Great Dance Instruction in a State-of-the-Art Studio

How do you make a great dance academy even greater? Create a premier space where dancers, performers, and dreamers can soar even further. The Central New Jersey Ballet Theatre has done just that and is proud to announce summer at its state-of-the-art location at 221 Broad Street, Florence.

This year CNJBT will be offering three exciting summer programs! Dance Camp for ages 6 to 12 years, July 12 through 23, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Summer Intensive for the intermediate to advanced dancers in August with three weeks to choose from: August 2 through 6 and August 9 through 13, 5:15 to 9 p.m., and August 16 through 20, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students can sign up for one, two or all three weeks! Master instructors from national-level companies from Philadelphia and New York! For the levels offered CNJBT is the LEAST EXPENSIVE in the area! Last year our master teachers were Pennsylvania Ballet principals Sterling Baca and Lillian DiPiazza, some of the best dancers in the country!

This year’s musical theater camp is Disney’s The Lion King Musical for ages 6 1/2 to 14, August 2 through 13, Monday through Friday day camp! All camps are at limited enrollment, are socially distanced, and follow the CDC guidelines to keep all campers safe!

Auditions for lead roles for Lion King will be on Saturday, May 15, starting at 3 p.m. at the CNJBT. Students are to contact the CNJBT if they wish to audition, though everyone registered will receive a role! Can’t make the audition? Video auditions are welcome! The musical will be performed on Friday, August 13, in Florence.

For both the Disney’s Lion King and Dance Camp, there is before and aftercare available for an extra cost. Dance Camp will consist of classes in ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, hip hop, and more! Summer Intensive will have a variety of instructors from world-renowned companies and programs teaching ballet, pointe, contemporary, and more!

Owner and Artistic Director Alisha Cardenas expresses the excitement that the new space has created. “The 4,500-square-foot space, in Florence, allows us to expand and improve our programs and still be local to our core community of Bordentown, Chesterfield, Hamilton, Hamilton Square, Trenton, Princeton, Burlington Township and City, Yardville, Mount Laurel, Mount Holly, and Columbus. We are in the heart of town and now have a 4,500-square-foot room that can be opened into a state-of-the-art performance space. The studio is convenient to both the NJ Turnpike, I-295, Highway 206, Highway 130, and the Pennsylvania state line via the Turnpike Bridge.

“There will be something offered for everyone! Our new facility is dedicated to my late mother, who was my inspiration, naming it the Christine Cardenas Center for Performing Arts Education. She encouraged so many artists, dancers, and dreamers,” says Cardenas. “We are particularly proud to have one of the area’s only professional-quality sprung dance floors. For the summer intensive we bring in professional dancers from major companies that are based out of New York City and Philadelphia!”

CNJBT is also registering for fall dance!

For more information and to register please call the CNJBT at 609-424-3192 or through the website: