Raising the barre for young dancers
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Raising the barre for young dancers

Dancer LilaRose Yelin performs in the pre-competitive contemporary group during the Youth America Grand Prix regional semifinals at Huntington Beach High School in Huntington Beach on  Jan. 26, 2017.

 

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Raising the barre for young dancers

Young dancers warm up for their auditions  during the Youth America Grand Prix regional semifinals  in Huntington Beach. Winners qualify for the finals in New York City in April and the chance to receive scholarships to top dance schools and companies around the world.

 

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Raising the barre for young dancers

Dancer Reagan Parish performs  during the Youth America Grand Prix regional semifinals.  Winners qualify for the finals in New York City in April and the chance to receive dance scholarships.  The YAGP awards total more than $250,000 annually.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Raising the barre for young dancers

Dancer Sarah Reynolds prepares to take the stage for her audition  during the Youth America Grand Prix regional semifinals at Huntington Beach High School.

 

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Raising the barre for young dancers

Dancer Sarah Reynolds at  the Youth America Grand Prix regional semifinals.

 

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Raising the barre for young dancers

Dancer Calista Do performs  during the Youth America Grand Prix regional semifinals.

 

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Raising the barre for young dancers

Young dancers warm up for the Youth America Grand Prix regional semifinals.

 

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
A dancer performs during the Youth America Grand Prix regional semifinals.
A dancer performs during the Youth America Grand Prix regional semifinals. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
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