Boys’ Ballet Program
Children of any age and gender are encouraged to participate in any of our level-appropriate dance classes.
Boys ages 8-13 (PDT Primary C through Level 3) interested in ballet are invited to take an all boys class on Fridays | 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Boys’ class is offered tuition-free with enrollment and consistent attendance in any PDT Primary C – Level 3 ballet class. (Please note that good attendance and some previous dance experience is required.) Dancers will build agility, strength, and community using principles of the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum. The first day of Boys’ class is Friday, September 22nd.
The program also introduces participants to exciting and enriching performance opportunities through Princeton Youth Ballet (PYB). Princeton Youth Ballet and Princeton Dance and Theater Studio are separate organizations. Details about Princeton Youth Ballet, including audition/performance dates, fees, and the availability of Princeton Youth Ballet scholarships, is determined season to season. PYB scholarship awards, if available, are decided at the discretion of the artistic director with advice by the artistic staff. Information about PYB can be found at princetonyouthballet.org.
Boys who express interest, commitment, consecutive years of commitment to training, and demonstrate talent may be eligible for a partial or full ballet scholarship.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for information about eligibility.
Please read the below information in its entirety before registering.
Registrations may be submitted online or in person.
Registrations MUST be accompanied by an initial payment to be confirmed.
By filling out this registration form, you are registering for the entire class as listed on this page. Division of fees into installments is available for an additional fee. If you withdraw during the school year for any reason, it is your responsibility to email the studio manager immediately at email@example.com. You are required to give 30-days notice if withdrawing from any class. A drop fee of $25 will be charged for withdrawals. NO REFUNDS OF TUITION PAID FOR ANY REASON. UNUSED FEES WILL BE KEPT FOR 18 MONTHS AS CREDIT.
We offer 2-, 4-, or 8-installment payment plans. Installment plans carry a $15 fee per enrolled class, per installment. Fees are capped at $30 per installment.
Those registering after the start date of classes will be charged based on a prorate of the full session. Any class with fewer than seven enrolled students may be cancelled at the discretion of the owner/director.
Please note that our policy does not guarantee make-up classes.
Make-ups may be arranged for Dance With Me, Pre-Primary, and Adult/Teen Ballet classes in a comparable class at the discretion of the instructor if there is room available before the end of the session.
Primary A, B, and C students are allowed one make-up class per semester IF there is space in a comparable class. All make-ups must be scheduled through the office. Make-up classes may not be misused for scheduling convenience. Students may not attend make-up classes without advance approval. Makeup classes must be completed before the end of the same school year during which a class or classes were missed.
Dancers in Levels 1 through 3 may request a make-up class on an alternate class day. CP, Level 4, and Level 5 students may request a make-up class in the level below their assigned level. Students in Level 3 and above may also request a make-up class in the Thursday night Adult/Teen Ballet class. Make-up classes in a level above the dancer’s assigned level are not permitted. All make-up classes must be arranged through the office and approved by the instructor. Makeup classes must be completed before the end of the same school year during which a class or classes were missed.
Scholarship recipients and Conservatory Program dancers must participate in all PYB and PDT season performances.
A NOTE ABOUT ZOOM CLASSES
All classes are offered in-person unless otherwise mandated or stated in the class description. Virtual instruction may only be requested for students who meet quarantine criteria (as determined by a healthcare professional, the local school district, or the NJ Department of Health). Virtual instruction may not be requested for convenience.
BALLET PLACEMENT CLASSES
Please note that new Ballet program students ages 8 and above must schedule a placement class. Dancers in Dance With Me, Pre-Primary, and Primary levels MUST be of the specified age for their class type by September 30th. The studio director/designated instructors finalize all level placements. $20 will be subtracted from tuition upon enrollment (provided enrollment is within 2 weeks of placement class date).
RISK-FREE TRIAL CLASSES
Prospective students may take a risk-free trial class. No fee will be charged for students who opt not to register. For students who do register, the cost of the trial class will be included in the overall tuition. Trial classes are open to first-time students only. In classes with a “drop-in” option (e.g. Adult/Teen Jazz and Adult Beginner Ballet), risk-free trials are not permitted.
Initial payment does not include the $55 non-refundable registration fee (assessed per year, per family). A $55 registration fee is applied to year-round class enrollments, and will be added to your balance. Registration fees are due with the first installment.
If paying by check, please make checks payable to: Princeton Dance and Theater Studio.
MasterCard, Discover and Visa are accepted for your convenience. If you are paying online, American Express is also accepted. Please note that online charges will be listed on your statement as PAYPAL.
NO REFUNDS FOR ANY REASON. UNUSED FEES WILL BE KEPT FOR 18 MONTHS AS CREDIT.
Sibling and multi-class discounts will be applied to the final installment. These discounts only apply to school-year classes, and not to those classes offered in sessions. Discounts are not valid for registrations received after December 31st.
A late fee of $25 will be charged each time a payment is received more than 5 days past due. Students whose tuition is more than 30 days past due may be dismissed from classes. Accounts more than 60 days past due may be sent to collections.
RETURNED CHECK FEES
There will a $25 fee assessed for returned checks.
Instructors and schedule are subject to change.
Families are asked to please notify the office of known differences or conditions impacting the dancer’s physical, mental, emotional health and/or learning.
Consistent attendance is mandatory for participation in the PDT Spring Showcase.
PDT Studio is not responsible for items lost or stolen.
PDT is not responsible for your child before or after their assigned class. Please do not drop off your child early or pick them up late and expect the staff to supervise. Parents will be charged a fee if they habitually arrive late to pick up their child class.
Please arrive on time for class. Dancers who arrive late should please wait for the teacher’s permission to enter and may be asked to observe if the warm-up portion of the class has concluded.
Waiting in the lobby/hallways and observation of classes is not permitted.
Photography or filming of classes is not permitted.
PDT Studio does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or creed in the administration of its admission.
PDT Studio is an equal opportunity employer.