See a Performance!

On arrival day you will start off on the right foot by attending CPYB’s  Founder's Series, a school performance dedicated to Founder, Marcia Dale Weary showcasing timeless masterpieces, new works and captivating choreography  performed by CPYB students at Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts. From exciting 20th Century masterpieces to modern day classics, you will see for yourself the results of the comprehensive training you are about to experience!

Trips and Activities
Through the 5-Week Summer Ballet Program Activities Package*, you will embark on three exciting day trips! A highlight each summer is the trip to Hersheypark. One of the nation’s best-loved amusement parks, Hersheypark features 13 rollercoasters, a water park, and Hershey’s Chocolate World—a can’t-miss experience! The two additional trips have included a day at the Carlisle Sports Emporium, a theatre exursion to Allenberry Playhouse, a baseball and picnic outing to see a Harrisburg Senators minor league game, a trip to Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, and more!

In addition, you can take part in specially-designed campus activities throughout the program.

*You must be age 11 or older sign up for the Activities Package.

Carlisle Community Events
Summer in Carlisle is full of fun and happenings... here are just a few!

  • Farmers on the Square:  a weekly farmers market right in town featuring local fair, produce and more
  • Carlisle Summerfair:  a weeklong Fourth of July celebration culminating with a live on-campus performance by the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra 
  • Bluegrass on the Grass:  an annual bluegrass music festival held right on the campus of Dickinson College

Freed Pointe Shoe Fittings

You'll have the opportunity to find your perfect fit when the professional pointe shoe fitters at Freed of London conduct on-site fittings for 5-Week Summer Ballet Program students!


Yumiko Pop-Up Store
Another unique experience: CPYB summer students can browse inventory and shop directly from the source during the on-site Yumiko Pop-Up Store!