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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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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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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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Class Schedule 2014-15

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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Rapunzel School Show

Bluegrass Youth Ballet presents
Based on the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tale
School Shows
April 30, 2015 9:30 AM
May 1, 2015 9:30 AM
Lexington Opera House
$5 per person
Make Reservations for your school or homeschool group today!
Show Time: 1 […]

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BYB Spotlight: Photographer Keith House

This BYB Spotlight features Keith House. Keith is BYB’s resident photographer! He plays an important role in every BYB performance, though he will not be seen on the stage. He may be heard in the audience clicking […]

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BYB Spotlight: Governor’s School for the Arts

It is almost time for the annual Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) auditions! BYB students are consistently accepted into Governor’s School for the Arts, earning them eligibility for a host of College […]

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BYB Spotlight: Instructor Abbie Whitman

Our next Spotlight is BYB Instructor Abbie Whitman. Miss Abbie is passionate about passing on her love of dance to the next generation! At BYB, she teaches all levels of Ballet Technique/Pointe. In addition, […]

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Latest Job Opportunities…

BYB is hiring for two new positions:  Classical Ballet Teacher and Administrative Director.
Classical Ballet Teacher (full or part time)
Bluegrass Youth Ballet seeks an experienced classical ballet teacher for the upcoming season. During the […]

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