|ACPPA Community Art Center - Visual and Performing Arts Technique Classes||Our Community Art Center offers a variety of visual and performing arts technique classes for students aged 2-adult. Our technique classes are designed to give our students the tools to explore their unique and individual creative process.||Montgomery||ACPPA Community Art Center - Montgomery; Norristown||ACPPA Community Art Center|
|Adult||Activities include arts & crafts, summer tennis lessons, golf lessons, participatory sports, fitness programs and trips, 50's and 60's dances ballroom dancing, self-defense training, volleyball and basketball leagues, various seminars and aquatic programs.||Dauphin||Lower Paxton Township Parks & Recreation||Lower Paxton Township Parks & Recreation |
|Allens Lane Art Center - Visual and Performing Arts Classes||Offers a variety of classes including drama, dance, painting, drawing and more.||Philadelphia||Allens Lane Art Center - Philadelphia; Mt. Airy||Allens Lane Art Center|
|Eichelberger Performing Arts Center||Sponsors and produces various artistic performances throughout the year.
Academy at EPAC - performing arts academy offering lessons in voice, dance, piano and acting.
||York||Eichelberger Performing Arts Center||Eichelberger Performing Arts Center|
|Gwendolyn Bye Dance Center - Multidisciplinary Dance Program||Provides training classes for dancing.||Philadelphia||Gwendolyn Bye Dance Center - Philadelphia; West Philadelphia||Gwendolyn Bye Dance Center|
|Les Petits Cherubs - Dance Program - Audubon||This program is a half an hour class, once a week. The program consists of ballet, rhythmic play, creative movement and tap.||Montgomery||Audubon Campus (Les Petits Cherubs, Ltd)||Les Petits Cherubs, Ltd|
|Les Petits Cherubs - Dance Program - Cathedral||This program is a half an hour class, once a week. The program consists of ballet, rhythmic play, creative movement and tap.||Philadelphia||Cathedral Campus (Les Petits Cherubs, Ltd)||Les Petits Cherubs, Ltd|
|Les Petits Cherubs - Dance Program - East Falls||This program is a half an hour class, once a week. The program consists of ballet, rhythmic play, creative movement and tap.||Philadelphia||Les Petits Cherubs, Ltd - Philadelphia; East Falls||Les Petits Cherubs, Ltd|
|Les Petits Cherubs - Dance Program - Ridge||This program is a half an hour class, once a week. The program consists of ballet, rhythmic play, creative movement and tap.||Philadelphia||Ridge Campus (Les Petits Cherubs, Ltd)||Les Petits Cherubs, Ltd|
|Martin Luther King Center - Erie Dance Theater - Dance Classes||Provides professional instruction in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Comtemporary, Hip Hop and Step.||Erie||Martin Luther King Center - Erie Dance Theater||Martin Luther King Center|
|Martin Luther King Center - Erie Dance Theater - Summer Dance||A five week Dance Program is offered in Creative Movement, Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Choreography Techniques for youth ages four through adult.||Erie||Martin Luther King Center - Erie Dance Theater||Martin Luther King Center|
|Metropolitan Ballet Academy - Boy's Scholarship Dance Program||The Boys’ Scholarship Program was established in 1999. William DeGregory, renowned Principal Dancer of the Pennsylvania Ballet and Artistic Director of the Pennsylvania Ballet II, leads the classes. The all-boys, tuition-free program, for boys ages 7 to 18, is designed to enhance athletic skills, flexibility and strength and includes performance opportunities. Students are accepted by audition. No prior dance experience is required.||Montgomery||Metropolitan Ballet Company - Montgomery; Jenkintown||Metropolitan Ballet Academy|
|Metropolitan Ballet Academy - Children's Classes||Creative Movement 3 and 4 year olds combined, 5 year olds, and 6 year olds.
Enjoyment and discovery are the goal of these classes. Elementary classical ballet concepts are combined with modern dance to introduce dance as a means of expression. The curriculum gradually expands with more complicated modern and improvisational exercises, folk dances, and pre-ballet study.
Youth Division Beginning Ballet: Levels 1, 2, 2X .
Formal classical ballet training begins. Particular attention is given to postural alignment and the child’s developing anatomy. Proper technique and musicality are emphasized, while still allowing some time for natural movement and self-expression. As the student progresses, additional weekly classes are added to further develop muscle memory and strength.
Junior Division Intermediate Ballet: Levels 3, 3X, 4, 4X .
Three or more weekly classes are required as the technical skills increase and more vocabulary is introduced. Strength and stamina are the focus. Preparation for pointe work and introductory partnering are introduced at this time. Students are encouraged to expand their studies through additional classes in modern and jazz, the master class series, and the summer dance program. Students in levels 4x and above are eligible to audition for the Performing Company.
Senior Division Advanced / Pre-professional Ballet: Level 5.
A minimum of four weekly classes is required. Students who wish to pursue a career in dance should attend two technique classes daily. Longer combinations of a more difficult choreographic nature are introduced as students strive for both athletic and artistic development. Repertoire, variations, partnering, modern dance and jazz are provided for this level. Participation in the Metropolitan Ballet Company is encouraged and provides the students with specialized coaching, guest choreographers and teachers, and additional performing opportunities.||Montgomery||Metropolitan Ballet Company - Montgomery; Jenkintown||Metropolitan Ballet Academy|
|Philadelphia Dance Company - Dance Instruction and Training Program||Provides low cost ballet, modern dance and jazz classes. Admissions by auditions only.||Philadelphia||Philadanco - Philadelphia; West Philadelphia||Philadelphia Dance Company|
|Philadelphia Parks and Recreation - Performing Arts Programs||Services include:
- Dramatic Programs:
There are various Drama and Musical Theater Groups throughout the city. Contact Tom Dignam for further information. 215-685-2217.
- Music and Musical Theater Programs:
Go to our website for a listing of Music and Musical Theater Programs in our Recreation Facilities.- Music and Musical Theater Programs
- Dance Programs:
The Department has over fifty dance programs in facilities throughout the city. Contact Tom Dignam, 215-685-2217 for information
- Young Performers Theater Camp:
A performing arts camp for children, ages 9 to 18 who have an expressed interest in the theater, dance and related arts.
- Intro to the Performing Arts Camp:
A performing arts camp for children, ages 6 to 10 who have an expressed interest in the performing arts.
- Fire Prevention Plays:
Recreation Summer Camps write, direct and produce ten-minute skits with a fire prevention theme. Contact Herb Moskovitz, 215-685-8714.
- Talent Show:
Drama Groups, Singers, Actors and Musicians! This show is for Recreation Department Performing Arts Groups other than dance groups.
- Creative Resolution Theater:
A touring interactive theatre that helps children and adults move from conflict to creative resolution in a fun, safe, and supportive environment.
||Philadelphia||Philadelphia Parks and Recreation - Philadelphia; Center City||Philadelphia Parks and Recreation|
|Southwest Belmont Community Association - After School Program||Provides arts and crafts and dance Monday through Friday 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM||Philadelphia||Southwest Belmont Community Association - Philadelphia; Chestnut Hill||Southwest Belmont Community Association|