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Welcome to the Pennsport School of Dance. Feel free to write

2036 S. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148

Class Descriptions & Dress Codes


This class will focus on ballet technique, proper body alignment/posture, terminology, self discipline and musicality.  Class will start at the barre and then move to across the floor movement & then center combinations. Ballet is the foundation upon which most dance forms are based.


Attire: Leotard, tights and ballet slippers.


This fun class combines upbeat, stylized movement with proper technique. This class focuses on isolated movements, developing complex rhythms & patterns, coordination and endurance. Class begins with a warmup, followed by across the floor progressions, and then choreography.


Attire: Form-fitting, flexible dance clothes, jazz shoes.


Taught with a contemporary style fusing elements of ballet, modern, lyrical, jazz and even hip-hop techniques, this class will focus on strength/conditioning, spacial awareness, and musical/emotional expression to the music. Class will begin with warmup & conditioning, followed by technique across the floor and end with a combination.For ages 9 and up only.


Attire: Form-fitting, flexible dance clothes, and foot paws or bare feet.


One of the most traditional forms of dance, using special shoes to create different rhythms, sounds & patterns. This class will help develop musicality/rhythm, coordination, pattern recognition and memorization skills.


Attire: Form-fitting, flexible dance clothes, tap shoes. 

Hip Hop

This popular, energetic form of dance incorporates a variety of old & new urban, street, and pop styles and allows dancers to perform with freedom of movement, adding in their own personalities. This class will focus on coordination, musicality, endurance and choreography.

Attire: Flexible clothes, Sneakers. 

Ninja Kid Warriors

Learn Karate, hand eye coordination, confidence, agility & balance and test these skills through our Ninja Warrior course. Get your little ninja to this one of a kind class! Ages 5-7 only. First Session will run September thru December


Attire: Flexible Clothes


This class teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline & concentration. Students will learn such things as handstands, chin stands, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, balance, & contortion tricks. This class is great for students looking to enhance their agility, flexibility, & strength.


Attire: Form fitting, flexible dance clothes, bare feet and hair secured away from face.

Toddler Classes

Our toddler classes are a combination of ballet, jazz, and tap techniques, as well as creative movement. Classes are designed to help preschool children develop rhythm, coordination, and poise, while providing an excellent foundation for future dance training.


Attire: Bodysuit/Unitard/Dance Dress/Skirt, tights, ballet or jazz shoes and tap shoes.