“One of the reasons we picked Mid Atlantic Youth Ballet, is that we really feel this school provides an excellent combination of really high quality instruction, but most importantly, character education. We would love for our daughter to go as far as she wants to with ballet, but above that, want her to be a happy, well-rounded, confident (but still humble) person with good friends. We really feel like you deliberately create that environment at MYB.” –Emily, MYB parent
The Mid Atlantic Youth Ballet and Center for Dance Education, Inc. is a non-profit dance school and youth ballet company. Founded in 2007, the goal of this organization is to provide access to professional quality full-length ballet productions, community outreach, and instruction of dance technique.
The dance education program is inclusive of dance classes in a wide variety of dance genres with a primary emphasis on ballet. The curriculum is founded on the philosophy that a strong foundation in ballet fundamentals complements all other areas of dance study. All classes are technique-based and have scheduled informal observations in lieu of a year-end recital. Students of all ages receive dance training from professional instructors in Ballet, Modern Dance, Jazz, Tap and Hip Hop. Small classes allow for individualized instruction in a nurturing environment for both the career-minded student and dance enthusiast!
Mid Atlantic Youth Ballet is also dedicated to the provision of pre-professional performing opportunities for dancers ages four and up. All students studying dance, regardless of studio affiliation, are eligible to audition and participate in Mid Atlantic Youth Ballet productions. MYB’s formal performance opportunities are not recitals, but are full-length ballet productions complete with professional scenery, costumes, and stage lighting. Rehearsals for these productions are always separate from class time.