Beginning Ballet

Registration for 2022 is now open.

Be Your Dream: June 20 – July 22, 2022

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.

Inspiring a Love for Child Ballet

Beginning Ballet Level A is designed for students ages 6-7 who have one year or less 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 20 – July 22, 2022

Where: CPYB, Carlisle, PA

Tuition Rates:
Tuition: $550
Registration Fee: $35
Security Fee: $60

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

Space is limited! Register your dancer for the 9:00 – 10:15 AM class held Monday – Friday*.

Child Ballet Class

Dress Code

Females
  • Black leotard, conservative traditional styles (no embellishments, low-cut backs, halters, high-cut legs or strap designs)
  • Ballet pink or flesh tone footed tights worn in shoes. Ballet shoes should be the same tone as tights 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
Males
  • White leotard or plain white t-shirt tucked in tights
  • Black tights
  • Black ballet shoes with elastic strap
  • White socks (short)

Frequently Asked Questions

Youth ballet training is an excellent way to build character in children. Ballet improves muscle strength, coordination, balance, and helps young people develop social skills. If you are considering ballet for your child, here are some frequently asked questions that first-time ballet parents may have. Scroll through to learn more!

Do Beginning Ballet Classes Have a Structure?

The Summer Beginning Ballet Program (ages 6-7) is designed for students with zero to one year of training. Students learn basic ballet positions and the progression of a standard ballet barre. Beginning Ballet Program students also move into beginning center work, away from the ballet barre, and begin to learn the French vocabulary that defines all the steps in ballet.

How Early Should We Arrive for Class?

Arriving at least ten to fifteen minutes early will give students an opportunity to prepare and focus before class begins. Take this opportunity to use the bathroom, change your shoes and be ready for class.

What Should We Bring to a Beginning Ballet Class?

Besides the proper attire, bring a water bottle and you may want a bag for changing out your shoes. But most importantly, bring your focus and imagination!

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 2022 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 info@cpyb.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 $35 application fee or $150 of your tuition.

Refund and Deferment Policy

2022 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.

Give Them Time to Bloom

 

After the initial rush of enthusiasm for ballet, many children in youth ballet training may reach a plateau in their interest. If you feel as though your child’s excitement for classes is waning, don’t be discouraged. Learning something new is exciting and challenging. With your encouragement, your child will learn that perseverance will make those difficult movements easier. They will also begin to recognize the value of hard work and the rewards that it can bring. 

Put Your Confidence in the Teachers

Ballet students spend several hours per week with their instructors, and form bonds with these adults. Often, teachers push students to their limits for the child’s benefit. Trust that the ballet teacher is acting in your child’s best interest.

Dance is a lifelong commitment, and it can be challenging for children to advance their strength and technique. Don’t give up—give your child love and encouragement and watch them bloom in class!

Register Today

Register for Beginning Ballet today!