• 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, Contemporary Dance, Adult/Teen Recreational Classes, and Pilates. Learn more here.

We are proud to be the winner of a Philadelphia Family 2015 & 2016 LOVE Award
for Best Dance School! Thank you for your support!

7th Annual Nutcracker

PDA Nutcracker 2016On December 17-18, we presented our 7th annual production of the Nutcracker at the Mandell Theater at 33rd and Chestnut Sts. Thank you to all who attended this holiday classic!

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For more information about the production, visit our FAQ page here.

2016-2017 School Year

This school year runs Monday, September 12, 2016 through Sunday, June 11, 2017, for a total of 36 weeks. Tuition is due September 15 and January 15. Enrollment for the school year is still open.

Even though we split tuition payments into two, 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, and explore our programs.

How to Enroll

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