Child Ballet for Beginners

​For aspiring dancers ages 6-7. Registrations now being accepted.

A Note About Our 2021 Ballet for Beginners Program

​​CPYB’s intent for summer of 2021 is to offer a limited number of students an in-person Beginning Ballet Program. We are preparing to operate our in-person program with rigorous health and safety guidelines in place.

Our plans will continue to evolve in the coming months and are dependent upon updates to public health policies. Please continue to check back as updates will be made according to the latest available information and CDC requirements. CPYB is excited to help you advance your training this coming summer!

Inspiring a Love for Child Ballet

Beginning Ballet Level A is designed for students ages 6-7 who have zero to one year of training (not including preschool classes). Students learn the basic ballet positions, the progression of a standard ballet barre, and learning the French vocabulary that defines all the steps in ballet. These students also move into beginning center work, away from the support of the ballet barre.

When: June 21 – July 23, 2021

Level A classes are held Monday – Friday. Students can register for the 9:00 – 10:00 AM class or the 5:30 – 6:30 PM class*. Space is limited.

Where: CPYB Warehouse Studios, 5 N Orange Street, Carlisle, PA

If your dancer has attended a previous CPYB program, please contact prior to completing the online registration.

*Class times subject to change.

Child Ballet Class

Dress Code

  • Black leotard, conservative traditional styles (no embellishments, low-cut backs, halters, high-cut legs or strap designs)
  • Pink tights with feet worn in the shoes
  • Black ballet shoes with elastic strap
  • Hair in a bun or similar style if possible; short hair secured with a band; all bangs neatly pinned or sprayed back
  • White leotard or plain white t-shirt tucked in tights
  • Black tights
  • Black ballet shoes with elastic strap
  • White socks (short)

Payment Policy

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.

Withdrawal Policy

Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet must receive written notice of a student withdrawing from the 2021 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

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 $35.00 application fee or $150.00 of your tuition.

Refund and Deferment Policy

2021 Tuition:
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.

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