The Delphi Accent on Dance Program, in partnership with Pennsylvania Ballet is a comprehensive after-school dance education program that works with middle-school level students from five schools in Philadelphia. The students participate in diverse dance classes featuring eight-week sessions of instruction in Ballet, Ballroom Dance and Contemporary Dance. Please click on our documentary videos (2016, 2015 and 2014) to learn more about the program.
The students also attend full dress rehearsal performances of Pennsylvania Ballet, participate in student workbook and classroom activities, take field trips to the Pennsylvania Ballet rehearsal studio, and are invited to attend a Pennsylvania Ballet evening or matinee performance.
A smaller group of interested students from each school works with a professional videographer to learn camera and filming techniques to document the program at their school. Please see the student documentary video created in the program.
A select group of students work with writing coaches to develop original poems inspired by dance.
The program culminates with a combined performance of all five schools where students demonstrate mastery of dance and choreography skills in each of the three dance disciplines, and present their poems. The students in the program develop self esteem, learn to work as team, and have a whole lot of fun in the program.