Children’s Division

Ballet Classes for 3 Year Olds and Up – Registration for the 2021/2022 Academic Year is now open!

The Love of Ballet Begins Here

Watch your child’s confidence, focus, and imagination grow with ballet. At Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, girls and boys learn coordination, ballet vocabulary, and classroom etiquette in a progressive sequence based on their development. These ballet classes for 3 year olds and up will help your son or daughter develop the life-long skills of focus, discipline, and confidence.

Ballet Classes for 3 Year Olds and Up


Creative Movement

For children 3-4 years of age by September 1.

This foundational class encourages a child’s sense of creativity and imagination, while introducing them to the fundamental elements of movement. Students will gain awareness of musicality and rhythm while exploring the concepts of space, time, force, movement, body, and form. Age-appropriate classroom activities develop gross motor skills, strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance while introducing students to the structure, etiquette, and discipline of dance in a fun and encouraging environment. Students will learn classical ballet terminology and practice exercises specifically designed to prepare them for future ballet training.

Students must be potty trained.


For children 5-6 years of age by September 1.

Pre-Ballet provides a critical transition from Creative Movement to CPYB’s first level of classical ballet training. Foundational ballet techniques will be introduced in this course including barre work and basic ballet terminology. Elements of pantomime, as it relates to classical ballet narration, will also be incorporated in this class. Music, movement, and creativity will continue to be explored in Pre-Ballet to best suit the developmental needs of students and ensure an efficient transition from Creative Movement to Level I. 

To gain the most out of this training, it is recommended that Pre-Ballet students invest, at minimum, two ballet classes per week.


For Pre-Ballet students only.

Tap class develops the student’s rhythm and coordination. As students learn to put dance steps together in a variety of ways, they improve cognitive thinking skills. Precise musicality and classroom etiquette are emphasized.

Students enrolled in Pre-Ballet, and who meet their minimum ballet class requirements, can enhance their dance experience by taking tap classes at no additional tuition cost.

Tuition 2021/2022
ClassAnnual Tuition
Creative Movement $750

Optional classes are at no additional cost to students. A $95 Registration and Security Fee is required each year.

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Class Schedule 2021/2022

Class times are subject to change. *All times listed in EST. Classes start Monday, September 13th, 2021. 

4:30 - 5:15PM*
Pre-Ballet4:30 - 5:30PM*4:30 - 5:30PM*
4:30 - 5:15PM*

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Registration for the 2021/2022 Academic Year is now open!