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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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#DreamBigGiveBig – KY Gives Day

Bluegrass Youth Ballet’s one-day Annual Giving Campaign! On Tuesday, May 24th we encourage you to dream BIG with us!
On KY Gives Day, we ask you to support our BIG DREAMS and give to […]

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Arabella Final Performance!

Saturday, May 7th is the FINAL performance of Arabella’s Journey. Join us at 2pm at the Opera House as we travel the world!! Tickets are still available! Read More
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BYB Spotlight: Kay Acrea Kissick

An Interview with Kay Acrea Kissick, BYB Administrative Director

How long have you been with BYB and what is your role?
I began teaching as a substitute teacher for BYB in August 2015. I was […]

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Bluegrass Youth Ballet presents: Arabella’s Journey

Arabella’s Journey follows a 1930’s movie star and a love-struck sailor around the world featuring the fantastic national dances of each country they visit including Switzerland, Scotland, Bolivia, Greece, Italy, Germany, Russia, Ireland, […]

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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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