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At The Philadelphia Dance Academy, we believe that ballet is for boys too.
To encourage boys to foster a love of dance, all boys enrolled in our co-ed Primary or Pre-Professional Divisions (Ballet 1 and higher) can take ballet class (not Theater or Contemporary Dance class) on scholarship. PDA has offered this scholarship since 2005. To date, we have over 20 male students enrolled in all levels, from Creative Movement to Pre-Professional.
Students who are ages 8 and older and enrolled in two or more ballet technique classes also have the opportunity to audition for The Philadelphia Youth Ballet, PDA’s youth company. Performance fees apply.
Dress code is a plain white tee shirt, solid blue or black pants or shorts, and black or white ballet shoes. For students with financial need, shoes can be provided. The program is a year-long commitment. Students are allowed two absences per semester, and excessive absence will lead to dismissal from the program. This scholarship only applies to ballet classes, not our Theater or Contemporary Dance programs.
Performance Fees: If your child performs in The Nutcracker, the $175 participation fee still applies. If your child performs in the annual Spring Showcase, the $70 costume and participation fee still applies.
See our Class Schedule to find a class that works for you.
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