Youth American Grand Prix / by Justin Merriman

Emily Fonville, 15, of Rochester, MI, center, rehearses on  an open stage during the auditions for the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) regional semi-finals on Saturday at the Byham Theater, Downtown, Feb. 14, 2015. Throughout the weekend hundreds of ballet dancers from 9-19 attended workshops, competitions, and dance classes.  YAGP awards more than $250,000 a year in scholarships to send young dancers to leading schools and dance companies to continue their training.  Selected competitors will continue on to the finals in New York.