Classes & Programs

Summer Intensive 2018 Ages 11+

PDT offers one of the country’s most rigorous and enjoyable summer programs. Unlike big company intensives, PDT offers exceptional individual attention and corrections while providing great camaraderie in a warm environment. There is much improvement in every dancer who participates.

“PDT summer Intensive is result oriented and delivers an outstanding level of training. Not only have my students improved tremendously, my students have received training from the industry’s most sought-after master teachers and guest artists. Mrs Risa Kaplowitz, Director, provides each student a summer Intensive that is of the highest caliber….a marvellous program with complete student emersion, yielding results.” Donna Pidel Artistic Board of Examiners ABT. Director Ballet Conservatoire XIV.

Dates of the 2018 Summer Intensive: June 25 through July 27

Featured Guest Instructors

Karin Averty: Former Paris Opera Ballet and San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer; Instructor at ABT JKO school; and YAGP Teacher/Adjudicator

Roy Kaiser: Artistic Director, Nevada Ballet Theatre; Artistic Director Emeritus, PA Ballet

Franco DeVita: ABT National Training Curriculum Associate Emeritus; Former Artistic Director, ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School

Raymond Lukens: ABT National Training Curriculum Associate Emeritus; Former Artistic Director, American Ballet Theatre’s National Training Curriculum

Jillian Davis: Complexions Contemporary Ballet Company Dancer; Complexions Workshop Instructor

Staff also includes PDT’s exceptional instructors including Risa Kaplowitz, PDT Director, ABT Artistic Board of Examiners, Formerly dancer with Houston Ballet, Dayton Ballet, Ballet Manhattan; Maura Ryan, Associate Director, ABT/NTC Fellow; Nora Cotter, ABT/NTC Fellow; Talin Kenar, ABT/NTC Certified, Formerly of Hong Kong Ballet and American Repertory Ballet; Hillary Pearson, Modern; Lisa Bottalico, Flamenco; Tom McKie, Hip Hop

Limited Class Size To Ensure Personal Attention.

Tuition is $2725 for the Summer Intensive Program, ages 11 and older.  All fees must be paid by May 15th.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS: $2600 if registered by February 15 and $2650 if registered by March 15.

AUDITIONS:
Saturday, January 13 at Princeton Dance and Theater Studio, 116 Rockingham Row, Princeton, NJ 08540 (2pm Registration, 2:30-4pm Audition)

Saturday, January 20 at Maryland Youth Ballet, 926 Ellsworth Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (4pm Registration, 4:30-6pm Audition)

Saturday, January 27 at University of North Carolina School of the Arts, 1533 S Main St, Building 23 or 26, Winston-Salem, NC 27127  See interactive campus map HERE. (1:30pm Registration, 2-3:30 Audition)

Sunday, January 28 at CMFA ArtSpace, 914 Pulaski Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29201 (9:30am Registration, 10-11:30am Audition)

For all locations, a 30 minute registration period is followed by a 90 minute class. Please bring a head shot and first arabesque photo (4×6). Pre-registration for the audition can be done online using links at the bottom of the page which will be posted shortly. Scroll down for video audition information.

Financial Aid: While Princeton Dance & Theater Studio does not offer scholarships, many communities do offer arts scholarships for summer study. The following link will take you to one such opportunity: Dance Council Scholarships. GoFundMe pages are also good ways to generate support to further your training.

We have three levels. Training includes Ballet, Pointe, Variations, Modern, Choreography, Pilates, Stretch, Flamenco, and Hip Hop. Students have a performance at the end of the session.

Program Hours: Monday through Friday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm,  A typical day for all levels will consist of the following:

  • Technique class
  • Pointe
  • Rehearsal
  • Lunch Break
  • Modern, Choreography, Hip Hop, Jazz, Flamenco or additional Ballet Technique
  • Pilates or Stretch

Requirements for Video Audition

To audition via video, please download and complete the registration form here. Completed forms, along with a link to your video, can be emailed back to studiomanager@princetondance.com. Payment for the audition can be made via the registration link for Video Auditions at the bottom of this page.

Alternatively, the complete form may be mailed, along with your DVD and $25 payment, to Princeton Dance & Theater Studio, 116 Rockingham Row, Princeton, NJ, 08540.

Your video should run no longer than fifteen minutes. At the beginning, please clearly state your name, age, and where you currently study.

The video should encompass the basic barre elements. Do one side each of pliés, tendus, dégagés, rond de jambe a terre and en l’air, frappés, adagio, and grand battement.

Woman, please wear pointe shoes in the center. In the center, do adagio, pirouettes, petit allegro, grand allegro. Men, please demonstrate battu combination and tours en l’air.

Difficulty of combinations while maintaining proper technique will be taken into consideration while evaluating the video.

HOUSING

Boarding students will stay in this incredible home! Breakfast and dinner will be provided daily. Students can choose to pack their lunch for the day or buy lunch at the food court next to the studio. Weekend outings include going to NYC to see ABT’s Whipped Cream, beach excursions, Six Flags, movies, the outlets, and more. Boarding fee is $3200. Check in on Sunday, June 24 and check out Friday, July 27. Space is limited.

Tuition paid is non-refundable. If a dancer withdraws for any reason, tuition can be held as a credit towards next year’s summer program, but cannot be used towards school year tuition.

*Guest/Staff Subject to Change

If you have questions about registration, please contact the office at studiomanager@princetondance.com or call 609-514-1600.

AGES:11-21
GENDER:Girls/Boys
INSTRUCTOR(S):Risa Gary Kaplowitz
TUITION:$25
SELECT AUDITION LOCATION

SELECT A PAYMENT OPTION

STUDENT INFORMATION

PARENT/GUARDIAN INFORMATION

OPTIONAL INFORMATION
Does the student have any physical or emotional characteristics that this year's teachers need to know to make this a positive learning experience?

Do you have a sibling registered at PDT this school year, or equivalent?

Would you like to volunteer?
YesNo

Special Skills?

Are you new to PDT this year?
YesNo

How did you hear about us?

Have you been referred by a friend?
YesNo

If yes, what is the name of the friend who attends PDT?

Are you returning after an absence?
YesNo

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Princeton Dance & Theater Studio will do its best to provide a safe environment and training regimen for our students. However, despite the best circumstances, there is a possibility of injury during class or rehearsal. I certify that my child is in good health and capable of participating in all activities and classes. I hereby release and forever discharge PDT Studio of and from any and all claims, demands, rights or cause of action of whatsoever kind or nature, arising from, or by reason of, any and all known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen bodily or personal injuries and the consequences thereof.
I Accept


I hereby give my permission for my child to be photographed or filmed for promotional use. These dvds may be sold by PDT Studio to PDT Studio parents and children.
I Accept


Registration is not complete until an initial payment is made.

AGES:11+
GENDER:Girls/Boys
INSTRUCTOR(S):TBD
TUITION:$25
SELECT DATE & TIME

SELECT A PAYMENT OPTION

STUDENT INFORMATION

PARENT/GUARDIAN INFORMATION

OPTIONAL INFORMATION
Does the student have any physical or emotional characteristics that this year's teachers need to know to make this a positive learning experience?

Do you have a sibling registered at PDT this school year, or equivalent?

Would you like to volunteer?
YesNo

Special Skills?

Are you new to PDT this year?
YesNo

How did you hear about us?

Have you been referred by a friend?
YesNo

If yes, what is the name of the friend who attends PDT?

Are you returning after an absence?
YesNo

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Princeton Dance & Theater Studio will do its best to provide a safe environment and training regimen for our students. However, despite the best circumstances, there is a possibility of injury during class or rehearsal. I certify that my child is in good health and capable of participating in all activities and classes. I hereby release and forever discharge PDT Studio of and from any and all claims, demands, rights or cause of action of whatsoever kind or nature, arising from, or by reason of, any and all known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen bodily or personal injuries and the consequences thereof.
I Accept


I hereby give my permission for my child to be photographed or filmed for promotional use. These dvds may be sold by PDT Studio to PDT Studio parents and children.
I Accept


Registration is not complete until an initial payment is made.

AGES:11-21
GENDER:Girls/Boys
INSTRUCTOR(S):Risa Gary Kaplowitz
TUITION:$25
SELECT AUDITION LOCATION

SELECT A PAYMENT OPTION

STUDENT INFORMATION

PARENT/GUARDIAN INFORMATION

OPTIONAL INFORMATION
Does the student have any physical or emotional characteristics that this year's teachers need to know to make this a positive learning experience?

Do you have a sibling registered at PDT this school year, or equivalent?

Would you like to volunteer?
YesNo

Special Skills?

Are you new to PDT this year?
YesNo

How did you hear about us?

Have you been referred by a friend?
YesNo

If yes, what is the name of the friend who attends PDT?

Are you returning after an absence?
YesNo

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Princeton Dance & Theater Studio will do its best to provide a safe environment and training regimen for our students. However, despite the best circumstances, there is a possibility of injury during class or rehearsal. I certify that my child is in good health and capable of participating in all activities and classes. I hereby release and forever discharge PDT Studio of and from any and all claims, demands, rights or cause of action of whatsoever kind or nature, arising from, or by reason of, any and all known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen bodily or personal injuries and the consequences thereof.
I Accept


I hereby give my permission for my child to be photographed or filmed for promotional use. These dvds may be sold by PDT Studio to PDT Studio parents and children.
I Accept


Registration is not complete until an initial payment is made.

AGES:11+
GENDER:Girls/Boys
INSTRUCTOR(S):TBD
TUITION:$25
SELECT DATE & TIME

SELECT A PAYMENT OPTION

STUDENT INFORMATION

PARENT/GUARDIAN INFORMATION

OPTIONAL INFORMATION
Does the student have any physical or emotional characteristics that this year's teachers need to know to make this a positive learning experience?

Do you have a sibling registered at PDT this school year, or equivalent?

Would you like to volunteer?
YesNo

Special Skills?

Are you new to PDT this year?
YesNo

How did you hear about us?

Have you been referred by a friend?
YesNo

If yes, what is the name of the friend who attends PDT?

Are you returning after an absence?
YesNo

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Princeton Dance & Theater Studio will do its best to provide a safe environment and training regimen for our students. However, despite the best circumstances, there is a possibility of injury during class or rehearsal. I certify that my child is in good health and capable of participating in all activities and classes. I hereby release and forever discharge PDT Studio of and from any and all claims, demands, rights or cause of action of whatsoever kind or nature, arising from, or by reason of, any and all known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen bodily or personal injuries and the consequences thereof.
I Accept


I hereby give my permission for my child to be photographed or filmed for promotional use. These dvds may be sold by PDT Studio to PDT Studio parents and children.
I Accept


Registration is not complete until an initial payment is made.




Registration may be conducted here online, in person, or by mail and must be accompanied by the initial payment.

Registration sent by mail should be directed to:
Princeton Dance & Theater Studio
116 Rockingham Row
Princeton, NJ 08540

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE REGISTERING:
By filling out this registration form, you are registering for the entire class as listed on this page. For full year classes, division into payments is made only for the family’s convenience. If you withdraw during the school year for any reason, it is your responsibility to contact the Office Manager immediately at 609-514-1600 or by email (studiomanager@princetondance.com). You are required to give 30 days notice of dropping a class A drop fee of $25 will be charged. NO REFUNDS OF TUITION PAID FOR ANY REASON. UNUSED FEES (after the 30 days notice and the $25 drop fee) WILL BE KEPT INDEFINITELY FOR CREDIT.

We offer a 2, 4 & 8 installment payment plan. Installment plan carries a $15 per class, per installment fee. There is no additional fee for payments made in full by September 15th.

Please note that our policy does not guarantee make up classes.

Make-ups may be arranged for Dance With Me, Pre-primary, Just Adults and Adult/Teen Ballet classes at the discretion of the instructor if there is room in a comparable class.

Dancers in Levels 1 through Level 3 may take a make up class on an alternate day from their usual schedule if the instructor allows. CP, Level 4 and Level 5 students may make up classes in a level below if cleared by the instructor and arranged through the office.

Primary A, B and C students may be allowed one make-up class per semester IF there is space in a comparable class. All make-ups must be scheduled through the office. If there is abuse of the make-up classes and parents bring students to classes without scheduling them in advance, we will revert to our strict no-make-up policy.

Those registering after the start of classes will be charged based on a prorate of the 32 week session. Any class with a registration of seven students or less may be cancelled at the discretion of the School Director.


BALLET PLACEMENT CLASSES:
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. There is a charge of $20 to be subtracted from tuition upon enrollment (provided enrollment is within 2 weeks of placement class date).

TRIAL CLASSES:
Prospective students may take a risk-free trial class. No fee will be charged if the student decides not to register. If the student registers for the class, the cost of the trial class will be included in the overall tuition. For classes that offer a drop-in rate (eg. Adult/Teen Jazz), free trials are not permitted and the drop-in rate should be paid.

INITIAL PAYMENT
Initial payment does not include a $45 non-refundable registration fee (per year, per family). This fee will be added to your balance and is due with first installment. This registration fee applies to year-round classes only. There is no registration fee for Dance With Me, Pre-Primary, Adult/Teen, and other classes offered in 10 and 12 week sessions. Please note that discounts (sibling and multi-class) also do not apply to classes offered in 10 and 12 week sessions.

If paying by check, please make checks payable to: PDT Studio.

MasterCard, Discover and Visa are accepted for your convenience. Charges will be listed on your statement as PAYPAL.

DISCOUNTS:
Sibling and multi-class discounts will be applied to the final installment. Discounts not valid if registering after December 31. See above – discounts are only applied to year-round classes and not to classes offered in 10 and 12 week sessions.

LATE FEE:
A late fee of $25 will be charged each time a payment is received more than 5 days past due.

RETURNED CHECK FEE:
There will be a fee of $25 assessed for returned checks.

CLASS CHANGE FEE:
There will be a fee of $25 assessed for class changes made more than 2 weeks after classes have begun. This fee will be applicable per each change made.

OTHER:
PDT Studio is not responsible for items lost or stolen.

PDT Studio is does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or creed in the administration of its admission. PDT Studio is an equal opportunity employer.