Tier 2: Trainee

Following the student's theatre outing, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet brings dance into participating DiscoverDance schools through on-site classes for 1st and 2nd grade students. CPYB faculty members conduct a series of 45-minute interactive, energetic dance classes for groups of 20 to 30 students.

In this class students participate in a structured format that incorporates music and a variety of movement styles including ballet, jazz, modern and ballroom. During this class CPYB faculty members observe and select students for further participation in the DiscoverDance program. Criteria for selection includes interest, musicality, focus and potential, as well as teacher or guidance counselor recommendation. In addition, CPYB accepts student referrals from non-DiscoverDance elementary schools, community officials, and community outreach programs.