Whether you’re looking to introduce your child to the world of classical ballet, build upon lessons and techniques already acquired, or just instill in them a love of dance and a true sense of accomplishment, Philadelphia Ballet has you covered. Our Children’s Summer Program aims to instruct, delight, and inspire—all within a creative and nurturing environment led by a dedicated and passionate staff of ballet professionals. Your children will have the time of their lives, make new friends, and perhaps even learn a little bit about themselves along the way.

Our Children’s Program has an open enrollment policy, and auditions are not required. But please note: classes fill up quickly and are on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no registration fee for children’s summer programming. Note that in-person classes at SPB require proof of vaccination and booster when eligible. 

Children’s Dance Camps

1 Week Programs
Ages 4-8  |  9am – 12pm

Tuition: $275 first camp, $250 each additional camp
Ballet, Arts & Crafts, and a Performance!

If you have any questions, please contact us.

*Student needs to meet the age requirement as of September 1, 2021

Our dance camps are a really fun way for your child to make new friends near and far, learn the story of a classical ballet and work together to put on a performance. Each morning we will dance, learn choreographyshare in snack time, and create parts of our costumes for our performance (craft supplies are provided by SPB)There are two camps to choose from, each with a very special theme. By the time Friday comes around, we will invite our loved ones and share our completed performance of the ballet. These camps are filled with fun and engaging activities to keep your child inspired. Example daily schedule below. 


9:0010:00am Ballet and Creative Movement warm up class 

10:0010:30am Bathroom break and snack time

10:3011:00am Craft time

11:0012:00pm Rehearsal


August 1st – 5th

Journey with Marie through her magical holiday dream and explore a wonderful party, energetic soldiers battling mischievous mice, a wintery forest filled with dancing snowflakes, and the final destination of the Land of the Sweets! Soldier hats and candy decorations will help bring the story of The Nutcracker to life. This day camp is always a favorite with young Princes and Sugarplums! 



August 8th-12th

Swan by day, young woman by night. There will be plenty of dancing to be done as you join the swan queen Odette and Prince Siegfried in their quest to break the magical spell cast by Von Rothbart. From royal castles to the Swan Lake, this journey is always a favorite with young aspiring dancers.



5-week session:

June 21st-July 23rd

*Student needs to meet the age requirement as of September 1, 2021


Age 3-4
45-minute lesson (Tuition: $110)

Saturdays 9:00-9:45am

Creative movement is a dance class that invites the young child to explore their curiosities and joy of movement. In class, we give space for the child to stretch their voice and embrace creativity.  Ballet basics, classroom structure, co-ordination, spatial awareness, and teamwork are all introduced through class exercises and specially designed movement games. At School of Philadelphia Ballet we understand that this can often be a child’s first experience of time without their primary care giver. Our amazing faculty and staff work very hard to ensure that this transition is the best and most successful experience for everyone.



Ages 5-6
1-hour lesson (Tuition: $125)

Saturdays 11:00am-12:00pm

Pre-Ballet classes are an exciting introduction to Ballet technique. Students will begin work on fine motor skills and ballet vocabulary. Continued use of the imagination along with balance, body alignment, and spatial awareness are a focus.



Ages 6-8
Two 1-hour lessons per week (Tuition: $225)

Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00-7:00pm

This level is a bridge to our Fundamental levels. Strength, vocabulary, and classroom etiquette are stressed, as well as flexibility and body alignment. Understanding the classical ballet basics as well as linking multiple steps together are being built and practiced.


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