other parts of the building or furniture. When such damage occurs, the exhibitor will be liable to the University for the repair or replacement cost of any damaged exhibit space.

Security of Exhibit Space

The exhibition area will be locked during off hours and overnight, except during exhibit set-up and break down time periods. During exhibit hours, exhibitors should exercise good and reasonable judgment in safeguarding their personal items and valuables.

Insurance and Liability

Exhibitors should obtain and maintain property insurance with appropriate limits should any of their personal equipment, items, and/or valuables become lost or stolen during the Festival. The exhibitor is solely responsible for his/her materials and property, and in no event will Point Park University or the National High School Dance Festival be liable for any injury, loss, or damage that may occur to the exhibitor.

Exhibit Schedule

Thursday, March 1: Set up anytime after 9:00 a.m.

Friday, March 2: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 3: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Exhibits may be taken down Saturday, March 3 after 4:30 pm. Please notify the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you require a later tear-down time.

Students selected to audition will be among the most outstanding high school dancers in the country. The National High School Dance Festival invites you to be a part of this process by awarding a scholarship to one or more of these deserving students.

In past Festivals, scholarships have been offered by some of the most prestigious colleges, universities, professional studio schools, and summer dance programs in the country. In 2018, we hope to increase the generous amount of monies offered.

We hope your school or program can take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to view so many young and talented dancers at such an important Festival. Awarding a scholarship allows you to play a pivotal role in the futures of these young men and women. We thank you for this consideration.

Please submit your scholarship information along with your Recruiter Registration. For more information regarding the audition process, please see Scholarships.


An electronic booklet of all student application forms will be prepared for all scholarship donors only. The booklet will give scholarship donors access to all student names and other essential contact information. (A parent or guardian signature is mandatory for each student’s data release.) 

Each registered recruiter per institution donating a scholarship will receive an electronic booklet. If you wish to have a hard copy, it will be your responsibility to print any pages prior to arrival at the Festival.


Any institution awarding a scholarship should send a representative to choose the recipient(s). Please note that your representative will be viewing each of the audition classes. If you are unable to send a representative (and we strongly encourage you to do so), we ask that you assign a colleague attending the Festival to act in your stead. The scholarship will be awarded at the closing ceremonies by the Scholarship Committee or, if you prefer, by your representative. Closing ceremonies will be held on Sun., March 4, 2018, at approximately 11:30 a.m.

In accordance with the philosophy of the National High School Dance Festival, we ask that all recruiters observe the following guidelines:

  • Only official representatives from each institution and/or summer program who are offering scholarships may be present at the auditions. No high school teachers, chaperones, parents, or students are permitted in the audition area at any time.
  • Audition classes will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2018, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the George Rowland White Performance Center
  • Auditions are open only to those students who have registered and paid prior to arrival at the Festival. Absolutely no on-site registrations will be accepted.
  • Recruiters may distribute information about their institution and dance programs only in the exhibition area
  • Interviews with individual students should be scheduled in the exhibition area
  • Recruiters may observe Festival classes, space permitting
  • Recruiters may attend all concerts
  • Recruiters may not offer students gifts or favors
  • No individual on-site auditions are permitted at any time during the Festival

Festival participants will receive a full-color commemorative Festival program, which features information about the Festival, as well as information and advertisements for institutions and organizations.

Advertising space is available at the following rates:

Front Inside Cover  $800
Full Page, Full Color $600
Full Page, Black and White $500
Half Page, Full Color    $400
Half Page, Black and White $350


Ad Specifications

The only file format accepted is high-resolution (minimum 300 dpi) PDF. Full-color ads must be CMYK. Black and white ads should be high contrast. Publication trim size: 8 1/2" x 11". Acceptance of any advertisement is subject to publisher’s approval.

Full page: 7 ½ inches (w) X 10 inches (h)
Half page (horizontal): 7 ½ inches (w) X 5 inches (h)


Please upload your advertisement in the Advertisement Submission (if only submitting an advertisement) or Recruiter Registration (if attending the Festival) or submit via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

All advertisements must be received and paid for by  Jan. 5, 2018, by 4 p.m. to guarantee copy in the program. 

Intellectual Property

By submission of advertisement copy to the University, the advertiser warrants and represents that he/she: 1) is the owner of any logos, trade name, trademarks, service marks, etc. (Intellectual Property) to be used in the Festival Program; 2) has the right or license to use such Intellectual Property; 3) is not infringing on the intellectual property rights of any third party by such use; and 4) will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the University from any claims that arise from or due to the inclusion of the Intellectual Property in the Festival program.