August Course

Classes for Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet's August Course are taught by CPYB permanent faculty, led by Founding Artistic Director Marcia Dale Weary. This intensive course focuses on refining ballet technique, gaining strength and stamina. Students may choose either the first week or both weeks of study.


Sunday, July 30-Friday, August 4, 2017
Monday, August 7-Friday, August 11, 2017

Placement classes will be held on Sunday, July 30 (class times will be confirmed via e-mail). 


Carlisle, PA


Beginning  students (ages 6+ with zero to one year of training, not including preschool classes)

  • Two classes per day, Monday-Friday
  • Application fee: $35
  • Tuition:
    • $129 per week
    • After June 1: $180 per week

Students with previous training (two+ years of training, not including preschool classes)

  • Two classes* per day, Monday-Friday
  • Application fee: $85
  • Tuition:
    • $284 per week
    • After June 1: $387 per week​

*If deemed appropriate by the Artistic Director, some levels may be given additional classes. There will be no additional charges for the added classes. 


Beginning level students start at 9 a.m. and end by 11:35 a.m. each day
Students with previous training begin at 9 a.m. or 10:05 a.m. and end by 1:15 p.m. each day. Start times vary by placement level.


Residential housing is not available for CPYB's August Course. Lodging is available at the nearby Comfort Suites hotel located at 10 South Hanover Street in Carlisle. The Comfort Suites is the exclusive provider of hotel accommodations for CPYB programs and is located within one walkable mile to the studios in downtown Carlisle. For reservations please call 717.960.1000 or 1.800.704.1188. To receive the CPYB block rate, be sure to make your reservations by July 2 and mention code "CPYB."


Before clicking the "Apply" button on this page, please take a moment to read the information below:
Instructions: NEW students
Instructions: Students who attended the 2015 or 2016 5-Week Summer Ballet Program or August Course

NOTE: Students that receive an official CPYB acceptance letter will be charged the full tuition within 48 hours to the family’s account.
Refund Policy


Questions? Please contact us at 717.245.1190 or

NOTE: CPYB administrative offices will be closed December 18-January 2. Messages received during this time will be returned when the office reopens on January 3. Applications received after December 16 will be processed and application fees charged the week of January 2. Applicants will be notified regarding their acceptance status by the week of January 9.