Young ballerinas leap for chance at summer program

January 10, 2010 9:02:27 PM PST
A special audition was held in the Loop Sunday for some aspiring ballerinas. The School of American Ballet held one of 20 nationwide auditions for its summer program at "Ballet Chicago" Sunday afternoon.

Dozens of young dancers got to glide, leap, and pirouette in front of the watchful eyes of school instructors.

More than 2,000 dancers are auditioning across the country. Only 200 will be chosen to attend classes at the school next summer.