A new center is giving Utah Valley youths the opportunity to learn ballet, jazz and other forms of the performing arts.

The Utah Academy of Performing Arts has been teaching approximately 90 people in ballet, jazz, and interpretive dance since January. The center also has programs for the handicapped.The center has an agreement with Ballet West for ballet instruction.

The academy, which may soon be a non-profit venture, is located at 66 N. University in Provo.