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Living together in the community through the arts

Since its founding in 1953, Allens Lane Art Center has been a cornerstone of the Mt. Airy community by bringing the residents together to participate in and enjoy the arts.  Whether its art classes for children or adults, amazing art exhibitions or cutting edge plays on the mainstage, there is something for everyone at Allens Lane.

601 West Allens Lane ~ Philadelphia, PA 19119 ~ p: 215.248.0546

DANCE CLASSES - Children/Teens/Adults/Seniors

Pre-registration is REQUIRED for all classes.

To register for classes, please use our Online Registration Form or you can print out our form (.pdf) and mail with check, money order or Mastercard/Visa number to the address on the form. If you have questions, call 215-248-0546 ext. 3. Classes will run only if enough students register. If you are registered for a class and it does not run, you will be notified of the cancellation and your class fee will be refunded. Otherwise, assume the class is running. Please pre-register! Registration deadline for all classes is 3 business days prior to the first class. Please note that some classes are run by other companies who do their own registration.

Tuition payments are due the 1st of the month and there is a $5 fee for late payments. Classes are not pro-rated and monthly tuition is always the same. All missed classes must be made up in another class.

Fall/Winter/Spring Session - Dance with Kim Williams
NOTE:  Dance Program classes (instructor Kim Williams) run continously throughout the year.

Ms. Kim’s classes on Thursday, April 2nd and Saturday, April 4th are cancelled due to Easter Week / Spring Break

7:00 - 8:45 pm: Teen/Adult and  Ballet IV
                        Advanced Pointe Class

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5:00 - 5:50 pm: Toddler Tap & Ballet (ages 3 - 5) Sorry: Due to popular demand, there is currently a waiting list for this class. Please register (without payment information) and put "waiting list" in the comments section to place your child on the waiting list. We will contact you when a space becomes available.
6:00 - 7:00 pm: Ballet I & II (ages 6 and up)
7:00 - 8:00 pm: Teen/Adult Beginner/Intermediate Ballet III
8:00 - 9:00 pm: Teen/Adult Jazz and Tap

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9:00 - 9:50am: Toddler Tap & Ballet (ages 3 - 5)
10:00 - 11:00 am: Ballet I (ages 6 and up) Sorry: Due to popular demand, there is currently a waiting list for this class. Please register (without payment information) and put "waiting list" in the comments section to place your child on the waiting list. We will contact you when a space becomes available.
11:00 - 12:00 am: Ballet II*
12:00 - 12:45 pm: Tap I & Tap II*(in different classes)
1:10 - 2:30 pm: Ballet III* & Tap III  (in different classes)
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm: Jazz & Hip Hop (ages 8+)
3:15 - 5:00 pm: Balllet IV* plus pointe

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*Students are placed in these classes by instructor

  • Classes start September 6th and run continuously through early June.  Students may join at any time. 
  • Work/Study Scholarships available. Please call for more information.
  • Classes are not pro-rated; there are no refunds for missed classes. They must be made up in another class.
  • Fees are due the first class of each month.  There is a $5 fee for late payments.

Class Attire

  • Girls Ballet – pink tights, black or pink leotard, and pink ballet shoes. (+tap shoes for tap). A class skirt in pink or black may be worn. No tutus or sequin costumes. Hair must be pulled back off the face in a short ponytail or bun.
  • Boys Ballet – black stretch pants or tights, white T-shirt, white socks and black ballet shoes.
  • Tap Class – leotard & tights and tap shoes.
  • Jazz and Hip Hop – Any color loose fitting exercise outfit or dancewear with sneakers or jazz shoes. NO JEANS OR CLUNKY SHOES!
  • Teen/Adult: Any color dancewear and ballet shoes. No baggy clothes.
  • $45 per month for 1 class per week
  • $80 per month for 2 classes per week
  • $105 per month for 3 classes and more per week
  • $15.00 single class

Tap for Adults
Instructor: Timothy Yue
Develop your rhythmic skills with Philadelphia low, fast hoofing, which was created on the city's streets in the 1930s. This session we'll focus on great classic tap pieces from the Legendary LaVaughn Robinson, and blues from Howlin' Wolf. Especially useful for musicians. (Tap shoes required.)
Sundays, 12:30 – 1:30 pm Cost: $50 per month
Classes starts on September 12 and run continously throughout the year.

Please contact the instructor directly at to make youre registration.

Body Percussion for Adults (adult)
Instructor: Judy Freed
If you've seen and enjoyed STOMP, or if you've wanted to experience your own body as an awesome musical instrument, or if you're looking for a new way to express yourself through sound and motion, then this class is for you! We will create rhythmic orchestrations together, using only our bodies. Dancers, drummers, and lovers of movement and rhythm at all levels are welcome. NOTE: For medical reasons, this is a fragrance-free class.  Please refrain from using scented products (perfumes, lotions, oils, sprays). The instructor may be contacted with any questions.
Tuesdays, 6 - 7pm Cost: $48 per month
Classes starts on February 3, 2015 and run continously.
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The Music ClassAppalachian Clogging (teen - adult)
Wednesdays: 7 - 8 pm; Jan 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25
  Instructor: Peggy Leiby

Learn Appalachian Clogging, percussive dancing to old time music. A country cousin to tap dance, though stylistically quite different, it is a uniquely American dance form that emerged from a melting pot of influences Celtic, African and Cherokee. Three good reasons to clog: You become the rhythm section on the dance floor, you can't help but smile while dancing, and its great exercise. Hard soled shoes that slide or low-heeled tap shoes are recommended.
$48 for 6 classes (or $10 each)
For more info and a registration form see or call Peggy Leiby at 215-643-4397

swingSwing Dance Classes:
Wednesdays, 8 - 9:15pm

Part 1:
Jan 21, 28, Feb 4
Part 2 (Beyond the Basics):
Feb 11, 18, 25
Get hoppin' and boppin', jumpin' and jivin', and generally in the Swing. The courses will cover the basics and beyond of East Coast style swing, then go into easy-to-learn and popular swing moves that you'€™ll find yourself enjoying on the dance floor.

Part 1:
March 4, 11, 18
Part 2:
March 25, April 1, 8
Expand your repertoire of cool swing moves & develop your partnering skills. Course material will include 8-count Lindy style patterns.
Instructors: Peggy Leiby and Ret Turner
Singles or Couples Welcome ~ Registration will be reasonably gender balanced
Class sizes will be limited to maximize individual attention

  • 3 lessons: $30
  • 6 lessons: $48 (additional lessons continue @ $8)
  • Try a lesson: $12

For more info and registration form see or call Ret Turner or Peggy Leiby at 215-643-4397

The Music ClassMusic Pups®(Birth  - 5 years)
Presented by The Music Class
Instructor: Claire Drake
Music Pups features fun music and movement classes for young children with a parent or caregiver. Families receive a CD and songbook with a broad variety of sounds and activities designed to stimulate musical learning. Mixed age classes are developmentally appropriate and allow siblings to enjoy class together.
Mondays, Thursdays or Fridays, 9:30 – 10:30am or 10:30-11:30am.
10 sessions - See the registration link below for class schedules.
To register for this class, please visit or call The Music Class at 215-701-0594