Being a member of Bayside Youth Ballet you will…

  • Develop life skills such as interpersonal communication, time management, self-assurance, poise, self discipline, and a strong work ethic.
  • Perform on a regular basis in a professional atmosphere.
  • Participate in community outreach programs to nurture and develop future generations of dancers, and at the same time be a contributing member of the community.
  • Participate in Master Classes that improve technical skills and provide new insights into your development.
  • Attend professional performances that will inspire and enhance the desire to dance.
  • Learn from a faculty that encourages self-confidence and challenges you to always give your best.
  • Form lasting friendships, learn to be a team player, and enjoy regular fellowship.
  • Become eligible for the Jerry and Jahn Ramsey and Heidi Jo South Memorial college scholarships.

Corps de Ballet

The Corps de Ballet dancers range in age from 11-18 and have demonstrated the ability to master the technique required to perform the repertoire set by the choreographers.  These dancers have committed to a rigorous class and rehearsal schedule as well as a full calendar of  performances for community events as well as two major galas a year. The dancers take classes in ballet technique, pointe work, variations, character, modern , jazz and company repertoire, as well as Pilates and EBAS.


The Trainee program is for dancers who are not quite ready for the rigors of the Corps on a regular basis, but are segued into the corps by taking a corps level technique class.  Their requirements are the same as the corps level dancers in order to enable them to progress rapidly.


Bayside Youth Ballet is excited to announce our upcoming Auditions for Guest Dancers to perform in the 2018 BYB Winter Gala.  Auditions will be held on Friday, September 21, 2018 from 5:30p-6:30p at Diggs School of Dance located in the Edgehill Town Center.  Dancers must be between the ages of seven and nine with previous training in classical ballet.  The Winter Gala will be held at Mathews High School on December 16, 2018.  For more information or to register for the audition call 804-694-5900 or check us out on FACEBOOK.
Auditions for membership for Corps and Trainees dancers will be held in the Spring of 2019


In 1993 a journey began toward a compelling vision of twenty young dancers with a love of dance and a passion for performing being able to explore their dreams and aspirations in their own community. During the past 25 years over 125 dancers have advantaged this opportunity… some have careers in dance as performers, choreographers, and teachers; others remain active in dance through attending classes, encouraging and supporting their children’s dance experience, and working tirelessly in their communities to ensure that dance is always a dynamic component of the cultural cornucopia.

We are very proud of our alumni and their timeless gift to the ballet company of living their lives in a manner that models honesty, integrity, always giving your best, and serving others. The Ballet Company continues to uphold the standards of excellence and professionalism reflected in our alumni so as to enable our current dancers the opportunity to pursue their dreams.

Kamilah Turner

Professional Dancer

Disney Cruise Lines


Celia Rowlson-Hall

Choreographer and Film Producer



Hope Andrews Hunter

Faculty, Diggs School of Dance

Director of Dance, Woodside High School


Kara Drummond Royall

Director, Etudes Ballet School

Massage Therapist


Caitlin Beadle Nichols

Faculty, Diggs School of Dance

Manager, Ulta Beauty


Haley Beatley

Faculty, Diggs School of Dance

Customer Service Representative, Revere Gas