As part of the Program in Dance’s spring 2021 co-curricular dance offerings, Chris Ralph leads a series of virtual Heels workshops designed to enable confidence in a fun, positive and welcoming environment.

The class generally incorporates these different styles of dances: Pop, Funk, Voguing, Jazz and Hip-Hop while also focusing on basic heels training, repetitive movement and body confidence.

These virtual classes are free and open to all University students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Open to all levels of experience; wearing heels is optional. 


To take advantage of our unique class offerings and virtually train with professionals outside of coursework, visit the Co-Curricular Offerings page for more information on each class. Participants will need to log in to the Contemporary/Heels class page with Princeton University ID to get the Zoom link.

Princeton alumni who wish to participate should email Cindy Rosenfeld:


If you are in need of access accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact the Lewis Center at 609-258-5262 or email at least 2 weeks prior to event date.




chris in tank, seated and leaning on chair back

Photo courtesy Christopher Ralph

Christopher Ralph was born and raised in Long Island, N.Y. He began his dance training at Holy Trinity High School, where he was accepted into the theater/dance program led by Cathy Murphy and James Whore. While training at school he simultaneously attended classes at Broadway dance center and Steps on Broadway with teachers such as Dorrit Koppel, Frank Hatchett and Shelia Barker. In 2005 he attended SUNY Purchase College to complete his B.F.A. in dance. Christopher has performed with choreographers and companies such as Gregory Dolbashian (The Dash Ensemble), Loni Landon dance projects, Aszure Barton and Artists, Janis Brenner, Doug Varone, The Metropolitan Opera, Rebecca Lazier, Patrick Corbin, and Sonya Tayeh. Most recently Christopher worked with the recording artist FKA Twigs on an upcoming video project. He currently teaches Contemporary and Heels classes at Peridance Capezio Center in New York City.

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  • Program in Dance