PRE-Professional division

Levels 3-6 are for the more serious students 11 years of age and older who are potentially interested in pursuing a professional career.  Pointe work is introduced in Level 3A and is a part of the curriculum from then on.  Dancers are presented with increasingly challenging steps and combinations as they progress through the levels, and artistry is emphasized.  Students attend ballet class a minimum of three days per week (Level 3) and up to five days per week (Levels 5 and 6), and their training may be supplemented by jazz classes (all levels) and modern dance classes (Levels 4, 5, and 6).  Boys may also supplement their training with Men’s Technique class each week.  Levels 3A, 3B, and 4 participate in the American Ballet Theatre® National Training Curriculum Examinations each spring. Placement evaluation required.

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.



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 each April. 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.

  • 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.