Hundreds of dancers compete for ballet scholarships in Chicago area

Hundreds of dancers from the Chicago area competed for scholarships to ballet schools and companies on Saturday and Sunday.

The "Youth America Grand Prix" was held at the Dominican University Performing Arts Center in River Forest, and at the Joffrey Ballet Tower in Chicago's Loop.

The organization said future ballet stars are scouted at their auditions, and that $350,000 in scholarships are awarded annually.