Summer enrollment opens December 1.
If your preferred class or program is full, please add your dancer's name to the waitlist.
Intro to Pointe Workshop
- how to properly tie ribbons
- different sewing techniques
- safe ways to break in the shoes
- pointe shoe care
- Theraband exercises to build foot and ankle strength
- beginner pointe barre exercises (Pre-Pointe dancers may participate in ballet slippers.)
Half Day Camp
Young dancers ages 4 to 6 explore Ballet, Theater Dance, and Pilates with a structured but fun and developmentally-appropriate approach in this camp. Please pack a snack and water each day.
Full Day Intensive
Beginner and intermediate dancers ages 6 to 12 learn and polish basic technique as well as explore new genres in: Ballet, Theater Dance, Contemporary, Pilates, and a student-inspired Choreography class in this camp. Please pack a lunch and water each day.
Serious intermediate young dancers age 9+ train nearly 30 hours per week in: Pilates, a two-hour Ballet technique class, Contemporary Dance, Theater Dance, and Choreography. This camp is an excellent opportunity for students to refine their technique and develop their strength & artistry. Please pack a lunch and water each day.
Minimum two week enrollment required. Weeks do not have to be consecutive. Appropriate for dancers that have completed one year of Ballet 3, 3X, 4 or 4X at PDA or dancers that have at least 4 years of ballet experience and are between the ages 10-15.
Intermediate and advanced dancers really examine and perfect their ballet technique while they also explore their versatility as artists during this five-week intensive program featuring Philadelphia Dance Academy and guest faculty. This program is designed for current PDA students in Ballet 5/5X or 6/6X/7 and dancers age 13+ with five or more years of ballet training. Pointe work is required. The program includes: Ballet Technique, Pilates, Yoga, Franklin Method, Conditioning/Injury Prevention, Pointe, Contemporary, Choreography Composition, Theater Dance, Modern Technique, Hip Hop, Music Theory.
We offer two types of maintenance classes:
The Rising 5's Maintenance Classes are for dancers that are entering Ballet 5/5X for the 24-25 school year.
The Maintenance Classes are for students that will or have completed at least one year of Ballet 5/5X and 6/6X/7 during the 23-24 school year.
The Early Childhood & Primary summer classes below are designed to cultivate the joy for ballet in our youngest dancers while introducing them to the format of a dance class. The use of music and imagination keeps students engaged while they learn basic ballet vocabulary.