February 19, 2020

Princeton Dance & Theater Summer Programs

LEARNING FROM THE MASTERS: Renowned ballet teacher Franco DeVito is among those scheduled to lead classes this summer at Princeton Dance & Theater Studio.

Princeton Dance & Theater Studio (PDT) at Forrestal Village is offering early pricing until March 15 for its annual “iBallet” Summer Intensive and other summer programs.

The studio’s ballet instructors are all fellows of American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum, an eight-level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels.

The studio offers classes for students of all levels, ages 2.5 through adult. For the youngest dancers, Dance With Me is given throughout the summer, priced at $45-$60 for five or seven 30-minute sessions. For young dancers who are ready to dance alone, PDT offers Saturday Pre-Primary and Primary dance classes as well as the morning camp, Dancing Stars (ages 5-7), which combines dance, crafts, and fun.

Dancers ages 8-12 can attend PDT’s Young Dancer Summer Intensive. This full-day program, offered for one to six weeks, June 24-August 2, includes a daily ballet technique class along with a variety of other classes including choreography, modern, jazz, hip hop, and flamenco. Additionally, Tuesday and Thursday evening ballet classes are offered June 25-August 15 for this age group.

Serious ballet dancers from around the country, ages 11-20, travel to PDT for its Summer Intensive. The Intensive uses the American Ballet Theater National Training Curriculum® and brings in master teachers to teach the students, including Franco DeVito, former principal of American Ballet Theatre’s JKO School. The five-week program, which runs from June 24 to July 26, requires an audition.

Additionally, serious ballet dancers can take a one-week repertoire intensive during the second week of August.

For those interested in jazz or musical theater, tap is offered Thursday evenings July 2-August 6. PDT’s popular Adult/Teen Ballet will be offered four evenings a week from June 17-August 21.

For more information and to register online, go to www.PrincetonDance.com, email the studio at studiomanager@princetondance.com, or call (609) 514-1600.