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Testimonials

We are proud and honored to have inspired the following glowing reviews from parents over the years. Our hope is always to make a difference in the lives of not only our students but also their family members, and these testimonials are proof of that positive impact.

We hope you feel proud of the terrific work that you do! Thank you for teaching our daughter and so many students not only poise and dance technique but also the joys and results that come from hard work and effort. We appreciate you all.

N Reilly

I cannot thank you enough for the amazing opportunities you all continually place in front of our children. They learn dance. They learn theater. They develop their bodies and their minds. And, they find their voices. And along the way, they learn to celebrate accomplishments, share tears when disappointed, and numerous additional qualities related to life skills and leadership. They learn they are strong, though in very different ways than one another. And they learn resilience. The effects are so far reaching.

Alyssa B.

 I have 3 daughters who all attend ballet at The Philadelphia Dance Academy. All are different learners with different personalities, and each has been given the confidence and skills to step out on a stage with several hundred people watching with a smile on their face. This studio encourages all children interested in Ballet, Theater and Contemporary dance to develop skills to the best of their ability without judgment. Couldn’t be happier!

Francine S.

It ‘s been a great experience! Miss Lori and all the teachers are very patient and caring to my daughter. My daughter has developed a strong love of ballet and contemporary dance and theater dance because of The Philadelphia Dance Academy! 

Page D.

Lori and her team have created a fantastic environment at PDA. The girls learn and progress through a challenging yet appropriate environment and have numerous opportunities to perform and showcase their talent. The instructors are kind and encouraging and foster a strong sisterhood for the dancers. 

Jennifer M.

My daughter has been attending classes at the Phila Dance Academy for seven years and has flourished under their caring and skilled instruction. She loves her instructors and looks forward to every class and every performance.

Leslie C.

PDA is a professional dance school. Very organized. They provide a healthy environment. Every year the end of the year showcase gets better and better. The showcase is never dull or boring, it is always exciting. The PDA staff is committed to their jobs. They love their jobs and it shows, creating a positive environment. I am so glad we found PDA. It is so much more than just dance.

Danielle A.

A healthy environment that inspires young dancers while teaching discipline and commitment in developing their art.

Christina P.

Fabulous place. My three sons love it! The teachers are kind, warm, and instructive. The place has a wonderful energy around it. This place has the best teachers out of any of the other dance classes or sports that my children have participated in. 

Alex R.

Great dance education in an encouraging environment. 

Tamika C.

Press

We are proud and honored to have inspired the following glowing reviews from parents over the years. Our hope is always to make a difference in the lives of not only our students but also their family members, and these testimonials are proof of that positive impact.

MommyPoppins’ 2017 BESTIE Award

Awarded: "Best Dance Studio for Kids"

2017 BESTIE Award

Best Dance Studio Awards

Featured in numerous lists of Best Dance Studios in the Philadelphia Area

MommyPoppins  |  Mommy Nearest  |  CBS Philly  |  Expertise.com

Philadelphia Family Magazine - Best Dance School

Awarded Philadelphia Family Magazine’s 2015 & 2016 LOVE Award for Best Dance School

2015 LOVE Award  |  2016 LOVE Award

NBC Studio 10 Spot

Featured on NBC's Studio 10

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Good Day Philadelphia

PDA’s Nutcracker featured on Good Day Philadelphia

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CBS Philly Interview

Director Lori Lahnemann is interviewed for CBS Philly about what it takes to become a professional dancer

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Barre Boys

PDA’s Boys Scholarship Program featured on Barre Boys

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Cover Story on Parents Express

Cover story on Parents Express: The Philadelphia Dance Academy, Building Confidence One Step at a Time

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SportsRec

Director Lori Lahnemann quoted on the benefits of ballet for pre-teens

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PDA & HipsterHenry.com: Barnes & Noble storytime

PDA & HipsterHenry.com promote children’s literacy with Barnes & Noble storytime

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Philadelphia Magazine - Be Well Philly

Adult Beginner Ballet Class featured in Philadelphia Magazine—Be Well Philly

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CBS: "Top Places To See Ballet In Philadelphia"

CBS lists The Philadelphia Youth Ballet as one of top places to see ballet in Philadelphia

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eHow.com Video Feature

Director Lori Lahnemann and students Ruby Garden and Isabel King featured in instructional videos on ehow.com

Video Series 1  |  Video Series 2

Theater Dance Program Director Jennifer Lameo teaches local reporter LuAnn Cahn how to tap dance

Theater Dance Program Director Jennifer Lameo teaches local reporter LuAnn Cahn how to tap dance

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