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Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Expands to Enola

Children's Division and Primary Division Classes Now Offered at Capital Blue 


Carlisle, Pa. (07/17/18) – Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) is expanding its Children’s and Primary Division to a third location at the Capital Blue health and wellness center located at 4500 Marketplace Way in Enola, Pa. CPYB will lease the studio space starting September 2018.

“Our mission is to inspire, educate and enrich lives through dance,” explains CPYB chief executive officer Nicholas Ade. “To carry out this mission, we continually look for ways to make ballet training at CPYB accessible. Our board, artistic leadership, staff and faculty are thrilled to expand into the Enola area and bring world-class dance training to children that crave the opportunity to dance.”

With the addition of Enola, CPYB will have three locations: two studios in Carlisle and one in Enola at Capital Blue. Children’s Division and Primary Division classes at Capital Blue will be for children ages 3 to 9 and taught primarily by children’s division coordinator and faculty member, Rose Taylor.

“The space at Capital Blue is perfect. It’s welcoming, easy to access, and comforting for young children. It’s an ideal environment for learning our curriculum,” says Taylor. “Children will receive basic ballet training that expands their mind, teaches them focus, and sets them on a path for success in dance and beyond. I’m thrilled to bring this opportunity to even more children.”

CPYB, a celebrated leader in the world of ballet education, has been offering classes in the Central Pennsylvania area for more than 60 years. CPYB currently enrolls more than 300 academic-year students ages 3 to 20.

“Capital BlueCross is thrilled to continue our strong relationship with Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. As the only locally-based health insurer in Central Pennsylvania, part of our mission is to invest in the health of our communities, helping them become better places to live, work and play,” said Gary D. St. Hilaire, President and CEO, Capital BlueCross. “We are proud to offer class space at our Capital Blue health and wellness center, and to partner with CPYB, which has an inspiring history of helping young dancers learn their craft and follow their dreams.”

Enrollment is open at and classes will begin at Capital Blue on September 11, 2018.


About Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet
Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet is a celebrated leader in the world of dance education. Embracing an attitude of lifelong learning more than 60 years ago, Founding Artistic Director Marcia Dale Weary envisioned a school where children would have the opportunity to receive exceptional ballet training. Today CPYB is the nationally recognized school of classical ballet with an international reputation for training young men and women. The school’s renowned teaching methodology couples performance opportunities with innovative educational initiatives, an esteemed faculty, and a proven syllabus — all in an environment that promotes the acquisition of the life skills crucial to a child’s development. As a nonprofit arts education organization, CPYB provides access to world-class ballet training through the support of generous donors.

Thousands of young people have passed through Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet’s acclaimed studios. CPYB alumni continually occupy top positions in the leading ballet companies from San Francisco and Miami to New York, London and beyond. Through the organization’s threefold mission – to inspire, educate and enrich – the legacy of Marcia Dale Weary and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet redefines the art form, preserves its history and shapes its future.