Fun and educational dance programs await students ages 2.5 through adult at Princeton Dance & Theater Studio in Princeton’s Forrestal Village. Early birds are awarded with discounted prices when they register before the March 15 deadline.

For the youngest dancers, PDT offers Dance With Me every Thursday in August. Amazingly priced at just $30 for four 30-minute sessions, these classes are the perfect introduction to dance. For young dancers who are ready to dance alone, PDT offers the morning dance programs, Little Dancing Stars (ages 3-5) and Dancing Stars (ages 6-8), which combine dance, crafts, and fun!

More experienced elementary age dancers will love PDT’s Young Dancer Summer Intensive (ages 8-10). This full day program, offered for one to six weeks, includes a daily ballet technique class along with a variety of other classes including choreography, modern, jazz, hip hop, and flamenco! Additionally, evening ballet classes are offered in August for this age group.

Serious ballet dancers from around the country travel to PDT for its renowned Summer Intensive (ages 11-20). The Intensive uses the American Ballet Theater National Training Curriculum and brings in famous names from the ballet world to teach the students. The five-week program, which runs from June 26 to July 28, requires an audition. Out of town students will board at the beautiful Lawrenceville School.

Additionally, serious ballet dancers can take a week-long Repertoire Intensive during the second week of August taught by PDT Director Risa Kaplowitz. Each day will begin with a technique class and end with learning classical variations.

Interested in musical theater? Summer is a great opportunity for teens to hone their skills by getting a great basic knowledge of ballet. PDT’s popular Adult/Teen Ballet will run Tuesday and Thursday evening from June 27 through August 17 for a very low fee. Adults who are looking to finally learn ballet, revive long lost ballet skills, or get into the best shape of their lives will love the new Ballet Essentials Workshop for ages 21 and up on Monday and Wednesday evenings.

For more information and to register online go to, email the studio at, or call 609-514-1600. You can also visit the studio, which is located in Princeton’s Forrestal Village next to the food court and close to Forrestal Village Fitness.

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