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The Philadelphia Dance Academy | Family Favorite Dance Studio – 2023 LOVE Awards

The Philadelphia Dance Academy offers the following programs: Early Childhood, Primary, Pre-Professional Ballet, Theater, Contemporary, Adult/Teen, Pilates, and Boys Scholarship.


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The Philadelphia Dance Academy | Family Favorite Dance Studio – 2023 LOVE Awards


Professional training in a positive environment. The goal at The Philadelphia Dance Academy is to provide exceptional dance training in a professional and positive environment. They view each student as an individual and aim to ensure he or she reaches maximum potential. Students are placed in appropriate dance training programs and taught by a professional, experienced faculty.

The Philadelphia Dance Academy's programs prioritize refined technique, dancer wellness, and artistic development. We offer: Early Childhood Dance, Primary and Pre-Professional Ballet Programs, a Boys Scholarship Program, Theater Dance, Contemporary Dance, Adult/Teen Recreational Classes, and Pilates.

2023 Main Line Parent Family Favorite Dance Studio

Family Focus Media has been building community with Main Line Parent and Philadelphia Family since 2010 and our annual LOVE Awards celebrate the BEST local resources for families, thanks to thousands of nominations like this one:

My daughter has been dancing there for years and loves it. Her dance skills have improved greatly over the years, she has gained confidence and a love for all things dance.

2022 Main Line Parent Family Favorite Dance Classes

Philadelphia Dance Academy has been the perfect introduction to the world of dance for our daughter. The classes are fun, the teachers are so caring and professional, and the atmosphere supports a healthy, balanced experience. We appreciate how diligent the studio has been during the pandemic, it has provided a fun and safe place to learn and grow our daughter's love of dance.

2021 Main Line Parent Family Favorite Dance Classes

"They started virtual classes within 1-2 weeks post March lockdown and with the utmost professionalism. Teachers went door-to-door delivering showcase costumes with lovely notes for each student in Spring. And in the summer, they were ready to open with excellent safeguards in place. Then Fall came, and all classes were back in studio as well as a reimagined Nutcracker. Lori had always run the studio with the highest professional standards, kindness, and grace, but I never expected them to care this much. PDA had kept my teen afloat during this pandemic." -Laura G.

"Philadelphia Dance Academy is a wonderful place for dance instruction in Ardmore. Wonderful and receptive teachers, professional atmosphere, safe dance instruction conditions and a mindful environment to learn dance. PDA did not let Covid stop dance. The nutcracker this year was performed and broadcast using a professional video team. They have done a wonderful job keeping the children dancing and engaged. PDA has saved our year . It provided a safe place for our daughter to exercise, be creative, see friends and to feel normal" -Kathleen H.

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2020 Main Line Parent Family Favorite Dance Studio

Main Line Parent Community Member, Fran S. shared: I have 3 daughters who all attend ballet at The Philadelphia Dance Academy. All are different learners with different personalities, and each has been given the confidence and skills to step out on a stage with several hundred people watching with a smile on their face. This studio encourages all children interested in Ballet, Theater and Contemporary dance to develop skills to the best of their ability without judgment. Couldn't be happier! - Fran S.

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  • Beth F.

    Our daughter has danced with Philadelphia Dance Academy since she was a toddler; she is now in 9th grade. Miss Lori and the other instructors don’t just teach the students the technical and artistic skills needed to develop as dancers, they also focus on developing life skills like self-discipline, organization, and focus. Seeing the students perform in the Nutcracker in December, and the annual showcase in June, we get to see the improvement and growth. It’s impressive!

  • Andrea Pack

    We are so proud and happy to belong to the PDA family! Our daughter has grown in her self-confidence and ballet skill since joining PDA. They are loving, supportive and have great organization and communication! Truly an amazing ballet school with wonderful teachers and staff who are building our daughter into a talented dancer and lovely young woman.

  • Leora Eisenstadt

    PDA is a wonderful school. The kids learn the technicalities of dance but also a love for it. They learn the importance of community and gain confidence in themselves. All of the teachers are supportive and excellent. My daughter has been there for years and wouldn’t think of going anywhere else!

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    Robert T.

    Philadelphia Dance Academy has helped my daughter learn and grow tremendously. Their love of teaching shines through her skills. Their dance recitals are top notch and I’m so thankful that we’ve had the opportunity to be part of this amazing dance studio.

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    Cat L.

    PDA’s program is both professional and nurturing. The teachers and guest teachers work together to create an environment which fosters learning and love of dance — no matter the discipline. Highly recommend PDA for any aspiring dancer.

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