SPB has cancelled all residential and in-person programming for the summer of 2020 due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. We are transitioning to a virtual, live-class training experience.


Utilizing the Zoom platform, our students will experience training which will provide individual feedback to the students.  The program is focused on training the mind as well as the body reflecting the needs of today’s professional dance world. During the program you can expect your student to grow physically, mentally, and emotionally.

The SPB Virtual Summer Program will offer lessons in technique, pointe, variations, Pilates, Yoga, music awareness, contemporary, and cardio conditioning.  Other discussions and seminars will include injury prevention, dance history, analyzing choreography, wellness, as well as Q&A sessions with our Company Dancers and Artistic Leadership.  Even with distance learning we will provide social programming which may include Ballet Watch Parties; Game Nights; Trivia Nights; etc.

SPB is offering 8 weeks of Virtual Summer Programming:

Session 1: June 22 – July 17, 2020                                Session 2: July 20 – August 14
You can choose either session 1, 2, or both sessions for 8 weeks of training.  If you would prefer to customize your weeks, please contact us.

Tuition and Scholarships for previously enrolled students

SPB recognizes the scope and reach of our summer programming has changed. We have adjusted tuition to reflect those changes. Prior tuition payments will be applied to the program selections you make on this WEBFORM. School office will contact you after May 21, 2020 with account balance and payment/credit information. Final payments will be due June 5th. All scholarships previously awarded will be honored for Session #1 as well as the first week of Session #2. We are unable to award additional scholarships at this time. For students not yet enrolled but would like to enroll, please contact jsmith@paballet.org for additional instructions.

Level 1-2
5 Days a Week (9-12 Eastern Time)
Session #1 tuition $650; Session #2 tuition $650 or both Session 1 & 2 8-week tuition $1,150

Level 3-8:
5 Days a Week 
(Schedule for level 3-4 will be 9-2:30 Eastern Time) (12 – 5:30 Eastern Time) 
Session #1 tuition $1,150; Session #2 tuition $1,150 or both Session 1 & 2 8-week tuition $2,000

Sample Schedule for Levels 1-2 (Eastern Time)
9:00-10:30 Technique
10:45-12:00 Stretching/Conditioning/Dance History/Character/Jazz

Sample Schedule for levels 3-4 (Eastern Time)
9:00-10:30 Technique
10:45-11:45 Pointe/Variations/Contemporary
11:45-12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:30 Pilates/Stretch/Yoga/Cardio
1:30-2:30 Injury Prevention/Dance History/Choreography/Music Awareness

Sample Schedule for levels 5-8 (Eastern Time)
12:00-1:30 Technique
1:45-2:45 Pointe/Variations/Mens
2:45-3:30 Lunch
3:30-4:30 Pilates/Stretch/Yoga/Contemporary/Cardio
4:30-5:30 Injury Prevention/Dance History/Choreography/Music Awareness

Your Virtual Dance Space

The safety of our students is of the utmost importance during our Virtual Summer Program. While we have no control over the students individual space, we are compiling some guidelines and references for their space in order to receive the greatest benefit from our program. We are working with Harlequin to develop a cost effective sprung floor panel. They have been very gracious and further details of that product as well as other spacial recommendations will be sent to our students directly.

SPB pre COVID-19 Promotional Video

Virtual Program Audition

If you would like to attend SPB’s Virtual Summer Program and have not auditioned you can send a short video of barre exercises for admission and placement HERE!

“Cultivating young talent has always been a passion of mine, and I can't wait to see all of the incredible students we have at The School of Pennsylvania Ballet this summer.”

Angel Corella

For more information about auditions and enrollment please contact School Manager, Joanne Smith at jsmith@paballet.org or 215.587.6942.

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