TuitionAnnual Fee: There is an annual $25 registration fee applied to each family’s account at the beginning of the school year. This fee is in addition to tuition. Adult students who do not also have children attending the Academy are exempt from this fee.

Payment Options: We accept cash payments, checks payable to “The Philadelphia Dance Academy,” and PayPal payments. See below to pay online through PayPal. We do not accept credit cards.

Payment Schedule: The Academy follows the academic calendar, meaning we have classes from September to June. We split up the school year into two 18-week semesters. Payment for Fall Semester is due in September during the first week of class. Payment for Spring Semester is due in January during the final week of Fall Semester. We have payment plans available only for students taking two hours of class or more per week ($575 per semester). Please contact us to set up a payment schedule. Options: 2 payments or 4 payments per semester.

Spring Showcase Costume Fee: Each costume fee for the Spring Showcase at the end of the school year is $70. For details, visit the Showcase page.

Private Lessons: The cost for private lessons is $65/hour or $80/hour and a half. Discounts apply to packages of lessons.

Open Classes: For classes not affiliated with the Academy, rates are different than semesterly tuition. See our Class Schedule for details.

Semesterly Tuition
(18 weeks)
Hours Per Week
$360 1 hour
$450 1.5 hours
$575 2 hours
$675 2.5 hours
$750 3 hours
$850 3.5 hours
$950 4 hours
$1050 4.5 hours
$1150 5 hours
$1200 5.5 hours
$1250 6 hours
$1500 Unlimited Classes


PayPal Payment Options: Please use the following PayPal buttons to pay your balance. If you are unsure of what you owe, please contact us before paying. Please do not pay until we confirm your place in class.

  • To Pay a Specific Amount: This button allows you to write in your payment amount. For example: prorated tuition, Summer Program fees, etc. Always check with us to ensure you are paying the correct amount.
  • To Pay in Full: Use the Tuition drop-down menu to pay a semester’s tuition in full or to pay the Annual Registration Fee.
  • To Pay a Performance Fee: Use the Performance Fees drop-down menu to pay for Nutcracker, Philadelphia Youth Ballet, and Showcase fees.

Pay a Specific Amount
Use this PayPal button to pay an amount different from those listed in the below drop-down menus. Once you reach the PayPal site, write in your payment amount and click “Update” before finalizing your payment. If you are not sure what your payment amount should be, please contact us first.

Tuition – 18 week semester

Performance Fees