5-Week Summer Ballet Intensive Program
Applications are now open.
The Summer Ballet Intensive Program
Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet’s 5-Week Summer Ballet Intensive Program provides unparalleled training by our prestigious faculty and guest faculty.
As a ballet summer camp student, you will experience a program focused on advancing your strength and technique using the proven Teaching Syllabus© of our founder, Marcia Dale Weary.
Build your confidence as a dancer through our comprehensive curriculum that brings together the finest in technique and artistry. Supplemental classes have included character, pointe, variations, modern, partnering, and hip-hop.
When: June 17 – July 22, 2023
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.
Applications open December 1st. Please email email@example.com with any questions and join our mailing list for notifications.
2023 Tuition / Room and Board
|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||$3,650**||$3,750**||$3,850**|
*At the time of commitment, a non-refundable $300 deposit, and a non-refundable $60 security and technology fee will be charged. The $300 deposit is applied towards the total tuition.
**Room & board includes a health & wellness fee and an activities fee which includes a trip to Hersheypark. Room and Board are charged on May 3rd regardless of the commitment date.
Housing is available on the beautiful campus of Dickinson College for a limited number of students who are ages 13-18 as of June 17, 2023. Housing is offered on a first-come, first-served basis as confirmations are received.
Learn more about how 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).
Example of Discounted Rates
A dancer applies on January 30th and is accepted. On the day of commitment to the program, they pay the $60 Security Fee and the $300 Tuition Deposit (both non-refundable). If they commit:
|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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Directed and Choreographed by CPYB student, Katherine Whitfield
“As I progress through my career I become more and more grateful of my life in dance and all my good fortune that has come with it. Of course, I have Marcia Dale Weary and the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet to thank for it. I don’t know how to express my gratitude for the way that CPYB has changed my life other than to continue perfecting and molding what Marcia and all my great teachers have taught me. These life lessons are forever instilled in me and I wear them proudly each day I get to dance.”
Les Ballets de Monte Carlo Soloist and CPYB Alumna
“Dear CPYB faculty and staff, Thank you so much for a fantastic three weeks! I really enjoyed all of my classes and want to personally thank all of my teachers. I learned a lot and really think my technique has improved.”
“Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet gave me a solid foundation on which to build my career. Without the guidance of CPYB’s dedicated teachers, I would not be living my dream.”
Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal Dancer and CPYB Alumna
“This has been an enriching experience for her. All the teachers were motivating and our daughter has learned so much.”
“The time our three children spent at CPYB has been beneficial to their dance careers.”
“My child has significantly improved her technique and has thoroughly enjoyed all the classes.”
“My daughter is having a wonderful first week experience with you this week. She is enjoying learning about the CPYB foundations and learning from your engaging and insightful teachers.”
“My daughter just completed the CPYB summer intensive. The program exceeded her expectations. She loved the intense focus on ballet technique and appreciated the non-competitive atmosphere of CPYB. She had many favorite teachers and made lots of new friends. The program was worth every penny, and I would highly recommend it to any young dancer who loves ballet and wants to strengthen their technique. “
“Thank you for a wonderful moving in…we had a 12-hour drive to get to CPYB and lots of questions about what Rebecca was embarking on. I can tell you that our questions were well answered in your handbook and mailed materials, as well as when we arrived. The arrival and moving into the dorm was so well organized, and we were very impressed by the helpfulness of the support staff. I felt very comfortable driving back to Tennessee knowing that Rebecca was going to have a safe and wonderful summer of dance. Thank you so much for being so organized and calming my fears.”
“Thank you so much for your help this summer. Maris has been VERY happy at the program. I suspect you will be seeing her next summer, too!”
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 2023 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
2023 Room and Board
Refund or Deferment Option: If a student withdraws by May 1, 2023, payments made for room and board, the activities fee and the health & wellness fee for the 2023 5-Week Summer Ballet Program can be refunded in full or deferred in full to the 2024 5-Week Summer Ballet Program. Refunds will be processed via check 30-45 days following notification of withdrawal.
After May 1, 2023, 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 2023 5-Week Summer Ballet Program!