Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet is recognized throughout the world for providing the finest in classical ballet training. As the Resident Ballet Company for  Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts in Harrisburg, Pa., CPYB presents the highest caliber in ballet performances. We look forward to you visiting with us often.

Located in the vibrant historical community of Carlisle, Pa., Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet is a nationally and internationally recognized school of classical ballet providing complete ballet training highlighted by trademark clarity of technique and artistic aplomb.

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Marcia Dale Weary’s love of dance compelled her to open the Marcia Dale School of Dance — now Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet — in 1955. Throughout the years, CPYB has developed a curriculum that is focused on building technical strength, stamina and flexibility, as well as nurturing artistic development.

While the school’s academic programs are designed with the serious ballet student in mind, CPYB attracts students of all ages, with varying degrees of interest and talent, who wish to pursue dance instruction in an inspiring, enriched learning environment.

Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet invites you to immerse yourself in fairytales and wonder of timeless classics and exciting reprisals during its 2016/2017 performance season. It all begins in the mysterious glen of Sleepy Hollow where a romantic rivalry is brewing in Alan Hineline's eye-catching The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Be prepared for the most delightful of surprises in George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® — including a Christmas tree that grows huge before your very eyes, a battle between pesky mice and brave toy soldiers, and a spectacular snowfall that carries you to the enchanting Land of Sweets. In April a birthday celebration, wicked witch, and pricked finger will transport you to the most illustrious of fairytales: The Sleeping Beauty. The four days of June Series brings the season to a memorable close in five exhilaratingly distinctive performances.


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  • Hilton Harrisburg