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Young classical ballet students can audition for classes taught by OU faculty in Norman

Auditions are Sept. 14 for the Saturday Youth Program at the University of Oklahoma in Norman.
From Staff Reports Published: September 3, 2014

The University of Oklahoma’s School of Dance will hold auditions Sept. 14 for the Saturday Youth Program. Classes are offered in classical ballet to students ages 10 to 18.

Sessions will be conducted by School of Dance faculty. Registration and auditions will take place at OU’s Fine Arts Center, 563 Elm Ave.

For students ages 10 to 13, registration will begin at 1:15 p.m., with auditions to follow at 2 p.m.

For students ages 14 to 18, registration will begin at 2:45 p.m., with the auditions starting at 3:30 p.m.

Students who are ages 10 to 12 must have a minimum of two years of training and currently be enrolled in at least two dance classes each week at a local school of dance. Students who are 13 to 18 years old must have four years of previous training and be enrolled in at least three weekly dance classes.

For ballet auditions, girls are requested to wear a black leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers.

Boys should wear a solid color shirt, black tights or bike shorts and dance shoes. All dancers must have hair neatly secured away from the face.

An audition fee of $15 should be made payable to the University of Oklahoma. All auditioning students must arrive at least half an hour early to fill out registration forms and prepare for the audition class.

The intensive program begins Sept. 20 and concludes Dec. 6. The fall tuition is $140.

For more information, call Mary Margaret Holt, director of the OU School of Dance, at 325-4051.

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