Class Schedule – Old City

Class Schedule - Old City

The Philadelphia Dance Academy (PDA) is located in the Old City arts community, directly behind Arden Theatre.  Our dance programs prioritize refined technique, dancer wellness, and artistic development. At our main location we offer: Early Childhood Dance, Primary and Pre-Professional Ballet Programs, a Boys Ballet Scholarship Program, Theater Dance, Contemporary Dance, Adult/Teen Recreational Classes, and Pilates.

All students in Pre-Ballet 1 and up, Theater Dance 1 and up, and Contemporary Dance 1 and up are eligible to participate in our Spring Showcase, which occurs in June each year. Students learn their Showcase dance during normal class time and rehearse together at our main Old City location during the mandatory Dress Rehearsal which is typically a week or two before the performance..  All ballet students age 5 and up are eligible to audition for our annual production of the Nutcracker. Nutcracker rehearsals take place at our main location on the weekends.

Address: The Creative Arts Building, 219 Cuthbert Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106

2022-2023 schedule

Enrollment opens May 15, 2022

Enrollment is for the academic year: Sept 12, 2022–June 4, 2023

Early Childhood

Thursday 9:30-10:15a
Thursday 10:30-11:15a; 3:30-4:15p
Saturday 9:15-10:00a; 9:45-10:30a
Sunday 9:30-10:15a; 9:45-10:30a
Tuesday 4:00-5:00p
Wednesday 4:00-5:00p
Thursday 4:00-5:00p
Saturday 9:30-10:30a; 10:15-11:15a; 10:40-11:40a
Sunday 10:45-11:45a

Early Childhood

Dance Together - Toddler/Caregiver |
2-4 years old

Thursday - 9:30-10:15a

Creative Movement | 2.5–4 years old (at least 3 if joining after Dec)

Thursday - 10:30-11:15a; 3:30-4:15p
Saturday - 9:15–10:00a; 9:45-10:30a

Sunday - 9:30-10:15a, 9:45–10:30a

Pre-Ballet 1 & 2 | 4-6 years old

Tuesday - 4:00–5:00p
Wednesday - 4:00–5:00p
Thursday - 4:00–5:00p
Saturday - 9:30–10:30a, 10:15-11:15a; 10:40-11:40a
Sunday - 10:45-11:45a

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Primary

Ballet 1/1X | 6-8 years old

Monday - 4:10–5:10p
Tuesday - 4:10–5:10p
Thursday - 4:10–5:10p
Saturday - 10:40-11:40a, 11:45p–12:45p
Sunday - 10:30-11:30a, 12:00–1:00p

Ballet 2/2X | 7–12 years old

Monday - 4:10–5:40p
Wednesday - 5:10–6:40p
Saturday - 11:45a–1:15p
Sunday - 11:30–1:00p

Ballet 3/3X | 8-13 years old

Each class section meets twice a week; must choose one section or enroll in both sections.
Monday & Wednesday (MW) - 5:10–6:40p
Tuesday & Thursday (TTh) - 5:10–6:40p

Primary

Monday 4:10-5:10p
Tuesday 4:10-5:10p
Thursday 4:10-5:10p
Saturday 10:40-11:40a; 11:45-12:45p
Sunday 10:30-11:30a; 12:00-1:00p
Monday 4:10-5:40p
Wednesday 5:10-6:40p
Saturday 11:45-1:15p
Sunday 11:30-1:00p
Each class section meets twice a week; must choose once section or enroll in both sections.
Monday & Wednesday (MW) 5:10-6:40p
Tuesday & Thursday (TTh) 5:10-6:40p
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Pre-Professional

This class meets twice a week. Pointe work is included in both classes. Instructor approval required to buy pointe shoes. Those not yet en pointe will take the class in ballet slippers (pre-pointe).
Tuesday & Thursday (TTh)
5:10–7:10p
Monday, required 5:45-7:45p
Tuesday, required 5:15-7:15p
Thursday, required 4:45-6:45p
Friday (Variations), required 4:45-6:45p
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday classes required (8 hour minimum). All classes include pointe work.
Tuesday (with Variations), required 6:40-8:40p
Wednesday, required 6:45-8:45p
Saturday (with Pilates), required 11:30-1:30p
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday classes required (8 hour minimum). All classes include pointe work.
Tuesday (with Variations), required 6:40-8:40p
Wednesday, required 6:45-8:45p
Saturday (with Pilates), required 11:30-1:30p
First Sunday of each month (with Partnering), required 11:00a-12:30p

Pre-Professional

Ballet 4/4X | 9-13 years old

This class meets twice a week. Pointe work is included in both classes. Instructor approval required to buy pointe shoes. Those not yet en pointe will take the class in ballet slippers (pre-pointe).
Monday & Wednesday (MW) - 5:10–7:10p
Tuesday & Thursday (TTh) - 5:10–7:10p

Ballet 5/5X | minimum 12 years old

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday classes required (8 hour minimum). All classes include pointe work.
Monday, required - 5:45–7:45p
Tuesday, required - 5:15–7:15p
Thursday, required - 4:45–6:45p
Friday (Variations), required - 4:45–6:45p

Ballet 6/6X | minimum 13 years old

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday classes required (8 hour minimum). All classes include pointe work.
Monday, required - 6:45–8:45p
Tuesday, required - 6:40–8:40p (with Variations)
Wednesday, required - 6:45–8:45p 
Saturday, required - 11:30a–1:30p (with Pilates)

Ballet 7 | minimum 15 years old

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday, First Sunday of each month of classes required (8 hour minimum). All classes include pointe work.
Monday, required - 6:45–8:45p
Tuesday, required - 6:40–8:40p (with Variations)
Wednesday, required - 6:45–8:45p 
Saturday, required - 11:30a–1:30p (with Pilates)
First Sunday of each Month, required - 11:00a-12:30p (with Partnering)

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Theater Dance

Theater Dance 1/1X/2 | 6-8 years old

Concurrent ballet enrollment is recommended but not required. Prior dance experience is not required.
Wednesday - 4:10–5:10p
Sunday - 1:00-2:00p

Theater Dance 2/2X | 7–12 years old

Concurrent ballet enrollment is recommended but not required. Prior dance experience is not required.
Friday - 4:15-5:15pm

Theater Dance 3/3X | 8–13 years old

Concurrent ballet enrollment is recommended but not required. Prior dance experience is not required.
Friday - 5:15-6:15p

Theater Dance 4/4X | 11+ years old

Concurrent ballet enrollment is required. Prior theater dance experience required.
Friday - 6:45–7:45p

Theater Dance 5/5X | 13+ years old

Must also be enrolled in Ballet 5 or higher. Previous ballet and theater dance experience is required.
Friday - 7:45-8:45p

Theater Dance 6/6X | 13+ years old

Must also be enrolled in Ballet 6 or higher. Previous ballet and theater dance experience is required.
Friday - 6:45-7:45p

Theater Dance

Concurrent ballet enrollment is recommended but not required. Prior dance experience is not required.
Sunday 1:00-2:00p
Concurrent ballet enrollment is recommended but not required. Prior dance experience is not required.
Friday 4:15-5:15p
Concurrent ballet enrollment is recommended but not required. Prior dance experience is not required.
Friday 5:15-6:15p
Concurrent ballet enrollment is required. Prior dance experience is required.
Friday 6:45-7:45p
Must also be enrolled in Ballet 5 or higher. Previous Ballet and Theater Dance experience required.
Friday 7:45-8:45p
Must also be enrolled in Ballet 5 or higher. Previous Ballet and Theater Dance experience required.
Friday 6:45-7:45p
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Contemporary Dance

Contemporary 1/1X | 7-11 years old

Concurrent ballet enrollment is recommended but not required. Prior dance experience is not required.
Wednesday - 4:10–5:10p
Friday - 5:15–6:15p

Contemporary 2/2X | 10-14 years old

Concurrent ballet enrollment is recommended but not required. Prior dance experience is not required.
Friday - 4:15–5:15p

Contemporary 3/3X | 11-15 years old

Concurrent ballet enrollment is required. Prior dance experience is required.
Wednesday - 7:15–8:15p
Friday - 7:45–8:45p

Contemporary 4/4X | 13+ years old

Concurrent ballet enrollment is required. Both contemporary classes per week are required. Prior ballet and contemporary experience are required.
Thursday (Contemporary Ballet) - 6:45–7:45p
Friday - 6:45–7:45p

Contemporary 5/5X | 15+ years old

Concurrent ballet enrollment is required. Both contemporary classes per week are required. Prior ballet and contemporary experience are required.
Thursday (Contemporary Ballet) - 6:45–8:45p
Friday - 7:45–8:45p

Teen Contemporary Dance | 12+ years old

Concurrent ballet enrollment is recommended but not required. Prior dance experience is not required.
Tuesday - 6:40-7:40p

Wednesday - 7:15-8:15p

 

Contemporary Dance

Concurrent ballet enrollment is recommended but not required. Prior dance experience is not required.
Wednesday 4:10-5:10p
Friday 5:15-6:15p
Concurrent ballet enrollment is recommended but not required. Prior dance experience is not required.
Friday 4:15-5:15p
Concurrent ballet enrollment is required. Prior dance experience required.
Wednesday 7:15-8:15p
Friday 7:45-8:45p
Concurrent Ballet 5/5X and up enrollment is required. Prior dance experience required. Both contemporary classes per week are required.
Thursday (Contemporary Ballet) 6:45-7:45p
Friday 6:45-7:45p
Concurrent Ballet 6/6X/7 enrollment is required. Prior dance experience required. Both contemporary classes per week are required.
Thursday (Contemporary Ballet) 6:45-8:45p
Friday 7:45-8:45p
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Adult/Teen

Adult/Teen Beginner Ballet

Wednesday - 7:30–8:30p

Adult/Teen Intermediate Ballet

Tuesday - 7:15–8:45p

Teen Intermediate Ballet | 13+ years old

Monday - 7:15–8:45p

Teen Contemporary Dance | 13+ years old

Tuesday - 6:40-7:40p
Wednesday - 7:15-8:15p

Adult/Teen

Wednesday 7:30-8:30p
Tuesday 7:15-8:45p
Monday 7:15-8:45p
Tuesday 7:30-8:30p
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Pilates

Pilates Mat Class

Tuesday - 9:15–10:15a

Private Pilates

By Appointment

Pilates

Tuesday 9:15-10:15a
By Appointment
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