Whether your kid has an interest in dance & theater, or just lots of energy to burn, we’ve got a fantastic afterschool program to keep their creative juices flowing long after the bell rings.
Along with dance & drama training, students develop confidence, social skills and musicality in our structured, fun-filled program. We offer a wide selection of classes and each day brings something new for them to experience. Check out the schedule posted below to see what classes will be offered in fall 2023!
At the end of the semester, the students show off what they’ve been learning at an informal showcase (if they want to, no pressure!) Absolutely no prior experience required.
NEW in fall 2023: Dance & Drama “All Stars” series for older, more focused students (4th grade and up). Perfect for motivated kids who want to put together an entire play or choreograph their own performance routines. See our tweens & teens page for more details.
After school programming is held from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. at our Center City studio (1923 Chestnut St, above the Trek bike store). To get the most out of our diverse offerings, we recommend signing up for 3-5 days per week, but you can choose whatever combination of days work best for you!
Our staff picks up from the following schools:
Walking groups from other nearby schools can be arranged with a minimum of four participants.
We’ve had interest from parents at Chester Arthur, Stanton, Friends Select, Russell Byers Charter and The Philadelphia School. If you’re looking for pick up from one of those schools for the 23-24 school year, please let us know by June 15 so that we can determine if there’s enough demand to add a walking group!
Our studio follows all COVID-19 safety protocols required per the school district of Philadelphia. We strongly recommend that all students be vaccinated due to everyone dancing and sweating indoors together.
3 – 3:30 p.m. — Arrival, snack and games
3:30 – 4:15 p.m. — Class I — Dance or Drama
4:15 – 5 p.m. — Class II — Dance or Drama
5 – 5:30 p.m. — Fitness Games, Cardio Dance, Improv Games or free time (*with periodic options for parents to join in!)
5:30 – 6 p.m. – Homework time and pick up
Read on for the detailed line-up, which is subject to change depending on the ages/interests of the kids who sign up.
Dance offerings include:
Drama classes include:
Ready to join the fun? Even if you’re not sure yet how many days or which days of the week you’d like to do, please fill out this intake form to tell us more about your children and their interests. We’ll follow up to go over any questions and walk you through creating a profile in our system. Any questions, just shoot us an email or call 215-645-2717.
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After school programming is billed in 10 even installments, along with a one-time $100 registration fee. To help us set our class schedules, prep for our end of season shows and build consistency, we require after school participants to commit to the entire academic year.
Secure your spot today with just a $100 registration fee, then complete your registration by filling out this form.
We believe that everyone should have access to the arts, so if the cost is of concern, please contact us to work something out. We can create alternative payment plans or discuss need-based tuition assistance.
Enrolling multiple kids? Siblings get 10% off! Register one student, then email us to set up the discount for the next.
*Early dismissal pickup from ICS on Wednesdays is available for an additional $1,140/year, billed in 10 even installments alongside the regular program payment. Contact us to add this service.
When schools close for professional development, we’ve got you covered! We offer half and full day camps filled with fun movement and drama activities.
Full-day camps — $70 | Half-day camps — $40
Full day camps run from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., followed by our ongoing afternoon classes from 3:30 pm.- 6 p.m. Students who are not already enrolled in after school programs are welcome to stay for those sessions for an additional $25 “extended day” option. After school students do not pay extra for this part.
Enrollment closes 2 days before camp so we can organize our staffing. After that, you can request late registration by emailing us; if space is still available there will be an additional $10 late fee applied to the cost.
Don’t let the fun stop just because summer’s coming, check out our summer camp:
If your question isn’t here, find even more studio info on our Policies page or drop us a line and we’ll be happy to help!
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School attire is fine for most classes. For dance fitness classes, the goal is to get sweaty, so you may want to send an extra t-shirt and shorts. For students taking ballet, we recommend bringing tights or leggings and a tank top or leotard. There are plenty of changing rooms at the studio.
Absolutely. You would be responsible for dropping your child off to the studio, but otherwise s/he can join in any of our kids classes. Billing is auto-renewed monthly until you opt to cancel: 1 class/week for $120/month; 3 classes/week for $175/month or unlimited classes for $225/month (the best deal by far!). These rates include additional supervised play/homework time before and/or after class, so you can drop off your child and then pick them up anytime before 6 p.m.
More details and registration links here. Once you sign up online, just be sure to drop us a note so we know what classes your child plans to take.
Yes! If you need to miss a day for a special circumstance, you can come in on another day that week. Just be sure to notify us in advance so we’re clear on exactly which kids are getting picked up from school each day. Make-up days cannot be accumulated from week to week.
When schools close for professional development you can sign up for “School’s Out” camps or drop your child off for their normally scheduled program in the afternoon. If you choose to keep them home you can not make up this day. Holidays where we are closed are not eligible for make-ups, either.
In an effort to help keep everyone healthy, we follow the same protocols as the school district. If a child is sick with a fever or stomach bug, we follow the district’s “24-hour policy” and ask that you “keep them home at least for the whole next day, even if you think they are fine.”
For COVID, we follow CDC guidelines. So if a student tests positive for COVID-19, they would not be able to come to the studio for the required CDC quarantine period or until a negative test.
Other safety measures we have implemented: