River City Youth Ballet Ensemble is honored by West Virginia Legislature; photo from the River City Youth Ballet Ensemble website (used by permission).
Official State Youth Ballet Company of West Virginia
West Virginia designated the River City Youth Ballet Ensemble as the official state youth ballet in 2007. All State Dances & Music Symbols - All Arts & Drama Symbols
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WHEREAS, The River City Youth Ballet Ensemble was founded in 1995 to give talented young ballet dancers the opportunity to learn and grow in the performing arts; and
WHEREAS, The River City Youth Ballet Ensemble provides young students with a sound, quality dance education that gives them a forum to share their talents with the community, the State of West Virginia and the United States; and
WHEREAS, The primary goal of The River City Youth Ballet school is to educate young students in the art of dance; and
WHEREAS, Young students of all skill levels are welcome, because The River City Youth Ballet Ensemble provides dance training to children, which is vital to their development physically and mentally; and
WHEREAS, No other youth ballet has been adopted as the state's official youth ballet; therefore, be it
RESOLVED by the Legislature of West Virginia: That The River City Youth Ballet Ensemble is hereby designated the official Youth Ballet of the State of West Virginia.