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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.

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BYB Presents: The Little Mermaid


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Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party

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The Nutcracker in One Act

Bluegrass Youth Ballet’s Signature Ballet!
The Nutcracker In One Act delights audience members of all ages!
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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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