Saturday, September 30 • 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Louise Reed Center for Dance
323 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Open House Schedule:
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Studio tours
12:30 – 1:00 PM – Free class for ages 2.5 to 5 years old: Studio D
1:00 – 1:30 PM – Free class for ages 5 to 8 years old: Studio D
1:30 – 2:30 PM – Performance by our PBII, Trainee, and Level 5 students, followed by a Q&A: Studio B
2:30 – 4:00 PM – Free open adult class: Studio C
4:00 PM – Raffle winners for George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® tickets and an SPB vest are announced

Join us to learn more about the School of Philadelphia Ballet’s Children and Adult programs and have the opportunity to meet our staff and school personnel! Take a free adult or children’s trial class, watch PBII dancers perform, and enter win free tickets to George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® and a School of Philadelphia Ballet vest!

Online Registration for Adult Open House class is now closed. We are accepting walk-ins to capacity.

We look forward to seeing you there!

School of Philadelphia Ballet offers the highest caliber dance education of any program in the Greater Philadelphia area, providing our students with exceptional technical training and unparalleled performance opportunities. Founded by Barbara Weisberger, a protégé of the great George Balanchine, the school carries on his honored tradition of (and devotion to) developing young artists and preparing them to become successful professionals in today’s competitive ballet landscape.

Situated in one of Philadelphia’s most up-and-coming neighborhoods, School of Philadelphia Ballet provides a complete education for our students, starting with Creative Movement classes for our youngest students and effectively progressing to the level of training needed to sustain a career as a working ballet professional. Each student is individually evaluated and placed according to their ability level by a dedicated faculty comprised of current and former members of Philadelphia Ballet, along with some of the industry’s finest dance educators.

Our students receive extensive instruction in each of the following disciplines: classical ballet technique, pointe work, men’s classes, pas de deux, and variations, with many technique classes accompanied by a live pianist. Further complimenting their studies, students are also provided courses in contemporary/modern dance, stretch and strengthen, and Flamenco. In addition, students of the school assume a close affiliation with Philadelphia Ballet, providing them an invaluable opportunity to perform in professional productions alongside some of today’s foremost ballet artists. Each year, an average of 100 students are selected exclusively from the school to perform in the company’s holiday classic, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®. In addition to this and other performance opportunities with the company, the school also presents an annual spring performance.

Equally, School of Philadelphia Ballet also attracts students from across the nation and abroad to participate in its annual five-week summer intensive and weeklong Company Experience and Choreographic Workshop. Students are admitted through auditions held in cities around the country January through March of each year.

Tuition and Financial Aid


School of Philadelphia Ballet
323 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19107
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Programs & Classes

Receive extensive instruction in classical ballet discipline. Earn opportunities to perform in professional productions and augment your training with expanded instruction in contemporary/modern dance, Pilates, and other strength-building techniques.

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Summer Programs

Learn about our annual five-week summer intensive and weeklong programs. Attracting students from across the nation and abroad, these programs boasts esteemed faculty and unique dance education opportunities. Select students may be invited to attend School of Philadelphia Ballet’s full-year program.

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Meet our school’s highly respected roster of dance educators as well as our lineup of renowned guest instructors.



Don’t miss out! Learn the when, where, and how of our national audition tour, scheduled in cities around the country each January and February.


Parent Community

As part of the Philadelphia Ballet family, we gladly provide this page as a useful resource for important information pertaining to your child’s dance education.


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Meet the Ballet

Philadelphia Ballet comprises a team of dedicated professionals—each one devoted to bringing you the most thrilling and inspired works ballet has to offer.