Classes & Summer

Summer Intensive/Repertory Week

Video auditions are still being accepted.

Audition pre-registration is required. Click here to register.

Click here for August Repertory Week Information.

PDT’s iBallet Summer Intensive program is designed to elevate a dancer’s technical skill and artistry. Instruction is provided by American Ballet Theatre® National Training Curriculum Affiliate Instructors and renowned guest teachers. Experience a results-oriented program with exceptional faculty, small class sizes, proven curriculum-based training, and individualized attention. Dancers will learn and grow in a focused, motivating, and caring environment.

Program Dates: June 24 – August 2

Schedule: Monday through Thursday, 9:45 am – 4:30 pm; Friday, 9:45 am – 3:30 pm

A typical class day for all levels may include:

  • 9:45 am – 11:30 am | Ballet 
  • 11:45 am – 12:30 pm | Pointe / Men’s Class / Partnering
  • 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm | Lunch Break
  • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm  | Variations / Repertory
  • 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm | Modern / Jazz / Flamenco
  • 3;30 pm -4:30 pm | Conditioning / Rehearsal

Featured Guest Instructors

Past guest faculty includes:

Susan Jaffe | Artistic Director, American 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

Karin Averty | Former Premiere Danseuse, Paris Opera Ballet

Stella Abrera | Artistic Director, American Ballet Theatre Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis School; Former Principal Ballerina, American Ballet Theatre 

Lauren Anderson | Former Principal Ballerina, Houston Ballet

Jillian Davis | Company Member, Complexions Contemporary Ballet

Roy Kaiser | Artistic Director, Nevada Ballet 

Faculty

Summer faculty includes PDT’s esteemed year-round instructors and returning guests: Talin Kenar, 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; Violeta Angelova, formerly of Vienna State Opera Ballet and Suzanne Farrell Ballet, Carrie Ellmore-Tallitsch, former principal dancer with The Martha Graham Dance Company; Abbey Marrison, ABT company member; Lisa Bottalico (Flamenco); and Tom McKie (Hip Hop).

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

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. Leveling is based on ability. 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.

iBALLET SUMMER INTENSIVE TUITION

SI Earliest Bird (if registered by February 15th)

6 weeks | $2800

3 weeks | $1495

2 weeks | $930

SI Early Bird (if registered by March 15th)

6 weeks | $2900

3 weeks | $1595

2 weeks | $1030

SI Tuition (if registered after March 15th)

6 weeks | $3000

3 weeks | $1695

2 weeks | $1130

A limited amount of scholarship assistance may be available on the basis of merit and need. Please email us at studiomanager@princetondance.com for application information.

AUDITIONS

The in-person audition date has passed. Video and in-class audition options are available. To arrange an in-class audition, please studiomanager@gmail.com.

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 Please email studiomanager@princetondance.com to express interest and receive information/notifications about summer boarding.

*Guests/Faculty are subject to change

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.

“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. The 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.

REPERTORY WEEK | August 12 – 16

Join us for a week of intensive classes in August focused on advancing ballet technique, variations, and repertory. Appropriate for experienced pre-professional dancers looking to grow their skills and enhance their training ahead of this season’s performances and competitions. A minimum of 3 years of pointe training is required. Classes will take place Monday – Friday | 10:30 am – 1:30 pm. 

REPERTORY WEEK TUITION

$300 | 1 week (no audition necessary)

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. 

Questions? Please contact the office at studiomanager@princetondance.com.

2019 SI Video Promo

 

 

 

    AGES:11-20

    GENDER:All

    INSTRUCTOR(S):TBD

    TUITION:$30

    SELECT AUDITION TYPE

    SELECT A PAYMENT OPTION

    STUDENT INFORMATION

    PARENT/GUARDIAN INFORMATION

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Please provide your current dance school, years on pointe (if applicable), and previous summer intensives.

    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:11-20

      GENDER:All

      INSTRUCTOR(S):TBD

      TUITION:$3000

      SELECT PROGRAM

      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 my permission for my child to be photographed or filmed for promotional use.

      YesNo


      Registration is not complete until an initial payment is made.

        AGES:11-20

        GENDER:All

        INSTRUCTOR(S):TBD

        TUITION:$1695

        SELECT WEEKS

        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 my permission for my child to be photographed or filmed for promotional use.

        YesNo


        Registration is not complete until an initial payment is made.

          AGES:11-20

          GENDER:All

          INSTRUCTOR(S):TBD

          TUITION:$1130

          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 my permission for my child to be photographed or filmed for promotional use.

          YesNo


          Registration is not complete until an initial payment is made.

            AGES:12+

            GENDER:All

            INSTRUCTOR(S):TBD

            TUITION:$300

            SELECT WEEK

            SELECT A PAYMENT OPTION

            STUDENT INFORMATION

            PARENT/GUARDIAN INFORMATION

            ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

            Are you new to PDT?

            YesNo

            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.

            YesNo


            Registration is not complete until an initial payment is made.

             

             

             

             

             




            REGISTRATION

            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 studiomanager@princetondance.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.

            MAKE-UP CLASSES

            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.

            CONSERVATORY AND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM TERMS

            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.

            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 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 PAYMENTS

            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.

            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 registrations received after December 31st.

            LATE FEES

            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.

            CLASS CHANGE FEE

            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.

            OTHER

            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.