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.
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.