Princeton Ballet School’s Summer Intensive 2017

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Video from the first day of Summer Intensive 2017 — Class with Artistic Director Douglas Martin!

The moment: Students warm up for the morning technique class and prepare for the day of dancing ahead

A peak at daily life: After technique class 9:30-11:30 a.m., our students eat lunch together in the hallway, often using mealtime also as stretch time! After lunch, they’re off to afternoon classes and rehearsals.

A glimpse into life at our Summer Intensive 2017: The Board! Every week, the schedule is posted, and students often refer to it daily. Four studios, five class groups plus rehearsals for the culminating performance “An Evening of Dance”… It’s always a busy day at Princeton Ballet School’s Summer Intensive!

ARB Resident Choreographer Mary Barton is an extraordinary coach and technician. Here she is teaching a pointe class as part of our Summer Intensive 2017, in her pointe shoes! Check out that progression!


Video footage from Mary Barton’s pointe class:

Scenes from Carmela Gallace’s Character Dance master classes at our Summer Intensive 2017:

Ms. Gallace is joining as year-round Character Dance faculty at Princeton Ballet School this fall!

Summer Intensive students recently took a master class with Raymond Lukens. Here’s a perspective from Princeton Ballet School staff member Sara Mahoney: “Watching Raymond Lukens teach our Summer Intensive students was such a treat! ‘You have to show your heart!’ I heard him say…how very true. The buzz of energy after his classes made the hallways of the Princeton Ballet School electric. Love seeing these students soak up everything they can!”

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