Levels 4, 5, and 6 are for students 11 years of age and older who are potentially interested in pursuing a professional career. Pointe work is introduced 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, 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.
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.
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/.