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    Wissahickon Dance Academy offers two summer ballet camps: Summer Ballet Intensive for intermediate and advanced ballet students, the program stresses the highly structured Vaganova syllabus and closely resembles the program of study adhered to in the former Soviet Union; Beginner Dance Camp, individual classes in beginner ballet, hip hop, and jazz and Adult and Teen tap classes. All three programs take place at the Wissahickon Dance Academy at 38 E. Schoolhouse Lane, in the Germantown section of Northwest Philadelphia.

    SUMMER BALLET INTENSIVE: Intermediate and advanced ballet students hone their skills in ballet, pointe, partnering, jazz, modern, character dance, historical dance and yoga. Principal Dancer, Irina Komarenko, from the Donetsk Ballet will make the long journey from Ukraine to teach this three week program. WDA ballet mistress and former principal dancer from the Kyrgyz Opera and Ballet in Krygystan, Elena Tiuriakulova, has been on staff at WDA since 2003 and will also be teaching during the program. Additional faculty include Yosbel Delgado, formerly of the Pennsylvania Ballet, Donald Lunsford, Artistic Director of Philadanco II, Svetlana Lutz, former principal dancer of Stavropol Cossack’s Dance Troupe, and Carly McDade, yoga instructor of Blue Banyon Yoga. The Intensive is intended for serious students who want to improve their technique. Dancers should be between the ages of 10-22 and have at least two years of experience. A studio performance will be held at the end of the intensive and will be followed by a reception.

    Dates: June 17 to July 12, 2019 (4 weeks), Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Cost: $1250 for the four week program or $325 per week

    Discount: $25 discount if full payment before May 1

    Audition Required: to schedule call 215-849-7950, or email

    SUMMER BEGINNER DANCE CAMP – In two action packed weeks of camp, students ages 7 and up who have little or no training in ballet and other dance forms will learn the basics of Ballet, Jazz, Modern and Hip Hop in a fun and creative atmosphere, focusing on basic positions and movements and allowing for creativity. At the end of camp students will perform their new talents for family and friends. The program will be taught by the popular Karina Banks.

    Dates: July 15 – 26, 2019 from 9AM to 12PM.

    Cost: $200 per week, or $375 for two weeks.

    Discount: Register by May 1 and receive a $25 discount

    BEGINNING TAP FOR ADULTS AND TEENS: For six weeks over the summer, adults and teens will have fun exploring the great American Art form, Tap Dance. This class will be for adults and teens who have had little or no experience in the this style of dance. We will introduce the basic steps of tap, while allowing the more advanced students to build on the technique they already have. Each class we will do a center warm up, travel across the floor and work on a combination. Combinations can be done through “Poly-rhythms” so that each dancer is able to work at their own level and at their own pace. Great exercise, great fun! Taught by Master Teacher, Corinne Karon.

    Dates: June 18 – July 23 A six week series on Tuesdays 6:30 to 7:30pm
    Cost: $96 for the six week session.

    For further information, contact Director Nancy Malmed, at 215-849-7950, e-mail, or visit

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