Summer intensive
AUGUST 11 & 12

Our 2018 Summer Intensive will focus on preparation for production and performance. All area dancers ages 8+ are welcome to attend this two-day workshop featuring classes on stage hair and make up, how to prepare for auditions, care through nutrition and warm ups, character development and mime, as well as learning performance variations and partnering. Thinking about auditioning for The Nutcracker? This is the perfect starting point to begin your Nutcracker experience! 

August 11 & 12, 2018
Dancers ages 8+, registration opens July 2.

August 18 & 19

Join the family-friendly Thanksgiving tradition that Central Ohio Youth Ballet has brought to the Licking County area for more than 24 years! All area dancers ages 8 and older of all dance skills and abilities are invited to audition. 

Dancers should wear a light colored leotard (ladies) or white shirt (men), and any dancers en pointe should bring pointe and flat shoes. Choreography will be taught at the audition. 

August 18 & 19, 2018
For more registration information, click here. 


The magic starts with the gift of a little wooden doll. Clara falls asleep, and suddenly, visions of sugarplums are no longer dreams. Dancing snowflakes dazzle her eyes. Toy soldiers come to life to protect Clara against the Mouse Queen and her troupe! She enters into the Land of Sweets and the audience journeys with her.

Come see Central Ohio Youth Ballet’s The NutcrackerThanksgiving weekend at the historic Midland Theater in downtown Newark, Ohio. The magic is ever expanding as this youth company brings to life the costumes, sets, and choreography of this ballet classic.

Tickets available for purchase Fall 2018.



We are happy to share that the restoration work on our new 8500 square foot building at 64 W. Main St. in downtown Newark is well underway! We expect to be able to move in by July 1 this summer. Our 1900’s era warehouse is being fitted out with all new mechanical systems, bright lights and dressing rooms, and ample parking! 

We will have a theatre with a proscenium stage and an audience capacity for about 100. It definitely is a growth year for our organization. Thanks to all of you who have made our dreams come true. We believe that our new facility will be a fantastic addition to downtown Newark! 




Want to be involved with Central Ohio Youth Ballet, but have no prior dance experience? No problem! We have many volunteer opportunities on and off stage, perfect for friends and family of dancers as well as our local supporters. Please contact us to find out how you can contribute your time and talents to our current production. 


The 2018 season marks the 24th year of the Central Ohio Youth Ballet, and we have launched a fundraising campaign to ensure we can leap into the future.  Please help us reach our goals by becoming a donor or sponsor today.


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Newark OH 43055