The Academy

HDAT develops and trains students’ physicality, creativity and performance skills, offering training in African, Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Hip-Hop, Theater, Tap, Liturgical Movement, Dance Composition, and other dance genres during its Fall and Spring seasons. During the seasons HDAT offers students a number of opportunities to attend outside performances, conferences and festivals, travel and perform locally and nationally. HDAT focuses on dance teachings and studies steeped in a learning environment that supports dance discipline and excellence in the development of the dance body linking it to Black cultural traditions and history.

Creative Movement
Summer Intensive
August with the Masters
Adult Classes

Spring Season 2020

February 1 - April 18, 2020


Orientation for New Parents Only

on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, from 6:00pm - 8:00pm


Non-refundable $80.00 registration fee is due at the time of registration

Tuition payment plans for the season are available

Creative Movement (3-4 year olds) $200

Pre-Academy (5-6 year olds) $350

Level 1 - $450

Level 2 - $600

Level 3 and 4 - $715

Hill Dance Academy Theatre (HDAT)

2900 Bedford Avenue

Second Floor

Pittsburgh, PA 15219


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This website was created officially by

E.A. Smith

Hill Dance Academy Theatre is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization located in the Historic Hill District, Pittsburgh, PA.


The Mission of Hill Dance Academy Theatre, to develop and train students 3 to 18-year-olds, in Black Dance Traditions, expand knowledge of Black Dance Traditions and develop emerging Dance Artists to sustain Black Dance as an Art form in Black communities.

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