Classes & Programs

Summer Intensive

NEW AUDITION DATES! January 22nd (in person in Princeton, NJ or via Zoom) and February 6th (in person in Columbia, SC) | Scroll down to pre-register.

PDT’s renowned summer intensive caters to the needs of each individual student (ages 11-22). Experience a results-oriented program with exceptional faculty, small class sizes, prestigious curriculum-based training, and individualized attention. Dancers will learn and grow in a focused, motivating, 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 | June 27 – August 5

Session 1 | June 27 – July 15

Session 2 | July 18 – August 5

Featured Guest Instructors

Guest instructors to be announced soon! Past guest faculty includes:

Susan Jaffe | Director, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre ; Co-Founder, Princeton Dance and Theater Studio

Franco De Vita | Co-Founder, American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum

Raymond Lukens | Co-Founder, American Ballet Theatre  National Training Curriculum 

Sascha Radetsky |  Director, ABT Studio Company

Stella Abrera | Principal Ballerina, American Ballet Theatre 

Exceptional Faculty

Summer faculty includes PDT’s esteemed year-round instructors and returning guests – Talin Kenar, PDT’s Director, ABT National Training Curriculum Fellow, formerly of Hong Kong Ballet and Colorado Ballet; Nora Cotter, ABT National Training Curriculum Fellow; Max Azaro, Ballet Austin company member, ABT National Training Curriculum certified instructor; Lili Griffiths, formerly of The Royal Ballet and Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet, ABT National Training Curriculum certified instructor; Hillary Pearson (Modern); Lisa Bottalico (Flamenco); and Tom McKie (Hip Hop).

Limited class sizes ensure personalized attention and detailed instruction for each student.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Summer Intensive 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. Facilities feature 3 large studios with fully sprung-floors, an adjacent food court, and a beautifully-appointed courtyard with fountain and outdoor seating. An in-studio performance will be presented at the end of each session.

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

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

  • 9:30 am – 11:30 am Ballet Technique
  • 11:45 am – 12:45 pm Pointe, Men’s ClassPartnering
  • 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch Break
  • 1:45 pm – 4:30 pm Variations, Contemporary, Choreography, Hip Hop, Jazz, Flamenco, Conditioning/Injury Prevention, Rehearsal

TUITION

$1695 | one 3-week session ($1495 if enrolled before February 15th)

$3000 | full 6-week program ($2800 if enrolled before February 15th)

All fees must be paid by May 15th. 

Interested in 2-week enrollment? Please email: studiomanager@princetondance.com

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 will depend on the number of dancers seeking boarding. Please email studiomanager@princetondance.com to express interest and receive information/notifications about boarding.

AUDITIONS

2022 Audition Dates | Dancers must pre-register below.

Saturday, January 22 | 2:00 – 4:00 pm Princeton Dance & Theater Studio (in person and via Zoom)

Sunday, February 6th | 3:00 – 5:00 pm CMFA Artspace 914 Pulaski Street Columbia, SC 29201 (in person)

Video Auditions* | Open December 23, 2021

SCROLL DOWN TO PRE-REGISTER (to attend in person/via Zoom or to submit a video audition)

*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 studiomanager@gmail.com. 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. 

HOUSING Details coming soon.

*Guests/Faculty are subject to change

Questions? Please contact the office at studiomanager@princetondance.com or call 609-514-1600.

2019 SI Video Promo

 

 

 

    AGES:11-22
    GENDER:All
    INSTRUCTOR(S):TBD
    TUITION:$25
    SELECT AUDITION TYPE

    SELECT A PAYMENT OPTION

    STUDENT INFORMATION

    PARENT/GUARDIAN INFORMATION

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
    Please provide your current dance school, years on pointe, and previous summer intensives.

    Do you have a sibling currently registered at PDT?

    Are you interested in boarding options this summer?
    YesNo

    If auditioning by video, please include your video audition link and password.

    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. Videos and images 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:11-22
      GENDER:All
      INSTRUCTOR(S):TBD
      TUITION:$2800
      SELECT SESSION

      SELECT A PAYMENT OPTION

      STUDENT INFORMATION

      PARENT/GUARDIAN INFORMATION

      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 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.
      I Accept


      I hereby give permission for myself/mychild 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:11-22
        GENDER:All
        INSTRUCTOR(S):TBD
        TUITION:$1495
        SELECT SESSION

        SELECT A PAYMENT OPTION

        STUDENT INFORMATION

        PARENT/GUARDIAN INFORMATION

        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 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.
        I Accept


        I hereby give permission for myself/mychild 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.

         

         

         

         




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

        PLEASE READ THE BELOW BEFORE REGISTERING:

        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.

        BALLET PLACEMENT CLASSES:

        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.

        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 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

        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.

        NO REFUNDS FOR ANY REASON. 

        DISCOUNTS:

        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.

        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 a $25 fee assessed for returned checks.

        CLASS CHANGE FEE:

        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.

        OTHER:

        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.