FAQ

Question: Where can I find the information I need to enroll my child?
View the classes by division here.

Answer:
New students ages 7+ with prior dance experience will need to take a placement class. Beginners do not need to take a placement class.

Please contact our front desk for information on placement class registration, placement into our Advanced Division and any other questions about what class may be right for you or your young dancer.  Cindy Mahoney, Registrar, can assist with information at (609)921-7758.

Question: Where do I register?
Answer:  To register for classes click here.

Question: What age do you start classes?
Answer: We have a program called Hand-in-Hand for children ages 3-4 and their parents.  All other classes start at age 4.

Question: Can I sign up for half a year?
Answer: No, registration for students age 4 and up is for the full school year, September through May.

Question: How do I go about buying a leotard?
Answer: We have a uniform in several different colors and styles, depending on your child’s level. Please consult our website for ordering information.

Question: Do you do recitals?
Answer:  No, we are not a recital school. Our professional company, American Repertory Ballet, performs Nutcracker every year, and students in level Intermediate 1 and up are eligible to audition for it. Every spring, the school presents a full length ballet that all students in Primary A and up are eligible to perform in. There is no audition. It is an optional activity. Rehearsals take place on the weekends outside of class time.

Question: Does Princeton Ballet School follow a syllabus?
Answer: Princeton Ballet School does follow a syllabus, working with the combined knowledge and wisdom of our faculty. Our main method in developing the syllabus was to consider current practice in the professional dance world, and develop a progressive syllabus which would lead to the result of young dancers with a clean technique, arrived at through a safe and steady of progression of increasing difficulty, who would be well suited for professional work in different styles. In order to do this, we pooled our knowledge of all of the major training methods—the Russian, English, and Italian traditions (Vaganova, RAD, and Cecchetti) along with the knowledge we have each gained in our professional lives, and current best practices in dance medicine and bodywork. Several of our teachers also have backgrounds in the Balanchine (SAB) technique, Cecchetti Method, Vagonova Syllabus, American Ballet Theatre’s National Training Curriculum, Cuban Method, and knowledge of the French tradition.