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    The Philadelphia Dance Academy: Summer Program

    The Philadelphia Dance Academy: Summer Program


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July, August
    • Session Length: One Week, Four Weeks, Other, Five Weeks
    • Entering Grade: Below 6th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Performing & Visual Arts
    • Sub-Categories: Dance, Arts
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: <$500
    • Career Clusters: Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    We offer a wide range of summer programming at our Old City and Ardmore locations for ages 2 through adult: pre-professional intensives, week long dance camps, and weekly classes.

    Full Day Intensive

    Beginner and intermediate dancers ages 6 to 10 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.

    Intermediate Intensive

    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. An excellent opportunity for students to refine their technique and develop strength in this camp. Please pack a lunch and water each day.

    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.

    Intermediate/Advanced Intensive

    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. The in-studio program will include: Ballet Technique, Pilates, Yoga, Franklin Method, Conditioning/Injury Prevention, Pointe, Contemporary, Choreography Composition, Theater Dance, Modern Technique, Hip Hop, Music Theory.

    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.