Genre: Dance
"American Idol" of ballet

Three hundred of the best young dancers ages 9 to 19 from across America and around the globe will descend on New York City for a week this spring to compete for $250,000 in scholarships and coveted spots with leading dance companies worldwide at the 10th annual YOUTH AMERICA GRAND PRIX, to be held from April 17 to 22, 2009 at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place, at Washington Square South) and New York City Center (130 W. 56 St.) in Manhattan.

The young dancers -- selected from over 5,000 youngsters who have competed in regional YOUTH AMERICA GRAND PRIX (YAGP) competitions throughout the year in a dozen U.S. cities as well as in Japan, Europe, Mexico and Brazil -- will spend their week in NYC in training, seminars and competitions, performing before some of the ballet's leading directors and teachers. The competition will culminate with YAGP's enormously popular Final Round on Tuesday, April 21 at 7 p.m. at NY City Center.

Open:   04/17/09
Close:   04/22/09

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Note: the Final is at City Center.
Theater:   Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
Address:   566 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY
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Cost:$25 for Final Round $45 to $150 for the Gala or Call: at