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San Diego Civic Youth Ballet

The resident classical ballet school in Balboa Park, San Diego Civic Youth Ballet has held classes in the Casa del Prado since 1945. Instruction begins at age four and continues through the pre-professional level where students train in classical technique as well as pointe, variations and modern. 

Young artists perform in as many as 4 major productions each year at the historic Casa del Prado Theatre, and all SDCYB productions feature professional costumes, lighting, direction and staging.

A family-friendly atmosphere and a repertoire that includes such classics as Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Nutcracker make SDCYB’s production season a cornerstone of family arts entertainment in San Diego.

Other SDCYB programs include Community Outreach, Artist Enrichment, and Alumni Engagement. 

School Office/Box Office Hours:Mondays-Fridays, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
(619) 233-3060
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This resident ballet school of Balboa Park teaches classical ballet, pas de deux, pointe, modern and  jazz to the youth of San Diego beginning at age four through pre-professional.   Classes and workshops each spring and summer are held at the historic Casa del Prado Building. 

San Diego Civic Youth Ballet proudly presents excerpts of The Nutcracker.
Take an extraordinary journey to the magical Land of Sweets with Clara and her Nutcracker Prince. Witness the epic battle between toy soldiers and mice before being whisked away to an enchanted land of falling snow, waltzing flowers, and the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Set to the timeless music of Tchaikovsky, this annual holiday production will become a cherished family tradition. 
Casa del Prado Theater – Dec. 2nd & 3rd, 6:00pm, 7:00pm, & 8:00pm
San Diego Civic Youth Ballet
1650 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

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