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Pensacola Youth Ballet Debuts New Programming

Pensacola Youth Ballet is a pre-professional program for children ages five and up. The program utilizes a progressive syllabus to prepare students for a professional career in the arts.

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At PYB, their focus is on our students’ growth, and development in all areas, including building a diverse performance resume. They believe students must have opportunities that challenge, encourage, and improve their overall confidence according to their technical and artistic levels.

In addition to the multiple performance opportunities they offer throughout the year, the studio serves as an audition hub for professional ballet summer programs such as Oklahoma City Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Nashville Ballet, and New York Dance Project.

They are always trying to expand each student’s education beyond our studio walls and into the professional arena. Their students benefit from guest instructors and supplemental classes in theatre and music, as well as resume and self-marketing, dance history, and cross-training.

The program is directed by Michael Wardlaw, former Senior Soloist with Cincinnati Ballet, and Soloist with Tulsa Ballet. Mr. Wardlaw takes great pleasure in providing his students with 26 years of professional experience.

Pensacola Youth Ballet is registering new students now for a new and improved program. The program is unique in that it offers “supplemental classes” in kinesiology, injury prevention, music appreciation, theatre, and other dance styles. These classes are in addition to the regular ballet curriculum and rotate by trimester.

The program is completely youth-focused and geared towards getting students to a professional level.

The main schedule will offer classes for ages five and up. Classes for younger ages include; “Dance With Me” for ages 18 months to 3 years with a guardian. Fridays are adults-only nights and include salsa, ballet, jazz, and Pilates.

We utilize a progressive syllabus, and our focus is on our students’ growth, and development in all areas, including building a diverse performance resume. We believe each student must have opportunities that challenge, encourage, and improve their overall confidence according to their technical and artistic level.

Registration is open now on their website!

Join PYB for their open house on August 18,19,25,26 from 9:00-1:00. Our studio is located at 9276 North Davis Hwy in Pensacola, FL.

For more information, you may call 850-786-9506.

Or visit online at PensacolaYouthBallet.com

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