HUDSON YOUTH BALLET
Hudson Ballet Theatre's youth division, Hudson Youth Ballet (HYB) partners with City Center Dance to provide quality dance training to students in our community. HYB dancers are a part of HBT's fall and spring performances, dancing alongside the company and gaining valuable experience being a part of professional productions.
HYB mini students are generally 3-5 years of age and are not required to have any years of ballet training. These students typically have one smaller roll in each HBT show.
HYB Levels I-V
Leveling for HYB students ages 6-18 is determined by HBT directors based on age, skill and physical and emotional development. (Dancers 6+ without any formal dancer training are still able to enroll and perform in HYB productions). Students enrolled in City Center Dance's Pre-Professional Program will have the same HYB level as Pre-Pro level. The differences in leveling is reflected in HYB casting. Dancers placed in higher levels will be cast in larger, more difficult roles, with levels IV and V performing en pointe.
City Center Dance
Pre-Professional Program Rate*
(full year, discounted)
HYB Level I
HYB Level II
HYB Level III
HYB Level IV
Some roles will be danced en pointe
HYB Level V
Most roles will be danced en pointe
*Dancers who are a part of City Center Dance's Pre Professional Division will automatically be a part of Hudson Youth Ballet and will be cast in Hudson Ballet Theatre's spring and fall productions. CCD Pre-Professional Division students are given a larger tuition discount.