An Evening at the Barre is Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet’s premiere fundraising event of the year. Essential annual support raised during this gala ensures the educational development of our young dancers through scholarships, world-class training and performances.

In 2014 we celebrate the 6th anniversary of An Evening at the Barre, hosted by Alicia Richards, celebrated abc27 news anchor. The gala is open to the public and is held on the beautiful campus of Dickinson College.

This formal gala includes a cocktail reception, three-course dinner, live and silent auction, and artistic showcases by CPYB students. You can support this event through sponsorship, auction donation, and purchasing tickets to the event. 

Embracing an attitude of lifelong learning, Founding Artistic Director Marcia Dale Weary envisioned a school where children would have the opportunity to receive exceptional ballet training. More than 59 years later, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet is a celebrated leader in the world of classical ballet, an artistic cornerstone of the capital region and an economic cultural powerhouse – infusing nearly $6 million per year into the regional economy. Our unique educational programs provide comprehensive ballet training in an environment that promotes the acquisition of the life skills crucial to a child’s development. Self-confidence, discipline, focus, time management, and the ability to collaborate are all qualities instilled through participation in CPYB’s educational programs. Your support is essential to the continuation of these programs.

A New Page blog: Oh What a Night at An Evening at the Barre 2013!

Individual Tickets: $125
Tables of eight are available through Sponsorship levels.


To receive an invitation, donate an auction item or sponsor, please contact Brigette Plummer, 717.254.8477 or