As the official school of the American Repertory Ballet, students have the opportunity to audition to perform with the company in its annual production of The Nutcracker in theaters throughout New Jersey. There are also frequent occasions for students to appear with the professional company in other ballets. At the end of the school year, students may participate in a school production of a classical ballet. Rehearsals are held outside the regular class, allowing students to continue learning throughout the year, and also to have a better understanding of the process of putting together a ballet production.
In celebration of Princeton Ballet School’s 65th Anniversary, our school spring performance on May 16, 2020, will be traveling through history to honor our founder, Audrée Estey. The performance will feature new choreography plus excerpts of ballets from Princeton Ballet School’s full-length original productions.
1955-Cinderella, 1956-Nutcracker, 1957-Sleeping Beauty, 1960-Coppelia
Rehearsal schedule for students from Levels 3 & 4 will be scheduled sometime between 2:00 and 6:00 p.m.
For Princeton students, rehearsals will be:
Saturdays Only: March 21, March 28, April 4, April 11*, April 18
*(No rehearsals – School Closed for Spring Break)
Saturdays and Sundays: April 25 & 26, May 2 & 3, May 9 & 10**
**(Please join us in the afternoon to celebrate Mother’s Day! You are invited to observe and enjoy the last studio rehearsal.)
For New Brunswick students, rehearsals will be:
Sundays: between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m.
March 22, March 29, April 5, April 19, April 26 at New Brunswick Studios
May 3 & 10 Princeton Studios anytime between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m.
For Cranbury students, rehearsals will be:
Saturdays anytime between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.
March 21, March 28, April 4, April 18, April 25 at Cranbury Studios 1:30-3:30 p.m.
April 26, May 3, May 10 at Princeton Studios anytime between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m.
Primary A, B, C and Levels 1 and 2 join rehearsals on Saturdays beginning March 28.
For your convenience and additional value, this year’s registration for the school performance is structured as follows:
Performance fee is $250 if paid in full by 10/15/2019
• One FREE ticket to the 65th Anniversary Spring Performance with a purchase of four or more tickets. (One time per student’s family)
Performance fee is $300 if paid after 10/16/2019 and through 1/11/2020