Snow White



River City Youth Ballet Ensemble, the Official Youth Ballet for the State of WV, presents, SNOW WHITE, adapted from the Brothers Grimm. Boys and girls of all ages are sure to enjoy this captivating ballet of a charming princess saved from the evil deeds of her step-mother, the Queen, by a group of adorable seven dwarfs.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children (ages 3-12), all seats are general admission. They can now be purchased in the studio, by calling 304-925-3262, or at the door on December 2.

There is a school performance on Friday, December 2, at 9:15am. Tickets are $4 each per student. Make your reservations now by calling 304-925-3262.

*photo by Mike Winland of Winland Studios*
*performance brought to you in part by Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation and Fund for the Arts*

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The Snow Queen

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Celebrate 20 years and kick off the holiday season with River City Youth Ballet Ensemble, West Virginia’s Official Youth Ballet, in our production of Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved fairy tale “The Snow Queen,” with original choreography set to the music of Sergei Prokofiev.  With a cast of fifty young, talented dancers, including thirteen principals, the ballet offers exciting spectacle, a profound moral, and a child-friendly introduction to classical dance and the music of twentieth-century Russia’s greatest composer.

The show opens on Friday, November 13th at 7:00 pm, at the Civic Center Little Theater.  Admission: $12.00 adults, $8.00 children.

There is also a school performance (open to all schools and homeschoolers) on Friday, November 13th at 9:30am, to make your group reservation call 304-925-3262.

One additional show will follow on Saturday, December 5, 7:00 pm, in Clendenin at the Koontz Ave Gym (old middle school gym) at 107 Koontz Ave.  Admission: $3.00. We hope that this delightful production will become a new holiday tradition! Make your reservation today by calling (304) 925-3262 or by emailing

Date:               Friday, November 13th, 2015 (Charleston)

Time:              7:00 pm

Date:               Saturday, December 5, 2015 (Clendenin)

Time:              7:00 pm

Where:            The Cultural Civic Center Little Theater

Tickets:          General Admission and may be purchased at the door.

                        $12.00 adult $8.00 children in Charleston and $3.00 in Clendenin

Contact:         River City Youth Ballet Ensemble (304) 925-3262



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Piano Barre Gala


River City Youth Ballet Ensemble asks you to join us for an evening of music and dinner.  Live piano music will be provided by Charleston native, Bob Thompson and dinner will be catered by Bridge Road Bistro.

Tickets are $65 each must be purchased in advance. They can be purchased at the studio office or by calling 304-925-3262.

Parents or past guests of our Gala’s, this years event will be a little different as we won’t be doing a big silent auction.  We will focus on dinner & dancing, with one performance by the Ensemble members. There will be an event scheduled for the younger children for later in the year, details coming soon.

River City Youth Ballet Ensemble is The Official Youth Ballet of WV and takes pride in providing WV dancers for WV audiences. RCYBE is a 501c registered non-profit organization. All proceeds raised will go to support River City Youth Ballet Ensemble with miscellaneous performance costs, bringing in guest master teachers from around the world, and providing scholarships to dancers.

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The Snow Queen, a unique performance

Parker & Grace Holstein

Parker & Grace Holstein

This Friday night RCYBE, The River City Youth Ballet Ensemble, will give you the chance to see a unique performance.  The official youth ballet ensemble of WV will present their take on The Snow Queen based on the story written by Hans Christian Andersen, providing WV Dancers for WV Audiences

This performance in unique in several ways.  Most ballet companies this time of year focus on The Nutcracker. Our brother and sister best friends, Parker and Grace Holstein will portray two of the main roles in this unique Snow Queen performance.  Parker is a volunteer dancer who will portray Kai.  Grace is a RCYBE Company Member and will play the role of Gerda.  Parker and Grace aren’t the only brother and sister pair in this performance, there are three other brother and sisters in this production.

Kick off your holiday season with this fairy tale of friendship,  love, and bravery.  RCYBE will present The Snow Queen, Friday Night, November 14, 2014, 7:00pm, at the Charleston Civic Center Little Theater.  Tickets are $12/$8 and can be purchased at the door.

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Good Technique and tips for ballet, jazz, hiphop tap and modern dance

How to stay safe, what to do…Articles on the finer points of the art of ballet, jazz hiphop and modern dance in Charleston West Virginia with the official Youth ballet and pre-professional ensemble RCYBE.

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We grow dancers, one step at a time


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