Patel Conservatory Youth Ballet (PCYB) Official school of NGB. Directed by Philip Neal

PCYB performance photoThe Patel Conservatory Youth Ballet's disciplined course of study enables students to grow from beginning ballet to major performing opportunities at the Straz Center including Nutcracker.  Each PCYB division has a sequence of levels designed to meet the students’ developmental and technical needs. Classes impart a technique combining an American speed and lightness in the lower limbs while maintaining a classical port de bras. The program consists of two divisions: Enrollment Division and
Pre-Professional Division
PCYB Enrollment Division where children are placed by age.  The levels that make up the Enrollment Division are Beginning Dance 1 (3 years old by Sept. 1), Beginning Dance 2 (4 years old by Sept. 1), Beginning Dance 3 (5 years old by Sept. 1) and Primary (6 years old by Sept. 1). 

How to Register- Students that meet the age requirement for the enrollment division classes may sign up through the admissions office without going through the dance office.

Performance Information:
  • Beginning Dance 1- In-Studio Demonstration and Recital, Sat., May 12th, 2018, Patel Conservatory TECO Theater, Section I (Thurs. 4:15 p.m. class): 10 a.m., Section II (Sat. 9 a.m. class): 11:30 a.m.
  • Beginning Dance 2, Beginning Dance 3, Primary- Sat., April 28 Spring into Dance Showcase, 12:00 p.m., Ferguson Hall*
Fees: Non Refundable Registration Fee $35, Recital Fee $80 (Beginning Dance 1) or $120 (Beginning Dance 2, Beginning Dance 3 and Primary) and Yearly Tuition Fee

PCYB Pre-Professional Division where students are placed by ability (grades 2-12).  The levels that make up the Pre-Professional Division are Preparatory, Level 1A, Level 1B, Level 2A, Level 2B, Level 3A, Level 3B, Level 4 and Level 5. 

How to Register
Students interested in the Pre-Professional Division must take a placement class.  Placements are scheduled through the dance department by calling 813-222-1079 or by emailing

Performance Information:
  • Preparatory, Level 1A-Level 5- Sat., May 5 Cinderella Performance, 2:00 p.m. Ferguson Hall*, Sat., May 5 Cinderella Performance, 7 p.m. Ferguson Hall *, Sun., May 6 Cinderella Performance, 2:00 p.m. Ferguson Hall*         
 *Students guaranteed one performance only.
  • Preparatory-Level 5 are invited to audition for Next Generation Ballet’s Nutcracker. There is a separate performance fee and rehearsal commitment involved.
Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Just for Kicks
  • Preparatory-Level 1B and Level 2B’s Intermediate Just for Kicks- Sat., Apr. 28 Breakin’ Out Showcase, 4 p.m., Ferguson Hall*
  • Level 2A-Level 5- Sat., March 31 On the Edge performance, 7 p.m., Ferguson Hall*                                       
Fees: Non Refundable Registration Fee $35, Recital Fee $200 and Yearly Tuition Fee
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