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North County ballet dancers place in international competition

North County ballet dancers place in international competition

Young North County ballet dancers are gaining recognition as being some of the top in their class after they competed and placed in the World Ballet Art Competition Grand Prix in Escondido in late September.

The one male and seven female students, ranging from ages 10 through 16, from Ballet Arte in Solana Beach danced their way to positions ranging from fourth to first place at the competition Sept. 23 at the California Center for the Arts.

The dancers typically begin their season in the fall, so Sara Viale, co-director of Ballet Arte and former professional dancer, said she was extremely proud of them for working hard so early on.

"This competition was really hard...

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