Classes & Summer


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.

Modern 1 | Friday 5:00 – 6:00 pm (ages 7+)
Modern 2 | Friday 6:00 – 7:00 pm (ages 9+)
Int/Adv Modern | Friday 7:00 – 8:00 pm (ages 11+ with at least three years of previous experience in Modern dance)

Important payment information: For Modern classes, registration is for the entire school year. A 20% deposit + registration fee is required at the time of registration. Installment plans are available for your convenience. A $15 fee is assessed for each installment. Sibling and multi-class discounts may be applied to the last installment.

Tuition for mid-year registration 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



    INSTRUCTOR(S):Carrie Ellmore-Tallitsch

    TUITION:$860 + $55 Registration Fee





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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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    I hereby give my permission for my child to be photographed or filmed for promotional use. Showcase videos will be circulated to Princeton Dance & Theater Studio Families.


    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.


    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 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 take a make-up class on an alternate class day at the discretion of the director. CP, Level 4, and Level 5 students may take a make-up class in the level below their assigned level at the discretion of the director. Students in Level 3 and above may take a make-up class in the 7:00 pm Thursday 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. Makeup classes must be completed before the end of the same school year during which a class or classes were missed.

    Those registering after the start of classes will be charged based on a prorate of the 30 week session. Any class with a registration of five students or less may be cancelled at the discretion of the School Director.


    Scholarship recipients and Conservatory Program dancers must participate in all PYB and PDT season performances, as well as ABT Exams (if applicable) for their assigned level. Good attendance is required to remain eligible for these programs. Please refer to yearly guidelines and agreements set forth for program participation.


    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.


    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).


    Prospective students may take a risk-free trial class. No fee will be charged for students who opt to 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. For students who do not register, a $20 trial class may be charged. Trial classes are free during the first week of each session.


    Initial payment amount must include the $55 non-refundable registration fee (assessed per family per year). This fee is due with the first tuition payment. This registration fee applies to year-round classes only. There is no registration fee for Dance With Me or other classes offered in 10-week sessions.

    If paying by check, please make checks payable to: Princeton Dance and Theater Studio.

    MasterCard, Discover and Visa are accepted for your convenience. 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. Credits issued for summer classes may be applied to future summer program tuition only.


    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.


    There will a $25 fee assessed for returned checks.


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


    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.