Students must register upon arrival at Cabrini University.  On the student's arrival registration tables will be set up on the first floor inside West Residence Hall. Registration for Cabrini residents runs from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Each student will obtain an assigned room key, which must be returned at the time of checkout to avoid an extra fee of $100.

Questions? Contact:  SummerResidence@therockschool.org


  • 2 WEEKS SESSION (June 25 - July 6)
    • MOVE-IN: Sunday, June 24, 2018
    • MOVE-OUT: Saturday, July 9, 2018
  • 3 WEEKS SESSION (July 9 - July 27)
    • MOVE-IN: Sunday, July 8, 2017
    • MOVE-OUT: Saturday, July 30, 2018
  • 4 WEEKS SESSION (July 9 - August 3)
    • MOVE-IN: Sunday, July 8, 2017
    • MOVE-OUT: Saturday, August 6, 2018
  • 5 WEEKS SESSION (June 25 - July 27)
    • MOVE-IN: Sunday, June 24, 2018
    • MOVE-OUT: Saturday, July 30, 2018
  • 1 WEEK SESSION (July 30 - August 3)
    • MOVE-IN: Sunday, July 29, 2018
    • MOVE-OUT: Saturday, August 6, 2018

There is no Saturday Class for the last weekend of your student's session.  Every session will end on a Friday, because student's move out the next day, Saturday, before noon.

Signs directing ballet students to West Residence Hall will be posted at all university entrances and throughout campus. A detailed campus map will be given to each student on arrival at West Residence Hall registration tables.


$705........................ 1 WEEK       (July 30 - August 3)
$1,395 ................... 2 WEEKS     (June 25 - July 6)
$2,070 ................... 3 WEEKS     (July 09 - July 27)
$2,730 ................... 4 WEEKS    (July 09 - August 3)
$3,360 ................... 5 WEEKS     (June 25 - July 27)
$3,975 ................... 6 WEEKS    (June 25 - August 3)
Limited housing is available during the one-week session. 


The Cabrini University is located in Lower Merion Township, one of Philadelphia’s loveliest, safest suburbs. A bank, post office, library, restaurants, movie theater, and many shops are available to students on a regular weekly basis through a shuttle service that will be provided.


West Residence Hall, is a three-story dormitory with a traditional layout (long corridors with rooms on either side) with a lower level. The main lounge, kitchenette, and soda machine are all on the first floor.  A laundry room is provided on every floor.  


When possible The School assists with arrangements for your child to attend services at a local church, synagogue, and/or other places of worship if she/he wishes. Further information will be provided at orientation.


Chaperones will periodically check student rooms to make sure that sanitary conditions are maintained. Chaperones will respect students’ privacy and will not, by any means, expect extreme tidiness; however, we are under a contractual obligation to the University to ensure rooms and common areas are kept reasonably clean and undamaged.


Under the direction of the Rock School Residence Director, a team of adult chaperones, headed by the experienced Rock School Summer Residence Director, provides all supervision at Cabrini University.  Parents can also apply to become a Chaperone for our Summer Ballet Intensive.  Click below for more info!

If you have any questions about routines and activities for Cabrini University residents, please call The Rock School at (215) 551-7010 ext. 1100. 


Every dancer must sign out when leaving her dorm, even if she is going no farther than the lawn in front of the dorm. We require students who leave the dorm to be in the company of at least one chaperone.

Students (13 years old and younger) are affected by the early curfew at 10pm and 11pm for students 14 years old and up (see Cabrini rules & regulations). Chaperones know each student’s whereabouts at all times.

All rules are designed to ensure that every student is safe at all times.



Please notify a Summer Chaperone, 24 hours in advance if your dancer will be receiving guests. Guests are not allowed in the student dorms, they are allowed in the common areas and the lobby.  Students must sign out with the office and sign in up returning. 


The outside doors to both dorms are always locked. Each student will be given a keycard, which unlocks both the exterior door and his/her room door. Cabrini charges $100 for lost keys and will not replace the key until this fee is paid. Dancers must carry their keys with them at all times. Please be aware The Rock School makes no exception to its key replacement rule.


There are emergency telephones only. We will provide you with the phone numbers of all chaperones and the Residence Director’s office upon arrival at registration. There are also two pay phones in the Cabrini University Dining Center.



Meals are included in the fees for residence students. Students staying at Cabrini University will be served breakfast and dinner on the University campus, while lunch is provided at The Rock School's Ballet Bistro. Meals are healthy and nutritious to keep your ballerina/ ballerino energized to dance.


We strongly recommend that students have a debit card from a bank near home. This will allow parents to deposit money in the student’s account and have no worries about arrival of funds or excessive service charges. An ATM is available on Cabrini’s campus.

When deciding how much spending money to give your child, please consider that she/he may wish to buy snacks (the studios are equipped with water fountains and the Ballet Bistro offering daily lunches and treats; the dorm has a soda machine), toiletries, souvenirs from The Rock Shop, ballet supplies, transportation between the airport and Cabrini, souvenirs and/or snacks purchased on outings.  Cabrini University also opens their on-campus bookstore once a week for students to purchase books, college supplies, and souvenirs. 


Weekend Outings are a wonderful way to enhance your summer. The Residence Manager, Assistant, Director of Rock Academics, School Directors, and Board of Trustees work together to plan exciting, educational activities, as well as fun events for the students. These activities can include (but not limited to) trips to the beach, the Philadelphia Zoo, a fabulous dinner cruise, nearby malls, 4th of July fireworks, dance performances, and theater. 

Many additional activities, as well as smaller group outings are planned. Students will have the opportunity to attend dances, movies, small group trips, arts and crafts workshops, board game nights, scavenger hunts, swimming, Target shuttles, and more. These activities will be offered to Cabrini residents at minimal or no charge.

Note:  At least one chaperone is on duty at Cabrini University at all times. Any resident who chooses not to participate in an off-campus activity may stay at the university.


Please fill out the form below for assisted transportation to or from the Philadelphia International Airport. Transportation is available to Summer Residence students only. 

The Rock School will be offering airport transportation service for students age 8-17 who are traveling with an "unaccompanied minor" status through their respective airline ONLY. Please check with your airline for specific details regarding this service prior to contacting The Rock School.



General Inquiries  summerresidence@therockschool.org 

Residence Life Manager:
Yenni Leoto

Cabrini University
610 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA 19087


We are so excited for you to join our Rock School family during the Summer Ballet Intensive program!  With that in mind, we wanted to make sure you don't leave your dancing shoes behind and created a PREPARATION CHECKLIST just for you! Click the button below to make sure you're all prepared for a super fun summer!



Mailing Packages to Cabrini University (all girls)

Before Arrival

Packages should arrive prior to the start of your student's intensive session. 

Packages arriving prior to the beginning of your student's intensive session should state the following:

Cabrini University
c/o Jessica Webster-The Rock School
Student's Name
610 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA 19087

After Arrival

Packages sent after arrival during your student's intensive session should state the following:

Cabrini University
c/o Student Name-The Rock School
610 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA 19087



The Residential Program provides:

1) Living accommodations that are clean, comfortable, and safe. 

2) A supportive, nurturing learning environment that promotes responsibility, citizenship, and independence while students pursue their goals in dance at The Rock School.

3) A food service program that provides a variety of nutritious and high quality meals in pleasant surroundings. 

PLEASE NOTE: Students are provided with a meal plan that includes breakfast, lunch and dinner Mondays through Sundays.

The Residence Life staff lives on the floor with the students. The Residence Director keeps the line of communication open between the students, School Directors, and parents and helps to provide a healthy, comfortable, and above all, supportive living environment for all students living in the Residence. This comprehensive handbook explains the rules of residence life. It is mandatory for all students to abide by these rules and curfews. Failure to follow these rules may be grounds for discipline, up to and including immediate expulsion.

Living in a residential environment requires a balance between preservation of the individual’s rights and privileges and those of the total community. In order to maintain this balance, individuals violating the rights of others, or Rock School policies will be subject to disciplinary action and/or dismissal from The Rock School.

Every effort will be made to ensure that the disciplinary sanctions imposed are fair, consistent, and in line with this program’s role to complement the educational process at the Rock School. The rules will be enforced firmly to protect the health and safety as well as the rights and privileges of ALL residents.

Residence Requirements

Rock School students are responsible for the facilities and equipment rented or loaned to them. They are required to accept individual responsibility for their actions as an important adjunct of group living. Consideration for others is the basic principle that needs to be followed by all students.

Each resident possesses individual rights, which roommate(s) and other residents are responsible for respecting. These rights carry a reciprocal responsibility. 

Every Rock School student is required to be disciplined, responsible, and courteous at all times. The School Directors reserve the right to suspend and/or expel any student at any time whose attitude, class attendance, work habits, overall conduct, or physical fitness for classical dance training is judged unsatisfactory.  

In order for your child to leave the program for a non school related event or outing the Residence Director must have confirmation – faxed, mailed, or emailed from the person escorting my child before permission is approved.  Resident activities typically occur during the weekend; therefore, we request that you submit this permission form by 5pm on the Wednesday prior to the weekend of the event.  Thank you.