Monday, June 13, 2016



Mary Teaching_Credit-Theresa_WoodPrinceton Ballet School, the official school of American Repertory Ballet, announces its Placement Class schedule in order to determine fall classes. Placement classes are conducted for entering students with prior dance training for 1st-5th graders, and for 6th and up. They are not an audition—all are welcome at Princeton Ballet School—they merely help the School find the most appropriate class for children. Open enrollment for all other students and adults is underway as well.

Many dance schools place students in classes based solely on age. At Princeton Ballet School, age is only one factor in determining a student’s placement. Our placement process allows us to place each student in an ability-appropriate class.


  • Thursday, June 23, 2016
    1st-5th grade: 5:15 p.m. | 6th grade and up: 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 13, 2016
    1st-5th grade: 5:15 p.m. | 6th grade and up: 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 28, 2016
    1st-5th grade: 5:15 p.m. | 6th grade and up: 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 17, 2016
    1st-5th grade: 5:15 p.m. | 6th grade and up: 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 31, 2016
    1st-5th grade: 5:15 p.m. | 6th grade and up: 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 10, 2016
    1st-5th grade: 2 p.m. | 6th grade and up: 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Princeton Ballet School, 301 N. Harrison St, Princeton, NJ 08540. We are located in the Princeton Shopping Center above McCaffrey's grocery store.

To sign up for a placement class or to discuss other options, please contact Lisa de Ravel, Dean of Students, at (609) 921-7758, ext.11 or by email at

What Sets Us Apart
Founded in 1954 by Audrée Estey, Princeton Ballet School is one of the nation’s finest non-profit dance schools. Many things set Princeton Ballet School apart from the usual dance school, the most important being: our philosophy; our faculty; our affiliation with a professional ballet company; our dedication to live music in the classroom, and our facilities.

Our Philosophy
Princeton Ballet School is known for nurturing developing dancers in a safe and progressive way. We teach age and developmentally appropriate ballet technique classes from a syllabus that allows younger students more time for movement exploration while providing advanced students with the tools to become professional dancers, if they so choose. As a result, all of our students develop self-esteem, self-discipline, and a strong fitness level that will provide a powerful edge in any future endeavor.

Outstanding Faculty
Princeton Ballet School has more than 30 specialized faculty members. Many have attained graduate degrees in dance education and have won major teaching awards. All are committed to our philosophy of dance education and to helping students achieve their best. Members of our outstanding faculty have performed professionally with companies including: American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet, New York City Ballet, and American Repertory Ballet. For more information about our faculty, please visit our Faculty Biography Page.

Live Music
Our ballet classes have live musical accompaniment. This is particularly fun for the children’s classes, where frequent improvisational exercises provide an opportunity for students to interact and collaborate with our staff of professional musicians.

Princeton Ballet School has studios in Cranbury, New Brunswick, and Princeton, New Jersey. All studios are wheelchair accessible, and feature state-of-the-art dance floors that are shock absorbent and slip proof. The striking Princeton and Cranbury facilities were designed by the late Ralph Lerner, an internationally known architect and former Dean of the School of Architecture at Princeton University. For more on our facilities and studio locations, please visit our Locations Page.

For more information about American Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School please visit:

American Repertory Ballet/Princeton Ballet School is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization.

Caption: American Repertory Ballet's Ballet Master and Resident Choreographer Mary Barton leads a class at Princeton Ballet School.