Fall Announcements

>> Tuesday, August 8, 2017

 Join us on Saturday, August 26th, 2017! 
Registration, Open House & Dancewear Fitting 

Register for dance classes at our Punxsutawney Studio from 9:00 a.m. to noon or at our DuBois location (Galaxy Hall, 39 E. Long Ave.) from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tour our facility and purchase dance apparel/footwear from our in-house dance supply store, "Waltzing Matilda."  
Mahoning Valley Ballet Co. Members 2016-2017
(Briea, Lydia M., Julia, Lizzie, Lydia Z. & Laura) Photo by: April Matthews
Visit our classes page for a description of offered courses, as well as information regarding attendance and dress codes. Throughout the dance season, we offer special interest courses, workshops, guest artist events and fitness classes including Zumba, Zumbini, Toni's Aerobics, Stretch & Flex and "Backs"--a new class focusing on the Alexander Method and alignment. Van Dyke & Co. also has an established pre-professional dance company, The Mahoning Valley Ballet, for the more serious dancer. 

For additional questions, please contact us at 814-938-8517 (home phone) or 814-938-8434 (business line). You can also send an email to vandykeco@gmail.com. Happy Dancing! 
--1st day of classes on 9/11--

SAVE THE DATE (Tickets on Sale Now):  
September 22nd & 23rd at 7PM, Mahoning Valley Ballet at The Magical World of Dancing Horses


Summer Events 2017

>> Sunday, May 14, 2017

FOREST DANCING 2017:  June 25th-30th
An intensive week-long summer program held in picturesque Cook Forest, PA for dancers ages 8 and up.  Classes in ballet, modern, jazz, tap and pointe for qualified students.  Excellent faculty, outdoor activities, a night at the theater and lasting friendships. Options for overnight or day-time campers available. A Final performance and farewell picnic concludes our annual camp. https://forestdancing.com

Classes for all ages and levels offered in Ballet, Jazz, Modern and Tap at our Punxsutawney studio.

PACKAGE I:  Kinderdance ($56/Session)
PACKAGE II:  Beginners I, II, III ($175/Session)
PACKAGE III: Intermediate I, II, III ($235/Session)

July 10th-13th

Princess & Prince Arts Camp for younger children.
Ballet, Acting, Singing, Costume Creations & Royal Manners,  9 am - noon. Ages 4-6 & 7-10. Session cost is $150.

BALLET BOOT CAMP:  August 7th-11th
Ballet, Conditioning for Dancers & Choreography at our Punxsutawney studio for dancers in Beginners II Ballet and above. Classes held daily 9:00 am - 12:30 pm. Cost is $245.

Company members are highly encouraged to continue their dance training throughout the summer season. Classes may be taken on an individual basis at a rate of $15/hr.
To register for summer classes call 814-938-8517

FALL REGISTRATION:  Saturday, August 26, 2017
9:00 am -noon at our Punxsutawney Studio
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm at our Dubois Location (39 E. Long Ave./Galaxy Hall)

Images by April Matthews/Copyright 2017


Forest Dancing 2017

>> Wednesday, March 29, 2017

June 25th - 30th

Forest Dancing is a week long summer dance intensive located in picturesque Cook Forest State Park designed for dancers ages 8 and up with 1 year of prior ballet training. Daily classes include Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Jazz and Tap and are taught by respected and qualified dance educators. An end of program performance allows dancers to showcase their talents and share their love of dance with family members and friends. 

Students can partake in all that Forest Dancing has to offer including nature walks, swimming, arts and crafts, a canoe trip, talent show, special workshops and a night at the Sawmill Theater.

Join us this summer to make new friends, strengthen your dance technique and explore mother nature at its finest. Overnight and day student options are available. As well, we also offer a Two-Day Teachers Workshop for dance instructors. 

To Register, please download and complete the Student Application by June 1, 2017. To receive the EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT, apply and make payment by May 1, 2017.

For additional details regarding costs, daily schedule, packing for camp, etc. visit our website at Forest Dancing.com

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Featured Artists:  MVB Ballet Co. Members & former Forest Dancers (Rosa, Laura, Madison, Lillian)
Photo Credit:  April Astorino Matthews


>> Monday, February 20, 2017

Introduction to Social Ballroom Dance!

This is a three week introductory course to Social Dance(aka Ballroom Dance). The lessons will cover the basic steps in the foxtrot, waltz, tango and swing dancing which can be used in many social settings. It is perfect for the beginning level student who wants to shine on the dance floor or for the intermediate that just wants to improve.

You must PRE-REGISTER for this course.

The Dates will be as follows.
-Friday March 3rd 530-530 -7pm
-Friday March 24th 530 -7pm
-Friday March 31th 530-7pm

-Cost $125 per Couple. $75 per Single (10 Couples Max)
If inclement weather impedes travel on the day of a class, the class will be added to Friday, April 7th.

Instructor: Joan E. Van Dyke




For more information call 814-938-8517
To Register –Call (814)299-7640 or message Galaxy Hall directly.

Payment :

Checks can be mailed to:
Galaxias Properties
39 E. Long Ave Suite 1
DuBois, PA 15801

Cash can be dropped off to the WPAL Boxing & Fitness Center 37 E long

Credit Cards can also be accepted at the WPAL Boxing & Fitness Center.

Class Clothing: Preferred soft leather soled shoes, no tennis shoes


>> Monday, January 30, 2017


Please join us on April 21st, 2017 7:00 P.M. at the Punxsutawney Area Community Center for the original Vandyke & Company performance "Lace, Ecole De Vie." The ballet is a tribute to the Sisters of St. Joseph for their unwavering  dedication to their students, and for setting the standard for all women in all professions. Tickets will be on sale soon! They are $13 for general seating, $15 for Reserved, and $25 for Balcony. For more Information please call: (814)938-8434 or send us an email at: vandykeco@gmail.com.


Van Dyke & Company

Van Dyke and Company -- 101 East Mahoning Street, Punxsutawney, PA 15767
814 - 938 -8517


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