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

2021-2022 schedule

Enrollment opens May 15

Enrollment is for the academic year: Sept 13, 2021–June 5, 2022

Early Childhood

Thursday
9:30–10:15a
Thursday
Saturday
Sunday
10:30–11:15a
9:15–10:00a
9:30-10:15a, 9:45–10:30a
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Saturday
Sunday
4:00–5:00p
4:00–5:00p
3:50–4:50p
9:30–10:30a, 11:00a–12:00p
10:45-11:45a
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Saturday
Sunday
4:00–5:00p
4:00–5:00p
3:50–4:50p
9:45–10:45a, 10:15–11:15a
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
Saturday - 9:15–10:00a
Sunday - 9:30-10:15a, 9:45–10:30a

Pre-Ballet 1 | 4-5 years old

Tuesday - 4:00–5:00p
Wednesday - 4:00–5:00p
Thursday - 3:50–4:50p
Saturday - 9:30–10:30a, 11:00a–12:00p
Sunday - 10:45-11:45a

Pre-Ballet 2 | 5-6 years old

Tuesday - 4:00–5:00p
Wednesday - 4:00–5:00p
Thursday - 3:50–4:50p
Saturday - 9:45–10:45a, 10:15–11:15a
Sunday - 10:45–11:45a

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Primary

Ballet 1/1X | 6-8 years old

Monday - 4:00–5:00p
Tuesday - 4:00–5:00p
Thursday - 4:00–5:00p
Saturday - 10:40-11:40a, 12:15p–1:15p
Sunday - 10:30-11:30a, 12:30–1:30p

Ballet 2/2X | 7–12 years old

Monday - 4:00–5:30p
Wednesday - 5:10–6:40p
Saturday - 11:45a–1:15p
Sunday - 12:00–1:30p

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
Tuesday
Thursday
Saturday
Sunday
4:10-5:10p
4:10-5:10p
4:10-5:10p
10:40-11:40a, 12:15-1:15p
10:30-11:30a, 12:30-1:30p
Monday
Wednesday
Saturday
Sunday
4:00–5:30p
5:10–6:40p
11:45a–1:15p
12:00–1:30p
Each class section meets twice a week; must choose one section or enroll in both sections.
Monday & Wednesday (MW)
Tuesday & Thursday (TTh)
-
5:10–6:40p
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, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday classes required (8 hour minimum). All classes include pointe work.
Tuesday, required
Thursday, required
Friday (Variations), required
4:30–6:30p
5:15–7:15p
4:30–6:30p
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday classes required (8 hour minimum). All classes include pointe work.
Wednesday, required
Thursday (Variations), required
Saturday, required
6:45–8:45p (with Variations)
6:45–8:45p
11:30a–1:30p (with Pilates)
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday, First Sunday of each month of classes required (8 hour minimum). All classes include pointe work.
Wednesday, required
Thursday (Variations), required
Saturday, required
First Sunday of each Month, required
6:45-8:45p
6:45-8:45p
11:30a-1:30p (with Pilates)
11:00a-12:30p (with Partnering)

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 - 5:40–7:40p
Tuesday, required - 4:30–6:30p
Thursday, required - 5:15–7:15p
Friday (Variations), required - 4:30–6:30p

Ballet 6/6X | minimum 13 years old

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

Ballet 7 | minimum 15 years old

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday, First Sunday of each month of classes required (8 hour minimum). All classes include pointe work.
Monday, required - 6:40-8:40p
Wednesday, required - 6:45-8:45p
Thursday (Variations), 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.
Thursday - 4:00–5:00p
Sunday - 1:30-2:30p

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 2X/3/3X | 8–13 years old

Concurrent ballet enrollment is recommended but not required. Prior dance experience is not required.
Sunday - 1:30-2:30p

Theater Dance 3/3X | 9–13 years old

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

Theater Dance 3X/4 | 11+ years old

Concurrent ballet enrollment is required. Prior theater dance experience required.
Friday - 6:40–7:40p

Theater Dance 5/5X | 13+ years old

Must also be enrolled in Ballet 5 or higher. Previous ballet and theater dance experience is required.
Thursday - 7:15-8:15p
Friday - 7:40-8:40p

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 - 6:30-7:30p

Theater Dance

Concurrent ballet enrollment is recommended but not required. Prior dance experience is not required.
Sunday
1:30-2:30p
Concurrent ballet enrollment is recommended but not required. Prior dance experience is not required.
Friday
-
4:15-5:15pm
Concurrent ballet enrollment is recommended but not required. Prior dance experience is not required.
Sunday
-
1:30-2:30p
Concurrent ballet enrollment is recommended but not required. Prior theater dance experience is required.
Friday
-
5:15–6:15p
Concurrent ballet enrollment is required. Prior theater dance experience required.
Friday
-
6:40–7:40p
Must also be enrolled in Ballet 5 or higher. Previous ballet and theater dance experience is required.
Thursday
Friday
-
7:15-8:15p
7:40-8:40p
Must also be enrolled in Ballet 6 or higher. Previous ballet and theater dance experience is required.
Friday
-
6:30-7:30p
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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 - 4:00–5:00p
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
Sunday - 12:30–1:30p

Contemporary 3/3X | 11-15 years old

Concurrent ballet enrollment is required. Prior dance experience is required.
Wednesday - 7:15–8:15p
Friday - 7:40–8:40p
Sunday - 11:30a-12:30p

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.
Tuesday (Contemporary Ballet) - 6:40–7:40p
Friday - 6:40–7:40p

Teen Contemporary Dance | 12+ years old

Concurrent ballet enrollment is recommended but not required. Prior dance experience is not required.
Wednesday - 7:15-8:15p

Contemporary Dance

Concurrent ballet enrollment is recommended but not required. Prior dance experience is not required.
Friday
5:15–6:15p
Concurrent ballet enrollment is recommended but not required. Prior dance experience is not required.
Sunday
12:30–1:30p
Concurrent ballet enrollment is required. Prior dance experience is required.
Friday
Sunday
7:40–8:40p
11:30a-12:30p
Concurrent ballet enrollment is required. Both contemporary classes per week are required. Prior ballet and contemporary experience are required.
Friday
6:40–7:40p
Concurrent ballet enrollment is recommended but not required. Prior dance experience is not required.
Wednesday
-
7:15-8:15p
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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

Wednesday - 7:15-8:15p
Sunday - 11:30a-12:30p

Adult/Teen

Wednesday
7:30–8:30p
Tuesday
7:15–8:45p
Monday
7:15–8:45p
Wednesday
Sunday
7:15-8:15p
11:30a-12:30p
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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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