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.

Session Dates to be

announced February 14th


Age 3
45-minute lesson

Days and times announced February 14th

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.


Age 4
45-minute lesson

Days and times announced February 14th

Starting at age 4, these young dancers will continue to gain independence and begin to have a greater sense of accomplishment as they achieve greater balance, coordination, and listening skills. Children in our Creative class will continue to benefit from work on gross motor skills, with even greater focus on creative thinking. Students will explore working with others as well as spatial awareness and continue to learn using props and various types of music. Dancers will be encouraged to use their imaginations and ‘spread their wings’ in a safe, nurturing environment.


Ages 5-6
1-hour lesson

Days and times announced February 14th

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

Days and times announced February 14th

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.

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!

*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 three 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


Dates Announced February 14th

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! 


Dates Announced February 14th

Dance and play along with a charming young boy named Peter and his animal friends in the meadow! A friendly bird, a darling duck, and a sneaky cat will explore the orchestra through this adventure! Help the story come alive by creating your own animal masks or musical instrument. This musical and dancing story is certain to be a hit with animal lovers and adventurers alike! 


Dates Announced February 14th

Do you want to be a dancing dolphin or jumping jellyfish? This camp will have you moving with mermaids and swimming with sharks in this underwater themed week. We can dance as ocean creatures, create our own story, and even have a “beach” day, all while exploring each individual’s creativity! You won’t want to miss this under the sea adventure! 

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