The Summer Ballet Intensive Program
Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet’s 5-Week Summer Ballet Program is a comprehensive experience that is dedicated to your improvement as a dancer. Through classes in ballet, pointe, men’s classes, variations, repertory, contemporary, partnering, conditioning and more, you will cultivate a better understanding of technique and artistry.
With our devoted, thoughtful, and passionate faculty, you’ll receive unparalleled training committed to your growth.
Train this summer and be challenged within a community of dancers devoted to advancing themselves at a school of distinction that is known throughout the world.
When: June 15 – July 20, 2024
While CPYB does not hold auditions for our 5-Week Pennsylvania Ballet Summer Intensive, dancers with over two years of previous ballet training ages 8-18 must submit an application for review and consideration. The application has three required photos. Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis and applicants are notified of their acceptance, with any applicable next steps.
Required application photos include a headshot, Croisé fourth on relevé, and First arabesque. Pointe shoes are not required for photos.
2024 Tuition / On-Campus Housing
|Program||Apply by Feb 1|
Commit by Feb 15
|Apply Feb 2 – Mar 1|
Commit by Mar 15
|Apply on or after Mar 2
Commit by Apr 15
|Room & Board||$3,600||$3,700||$3,800|
|Health & Wellness Fee||$100||$100||$100|
*At the time of commitment, a non-refundable $300 deposit, and a non-refundable $65 security and technology fee will be charged. The $300 deposit is applied towards the total tuition.
** On-Campus Housing fees are charged on May 3rd regardless of the commitment date.
Nurturing potential, the Changing Lives Scholarship Fund offers partial and full scholarships to students accepted into the 5-Week Summer Ballet Program. Click here for deadline information.
Housing is available on the beautiful campus of Dickinson College for a limited number of students who are ages 13-18 as of June 15, 2024. Housing is offered on a first-come, first-served basis as confirmations are received.
Being part of the CPYB residence life community provides an invaluable complement to your training experience.
During your time with us, you’ll be able to experience a Yumiko Pop-Up and a Freed of London Pointe shoe fitting (both offered to all students attending). As well, there will a trip to HersheyPark for all residential students (a-la-carte for all non-residential students over the age of 13).
Students who receive a tuition scholarship are notified via email of their adjusted tuition balance due.
On the date of commitment to the program, a $65 Security Fee and the $300 Tuition Deposit (both non-refundable) are posted and charged within 24 hours.
|Commitment Date||Balance of Tuition Due & Date Processed||Room & Board Due & Date Processed
|Through February 15th||
|February 16th – March 15th||
|March 16th – April 15th||
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If the full payment of tuition and/or any other CPYB 5-Week Summer Ballet Program fees along with all required forms and materials are not received by the stated deadlines, the student will be placed on a waiting list.
All payments will be processed through the credit card or bank account on file in your CPYB Family Portal. CPYB accepts bank draft, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to notify their financial institution regarding limits on their account or fraud prevention. Transactions declined for any reason incur a $35 declined transaction fee. ONLY if a letter from the financial institution stating the account was closed due to fraud is provided within 48 hours prior to the payment being processed will the $35 declined transaction fee be waived.
Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet must receive written notice of a student withdrawing from the 2024 5-Week Summer Ballet Program through an official withdrawal form. The Parent or Guardian will be responsible for all payments due until this written notice of withdrawal is received. Verbal notification of withdrawal will not be accepted. Withdrawal forms can be requested by emailing email@example.com.
Unforeseeable Disasters Policy
As we saw in 2020, there may be unforeseeable disasters that would cause CPYB to restructure and/or cancel our program(s). If CPYB were to alter its program due to an unforeseeable disaster, we will offer discounts, deferments and/or refunds at our discretion.
PLEASE NOTE: Even with an unforeseeable disaster, CPYB will not refund your application fee ($85) or one half of your non-refundable deposit ($150).
Refund and Deferment Policy
2024 Room and Board
Refund or Deferment Option: If a student withdraws by May 1, 2024, payments made for room and board, the activities fee and the health & wellness fee for the 2024 5-Week Summer Ballet Program can be refunded in full or deferred in full to the 2025 5-Week Summer Ballet Program. Refunds will be processed via check 30-45 days following notification of withdrawal.
After May 1, 2024, payments made for room and board, the activities fee and the health & wellness for are non-refundable and non-transferable to another student or program.
If a student must withdraw from the program due to prolonged illness or severe injury that prohibits their participation, verified by a doctor’s certificate, CPYB will consider an account credit option for the room and board, activities and health & wellness fees paid at the time of withdrawal.
Tuition paid is non-refundable and non-transferable to another student or program.
If a student must withdraw from the program due to prolonged illness or severe injury that prohibits their participation, verified by a doctor’s certificate, CPYB will consider an account credit option for tuition paid at the time of withdrawal.
After the 5-Week Summer Ballet Program has started, tuition paid is non-refundable and non-transferable to another student or program.
Covid Safety Measures Note:
While CPYB will continue to operate with rigorous health and safety guidelines in place, our plans and protocols will continue to evolve and are dependent upon the progress of the pandemic and updates to public health regulations and policies. All programs are subject to change. COVID -19 vaccines are encouraged but not required for those who are age-eligible.
Applications are Now Being Accepted!
Apply today for our 2024 5-Week Summer Ballet Program!