Classes & Programs

Ballet

Classes began on September 9th, but students may enroll any time. Fees will be prorated if registering after the first week; please contact the office for pricing. Email studiomanager@princetondance.com or call 609-514-1600.

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.

NEW this year – we are pleased to offer a Recreational Ballet class for beginners ages 7-9. Offered in 10- and 12- week sessions with a discount given for paying for more than one session at a time. Fall and winter sessions are 10 weeks each; the spring session is 12 weeks. This class is perfect for dancers who need to understand basic ballet terminology and technique in order to succeed in other genres of dance. Click here to register. Teenagers who are looking for basic ballet training should go to our Adult/Teen Page here.

NEW this year – Pre-Primary classes will now be offered in 10- and 12-week sessions. Fall and winter sessions are 10 weeks each; the spring session is 12 weeks. Register for more than one session at a time and save! Scroll through the list of ballet classes to register for 1 to 3 sessions of pre-primary classes offered at three different days/times.

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: Kaatsban; American Ballet Theater in NYC, Atlanta, Detroit and California; Joffrey; Julliard; Boston Summer Dance, Boston Dance Lab; Orlando Ballet; Miami City Ballet; San Francisco Ballet; Pittsburgh Ballet Theater; Atlanta Ballet; and North Carolina School of the Arts.

Our dancers are or have been members or trainees of ballet companies including: Royal Danish Ballet, Dresden SemperOper Ballett, Complexions Contemporary Ballet Company, Ballet X, Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet, Orlando Ballet, Ballet Met, Washington Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Columbia City Ballet, Sacramento Ballet, and Staten Island 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.

Please note that new students wanting to enroll in a Level 1 and above class need to schedule a placement class. Dancers in lower levels MUST be of specified age by September 30. Only an instructor can finalize any placement.

 

 

Several payment plans are available. Click "Register Online" to view the available options.

Class Days & Times Ages Gender Instructor(s) Tuition
Pre-Primary Spring Only (12 weeks)
Mar 8, 2016–May 31, 2017
Wed, 04:15pm–05:00pm 3.5 - 5 Girls/Boys Maura Ryan $250Register Online
Pre-Primary Spring Only (12 weeks)
Mar 9, 2017–Jun 1, 2017
Thu, 10:15am–11:00am 3.5 - 5 Girls/Boys Maura Ryan $250Register Online
Pre-Primary Spring Only (12 weeks)
Feb 25, 2017–Jun 3, 2017
Sat, 08:30am–09:15am 3.5 - 5 Girls/Boys Maura Ryan $250

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Pre-Primary Spring Only (12 weeks)
Feb 27, 2017–May 22, 2017
Mon, 04:30pm–05:15pm 3.5 - 5 Girls/Boys Maura Ryan $250Register Online
Primary A
Sep 10, 2016–Jun 3, 2017
Sat, 11:45am–12:30pm 5-6 Girls/Boys Maura Ryan $680

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Primary A
Sep 15, 2016–Jun 1, 2017
Thu, 09:30am–10:15am 5-6 Girls/Boys Maura Ryan $680Register Online
Primary A
Sep 10, 2016–Jun 3, 2017
Sat, 09:00am–09:45am 5-6 Girls/Boys Talin Kenar $680

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Primary A
Sep 12, 2016–May 22, 2017
Mon, 05:15pm–06:00pm 5-6 Girls/Boys Maura Ryan $680

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Primary B
Sep 12, 2016–May 22, 2017
Mon, 06:00pm–07:00pm 6-7 Girls/Boys Maura Ryan $790

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Primary B
Sep 10, 2016–Jun 3, 2017
Sat, 09:15am–10:15am 6-7 Girls/Boys Maura Ryan $790Register Online
Primary C
Sep 10, 2016–Jun 3, 2017
Sat, 10:15am–11:30pm 7-8 Girls/Boys Talin Kenar $825Register Online
Primary C
Sep 13, 2016–May 30, 2017
Tue, 04:30pm–05:45pm 7-8 Girls/Boys Maura Ryan $825Register Online
Recreational Ballet Spring Only (12 Weeks)
Feb 27, 2017–May 22, 2017
Mon, 07:00pm–08:15pm 7 - 10 Girls/Boys Maura Ryan $210Register Online
Level 1 – 2x/week
Sep 10, 2016–Jun 3, 2017
Thu, 06:30pm–08:00pm
Sat, 10:15am–11:45am
8+ Girls/Boys Maura Ryan $1,550Register Online
Level 1 – 2x/week
Sep 13, 2016–Jun 1, 2017
Thu, 06:30pm–08:00pm
Tue, 05:45pm–07:15pm
8+ Girls/Boys Maura Ryan $1,550Register Online
Level 1 – 2x/week
Sep 10, 2016–Jun 3, 2017
Tue, 05:45pm–07:15pm
Sat, 10:15am–11:45am
8+ Girls/Boys Maura Ryan $1,550Register Online
Level 1 – 1x/week
Sep 15, 2016–Jun 1, 2017
Thu, 06:30pm–08:00pm 8+ Girls/Boys Maura Ryan $880Register Online
Level 1 – 1x/week
Sep 10, 2016–Jun 3, 2017
Sat, 10:15am–11:45am 8+ Girls/Boys Maura Ryan $880Register Online
Level 1 – 1x/week
Sep 13, 2016–May 30, 2017
Tue, 05:45pm–07:15pm 8+ Girls/Boys Maura Ryan $880Register Online
Level 2 – 3x/week
Sep 10, 2016–Jun 3, 2017
Mon, 06:30pm–08:00pm
Wed, 06:30pm–08:00pm
Sat, 09:00am–10:30am
9+ Girls/Boys Risa Gary Kaplowitz, Nora Cotter, Maura Ryan $2,310Register Online
Level 2 – 2x/week
Sep 10, 2016–Jun 3, 2017
Mon, 06:30pm–08:00pm
Sat, 09:00am–10:30am
9+ Girls/Boys Risa Gary Kaplowitz, Nora Cotter $1,550Register Online
Level 2 – 2x/week
Sep 10, 2016–Jun 3, 2017
Wed, 06:30pm–08:00pm
Sat, 09:00am–10:30am
9+ Girls/Boys Maura Ryan, Nora Cotter $1,550Register Online
Level 2 – 2x/week
Sep 12, 2016–May 31, 2017
Mon, 06:30pm–08:00pm
Wed, 06:30pm–08:00pm
9+ Girls/Boys Maura Ryan, Risa Gary Kaplowitz $1,550Register Online
Level 3 – 3x/week
Sep 10, 2016–Jun 3, 2017
Mon, 05:00pm–07:00pm
Wed, 04:30pm–05:00pm
Wed, 05:00pm–06:30pm
Sat, 11:45am–01:45pm
10+ Girls/Boys Risa Gary Kaplowitz, Maura Ryan, Talin Kenar $3,098

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Level 3 – 2x/week
Sep 10, 2016–Jun 3, 2017
Sat, 11:45am–01:45pm
Mon, 05:00pm–06:30pm
Wed, 05:00pm–06:30pm
10+ Girls/Boys Maura Ryan, Talin Kenar $1,730Register Online
Level 4 – 4x/week
Sep 10, 2016–Jun 3, 2017
Mon, 05:00pm–07:00pm
Tue, 05:45pm–07:45pm
Wed, 04:30pm–05:00pm
Wed, 05:00pm–06:30pm
Sat, 10:30am–12:15pm
Sat, 12:15pm–12:45pm
12+ Girls/Boys Risa Gary Kaplowitz, Maura Ryan, Nora Cotter, Talin Kenar $4,085

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Level 5 – 5x/week
Sep 9, 2016–Jun 3, 2017
Mon, 04:30pm–06:30pm
Wed, 05:00pm–05:45pm
Wed, 06:00pm–08:00pm
Thu, 04:30pm–06:30pm
Fri, 04:30pm–06:30pm
Sat, 10:30am–12:15pm
13+ Girls/Boys Risa Gary Kaplowitz, Nora Cotter, Talin Kenar $4,885Register Online
Conservatory Program – 5x/week
Sep 9, 2016–Jun 10, 2017
Tue, 03:30pm–05:45pm
Wed, 03:30pm–05:45pm
Wed, 05:45pm–06:30pm
Thu, 04:30pm–06:30pm
Fri, 04:30pm–06:30pm
Sat, 10:30am–12:15pm
13+ Girls/Boys Risa Gary Kaplowitz, Nora Cotter, Talin Kenar $6,060Register Online