• Professional

    Professional Dancers in our Pre-Professional Program have the opportunity to train 18+ hours weekly

  • Inspiring

    Inspiring Our Early Childhood and Primary programs aim to cultivate the joy of dance in our young students

  • Personalized

    Personalized Small class sizes and a focus on responsible teaching lead to a culture of personalized, detail-oriented instruction

  • Performance

    Performance Students have the opportunity to perform in our annual productions of the Nutcracker and Spring Showcase

  • Opportunity

    Opportunity The Philadelphia Youth Ballet provides its members with a professional training environment and additional performance opportunities


COVID-19 Policies for  20/21 School Year

Update 6/30/2020: PDA Summer Dance Camps will continue to follow the latest City of Philadelphia Guidelines regarding Summer Camps.  CLICK HERE for more information about those guidelines. Our half and full day camps will continue to emphasize the many important non-aerobic aspects of dance, including form and technique, stretching, and strength training.

Professional training in a positive environment.

Our goal at The Philadelphia Dance Academy is to provide exceptional dance training in a professional and positive environment. We view each student as an individual and aim to ensure he or she reaches maximum potential. Students are placed in appropriate dance training programs and taught by a professional, experienced faculty.

Our programs prioritize refined technique, dancer wellness, and artistic development. We offer: Early Childhood Dance, Primary and Pre-Professional Ballet Programs, a Boys Scholarship Program, Theater Dance, Contemporary Dance, Adult/Teen Recreational Classes, and Pilates. Watch the video below to learn more.


New Main Line Location Open in Ardmore 


Photo: Sarah Braviak Reid


We are thrilled to announce our new location at 116 Cricket Avenue in Ardmore opened in September 2019!


Main Line-Ardmore 2020-2021 Schedule


How to Enroll for In-studio & Virtual Hybrid Classes for the 2020-2021 School Year

Classes sizes are limited and wait lists have formed for some classes.  Please email us if you would like to schedule a private tour of the studio.


2020-2021 In-Studio & Virtual Schedule

Virtual & In-Studio options are available for ALL CLASSES in the 2020-2021 school year.

A limited number of spots remain for August summer programs

In-Studio & Virtual Summer Program Schedule

Current student?

Log into the portal to choose your classes.

Existing Customer Portal Login

Completely new to the school?

Complete a registration form. There is a section of the form that allows you to enroll in a class.

(Helpful hint: use a laptop or desktop if you are having trouble on your phone or tablet.)

New Family Registration Form

Reimagined Nutcracker 2020

Auditions: Saturday, August 29 & Sunday, August 30, 2020 

at the Old City location 

Photos: Victoria Bastian

Nutcracker 2020 Information & Audition Registration

Congratulations to the Philadelphia Youth Ballet on an Inspiring 2019-2020 Season


Photos: Victoria Bastian