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.


Please use the following PayPal buttons to pay your tuition and performance fees. If you are unsure of what you owe, please contact us before paying. Please do not pay until we confirm your place in class. We also accept cash payments (Old City location only) and checks payable to “The Philadelphia Dance Academy.” We do not accept credit cards.

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Tuition – 18 week semester

Performance Fees

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
(Per Student)
$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