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**Jazzerella cast members READ HERE for the most recent update as of 4-5-2020. You will be also receiving specific information and communications about any changes in schedule via email.
Jazzerella Update - Due to Covid-19
**This is a fluid situation and could still change, but this is where we are as of 4-5-2020
Jazzerella WILL be performed and we are looking for a venue in mid-August. If you were able to see the last Melange show, we are trying to get the Theater Horizon venue in Norristown. There will of course be some refresher rehearsals once we are able to work together. Sit tight. ALL purchased tickets will be honored regardless of what is printed on them.
Pottstown Dance Theatre Repertory Ensemble, in collaboration with Melange Contemporary Dance and international pianist Jeff Nations, present “Jazzerella”. This is a modern take on a classic fairy-tale and includes ballet, tap, jazz, Irish dance, African dance, modern dance, and everything in between. There’s something for everyone!
$15 Students & Seniors
Tickets can be purchased ahead at the links below (Tickets at the door are $21 Adults, $18 Students & Seniors)
Experience Pottstown Dance Theatre
Founded in 1964, Pottstown Dance Theatre provides exceptional education in the art of dance. We have positively affected dance students’ lives for over fifty years and have consistently been voted “Best Dance School” by Mercury Readers for over a decade.
Pottstown Dance Theatre focuses on the growth of students as individuals. We believe that since dance is a performing art, performance experience is integral to dance education and our teaching curriculum and dance lessons span the entire school year. We do not just place a heavy emphasis on a spring recital. We offer a variety of enriching opportunities for students to both perform and further their skills.
Our students have received acclaim at Youth American Grand Prix (international dance competition) have been chosen for pre-professional programs at PA Academy of Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, The Rock School, Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance (NYC), American Ballet Theatre, and have become dancers in Momix, Paul Taylor Dance Company (Kennedy Center Honoree), Atlantic Festival Ballet, and San Francisco Ballet. Other protégés of the director have received full scholarships to the Juilliard School in New York, danced for Alvin Ailey, Beyoncé, and have become teachers, choreographers, and dance artists in their own right.
JOIN US and see what the buzz is all about!
Dance with us this summer!
Whether you are a beginner or a pro, summer is the perfect time to take dance. Keep up your strength or try a new style with us this summer! Click the links below for the PDT summer schedule and camp information.
Student Dance Company Collaborates with International Professionals
Pottstown Dance Theatre Repertory Ensemble and Melange Contemporary Dance collaborate with professional international pianist, Jeff Nations, for a world debut work sponsored by the PA Council on the Arts. The original work is being choreographed by international dance artist, Michelle Jones Wurtz. The new piece is part of “Jazzerella” which is a fun and modern twist on the classic fairytale. CLICK HERE to read the full article that was recently featured in a local publication!
We've Been Busy
Innovative. Impactful. Artistic.
Pottstown Dance Theatre has won a Project Stream Grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts' Partners in the Arts program for the 2019-2020 season. Grants are awarded to innovative and socially impactful
arts organizations across the region.
Hear it From the Parents
"Pottstown Dance Theatre focuses on fostering a love of dance and the variety of styles they offer is amazing. The performance opportunities as kids progress is amazing too!"
"The staff are wonderful and make it inviting... Everyone has a great bond as they grow up and it's great to see how the instructors get to know the students."
"Dance classes are offered for all ages - my child and I both take lessons and this studio always feels like family. We love this place!"
"I’m amazed at the progress [my daugher] has made in her technique and love for dance in just two years. The instructors are phenomenal. They are caring and extremely well versed in a variety of dance from ballet to hip hop to modern to tap and even Irish... The older students take the younger students “under their wing” to make them feel part of the Pottstown Dance Studio family making the learning experience very enjoyable."
"Both of my children have been dancing here since they were four. The staff is amazing. Not only are my children learning the art of dance, but they're learning discipline, dedication, and respect in the process. This is the place to come if you want your children to learn dance in a supportive, nurturing environment."
"The teachers are amazing and they cultivate such a caring and supportive environment for each and every student."
"World class dance instruction from great people, and at a really good price, too. I wish I had found this studio sooner!"
Learn, Grow and Shine with
Pottstown Dance Theatre
Each week your child will twirl through dance lessons and blossom right before your very eyes!
Your child will develop friendships that last!
Growth You Can See
Outstanding Dance Instructors
Growth happens every week under specially trained dance teachers who will nurture you or your child’s confidence and encourage progress. Growth will occur right before your eyes!
You will develop a love for the art of dance and can have the to opportunity to perform in places that will blow your mind including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and during the Summer Olympic Games!
You are welcome to join our dance family at any time!
All Are Welcome
Come in and See
Rest assured that every dance student is welcome from age 3 to 100. We have dance classes for toddlers, young kids, children, teens and adults. You will feel comfortable learning no matter what your experiences in life have been. On your first class you will get to know your teacher, fellow dance students, dance etiquette, and a solid class structure. Your inner artist will be completely developed!
About Pottstown Dance Theatre
We place dance students in the level that will challenge them technically, yet build and maintain self-confidence. It is common to remain in the same level for more than one year. Students are most successful when they progress at their own pace.
The school offers dance classes and lessons in Ballet and Pointe, Tap, Modern, Jazz, African, Hip-Hop, Creative Movement, Irish, Break Dance, Highland, Musical Theater, and Pilates. We base the ballet program on the Vaganova Syllabus, as set up by the school of the Kirov Ballet in Russia. We welcome the student who works toward a career in dance, as well as the student that dances purely for the joy of movement and the benefits that transfer into daily living.
Our dance classes are conveniently located near the intersections of route 422, route 100, route 724 and route 663. We teach students in Montgomery County, Chester County and Berks County. We service the areas of Pottstown, Pine Forge, Douglassville, Amityville, Kenilworth, Sanatoga, Pottsgrove, Boyertown, Linfield, Royersford, Spring City, Gilbertsville, Fagleysville, Schwenksville, Trappe, Stowe, Birdsboro, Kulptown, St Peters, Perkiomenville, Weavertown, Kenilworth, Bucktown, Spring City, Spring Mount, Zieglerville, Collegeville, Phoenixville, Kimberton, Geigertown, Pennsburg, East Greenville, Graterford, Green Lane, Sassamansville, Manatawny, Limekiln, Elverson and Ludwigs Corner. Many of our students attend the Pottstown School district, Owen J Roberts School District, Pottsgrove School District, Coventry Christian Schools, West-Mont Christian Academy, Wyndcroft School, The Hill School, St. Aloysius School, Buxmont Academy, Springford School District, Pope John Paul II High School, Perkiomen Valley School district, Boyertown School District, Upper Perkiomen School District, Phoenixville School District, Daniel Boone School District, and the Twin Valley School District.