Classes & Programs


Explore contemporary dance movement through floor work, release technique, core activation, and improvisation. Modern dance provides freedom of movement, creative outlet, and physical discovery for dancers of every level.

PDT offers three levels of Modern dance.

Modern 1 | Friday 5:00 – 6:00 pm (ages 7+)
Modern 2 | Friday 6:00 – 7:00 pm (ages 9+)
Modern 3 | Friday 7:00 – 8:00 pm (ages 11+)
Modern 4 | Friday 4:00 – 5:00 pm (ages 13+ by invitation only)

Important payment information: For Modern 1, 2, 3, and 4 registration is for the entire school year (32 classes). A 20% deposit is required at the time of registration. Installment plans are available for your convenience. A $15 fee is assessed for each installment. Please note that a once-yearly family registration fee of $45 is added to the September invoice. Sibling and multi-class discounts are applied to the last installment.

*Registration for Modern is possible mid-year. Tuition will be prorated based on the number of classes left in the school year.  If you have questions about registration, please contact the office at or call 609-514-1600.

Class size will be limited to allow for distancing and all dancers must wear a mask. Classes may be taken in person or simultaneously via Zoom. When you register, please indicate in the first box under Additional Information if your child will be dancing via Zoom.

    INSTRUCTOR(S):Hillary Pearson




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    Princeton Dance & Theater Studio will do its utmost to provide a safe training regimen and environment for students. However, even under the best of 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 Princeton Dance & Theater 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.
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    While enhanced cleaning measures and safety precautions are in place at Princeton Dance & Theater Studio, including increased cleaning of studios/surfaces, increased ventilation, mandatory mask-wearing and use of hand sanitizer, the risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present.

    COVID-19 is a contagious disease that can cause illness or death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and people with underlying health conditions are especially vulnerable. Any person entering Princeton Dance & Theater Studio voluntarily assumes all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

    I hereby acknowledge the risks and agree that Princeton Dance & Theater Studio is not liable for any illness or death relating to the contraction of any disease including COVID-19.

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    Registration is not complete until an initial payment is made.

    Register online or in person. Registration MUST be accompanied by the initial payment.


    By filling out this registration form, you are registering for the entire class as listed on this page. The division of fees into multiple payments (installments) is allowed for convenience with an additional $15 fee assessed per installment. If you withdraw for any reason, it is your responsibility to contact the Office Manager immediately at 609-514-1600. 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. PDT is operating under new ownership as of March 15, 2021. As a courtesy to customers, tuition credits issued between March 15, 2020 and March 14, 2021 will be honored only if used by October 1, 2022. Tuition credits issued after March 15, 2021 may be used within 24 months of the date of issue.

    We offer a 2, 4, & 8 installment payment plan. Installment plans carry a $15 fee per enrolled class, per installment. For multiple-class enrollment, installment fees cap at $30.

    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 at the discretion of the instructor if space is available 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 at the discretion of the instructor. CP, Level 4, and Level 5 students may make up classes in a level below their own 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 make-up classes are misused and/or if parents bring students to make-up classes without advance scheduling, we reserve the right to amend our policies to disallow make-ups.

    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 Director.


    New ballet students Level 1 and above must schedule a placement class. Dancers in Dance With Me, Pre-Primary, and Primary levels must be of specified age by September 30th. Only a PDT instructor can finalize level placement.


    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 with a “drop-in” option (e.g. Adult/Teen Jazz and Adult Beginner Ballet), risk-free trials are only offered during the first week of a session. After that, students wishing to take a trial class must pay the drop-in fee.


    Initial payment does not include the $45 non-refundable registration fee (assessed per year, per family). This fee will be added to your balance and is due with the first installment. The registration fee applies to school-year classes only. There is no registration fee assessed for Dance With Me or other 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. If you are paying online, American Express is also accepted. Please note that online charges will be listed on your financial statement as PAYPAL.



    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 school-year class registrations after December 31st.


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


    There will a $25 fee assessed for returned checks.


    There will be $25 fee assessed for class changes made more than three (3) weeks after classes have begun. A separate fee will be applicable per each change made.


    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 your child off 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 from class.

    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.