Nationally & internationally recognized, critically acclaimed, distinguished alumni classes are now being conducted in the West Philadelphia studios of the Philadelphia Dance Company and in the West Oak Lane, Mt. Airy area.
The Philadelphia School of Dance Arts offers classes for children, youth and adults of various ages and levels of ability.
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Ages 4-6 yearsPre-Dance/Children's Dance
An introduction to dance, its technique and discipline for the very young child. An awareness of movement is developed with the limbering of acrobatics, rhythmical movement to song and verse and the elementary of Ballet. Specifically designed for children 4 to 6 years of age.
The art of tumbling, gymnastics, contortions, etc., stressing agility and grace. Beginning at 5 years of age.
Ages 7 years and olderClassical Ballet
Ballet for the beginning child from age 7 up to advanced levels. Basic Cecchetti methods used along with R.A.D. and Russian techniques. Individual attention and thoroughness stressed. A very disciplined form of dance study that is the basis for all dance. It is highly recommended as a starting point of dance education.
Authentic Black jazz forms and contemporary dance, incorporated with Afro-Caribbean rhythm and modern dance. Freestyle and theatrical innovations stressed. Beginning age 7 years.
Rhythmic tap, inclusive of buck, clog, wings, etc., based on the modern flair technique of Henry Letang. Also, group precision emphasized. Beginning age 7 years.
Ages 10 years and olderPointe (Toe Dancing)
A form for the advancing ballet student. The technique of dancing "Sur Le pointe," but never before the age of 10 years and only as the physical capabilities develop.
Hip Hop and Modern Dance (Horton)
Classes are also offered for youth. Contact (215) 387-8202 for more information about class availability per age levels.
AdultsAdult classes offered in Ballet, Modern, Tap, Jazz and Hip Hop. Call the Philadelphia Dance School of Arts at (215) 387-8202 for more information.
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