Whether your kid has an interest in dance & theater, or just lots of energy to burn, we’ve got a fantastic new afterschool program to keep their creative juices flowing long after the bell rings. And we promise to thoroughly wear them out. 😉
Every afternoon includes at least two classes (dance technique, drama and/or fitness), as well as supervised homework time and other fun activities. Along with learning dance & drama, kids will develop discipline, confidence, social skills and musicality in this structured, fun-filled program.
At the end of the semester, the students will show off what they’ve been learning at an informal showcase (if they want to, no pressure!) Absolutely no prior experience required.
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!
Students and staff will follow all COVID-19 safety protocols required per the school district of Philadelphia. As of right now, we strongly recommend that all students be vaccinated due to everyone dancing, sweating, and breathing heavily together in a smaller indoor space; any unvaccinated students will have to wear masks.
Depending on interest, our staff is available to pick up kids from nearby schools such as: Albert Greenfield School, Independence Charter School, Friends Select, Russell Byers Charter, The Philadelphia School and even potentially Stanton and Chester Arthur. Walking groups from any neighborhood location can be arranged with a minimum of four participants.
Secure your spot today with just a $100 deposit.
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. — Dance Fitness Party, 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 fall line-up, which may be tweaked 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. This will help us tailor our daily schedule to the ages and preferences of the kids who sign up. 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.
After school programming is billed in monthly installments, along with a one-time $100 registration fee. To help us set our class schedules and prep for our end of season showcase, we require committing to a full semester session. Fall 2022 session will run for 4 months (Sept, Oct, Nov., Dec.).
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.
Want to enroll multiple kids? Siblings get 10% off! Register one student, then email us to set up the discount for the next.
Interested in even bigger savings? Pay for the entire year up front and receive 5% off and $150 in credit towards kids camps. Nonrefundable, limited amount available for this deal. Contact us for more information.
*Early dismissal pickups from ICS on Wednesdays may also be available for an additional $25/week, billed in monthly installments. Contact us if you’d be interested in this service.
When schools close for professional development, we’ve got you covered!
Full-day camps — $70 | Half-day camps — $40
Sept. 26th – Full Day, Rosh Hashanah
Sept. 27th – Full Day, Rosh Hashanah
Oct. 5th – Full Day, Yom Kippur
Oct. 10th – Full Day, Indigenous Peoples Day
More 2022-2023 dates will be posted on our Mindbody site.
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.
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.
For students rehearsing pieces for our end of semester showcases, we may be able to record practice videos or use livestream technology to help them catch up on any missed material.
To keep our everyone safe, we have implemented the following policies: