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The Philadelphia Dance Academy

219 Cuthbert St
3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106


Age Group: 2.5 and up

The Philadelphia Dance Academy is located a few blocks from Society Hill in the Old City arts community, directly behind the Arden Theater. It offers a satellite Early Childhood Program and Summer Camps.

The Academy creates a professional environment while balancing precise technique and the creative expression and joy of dance. We offer Creative Movement (for very young children), Pre-Ballet, Ballet Technique, Pointe, Variations and Theatre Dance.

Creative Movement: 2.5 - 4 years old.
Pre-Ballet: 4 - 6.
Ballet I: 6 - 8.
Ballet II: 7 - 9.
Ballet III: 7-13.
Ballet IV and V: 13 and older.
Theater Dance I: 5-7.
Theater Dance II: 8-11.
Theater Dance III: 11 and older.
Boys' Scholarship Class: 8-11.

Keep your kids physically active and creatively engaged with Summer Half or Full Day Performing Arts Programs and Intermediate/Advanced Intensives. Week-long programs for ages 4-18 encourage dancers to polish ballet technique while exploring new genres like theater dance, modern, voice, Pilates, and choreography. There is an informal studio showing at the end of each week. Creative Movement classes for ages 2.5-4 are also available.

PDA is home to a Boys' Scholarship Program and The Philadelphia Youth Ballet (

Related Categories: Summer Camps | Kids' Classes

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