Classes & Programs

Summer Intensive

PDT’s renowned summer intensive caters to the needs of each individual student (ages 11-22). Experience a results-oriented program with an exceptional roster of summer instructors, conscientious class sizes, and individualized attention in a focused and caring environment.

“Nya absolutely LOVED PDT and we were very impressed when she got back! Her technique just grew so much. I would definitely like to continue sending students to your program it was such a great fit!” Kahina A. Haynes, Executive Director of The Dance Institute of Washington

“PDT Summer Intensive is results 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 calibre… a marvelous program with complete student immersion, yielding results.” Donna Pidel, Artistic Board of Examiners ABT, Director Ballet Conservatoire XIV.

Read more testimonials here.

NEW! Two 3-week sessions with options to enroll in one or both sessions.

Full Program | 2022 Dates TBD

Session 1 |2022 Dates TBD

Session 2 |2022 Dates TBD

Featured Guest Instructors

Karin Averty | Former Principal Dancer, Paris Opera Ballet and San Francisco Ballet; Ballet Mistress, American Ballet Theatre Studio Company, Instructor at ABT JKO school; YAGP Teacher/Adjudicator

Lili Griffiths | Formerly of The Royal Ballet and Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet

Additional guests may be announced as the intensive approaches.

Exceptional Faculty

Summer faculty includes PDT’s esteemed year-round instructors – Risa Kaplowitz, PDT Director, ABT Artistic Board of Examiners, former dancer with Houston Ballet, Dayton Ballet, and Ballet Manhattan; Nora Cotter, ABT National Training Curriculum Fellow; Talin Kenar, ABT National Training Curriculum Fellow, formerly of Hong Kong Ballet and Colorado Ballet; Max Azaro, Ballet Austin company member, Hillary Pearson (Modern), Lisa Bottalico (Flamenco), and Tom McKie (Hip Hop).

Limited class sizes ensure personalized attention and detailed feedback.


Training includes Ballet Technique, Pointe, Variations, Jazz, Contemporary, Choreography, Conditioning, Flamenco, and Hip Hop. Students will be placed in levels on the first day of classes. Students will participate in an in-studio performance at the end of each session as safety permits.

Schedule: Monday through Thursday, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm; Friday, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm; Saturday, some optional morning classes will be offered.

A typical day for all levels (Monday-Friday) may include:

  • 9:30 am – 11:30 am Ballet Technique class
  • 11:45 am – 12:45 pm Pointe, Men’s Class, Partnering
  • 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch Break
  • 1:45 pm – 4:30 pm Variations, Contemporary, Choreography, Hip Hop, Jazz, Flamenco, Conditioning, Rehearsals, Workshops, and/or additional Ballet Technique


$1700 | one 3-week session

$3000 | full 6-week program       

All fees must be paid by May 15th. 

A 50% deposit at the time of registration is required to hold your spot and lock in Early Bird pricing. 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 applied to school year tuition.

Boarding options and fees TBD.


2022 Audition Dates TBD 

Video Submission | Opens December 15, 2021


*Requirements for Video Audition

To audition by video, please follow the video instructions below. Upload your video to a hosting site, like Vimeo. Select the “SI Audition Pre-Registration” tab at the bottom of this page to pay the audition fee. Email your video link to If your video is password protected, please be sure to include the video password.

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 include these basic elements of barre and center: One side each of pliés, tendus, dégagés, rond de jambe (à terre and en l’air), frappés, adagio, and grands battements. Women (ages 14+), please wear pointe shoes in the center. In the center, demonstrate adagio, pirouettes, petit allegro, and grand allegro. Men, please demonstrate one combination each of batterie and tour en l’air. 

For those filming from home: Modifications to ensure your safety are allowed. Ladies, please wear pointe shoes at barre. All dancers filming at home, please make thoughtful choices based on your individual space and floor-type. If need be, some center work may be augmented and other skills may be omitted for safety.

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


The audition requirement may be waived for current PDT students. 

*Guests/Faculty are subject to change

Questions? Please contact the office at or call 609-514-1600.

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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.