• 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.

Semester Schedule

PDA’s ninth season runs Monday, September 9, 2013 through Sunday, June 8, 2014. Fall and Spring Semester are each 18 weeks long, for a total of 36 weeks. The switch to Spring Semester was on January 27.

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

Summer enrollment is filling quickly! Browse our Summer Program offerings (Old City location only), and register online.

New Main Line Location

Starting in Fall Semester of 2013, we began to offer Ballet and Theater Dance classes at the Kaiserman JCC in Wynnewood.

We still offer classes at our main location in Old City as well as our Rittenhouse Square satellite location.

The 2014-2015 class schedule at our Wynnewood location will be available later this spring.

Upcoming Shows

Sun, June 8: Our 9th Annual Spring Showcase is at the Gordon Theater at Rutgers-Camden. Mandatory Dress Rehearsal is at our Old City location on Sunday, June 1.

General Admission tickets on sale at the office starting April 21 for $15 each. Pre-sold tickets only. You will NOT be able to purchase tickets the day of the show.

Learn more about the Showcase on our FAQ page.