Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet


(717) 245-1190

5 N Orange St
Carlisle, PA 17013

40.203581 -77.205971

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Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet

Description: Located in the vibrant historical community of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA YOUTH BALLET (CPYB) is a nationally and internationally recognized school of classical ballet providing complete ballet training highlighted by trademark clarity of technique and artistic aplomb.

Since 1955, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet has grown from a small, local dance studio into a sprawling facility with 10 studios in Carlisle at the CPYB Warehouse Studios, and only blocks away, at the historic Barn Studios. CPYB also holds classes in Camp Hill at the Grace Milliman Pollock Performing Arts Center. More than 21,000 students have passed through the esteemed institution. Currently more than 70 alumni occupy positions in highly regarded ballet companies such as American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, New York City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, and San Francisco, to name only a few.

Under the guidance of Founding Artistic Director Marcia Dale Weary, CPYB provides exceptional dance training for beginning to pre-professional dancers and enhances the cultural climate of the Central Pennsylvania region through ballet performances.

In addition to the Primary and Pre-Professional ballet programs, CPYB’s Preschool Division offers Mommy & Me, Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet, and Pre-Tap for children ages 2 to 6. The Open Program offers training for adult students age 13 and up in various dance disciplines such as Hip Hop, Pilates, ballet and tap.

Ms. Weary began producing full-length ballets in the 1960s at the local Carlisle high school auditorium with a handful of loyal dance enthusiasts. Today more than 13,100 patrons annually enjoy the beauty of classical ballet. As the Resident Ballet Company of Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts in Harrisburg, CPYB's season includes both classical and contemporary performances in the fall, winter, spring, and in June. CPYB is honored as the only pre-professional company in the country licensed to perform George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™. This holiday classic is performed both at Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts and with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra at the historic Hershey Theatre.

Joseph Carman, dance critic for The New York Times, wrote, “London, Paris, St. Petersburg, and New York are well known for their first-rate ballet academies, training many of the best dancers in the classical form. Add to that list Carlisle, PA, a town with fewer than 20,000 people and a modest economy driven by state government jobs and the defense industry….Marcia Dale Weary and her Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet have produced dancers well known in the ballet world.”

CPYB was featured on the cover of Dance Teacher Magazine. In the article titled, Marcia’s Magic, Kristin Lewis wrote, “She produces students who have the whole package—attention to detail, early technical development and a broad socialization into the arts. It seems a given that companies nationwide will continue to be stocked with her dancers for many years to come.”

Category: Dance

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by Happy to relocate to CPYB , 08/02/2012

We have relocated to this area specifically so my daughter could attend CPYB. She has attended the 5 week summer program and several drop in classes over the past 2 years. I find that the quality, professionalism and education at CPYB is excellent and like no other studio! There is a reason that CPYB is considered on of the top 10 ballet schools in the nation! The tuition is very reasonable and she is offered many more hours of classes than her previous studios! I would not send my child anywhere else!

Excellent choice for serious dancers

by greatchoice , 08/02/2012

We moved from another state for our children to attend CPYB. This will be their third year at the school and it has been a wonderful experience. They have grown as both dancers and people and we are extremely pleased with our choice. The school is a great value. The amount of time the students are able to spend in the studio make this one of the best deals for a school of this quality.

not at all fair will never recommend!!

by do not recommend , 12/02/2010

Daughter went to one class in November abd was ill the remainder of the month requested to use the one class for the free class and was told exceptions not given was told had to pay entire months tuition!! told them to keep December tuition and would not be returning..................

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