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"At every possible opportunity, I hope to instill in children a love for the arts and for classical music," said Marcia Dale Weary, beloved teacher and founder of Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. "Along with that, I hope to help them develop self-discipline, generosity and the ability to focus."

Weary passed away at the age of 82 on Monday, March 4, 2019.

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With intensive season fast approaching, it’s time to get your dancers in the right mindset for their summer adventure. Point them toward this audio blog from Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet’s Paige Ade, a former Pacific Northwest Ballet dancer who has been through her share of summer programs as both a dancer and a teacher.

She shares her best advice on how to approach the experience, from calming nerves during the obligatory placement class to eating right and making connections with fellow dancers. Read the full transcript here.


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