Summer Intensive Advanced

Princeton Ballet School’s Advanced Summer Intensive is a 5-week program designed to nurture a dancer’s technical and artistic progress. This program attracts advanced students from all over the globe interested in studying with our distinguished faculty. Dancers can audition in-person or by video.

For more information, call 609.921.7758  or [email protected] 

The Program

JUNE 24 – JULY 26, 2024
9:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. Monday – Friday

To be eligible, students must be at least 13 years old, with at least one year of pointe experience when the program begins on June 24, 2024. 

Post High School Summer Intensive students may also be considered for the American Repertory Ballet/Princeton Ballet School Trainee Program.


Princeton Ballet School is honored to have such talented and accomplished artists join the faculty for the Advanced Summer Intensive, a five-week program that attracts serious dance students from around the world who wish to improve their technique and artistry. 

The faculty includes highly respected dancers, teachers, and choreographers such as Kathleen Moore, Rebeca Maso, Luis Napoles, and Ana Novoa.

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take your dance training to the next level.

More Information

Ways to Audition (and audition locations)

In-Person Auditions 

Date and Times

Location

December 22, 2023
Check-in: 12:00pm
Auditions: 12:30pm-2:00pm

Rome, Italy – MSPDStudios
Viale Amelia, 30
00181 Roma RM, Italy

January 6, 2024
Check-in: 12:00pm
Auditions: 12:30pm-2:00pm

Anaheim, CA – Anaheim Ballet
280 Lincoln Ave
Anaheim, CA 92805

January 14, 2024
Check-in: 2:30pm
Auditions: 3:00pm-4:30pm

Philadelphia, PA – Philadelphia Dance Academy
The Creative Arts Building
219 Cuthbert Street, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106

January 14, 2024
Check-in: 3:00pm
Auditions: 3:30pm-5:00pm

New York, NY – Ballet Academy East
1651 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10128

January 14, 2024
Check-in: 11:00am
Auditions: 11:30am-1:00pm

Stafford, TX – Master’s Upper Level
4100 Grenbriar Dr #100
Stafford, TX 77477

January 20, 2024
Check-in: 1:30pm
Auditions: 2:00pm-4:00pm

Princeton, NJ – Princeton Ballet School
301 N. Harrison Street
Princeton, NJ 08540

January 20, 2024
Check-in: 9:30am
Auditions: 10:00am-11:30am

Bear, DE – Delaware Arts Conservatory
723 Rue Madora Drive
Bear, DE 19701

January 28, 2024
Check-in: 11:00am
Auditions: 11:30am-1:00pm

New Brunswick, NJ – Princeton Ballet School
60 Bayard Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

January 28, 2024
Check-in: 10:00am
Auditions: 10:30am-12:00pm

Winston-Salem, NC – University of North Carolina School of the Arts
1522 S. Main Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27127

February 11, 2024
Check-in: 1:00pm
Auditions: 1:30pm-3:00pm

Washington, DC – Washington Ballet
3515 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016

February 17, 2024
Check-in: 10:30am
Auditions: 11:00am-12:30pm

Madrid, Spain – Centro de Danza Y Arte de Madrid
Calle Amos de Escalante, 4, 28017
Madrid, Spain

February 24, 2024
Check-in: 1:30pm
Auditions: 2:00pm-3:30pm
*MUST BE 15 & UP FOR THIS AUDITION*

Princeton, NJ – Princeton Ballet School
301 N. Harrison Street
Princeton, NJ 08540

Video Auditions

Video auditions (YouTube links only) must be accompanied by an audition form and $35 audition fee. Please submit a video demonstrating the following:
Barre exercises –  Pliés, tendus, dégagés, rond de jambes, grand battements, adagio.
Center exercises – Adagio, Across the floor Pirouette, Petit Allegro, Grand Allegro.
Women should show several pointe exercises (one with pirouette)
Upload the video to YouTube and email the link as well as your headshot and first arabesque (en pointe for women) photo to Carol Bellis at [email protected].

Classes

Summer Intensive focuses on ballet, including pointe and men’s classes. Other coursework includes variations, contemporary, character, Afro-Cuban, Hip Hop, Flamenco, and choreography. Sessions in BioMechanics/Conditioning gives dancers the opportunity to identify and resolve problems, increasing the sophistication with which dancers approach technique class. Additional classes in Nutrition and injury prevention.

Placement In Levels

Levels are determined on the first day of the program, the classes start meeting in their regular groups on the second day.

“What made a great impression on me right from the beginning of the first lesson of the Summer Intensive, was a method of studying classical ballet definitely new in some of its aspects, and in other ways, richly motivating me to reflect on and deepen my prior knowledge: I found every movement, from the very beginning of the barre work, more danced, more lived, more breathed.”

–Federica Valla, Torino, Italia

The Studios

Princeton Ballet School is located in the heart of Princeton with four large studios featuring high ceilings and sprung dance floors. Live music accompanies all ballet and modern dance classes.

The facility includes a dance library and is adjacent to numerous shops and restaurants, with generous open space, picnic tables, and gardens. The entire studio complex is wireless accessible.

Performance Opportunity

Students participating in the last three weeks of class can participate in a performance on July 26th.

Fees

To allow for even greater flexibility for families, the Summer Intensive programs will be offered in different sessions: 5 weeks (6/24-7/26,2024), 3 weeks (7/8-7/26,2024) or 2 weeks (6/24-7/5,2024).

5 Weeks

3 Weeks

2 Weeks

$2800

$1680

$1120

Housing + Housing Fees

Housing will be at Rider University – Lawrenceville Campus. Meal plan will include breakfast and dinner. Contact Carol Bellis, Coordinator of Summer Intensives, at 609.921.7758 ext. 30 or email [email protected] for more information.

5 weeks

  • $2800 Tuition
  • $3300 housing +$100 activity fee

3 weeks

  • $1680 Tuition
  • $2150 housing +$60 activity fee

2 weeks

  • $1120 Tuition
  • $1600 housing +$40 activity fee

Scholarships

A limited number of merit-based tuition scholarships are available. All students attending each audition site are automatically considered for scholarship. There is no separate application process.

Age Qualifications

Summer Intensive is for students ages 13 and over.

Further Opportunities: The American Repertory Ballet, ARB Trainee Program

The Trainee Program, a two-year-program, begins with the Summer Intensive and is the bridge between the student phase of training and that of a professional career. ARB Trainees start each day with intensive classes designed to polish technique and build strength. The program includes pointe class, variations, contemporary, bio-mechanics/conditioning, choreography, career development and American Repertory Ballet and classical repertoire to further technique and performance skills in a professional environment. Trainees also participate in the Princeton Ballet Workshop – the rehearsal and performance training program for the top levels of Princeton Ballet School. Trainees may also have the opportunity to participate in American Repertory Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker.

International Students Princeton Ballet School is authorized and accredited by the federal government to enroll non-immigrant students.

Summer 2024

Summer Schedule

Uniforms

Advanced Summer Intensive uniforms consist of:

black leotards

convertible tights

black character shoes

knee length character skirt