Summer Intensive: DANCE POWER

Dancers will start their day with a ballet class taught by a PBS Faculty member, learn choreography, and stretch and condition every day. Additional styles offered and taught by a DANCE POWER Teaching Artist: hip hop, jazz, musical theater, and contemporary.

  • Location: 60 Bayard Street, New Brunswick
  • Dates: August 2022 – 4 day camp 
  • Times: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
    • 9:00 – 9:30 – Early Drop Off
    • 9:30 – 3:00 – Camp
    • 3:00 – 3:30 – Pick up / aftercare

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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.

The Program

JUNE 26 – JULY 28, 2023
9:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. M-F
Saturday class times TBD

Princeton Ballet School’s Advanced Summer Intensive is a 5-week program, in person or on-line, 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. Princeton Ballet School holds auditions throughout the United States and Europe to select students for the program.

To be eligible, students must be at least 13 years old, with at least one year of pointe experience if applicable, when the program begins on June 26, 2023. 

For more information, call 609.921.7758  or cbellis@arballet.org 

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

Summer Intensive 2023

Summer Schedule

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Ways to Audition

Submit A Video Audition 

Step #1: Complete the audition form

Step #2: Create a 5-7 minute 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 two pointe exercises (one with pirouette)

Step #3: Upload the video to YouTube and email the link, audition form, headshot and first arabesque (en pointe for women) photo to Carol Bellis at cbellis@arballet.org.

Experience the opportunity to:

  • Sample a taste of professional life in a full day dance experience, including rehearsals for a final performance
  • Grow technically through daily ballet technique, including pointe or men’s class
  • Deepen your understanding of important concepts in injury prevention, such as proper alignment and rotation
  • Expand your dance background through classes in contemporary, modern, and character dance
  • Develop group communication and leadership skills while establishing friendships with equally committed young dancers
  • Set effective goals and learn to increase personal discipline and focus
  • Interact with dedicated professionals, including the Princeton Ballet School faculty American Repertory Ballet’s professional company members
  • Students participating in the last three weeks of the program are eligible to participate in the final performance on Friday, July 28.

Audition Fee: $35

Classes

Summer Intensive focuses on ballet, including pointe and men’s classes. Other coursework includes variations, contemporary, character, 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.

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 was particularly interesting, and 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, Teatro Nuovo, 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 an outdoor performance on July 28th.

Fees

To allow for even greater flexibility for families, the Summer Intensive programs will be offered in different sessions: 5 weeks (6/26-7/28), 3 weeks (7/10-7/28) or 2 weeks (6/26-7/8). In person or virtual.

5 Weeks

3 Weeks

2 Weeks

$2750 in-person, $1600 virtual

$1650 in-person, $960 virtual

$1100 in-person, $640 virtual

Housing + Housing Fees

Room and board will be available in the air-conditioned dorms of Rider University. Housing is subject to Rider University, local and state requirements. Contact Carol Bellis, Coordinator of Summer Intensives, at 609.921.7758 ext. 30 or email cbellis@arballet.org for more information.

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5 Weeks

3 Weeks

2 weeks

$3100 + $100 activity fee = $320

$2000 + $60 activity fee = $2060

$1500 + 40 activity fee + $1540

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 American Repertory Ballet’s production of Nutcracker and Princeton Ballet Workshop – the rehearsal and performance training program for the top levels of Princeton Ballet School.

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

Uniforms

Advanced Summer Intensive uniforms consist of:

black leotards

convertible tights

character shoes

character skirt

Summer Intensive Intermediates

Summer Intensive Intermediates offers an exciting summer program for young dancers, modeled on our internationally acclaimed Summer Intensive, of which it is an extension. Summer Intensive Intermediates offers the same careful, personal training for which Princeton Ballet School is famous and is presented by some of the same teachers as those who teach the Intensive.

The Program

(One to Seven-Week Sessions)

MONDAY – THURSDAY
9:30 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
(week of July 4th Classes M, W, TH & F)

JUNE 26 -JULY 28, 2023
Cranbury Studio
29 N. Main Street, Cranbury, NJ

AUGUST 7-17, 2023
Princeton Studio
301 N. Harrison St., Princeton, NJ

Age 11 and up is a key time in the training of a young dancer, and the opportunity to study more intensively, and to experience a wider variety of dance styles, can make a huge difference in a young dancer’s progress. Each day begins with a strong ballet class and is followed by pre-pointe, pointe, variations, turning clinic, stretch and strength, choreography, modern dance, or jazz.

The program is for dancers at a high intermediate level. Many of these dancers have recently begun their pointe work. Others are getting ready for this major moment in a dancer’s life. We spend time within the week working on basic pointe exercises and pointe readiness work. For the young men involved, we focus on core strength, as well as improving jumps and turns. Serious young dance students will want to take four to seven weeks of the program. Each week builds on and refers to the others. But please note that one can take the program for as little as one week. Each week has a different theme, with a classical ballet being studied. Admission is on a first-come, first served basis and enrollment is limited.

“My daughter just completed the workshop. Your faculty…were the utmost professional and caring group of instructors. Besides improving her strength, endurance and technique, they provided an atmosphere that allowed her to build self-esteem and to develop confidence in her ability in dance. Thank you for the wonderful summer experience!”

Summer Intensive 2023

Summer Schedule

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Tuition

ProgramTuition
7 Weeks$1900
6 Weeks$1680
5 Weeks$1450
4 Weeks$1220
3 Weeks$980
2 Weeks$740
1 Week$450

Performance Opportunity

Students participating in the last three weeks of the Cranbury program, July 10-27 will have the opportunity to perform on Friday July 28.

Placement Information
Students new to Princeton Ballet School should speak with Carol Bellis 609.921.7758 ext. 30 to determine their level.

Age Guidelines

Summer Intensive Juniors is for dancers ages 11 and above. If they are already students at Princeton Ballet School, they should have completed Level 3 or Level 4.

Uniforms

Summer Intensive Intermediate uniforms consist of:

black leotards

convertible tights

For boys: Black tights or bike pants and a tight fitting white t-shirt

Summer Intensive Juniors

Summer Intensive Juniors is a program for the strong intermediate dancer. The emphasis will be on progressing technically; building strength and flexibility; increasing coordination and learning speed; and having fun together!

Daily ballet technique classes will focus on correct alignment and use of épaulement. Additional class time in dance history, anatomy, performance skills and dance composition will make a varied day for the young dancers.

Students may register for any or all of the seven weeks. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis and enrollment is limited. Small class sizes.

The Program

(One to Seven-Week Sessions)

MONDAY – THURSDAY
9:30 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
(week of July 4th Classes M, W, TH & F)

June 26 -July 28, 2023 and August 7 – August 17, 2023
Princeton Studio
301 N. Harrison St., Princeton, NJ

Summer Intensive 2023

Summer Schedule

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Tuition

ProgramTuition
7 Weeks$1830
6 Weeks$1620
5 Weeks$1400
4 Weeks$1170
3 Weeks$940
2 Weeks$700
1 Week$410

Age Guidelines

Summer Intensive Juniors is for dancers ages 9 and above. If they are already students at Princeton Ballet School, they should have completed Level 1 or Level 2.

Uniforms

Summer Intensive Juniors uniforms consist of:

any solid color leotard

For boys: Black tights or bike pants and a tight fitting white t-shirt