This intensive program is designed for students ages 10-19 who are interested in pursuing a professional career in ballet. The Day Program is by audition or invitation only. Students train approx. 23 hours per week with various classes including ballet technique, pointe, variations, repertoire, modern technique, contemporary, improv, jazz technique, 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 2:45 p.m. with additional morning classes on Saturday. Students who 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Video Audition Information
$30 Audition Fee
Submit three photos including: headshot, First Arabesque, Tendu à la seconde
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)
Ronde de Jambe
Center Work (ladies age 16+ en pointe)
Pointe Exercises (Can be executed at the barre for beginner students)
Tour en L’air
Tours a la Seconde
An annual performance will be held in the Spring. The performance will feature the Youth Ballet along with the Oklahoma City Ballet Studio Company, Oklahoma City Ballet Trainees, and the Adult Ballet Collective.
Selected via audition, the Oklahoma City Youth Ballet is a performing ensemble comprised of students from the upper levels of our pre-professional divisions at The Oklahoma City Ballet Yvonne Chouteau School. This year dancers will prepare a Spring Concert to be performed either live or live stream. Youth Ballet students may also perform in the school’s end-of-year Spring Performance and for other events such as the Oklahoma City Arts Festival.
The Yvonne Chouteau School is pleased to have Eleve Dancewear as the official dancewear of our Pre-Professional and Professional Divisions. These beautifully constructed leotards/skirts/shirts can be purchased thru the Yvonne Chouteau School or thru the Eleve website: https://www.elevedancewear.com/.
Tights and leotards should be washed on a regular basis.
Tights should be footed; please do not wear cut-off tights.
All ballet slippers should have elastic straps sewn on securely across the ankles.
Drawstrings should be tied in a knot, trimmed, and tucked into the shoe.
No excess clothing or jewelry should be worn in class.