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BYB Mission

The mission of Bluegrass Youth Ballet is to enhance lives by providing dance education in a positive environment for all youth through high quality training, innovative performances, and cultural experiences.

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Benefits of Dance

Dancers have a better understanding of their bodies, and they will gain better stamina, body control, and muscle tone. Dance increases coordination and improves musicality.

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Commitment & Work

Bluegrass Youth Ballet students learn to work as part of one body, and to discover their potential as individual performers and artists.

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Education & Culture

Bluegrass Youth Ballet's innovative performances incorporate cultures, and teach both dancers and audiences about their world.

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Discipline & Self-Respect

At BYB, dancers of all ages will be taught to interact and respect themselves, as well as other dancers, and their instructors. These are skills that are essential for life!

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Class Schedule 2015-16

Bluegrass Youth Ballet accepts students regardless of ethnic background or socioeconomic status. We love diversity! Students ages 7 and up have to be evaluated before they are placed in a class.

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Three yearly performances (Fall, Winter, and Spring) will be open for BYB dancers. These performances are choreographed based on the number and ability of the dancers.

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Community Outreach

At BYB we want to be a leader in community dance education and performances. We love to be involved with the public and any community events. We also want to be a strong presence in schools.

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LexArts has provided funding support for the Valley Park Outreach Program through its Fund for the Arts.

Recent BYB News

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BYB Presents: The Little Mermaid


BYB presents The Little Mermaid on Friday, March 31 at 7pm and Saturday, April 1 at […]

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LexArts Arts Showcase is Tomorrow!!

Join our Outreach program students tomorrow at 5pm at LexArts located at 161 N. Mill Street. We are collaborating with the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra Music Works students. Enjoy free dance, music and […]

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Registration is Open for Summer Camps

Click here to learn more about Fairy Tale Camp. Registration available online! Click here to learn more about Kids Fun Arts Camp. Registration available online! Read More
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Barnes & Noble Bookfair to Benefit BYB – THIS SUNDAY!

Join us at Barnes & Noble in Hamburg this Sunday from 1-3. A percentage of your purchase goes to BYB! Read More

BYB Performances

In 1837, author Hans Christian Anderson published a fairy tale about a young mermaid willing to give up her life in the sea for the love of a young prince. Since then, the story has been retold in various media such as theatre and film. This ballet adaptation of The Little Mermaid has a Bluegrass Youth Ballet twist! Join us at the Lexington Opera House on Friday, March 31 at 7pm or Saturday, April 1 at 2pm.

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