PRE-PROFESSIONAL DIVISION: DAY

PRE-Professional division: Day

This intensive program is designed for students ages 10-18 that are interested in pursuing a professional career in ballet. The Day Program is by audition or invitation only. Students train 22-24 hours per week with various classes including technique, pointe, variations, repertoire, modern, contemporary, improv, jazz, character, and conditioning. Students will also receive seminars on topics such as resume writing, auditioning, anatomy, dancer wellness, acting, and more. Classes are held on weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with additional optional classes on Saturday. Students that participate in the Day Program must complete their academics through homeschool or online study.

To audition for the Day Program please complete the following and send to theschool@okcballet.com

Video Audition Information

Audition Form

$30 Audition Fee

Photos: Headshot, First Arabesque, Tendu a la seconde

Video: Female dancers should wear solid-colored leotard and pink tights. Male dancers should wear a fitted white shirt and solid-colored tights.

Barre Work (one side only)

Plie

Tendu

Degage

Ronde de jambe

Fondu

Adagio

Grand Battement

Center Work (Ladies age 16+ on pointe)

Adagio

Pirouette

Petit Allegro

Grand Allegro

Pointe exercises: (Can be executed at the barre for beginner students) Releve, echappe, passe

Men’s exercises: Tour en l’air, Tours a la seconde, Entrechat

level 3a

minimum age 11

level 3b

minimum age 11

level 4

AGE 12

level 5

AGE 14

level 6

AGE 15

*Placement evaluation required.

NOTE: For the dance student who might be placed in these levels but who doesn’t wish to enroll fully in a particular level and attend all of the classes, we offer Pre-Professional Division Class Cards – 10 classes for $260, or you can drop-in for $28/class.

OKLAHOMA CITY

YOUTH BALLET

Selected via audition, the Oklahoma City Youth Ballet is a performing ensemble comprised of students from Levels 5 and 6 at The Oklahoma City Ballet Yvonne Chouteau School. These pre-professional dancers present a Fall and Spring Concert each Season, participate in productions such as The Nutcracker with our professional company, and perform in the end-of-year Spring Performance and for other events such as the Oklahoma City Arts Festival.

PERFORMANCES

 

An annual spring concert will be held in the Spring. The concert will feature the Youth Ballet along with the Oklahoma City Ballet Studio Company, Oklahoma City Ballet Trainees, and the Adult Ballet Collective.

 

DRESS CODE: Coming Soon

Dance attire to meet all dress code requirements may be purchased at Show Biz Boutique at 4427 NW 63rd St, Oklahoma City, OK 73116.

 

Hair must be secured away from the face regardless of length.

  • Long hair should be styled into a ballet bun or French twist that is secure.
  • Short hair must be pulled back with a headband or barrettes.

Underwear should not be worn under ballet attire.
No necklaces, bracelets, watches, or dangly earrings.