CPYB Summer Residence Life

Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet provides room and board accommodations for 5-Week Summer Ballet Program students on the beautiful and secure campus of Dickinson College, located in the heart of historic Carlisle and within walking distance of CPYB Warehouse Studios. Residential students enjoy housing in a supervised residence hall, three meals a day in the Dickinson Dining Hall, Dickinson and CPYB facilities use and transportation between CPYB Warehouse Studios and CPYB Barn Studios. 

Residence Halls
Supervised, air-conditioned housing is provided for CPYB residential students ages 11 to 20 on the campus of Dickinson College. 

Our residence life staff is extensively trained to provide a positive living-learning community with the students, and every member of the staff is First Aid and CPR certified.

"Hands down the best staff! My daughter had an amazing time and nurturing dorm life!! Very thankful to all that worked so hard to make it such a positive experience for her!!!" 
-Kimberly R., parent of 2017 summer student

A combination of the following residence halls are typically used during the 5-Week Summer Ballet Program: Adams HallDrayer Hall, Matthews House, Todd House, and Witwer Hall. Students are assigned dorms according to age and gender.

Dining Services
Residential students receive three meals a day at the Dickinson College Dining Hall. Dickinson College Dining Services has been ranked in the top ten nationally by the Princeton Review. The staff keeps the nutritional needs of the 5-Week Summer Ballet Program dancers in mind and designs the menus during the Program accordingly. 

Non-residential students and guests may purchase meals in the Dining Hall. 

In addition to the Dining Hall, students can enjoy beverages and snacks from The Quarry, a quaint limestone eatery located right on campus.

Dickinson College Bookstore
The Dickinson College Bookstore takes great pride in satisfying the diverse needs of the campus community by offering a wide variety of goods and services. Microfridges can be rented through the Bookstore for use in the residence halls. The bookstore offers a wide array of apparel and gifts, and has a well-stocked general book department tailored to the needs and interests of the general public including classics, current fiction and non-fiction, and newspapers. 

The Devil’s Den
The Devil’s Den, a convenience/grocery store operated by the Dickinson College Bookstore, is located in the lower level of the Holland Union Building (HUB) and is open year-round. Visitors will find a large selection of grocery and snack items, as well as greeting cards, newspapers, magazines, fountain soda, stuffed animals, and health and beauty aids.

Historic Carlisle
The quaint town of Carlisle provides a small-town environment full of coffee shops, scenic walking and biking trails, museums, art galleries, and exceptional and diverse restaurants.

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