PRE-PROFESSIONAL DIVISION: DAY

PRE-Professional division: Day

Day Program

This intensive program is designed for students ages 11-18 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 8:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with additional optional morning classes on Saturday. Students who participate in the Day Program must complete their academics through homeschool or online study.

Post-Graduate Program

This program is designed for students ages 18-22 who are interested in pursuing a professional career in ballet or dance in higher education. The Post-Graduate 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 8:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with an additional optional morning class on Saturday.

Audition Information

To audition for the Day/Post-Graduate Program please complete the following and send to auditions@okcballet.com

1) Please pay the $35 Audition Fee by clicking here

2) Submit three (3) photos including: Headshot, First Arabesque, and Tendu à la seconde

3) Submit Video - no longer than 10 minutes. (Links must be active without a permission request needed.)

 

Video Audition Requirements:

Female dancers should wear a solid-colored leotard and pink tights (or tights complementary to skin tone). Male dancers should wear a fitted white shirt and solid-colored tights.

Barre Work (One Side Only)

Plié    Tendu    Dégagé    Ronde de Jambe    Fondu    Grand Battement

Center Work (Ladies En Pointe - Age 16+)

Adagio    Pirouette    Petit Allegro    Grand Allegro

Pointe Exercises (Beginner Students - May be performed at barre)

Relevé    Échappé    Passé

Men’s Exercises:

Tour en L’air    Tours a la Seconde    Entrechat

PERFORMANCES

This year our annual Spring performance will be a school-wide demonstration held in the Inasmuch Foundation Theater in the Chickasaw Nation Studio. Pre-professional students are eligible to audition for student roles in company productions.

 

OKLAHOMA CITY YOUTH BALLET

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.

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/.