Chambesburg Ballet Theatre & School

a Dance School in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

he Chambersburg Ballet Theatre (CBT) School is located in the historic Capitol Theatre in downtown Chambersburg, PA. We offer 14 levels of study in classical ballet and related disciplines, for ages 3-60+, Beginning through Pre-Professional. As well as working with children, the CBT School welcomes teens, men and boys, adults, and senior adults. Those who wish they had learned to dance as children often find ballet to be fun and challenging. We’ve had several families where both parents study ballet, as well as some or all of their children. Athletes come to us too, for cross training that greatly improves flexibility, agility, and endurance. We offer excellent summer camps and programs, which in addition to ballet include contemporary modern and jazz styles, character dance, and a Saturday Adult “Stretch and Relax” mat class, which combines the best of core body exercise, yoga and ballet stretches. Our CBT Summer Day Camp compares very well with the very best “intensives” held in the U.S., but at a fraction of the cost! You won’t find more individual attention anywhere. Housing is available for a very few who call us early. Our slogan, “CBT- where dancers are hand-made” says a lot about our school.

Age Range


Classes Offered

Classical Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary Ballet, Adult Dance Classes


Classes begin after Labor Day and End Early June based on the academic calendar. Summer programs also available.

Performing Opportunities

The Company presents 2 shows each year and the school does 1 show in June.


Please contact the school for more information

Business Hours

Classes are M - F 4pm - 8pm


Lavinia ReidDirector

Founder & Director of the CBT School, studied at the Boston School of Ballet, the Boston Conservatory, American Ballet Center, Ballet Guild of Ithaca and with Vergiu Cornea, Tatiana Baboushina and Rafael Grigorian. She has been a choreographer, composer and costume designer for companies in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New York, Texas and the District of Columbia. She was awarded a scholarship to the National Craft of Choreography Conference in 1979 and a Residency at the Carlisle Project (funde