At Alabama Youth Ballet (AYB), every student is given dance instruction that meets the highest standards of professional training. Our program provides a solid technical foundation in a warm and caring environment. We specialize in teaching dance in a manner that builds self-esteem, so that everyone from the beginner to the pre-professional dancer can excel at each level. AYB seeks to encourage well-rounded young people as well as developing dancers. We recognize that a professional career is not the goal of all students; however, we believe that the structure and discipline of dance provides benefits that enhance many other aspects of life. Dancers will use the physical, mental and personal skills they develop and refine at AYB to help them achieve their highest potential in a myriad of life-applications, even if they decide against a career in the field of dance.