A VARIETY OF CLASSES FOR ALL AGES!
The Pennsylvania School of the Performing Arts is proud to offer excellent training in a variety of styles of dance for all ages! Our classes are designed so each student receives excellent training in a nurturing environment, with an emphasis on individualized attention.
If you are not sure what class to place your child in, please let us know and we can have one of our instructors meet with you and help place your child in the appropriate style and level class(es).
See below for descriptions of all the exciting classes we offer!
Private lessons available upon request.
CLASS OFFERINGS ALL IN STUDIO & VIRTUAL
BALLET (Levels 1-8)
Pennsylvania School of the Performing Arts is known for its outstanding excellence in professional ballet training. Technique classes range from levels 1-8 based on age and skill level. Our ballet classes follow both the Vagonova and Balanchine techniques. Classes begin with a traditional ballet barre, followed by center work and movement across the floor. Classes not only focus on building a strong ballet technique in the dancers, but also focus on musicality and performance skills as well. Class sizes are small so each student is ensured individual attention.
CREATIVE BALLET/ BROADWAY STARS (AGES 4-6)
PSPA is known for its wonderful beginning dancer's "Creative Program." Spark a joy for dance and movement in your child as they begin to learn the basics of dance and explore moving their body to music. These classes create a loving, social, and nurturing environment for your littlest dancers and are taught by specialists in children's creative movement. Bring the magical stories of the remarkable Disney to life through dance, music, and song in our Broadway Stars class! We introduce the fundamentals of theater dance, develop motor coordination and increase spatial rhythmic awareness in a positive environment.
MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY
PSPA’s modern and contemporary classes allow our students to learn and grow in the Horton and Parsons and other contemporary techniques while exploring individual movement and expression. The instructors use a variety of musical genres to accompany the dancers in order for the dancers to gain a wide vocabulary of movement and musicality.
JAZZ AND THEATER DANCE
PSPA’s jazz classes are perfect for anyone looking to learn the basics of jazz dance as well as improve their jazz technique. We teach a broad range of styles in our jazz classes and incorporate classic techniques such as Jerry Robbins and Fosse. These classes are high energy and allow the dancer to brow in many styles of movement.
HIP HOP FOR TEENS AND ADULTS
This class is a fun-filled Hip Hop class to learn new Hip Hop moves and choreography! It is a high-energy curriculum with an emphasis on rhythm and movement fundamentals. Students will learn fun Hip Hop combinations each week! Most importantly it is a class where you will have fun!
HIP HOP FOR KIDS
This class is an exciting way to introduce your child to Hip Hop and dance! Kids can experience Hip Hop in a family-friendly environment with great music and fun dance moves! It is a high-energy curriculum with an emphasis on rhythm and movement fundamentals. Join PSPA for the hip hop dance party!
VOICE AND ACTING
Take your performance to the next level with our voice and acting classes. Learn basic techniques and build your vocal range with instruction from our expert teachers. We provide live piano accompaniment in voice classes and performance opportunities for voice and acting throughout the year.
DANCE AND THEATER SPECIAL WORKSHOPS
Throughout the year we offer a number of special dance and theater workshops taught by real Broadway performers and professional dancers. Past workshops have included instruction by Broadway performers from Phantom of the Opera; Moulin Rouge; Wicked; An American in Paris; Cats; Newsies; and On the Town.