On Pointe

ARB's Free Monthly Community Enrichment Series at the Princeton Ballet School

All On Pointe events are FREE and open to the public and, unless otherwise noted, they are held at 5:15pm at Princeton Ballet School’s Princeton Studios in the Princeton Shopping Center.

(301 North Harrison Street, Princeton above McCaffrey’s)

American Repertory Ballet (ARB) is reinventing the community’s inside access to the dance world through a free monthly enrichment series entitled On Pointe. Held at Princeton Ballet School’s studios in Princeton, ARB brings guest speakers, lecture demonstrations, company performance previews, and panel discussions to seasoned dance enthusiasts and new students alike.

ARB launched On Pointe in October 2010 as part of the organization’s larger strategy to make ballet more accessible to the community. On Pointe allows the community to interact with the acclaimed artists and collaborators involved with ARB in an intimate setting. Through On Pointe, company blogs, online resources, and other Access & Enrichment initiatives, ARB aims to build dance enthusiasts and nurture appreciation for the art form as a whole.

SCHEDULE:

Saturday, January 20 at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Location | Princeton Ballet School

Nutrition for Dancers

Friday, January 26 at 5:15–6:00 p.m.

Location | Princeton Ballet School

Behind the Score

Come for a listen to (and discussion of) the wonderfully melodic music of Ignaz Pleyel, the Austrian-born French composer whose work provides the backdrop for Artistic Director Douglas Martin’s Pride and Prejudice.

Thursday, February 8 (time TBD, probably 5:15-6:00 pm)

Location | Princeton Ballet School, New Brunswick 

The History of Coppelia – with ARB2 dancers

Friday, February 23 at 5:15–6 p.m.

Location | Princeton Ballet School

Behind the Score

Come for a listen to (and discussion of) the wonderfully melodic music of Ignaz Pleyel, the Austrian-born French composer whose work provides the backdrop for Artistic Director Douglas Martin’s Pride and Prejudice.

Friday, March 16 at 5:15–6 p.m.

Location | Princeton Ballet School

Spring Repertory Preview

Artistic Director Douglas Martin will lead a discussion on the eclectic repertory being presented by the company this spring.

Friday, April 27  at 5:15–6 p.m.

Location | Princeton Ballet School

Dancing Your Way Into College

What does it take to dance in college? Can I get a scholarship? Princeton Ballet School faculty will discuss the ins and outs of college level performing in terms of both parents and students.

Friday, May 11 at 5:15–6 p.m.

Location | Princeton Ballet School

Physical Therapy: Taking Care of the Young Dancer’s Body

This On Pointe will focus on how to best care for a young, growing dancer’s body in order to prevent injuries.

Friday, June 1 at 5:15-6:00 p.m.

Location | Princeton Ballet School

In-Studio Showing

An invitation to the inaugural in-studio performance of ARB2 with additional dancing by the Princeton Ballet School trainee program.