Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet’s August Course focuses on refining ballet technique and gaining strength and stamina for dancers ages 8-18 with over two years of previous ballet training. Our CPYB academic year faculty are each trained in Marcia Dale Weary’s proven teaching curriculum focusing on instilling correct and well-articulated movement.

Students may choose either the first week or both weeks of the program. Accepted dancers who confirm enrollment must be available for placement class on Sunday, July 28th.

Week 1: Monday, July 29 – Friday, August 2, 2024
Week 2: Monday, August 5 – Friday, August 9, 2024

Tuition Rates:
Both Weeks: $1,100
Week 1 Only: $600
Security & Technology Fee: $60
Application Fee: $85

Applications open December 1st. Please email with any questions and join our mailing list for notifications.

While CPYB does not hold auditions for the August Course, dancers must submit an application submit an application for review and consideration. The application has three required photos: a headshot, Croisé fourth on relevé, and First arabesque. Pointe shoes are not required for photos. Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis and applicants are notified of their acceptance, with any applicable next steps. Dancers accepted to the program can expect classes to begin in the morning and conclude early afternoon, Monday – Friday.


Housing is not provided by CPYB during the August Course. Extended-stay hotels closest to our studios include MainStay Suites Carlisle-Harrisburg, Residence Inn Carlisle, Comfort Suites Carlisle, and Homewood Suites by Hilton.

Payment Policy

If the full payment of tuition and/or any other CPYB August Course 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.

Withdrawal Policy

Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet must receive written notice of a student withdrawing from the 2024 August Course 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

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.

Even with an unforeseeable disaster, CPYB will not refund your application fee or half of your tuition.

Refund Policy

Tuition paid is non-refundable and non-transferable to another student or program.

If a student must withdrawal 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 August Course 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!

Register or apply today for our 2024 August Course!