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Schrader Youth Ballet Company provides training in classical ballet technique, as well as in jazz/contemporary and clogging for students ages 3 through adult.


Schrader Youth Ballet Company was founded by, and is under the direction of Velma Schrader, who has been teaching dance in the Mid-Ohio Valley for 50 years.  The Schrader Youth Ballet Company (SYBC), is a non-profit 501-C(3) corporation established in 1985 to promote and foster dance in the Parkersburg area.  SYBC is supported by ticket sales, donations, fundraisers, grants and tuition.

Schrader Youth Ballet Company stages an annual holiday performance of "The Nutcracker: Clara's Dream", as well as biannual company performances of such pieces as "Peter and The Wolf", "Songs Along the River", and "Alice in Wonderland".  All students participate in the annual end-term Spring Performance.