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The Philadelphia Dance Academy

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


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.

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116 Cricket Avenue Ardmore, PA 19003
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  • Kathleen H.

    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.

  • Laura G.

    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.

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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.

  • Fran S.

    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!

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