Classes & Programs

Ballet

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.

For Adult/Teen ballet classes, click here. For Just Adult ballet classes, click here.

Class placement is at the discretion of the instructor. If you have questions about registration, please contact the office at studiomanager@princetondance.com or call 609-514-1600.

Early Bird Pricing ends on 4/30/17 at 11:59 PM.

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

Class Days & Times Ages Gender Instructor(s) Tuition
Boys Beginner Ballet Ages 7-10
Sep 9, 2017–Jun 2, 2018
Sat, 01:00pm–02:00pm 7+ Boys Maura Ryan $780Register Online
Recreational Ballet Fall Only (10 Weeks)
Sep 12, 2017–Nov 28, 2017
Tue, 06:45pm–08:00pm 7 - 10 Girls/Boys Maura Ryan $170Register Online
Recreational Ballet – Fall and Winter (20 Weeks)
Sep 12, 2017–Feb 27, 2018
Tue, 06:45pm–08:00pm 7 - 10 Girls/Boys Maura Ryan $330Register Online
Recreational Ballet Fall, Winter, Spring (32 Weeks)
Sep 12, 2017–May 29, 2018
Tue, 06:45pm–08:00pm 7-10 Girls/Boys Maura Ryan $520Register Online
Level 1 – 2x/week
Sep 9, 2017–Jun 2, 2018
Tue, 05:15pm–06:45pm
Sat, 11:30am–01:00pm
8+ Girls/Boys Maura Ryan $1,550Register Online
Level 1 – 2x/week
Sep 9, 2017–Jun 2, 2018
Thu, 06:00pm–07:30pm
Sat, 11:30am–01:00pm
8+ Girls/Boys Maura Ryan, Talin Kenar $1,550Register Online
Level 1 – 2x/week
Sep 12, 2017–May 31, 2018
Tue, 05:15pm–06:45pm
Thu, 06:00pm–07:30pm
8+ Girls/Boys Maura Ryan, Talin Kenar $1,550Register Online
Level 1 – 1x/week
Sep 9, 2017–Jun 2, 2018
Sat, 11:30am–01:00pm 8+ Girls/Boys Maura Ryan $870Register Online
Level 1 – 1x/week
Sep 14, 2017–May 31, 2018
Thu, 06:00pm–07:30pm 8+ Girls/Boys Talin Kenar $870Register Online
Level 1 – 1x/week
Sep 12, 2017–May 29, 2018
Tue, 05:15pm–06:45pm 8+ Girls/Boys Maura Ryan $870Register Online
Level 2 – 3x/week
Sep 9, 2017–Jun 2, 2018
Mon, 06:30pm–08:00pm
Wed, 06:30pm–08:00pm
Sat, 09:00am–10:30am
9+ Girls/Boys Nora Cotter, Maura Ryan $2,270Register Online
Level 2 – 2x/week
Sep 9, 2017–Jun 2, 2018
Wed, 06:30pm–08:00pm
Sat, 09:00am–10:30am
9+ Girls/Boys Nora Cotter, Maura Ryan $1,550Register Online
Level 2 – 2x/week
Sep 9, 2017–Jun 2, 2018
Mon, 06:30pm–08:00pm
Sat, 09:00am–10:30am
9+ Girls/Boys Nora Cotter, Maura Ryan $1,550Register Online
Level 2 – 2x/week
Sep 11, 2017–May 30, 2018
Mon, 06:30pm–08:00pm
Wed, 06:30pm–08:00pm
9+ Girls/Boys Maura Ryan $1,550Register Online
Level 3 – 3x/week
Sep 9, 2017–Jun 2, 2018
Mon, 04:30pm–06:00pm
Mon, 06:15pm–06:45pm
Wed, 05:00pm–06:30pm
Wed, 04:30pm–05:00pm
Sat, 11:15am–01:15pm
10+ Girls/Boys Risa Gary Kaplowitz, Maura Ryan, Talin Kenar, Nora Cotter $3,050Register Online
Level 3 – 2x/week
Sep 9, 2017–Jun 2, 2018
Mon, 04:30pm–06:00pm
Sat, 11:15am–12:45pm
10+ Girls/Boys Talin Kenar, Risa Gary Kaplowitz $1,690Register Online
Level 3 – 2x/week
Sep 9, 2017–Jun 2, 2018
Wed, 05:00pm–06:30pm
Sat, 11:15pm–12:45pm
10+ Girls/Boys Maura Ryan, Talin Kenar $1,690Register Online
Level 3 – 2x/week
Sep 11, 2017–May 30, 2018
Mon, 04:30pm–06:00pm
Wed, 05:00pm–06:30pm
10+ Girls/Boys Risa Gary Kaplowitz, Maura Ryan $1,690Register Online
Level 4 – 4x/week
Sep 9, 2017–Jun 2, 2018
Mon, 06:00pm–08:00pm
Tue, 05:45pm–07:15pm
Wed, 05:00pm–05:45pm
Wed, 06:00pm–07:30pm
Sat, 10:30am–12:00pm
12+ Girls/Boys Nora Cotter, Risa Gary Kaplowitz, Talin Kenar $4,025Register Online
Level 5 – 5x/week
Sep 9, 2017–Jun 2, 2018
Mon, 04:15pm–06:15pm
Tue, 05:45pm–07:45pm
Wed, 06:00pm–08:00pm
Thu, 04:30pm–06:15pm
Wed, 05:00pm–05:45pm
Sat, 12:00pm–01:30pm
13+ Girls/Boys Nora Cotter, Risa Gary Kaplowitz, Talin Kenar $4,820Register Online
Conservatory Program – 5x/week
Sep 8, 2017–Jun 2, 2018
Tue, 03:30pm–05:45pm
Wed, 05:45pm–06:30pm
Wed, 03:30am–05:45pm
Thu, 03:15pm–06:15pm
Fri, 03:30pm–04:30pm
Fri, 04:30pm–05:15pm
Fri, 05:30pm–06:45pm
Sat, 12:00pm–01:30pm
13+ Girls/Boys Risa Gary Kaplowitz, Nora Cotter, Lisa Bottalico, Matt Williams, Hillary Pearson, Talin Kenar $5,957Register Online