Princeton Ballet Workshop FAQs
Question: What is the Princeton Ballet Workshop?
Answer: PBW is the pre-professional program at American Repertory Ballet/Princeton Ballet School. There are two levels in the program: PBW Juniors and PBW Seniors. PBW Juniors comprises the youngest group of dancers aspiring to a professional career in dance, while PBW Seniors are dancers who have achieved the two most advanced levels of training at Princeton Ballet School. PBW Srs. also includes our highly respected Trainee program which encompasses both local and international, post-secondary school dancers.
Admission to the PBW Jr. program is as follows:
Students in Level 5 Conservatory: Placement class needed; optional participation for either or both seasons
Students in Level 5 FLEX: Audition needed; dancers considering PBW must choose any 3 PBS classes
Students in Level 6 Conservatory: Placement class needed; optional participation for either or both seasons
Students in Level 6 FLEX: Audition needed; dancers accepted into PBW must choose any 4 PBS classes
Admission to the PBW Sr. program is as follows:
- Students in Level 7 Conservatory: No audition needed; full year participation required
Students in Level 7 FLEX: Audition needed; dancers accepted into PBW must choose any 4 PBS classes
- Students in Level 8 Conservatory: No audition needed; full year participation required
Question: How much does it cost?
Answer: Dues for the full year are $800.00. Dues for a single semester are $450.00 with an early bird discount of $25.00. Only PBW Jrs. are permitted to sign up for a single semester; PBW Srs. must commit to a full year. PBW company members are automatically cast in Nutcracker and pre-paid for the school spring show.