The Philadelphia Dance Academy Summer Program

    The Philadelphia Dance Academy Summer Program


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July, August
    • Session Length: One Week, Two Weeks, Four Weeks
    • Entering Grade: Below 6th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Performing & Visual Arts
    • Sub-Categories: Dance
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: Free
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    At the Philadelphia Dance Academy Summer Program, keep your kids physically active and creatively engaged with Summer Half or Full Day Performing Arts Programs and Intermediate/Advanced Intensives. 

    The Philadelphia Dance Academy Summer Program offers week-long summer dance programs for ages 4-18 to encourage dancers to polish ballet technique while exploring new genres like theater dance, modern, voice, Pilates, and choreography. There is an informal studio showing at the end of each program.

    Half Day Performing Arts ( approx. 4–6 years old)

    This half day program explores ballet, theater dance, and voice with a structured but developmentally-appropriate approach.

    Full Day Performing Arts (approx. 6–10 years old)

    This full day program’s curriculum includes a Pilates-based stretch and strengthening class, ballet, theater dance, voice, contemporary, and a student-inspired choreography class. This program is a great way for beginner and intermediate dancers to learn and polish basic technique as well as explore new genres.

    Intermediate Intensive (8–13 years old)

    This program is designed for serious intermediate young dancers. Students train nearly 30 hours per week. They will have Pilates and a two-hour ballet technique class each morning, and they will be introduced to various other genres including contemporary and theater dance. They will also have the opportunity to create their own choreography. Students will study ballet terminology and learn and rehearse choreography that will culminate in an in-studio performance at the end of the program. This program is an excellent opportunity for intermediate students to refine their technique and develop strength.

    Intermediate/Advanced Intensive (13+ years old)

    This intensive is designed so intermediate and advanced dancers can really examine and perfect their ballet technique while they also explore their versatility as artists. The curriculum includes a daily Pilates mat class, two-hour ballet technique class, pointe, and specialty subject workshops (such as variations, partnering, contemporary, salsa, choreography, theater dance, and repertoire). Seminar topics have included: nutrition, anatomy, ballet terminology, stage make-up, and dance history.

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