Theater Dance

theater Dance

21/22 Enrollment Opens May 15

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 for all levels, 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 6-8): 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 strongly 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

Theater 6 (ages 13+): Must also be enrolled in Ballet 6, previous ballet and theater dance experience required

Dress Code

Hair must be neatly secured away from the face. Black leotard or tank or Philadelphia Dance Academy tank/tee, black or tan tights or black leggings, TAN slip on jazz shoes for ladies. Black slip on jazz shoes, black jazz pants, and a solid color tee or Philadelphia Dance Academy tank/tee for boys.

We offer this class at the following locations: