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Cuyahoga Valley Youth Ballet holds Open Auditions

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Cuyahoga Valley Youth Ballet announces open auditions for dancers aged 8-16.

Auditions will be held Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 2pm at the Excellence in Dance Studios, home of the Cuyahoga Valley Youth Ballet, 2315 State Road, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223. More information is available via e-mail at or by phone at 330-524-3400.

There is a $25 audition fee payable at registration. Doors open at 1pm and dancers are encouraged to arrive then to warm up and complete the registration form.

To join Cuyahoga Valley Youth Ballet (CVYB), dancers participate in an open audition. Judges rank dancers based on their age and ability. The top ranked are then invited to become apprentices. The level of commitment from dancers and their parents is substantial. Each must agree to participate in CVYB for a full calendar year. Each dancer is required to take a minimum of four to six 90 minute classes weekly, and summer study is required for a minimum of 5 weeks.

In addition to the story book ballets, which are presented each March at the Akron Civic Theatre, company members participate in CVYB on Tour, taking ballet into community venues and schools. Dancers may miss up to 10 days of their own school to perform for other children.

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