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Dolly Haltzman Dance Academy
Official residence of
Repertory Dance Theatre

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 2016-2017 Schedule now available


RDT  Company &   Nutcracker auditions* for dancers ages 12 and older will be held Sunday, September 11th at 1:00 at the Emmaus studio.
​*must have pointe experience

Nutcracker auditions for dancers ages 7** and older will be held Sunday, September 18th at 1:00 at the Kuhnsville studio. 
**must be 7 by December 8th
Audition fee $15
contact rdtdolly@aol.com for more information.

Let's Go Nutz
December 9th -- 7 p.m.
Miller Symphony Hall
with the
Allentown Symphony Orchestra   
December 10, 11 -- 2 p.m.
Miller Symphony Hall

Audition info for Nutcracker

About Dolly Haltzman Dance Academy, A Local Studio with 3 Locations

The accomplishments of Dolly Haltzman Dance Academy (DHDA) dancers shimmer with joy and pride. Our dancers have landed contracts with professional dance companies, perform in major films and on roadway,
and receive scholarships to colleges and professional company schools.

This past summer our students were accepted for advanced ballet training at numerous nationally acclaimed programs including: the School of American Ballet, Pa Ballet, Gelsey Kirkland Ballet, Interlochen, North Carolina Ballet.  DHDA is very excited that 14 year old Emmaus native, Cainan A. Weber, who received first place in the 2016 Easton International Ballet Competition will be attending the School of American Ballet – the training school for the New York City Ballet, beginning this fall as a scholarship student.

Over 50 years ago, DHDA founder, Dolly Haltzman, opened up a dance studio in the basement of her Allentown home.  Today DHDA has 3 studios in Allentown, Kuhnsville and Emmaus and a professional staff of teaching artists attentive to a child’s creative and emotional growth, as well as to the child’s development of self- esteem. We strive to develop a warm friendly working relationship with each student, thereby encouraging a positive, active response to the arts and to life. Director and instructor, Jennifer Haltzman Tracy, danced professionally with Kansas City Ballet, New Jersey Ballet, Boston Ballet and Los Angeles Ballet.  She was Associate Director of Education for New York City Ballet and was a substitute teacher at the NYCB’s acclaimed School of American Ballet. Ballet Instructor, Trinette Singleton, was a Principal Dancer with the Joffrey Ballet for fifteen years and was the first American female dancer to appear on the cover of Time Magazine. She was Ballet Mistress for the Joffrey Ballet and is on the Board of Directors of the Gerald Arpino and Robert Joffrey Foundation.  Miss Trinette is also on faculty at DeSales University and Joffrey Ballet School in New York and Joffrey Texas Workshop. Ballet, Modern and Yoga Instructor, Lynn Shiff Wiener received her BFA and MA from the College Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati.  Miss Lynn has professionally performed with The Cincinnati Ballet/New Orleans Ballet, Tulsa Ballet Theatre, Repertory Dance Theatre, and Burklyn Ballet Theater Summer Program Series. Miss Lynn is a Certified ChildLight Teen Yoga Instructor and created En.Pointe.Yoga, LLC. Additionally, she is on faculty at Muhlenberg College, teaching modern, jazz, and ballet to college students in the Dance and Theater Department. 
Registration is now taking place.  We look forward to enriching your children’s lives with the magic of dance. Whether your child is a serious or recreational dancer; a beginner, intermediate or advanced dancer, we have a program for her or him.
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Celebrating the Art of Dance . . .  Since 1987

We offer dance training to pre-professional and dance enthusiasts alike. Our professional staff are experts in their fields and aim to develop the natural talent in each pupil.
Our curriculum
is attentive to a child’s creative and emotional growth, as well as to the child’s development of self- esteem. We strive to develop a warm friendly working relationship with each student, thereby encouraging a positive, active response to the arts and to life.
Past Academy students have danced professionally with American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, Los Angeles Ballet, Ballet West, National Ballet of Canada, State Ballet of Missouri, Tulsa Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Joffrey, Pittsburgh Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre, South Carolina Ballet and on Broadway and in films.
Our students have received scholarships for advanced study at the School of American Ballet, Joffrey, Pennsylvania Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet, Harid Conservatory, Richmond Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet and Pa. Governor’s School.

Repertory Dance Theatre is a fixture on the cultural landscape of the Lehigh Valley and its artistry directly contributes to the quality of life in the Lehigh Valley. RDT productions are for audiences of all ages and feature professional and pre-professional dancers. All of RDT’s performances and outreach programs are designed to entertain and educate, engage and delight Lehigh Valley audiences of all ages about the art of dance and encourage young people to learn about dance as a discipline, profession and avocation.

Founded by Dolly Haltzman in 1987 as a 501c3 nonprofit pre-professional dance company, RDT is now under the artistic direction of Jennifer Haltzman Tracy and Trinette Singleton.
118 S. 6th Street
Emmaus, PA 18049
phone: 610.965.6216
1402 Linden Street
Allentown, PA 18102
phone: 610.965.6216
6426 Memorial Road
Allentown, PA 18106
phone: 610.965.6216


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