• 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

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 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, Adult/Teen Recreational Classes, and Pilates.

We are proud to be the winner of a Philadelphia Family 2015 LOVE Award
for Best Dance School! Thank you for your support!

2015-2016 School Year

This school year runs Monday, September 14, 2015 through Sunday, June 12, 2016, for a total of 36 weeks. Tuition is due September 15 and January 15. Enrollment for this school year is now open.

When you enroll in the fall, you are automatically enrolling for the entire year. If you decide to un-enroll at any time, you must let us know.

See our Calendar page for holiday closings and other important dates.

Explore our programs and learn more about our online enrollment system.

Enroll Now

Enrollment is now open for the 2015-2016 school year.

School year classes are held in Old City (main location) and also Rittenhouse and Wynnewood satellite locations.

Current student?

Existing Customer Portal Login

New student?

New Family Registration Form

Nutcracker Season!

This year’s annual production of the Nutcracker will be at the Mandell Theater Dec 18-20. Tickets go on sale Oct 15.

Auditions are Saturday, Sept 12 at our main location in Old City. Auditions are mandatory in order to be cast.

10:00-11:00am: ages 5-7
(Pre-Ballet II, Ballet I)

11:30am-12:30pm: ages 8-11
(Ballet II, IIIA, IIIB)

1:00-2:15pm: ages 12+
(Ballet IVA+)

New to the Academy? Read up on this wonderful performance opportunity.

Note: Auditions for The Philadelphia Youth Ballet and placement auditions are during these same audition times. Just note what you are auditioning for on your form.