Local dancers accepted into competitive summer program

Thu, 05/15/2008 - 4:16pm
By: The Citizen

Classical Dance Theatre dancers, Sarah Olson, 15, and Nani Yim, 12, will be travelling to Orlando, Fla. to train intensively this summer with the Orlando Ballet School. The Orlando Ballet School has been voted the "Best School" at the New York Finals of the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP). Olson and Yim had to audition to be accepted into this highly competitive program. Only dancers with an intermediate or advanced dance background are accepted into Orlando Ballet's summer program.

Both dancers will be studying ballet, pointe, jazz, modern and yoga, along with other dance-related training. In Orlando, Olson and Yim will attend six hours of classes, Monday through Friday, and two and a half hours of classes on Saturday, for five weeks.

Yim and Olson both train at Classical Dance Theatre (CDT), home of the Southeastern Ballet Company (SBC). Classical Dance Theatre is located at 1065 Sullivan Road in Newnan. Both dancers will be performing in CDT's upcoming spring concert on May 31.

For more information about CDT or SBC, please contact the studio at 770-252-5515 or visit www.classicaldancetheatre. com or www.southeasternballetcompany.org.

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