Levels 4, 5, and 6 are for students 11 years of age and older. A Pointe class is added in Level 4. Dancers are presented with increasingly challenging steps and combinations as they progress through the levels. Students attend ballet class a minimum of three days per week (Level 4) and up to five days per week (Level 6).
In addition to ballet, classes are offered in jazz technique, modern technique, character dance, and contemporary. Boys also attend Men’s Technique class each week. These levels will receive evaluations at the end of the Fall and Spring semesters.
A level placement evaluation class is required for the Pre-Professional Division.
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/
The Oklahoma City Ballet Yvonne Chouteau School will present end-of-year performances in May 2024. This will give students the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned, in addition to continuing their dance education with participation in a performance event.
Other performance opportunities include participation in Oklahoma City Ballet company productions (by audition) and coaching/preparation for ballet competitions, such as the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP).