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. 

Please be advised that our Covid-19 vaccination policy for summer programming has been recently updated to require the primary series only. SPB will no longer require the booster dose to participate in training through the summer. Note that at this time, the additional booster dose is still required for training during the school year. Masking remains optional for all.

Children’s Dance Camps

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

One Week – $320
Two Weeks – $600
Three Weeks – $800
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, 2022

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


June 12 – 16, 2023

Dream with us as we dance our way through the classic story of Sleeping Beauty. Together we will capture the pure beauty of Princess Aurora, the strength of Prince Desire, the power of Carabosse, and the magic of glistening fairies and fairytale creatures. Our week will be spent making friends, crafting art, and creating dances for our end of the week performance.



July 24 – 28, 2023

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 7 – 11, 2023

An enchanting week exploring creative movement and the beginnings of classical ballet, all in the midst of Wonderland. Let’s try to keep up as the White Rabbit leads us through fields of dancing flowers, an extravagant tea party with the Mad Hatter, an encounter with a tempered queen, and many silly moments with the Cheshire Cat. We’ll fall into Alice’s fantasy world while creating our very own costumes and props, make new friends, and bring this everlasting story to life through dance.


5-week session:

June 19-July 22, 2023

*Student needs to meet the age requirement as of September 1, 2022


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

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.

Saturdays 9:00 am – 9:45 am



Ages 4-5
45-minute lesson
Tuition: $110

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.

Saturdays 10:00 am – 10:45 am



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

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.

Saturdays 11:00 am – 12:00 pm



Ages 6-7
Two 1-hour lessons per week
Tuition: $225

This level is a bridge to our Student Program levels. Strength, vocabulary, and classroom etiquette are stressed, as well as flexibility and body alignment.

Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
2 classes per week required


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