Co-Curricular Offerings

Co-curricular offerings are non-curricular classes and performance opportunities that are offered to all Princeton students free of charge. Fall 2017 classes include ballet, conditioning, contemporary, contemporary West African, Gaga/people, hip-hop, and Yoga and Anatomy for Dancers. Classes are FREE to all University students, alumni, faculty, and staff.  Participants will be asked to sign in and show ID.

These non-curricular classes and performance opportunities with guest choreographers are required for certificate students.

These classes are not open to the general public.

Co-curricular classes begin the week of Monday, September 18, 2017.


Classes begin Monday, September 18

with Laurie Abramson
Saturdays, 11 a.m. | Murphy Dance Studio


with Tina Fehlandt
Mondays, 12 p.m. | Murphy Dance Studio

with Kathleen Moore Tovar
Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. | Murphy Dance Studio

Fridays, 12 p.m. | Murphy Dance Studio


Intermediate / Advanced:
with Elaine Matthews 
Tuesdays, 9 a.m. | Murphy Dance Studio

with Kathleen Moore Tovar
Thursdays, 12 p.m. | Murphy Dance Studio


Advanced / Pre-Professional:
with Brian Reeder
Saturdays, 12:00 p.m. | Roberts Dance Studio


This ballet class offers Pilates methods adapted to reinforce and improve ballet alignment and technique. Exercises focus on core strengthening, range of motion for rotation, back extension to enhance the arabesque line, and ways to efficiently transfer weight. This class will help dancers build stronger and more balanced bodies.

Classes begin Saturday, September 23

All Levels:
with Laurie Abramson

Saturdays, 12:30 p.m. | Murphy Dance Studio



This is a Pilates class infused with somatic events for dancers, athletes and movers. Come increase your awareness and accessibility, heightened integration, strength and ease for your activities!

Classes begin Tuesday, September 19

All levels:
with Sherry Greenspan

Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m. | Murphy Dance Studio


A dynamic fusion of current contemporary and modern dance founded in a classical technical base. Mostly set to popular music, this class will challenge you technically and artistically as you are encouraged to make your own choices. You’ll have the time of your life!

Classes begin Friday, September 22

All Levels:
with Chris Ralph

Fridays, 3:30 p.m. | Murphy Dance Studio

Contemporary West African

This is an intensive dance class in which students will learn and demonstrate contemporary dance practices originating from sub-Saharan Africa and the Diaspora. This course will focus on movement creation, musicality and composition based on traditional West African dance and transformation technique.

Classes begin Saturday, September 23

All levels:
with Olivier Tarpaga

Saturdays, 12:30 p.m. | Arts Tower


Gaga/people is a class and a workout in which the instructor gives a series of physical tasks playing with texture, speed, effort, pleasure, stretch, the passion to move, groove and more.

Classes begin Monday, September 18

All levels:
with Omri Drumlevich

Mondays, 7:30 p.m. | Roberts Dance Studio
Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. | Murphy Dance Studio

Hip Hop

This class will cover freestyle theories in hip hop, musicality, and how to practice freestyle with breaking as a starting point, with some room to focus on the particular interests of the class. Students will develop their own styles and ways of interpreting music into movement on the fly. All levels of dance experience are welcome.

Classes begin Thursday, September 21

All levels:
with Jeff Wu
Sundays, 7:30 p.m. | Roberts Dance Studio

with Raphael Xavier
Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. | Arts Tower

Yoga & Anatomy for Dancers

Moving beyond the mat, Yoga and Anatomy for Dancers is a yoga-based practice which incorporates fundamentals of functional anatomy, Ideokinesis, modern dance and other somatic techniques. This class integrates traditional yoga postures, movement re-patterning and improvisational explorations to develop movement/body awareness, mobility, strength and fluidity.

Classes begin Monday, September 18

All Levels:
with Mecquel

Mondays, 9 a.m. | Roberts Dance Studio


Contact the Dance Program Associate, Cindy Rosenfeld, at 609-258-3017 or

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