Our nationally known and highly respected ballet program provides authentic training for preprofessionals and the necessary base for most other forms of dance. Whether a student desires to train for a professional career or takes ballet for fun and fitness, PDT’s ballet classes are among the best in the country.
Princeton Dance and Theater Studio is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 8 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT® National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels.
PDT’s ABT® Certified Teachers include: Risa Kaplowitz, Director (Primary-Level 7), Nora Cotter who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 7 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum and received her NYU masters degree in ABT Ballet Pedagogy; Maura Ryan (Primary-Level 5). All three instructors are ABT® NTC Affiliate instructors having presented students for examinations.
Our advanced ballet students have been accepted to the top summer intensives in the country. These include: American Ballet Theater/NYC; School of American Ballet; Joffrey/Chicago; Julliard; Boston Ballet; Orlando Ballet; San Francisco Ballet; Pittsburgh Ballet Theater; Atlanta Ballet; Pacific Northwest Ballet; Kaatsban; Houston Ballet; Complexions Contemporary Ballet Company
Our dancers are or have been members or trainees of ballet companies including: Royal Danish Ballet, Dresden SemperOper Ballett, Complexions Contemporary Ballet Company, BalletX, Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet, Orlando Ballet, Ballet Met, Washington Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Columbia City Ballet, and Sacramento Ballet. Others have gone on from PDT into some of the most esteemed college dance programs including: Indiana University’s Jacob School of Music’s Ballet Department, NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Rutger University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts, North Carolina Dance Theatre, and The University of Utah, Department of Ballet. Still others have used their dance to help secure entrance into some of the top universities in the country where they continue dancing in the school’s ballet company. These include Princeton University and Columbia University.
Please note that new students wanting to enroll in a Level 1 class and above need to schedule a placement class.
Class placement is at the discretion of the instructor. If you have questions about registration, please contact the office at email@example.com or call 609-514-1600.
Early Bird Pricing ends on 4/30/17 at 11:59 PM.