3 Lessons I Learned from the Wings

August 13, 2014 Waiting in the wings.

While waiting in the wings there is no view more perfect. You stand surrounded by organized chaos. Dancers preparing to share their gift. Scenery and drops flying in and out, wheeled in every which direction. Wardrobe mistresses tending to some last minute mending. The orchestra tuning. A mere snapshot of a night at the ballet Read More

Bidding Adieu

July 26, 2014 Bidding Adieu A New Page

So quiet you can hear a bobby pin drop. Yet another wildly successful Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet summer ballet program has come to a close. A swirling sea of dancers — more than 580 eager young people — flowed into Carlisle over a month ago. They circulated in and out of the CPYB studios, as Read More

Time For A Change

July 22, 2014 Time for a Change A New Page

After just having completed another year of dance training, your summer intensive of choice can feel like a breath of fresh air. Taking classes from different teachers, receiving corrections — some possibly with a different approach, others new altogether — and expanding your circle of friends all help re-energize your dancing and trigger new perspectives. Read More

Coming Full Circle

July 7, 2014 CPYB A New Page Full Circle

Full Circle. Familiar with the term? When something comes full circle, it pertains to returning to where one started after gaining experience or exploring new things. That defines exactly what former New York City Ballet (NYCB) principal dancer and CPYB alumnus Jonathan Stafford has done. With a tremendous want to give back, Jonathan speaks about Read More

Summer to Success: Students Grow By Leaps And Bounds

June 24, 2014 Summer Success at CPYB

Choosing to spend five short weeks in a summer ballet intensive can be a life changer. Hungry, hard-working dancers flock to studios, fully prepared to take in and digest every morsel faculty members so want to pass on to them. New York City Ballet principal dancer Chase Finlay talked with guest blogger Diane McCormick about Read More

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