Theater Dance

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The Theater Dance Program pulls from many techniques, genres, and styles. The class focuses on balancing technical ballet training and stylized theater choreography. Students will learn a vast repertoire of classical, as well as contemporary, Broadway and Movie Musical choreography. In addition, they will learn to recognize and appreciate the diverse styles and techniques of such legendary choreographers as Agnes De Mille, Bob Fosse, Jerome Robbins, and Michael Kidd.

It is STRONGLY recommended, but not required, that Theater Dance students also take ballet to help with control, strength, and refinement of their technique. Theater Dance may include tap technique. Tap shoes may be required.

Theater 1 (ages 5-7): Concurrent ballet enrollment recommended but not required, prior dance experience not required

Theater 2 (ages 7-12): Concurrent ballet enrollment recommended but not required, prior dance experience not required

Theater 3 (ages 9-13): Concurrent ballet enrollment recommended but not required, prior theater dance experience required

Theater 4 (ages 11+): Must also be enrolled in ballet, prior theater dance experience required

Theater 5 (ages 13+): Must also be enrolled in Ballet 5 or higher, previous ballet and theater dance experience required

Teen Theater (ages 13+): Concurrent ballet enrollment recommended but not required, prior dance experience not required

Dress Code:
black leotard or tank or Philadelphia Dance Academy tank/tee, black or tan tights or jazz pants, TAN jazz shoes

We offer Theater Dance classes at our main location in Old City. See this page for our class schedule.

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