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 email@example.com
Video Audition Information
$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)
Ronde de jambe
Center Work (Ladies age 16+ on pointe)
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
*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.
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.
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.
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.
Underwear should not be worn under ballet attire.
No necklaces, bracelets, watches, or dangly earrings.