Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet is recognized throughout the world for providing the finest in classical ballet training. As the Resident Ballet Company for  Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts in Harrisburg, Pa., CPYB presents the highest caliber in ballet performances. We look forward to you visiting with us often.

Located in the vibrant historical community of Carlisle, Pa., Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet is a nationally and internationally recognized school of classical ballet providing complete ballet training highlighted by trademark clarity of technique and artistic aplomb.

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Marcia Dale Weary’s love of dance compelled her to open the Marcia Dale School of Dance — now Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet — in 1955. Throughout the years, CPYB has developed a curriculum that is focused on building technical strength, stamina and flexibility, as well as nurturing artistic development.

While the school’s academic programs are designed with the serious ballet student in mind, CPYB attracts students of all ages, with varying degrees of interest and talent, who wish to pursue dance instruction in an inspiring, enriched learning environment.

Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet invites you to immerse yourself in fairy tales and wonder of timeless classics and exciting reprisals during its 2018/19 performance season. It all begins with the rags to riches tale of Alan Hineline's Cinderella's Ball. Experience the timeless wonder in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® — including a Christmas tree that grows huge before your very eyes, a battle between pesky mice and brave toy soldiers, and a spectacular snowfall that carries you to the enchanting Land of Sweets. In April CPYB brings Shakespeare’s greatest love story Romeo and Juliet to the Whitaker Center stage. The four days of the Summer Ballet Series brings the season to a memorable close in five exhilaratingly distinctive performances.



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