PRE-PROFESSIONAL DIVISION: DAY

PRE-Professional division: Day

This intensive program is designed for students ages 11-19 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 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 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.

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

Video Audition Information

Please pay the $35 Audition Fee by clicking here

Submit three photos including: headshot, First Arabesque, Tendu à la seconde

Video:

Female dancers should wear 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

Adagio

Grand Battement

Center Work (ladies age 16+ en pointe)

Adagio

Pirouette

Petit Allegro

Grand Allegro

Pointe Exercises (Can be executed at the barre for beginner students)

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.

 

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. Details regarding performances for the 2021-2022 school year will be coming soon.

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/.