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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 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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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: Mother & Daughter Duet – Michelle & Hillary Johnson

Meet Michelle and Hillary Johnson- this month’s spotlight at BYB!
Diversity and inclusion were important factors in Michelle Johnson’s decision to enroll her daughter, Hillary, into ballet classes at Bluegrass Youth Ballet.   As one […]

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BYB Spotlight: Mother and Son Duo

Meet Maria Franzini and her son, Theo! They are BYB’s next Spotlight!
Maria is Bluegrass Youth Ballet’s Fairy Tale Camp music teacher, and Theo is a BYB student who just completed level B. This mother son duo […]

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BYB Spotlight: BYB Boutique Manager, Jennifer Morgan

Our next BYB Spotlight is our Boutique Manager, Jennifer Morgan. The Boutique at BYB provides BYB students with their ballet attire (leotards, tights, shoes, bun nets, etc.). All students of Bluegrass Youth Ballet are required to […]

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BYB Spotlight: Moms & Daughters – Delgados

Our next BYB spotlight is Elsa Delgado and her mom, Teresa.  Elsa has been dancing with BYB since 2006, and is currently in Level G.  She trains with BYB six days a week […]

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BYB Performances

'Dia de los Muertos' is Bluegrass Youth Ballet's hallmark production exploring the beautiful celebration of life and death during the Mexican holiday of the same name - or, as it is translated, Day of the Dead. An original ballet of BYB, 'Dia de los Muertos' includes a short narrative of the holiday from its roots with the ancient Aztecs through modern day in both Spanish and English. BYB is excited to bring this work back in the 2015-2016 Season on November 6, 7pm, and November 7, 3pm, at the Lexington Opera House in downtown Lexington, Kentucky.

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