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Swiss ballet competition showcases young dancers' skills

(Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP). Hanna Park from South Korea, winner of the second prize, performs her classical variation during the final of the 46th Prix de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. Launched in 1973, the Prix de... (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP). Hanna Park from South Korea, winner of the second prize, performs her classical variation during the final of the 46th Prix de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. Launched in 1973, the Prix de...
(Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP). Finnian Carmeci from the U.S.A. performs his contemporary variation during the final of the 46th Prix de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. Launched in 1973, the Prix de Lausanne is an intern... (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP). Finnian Carmeci from the U.S.A. performs his contemporary variation during the final of the 46th Prix de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. Launched in 1973, the Prix de Lausanne is an intern...
(Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP). Aina Oki from Japan performs her contemporary variation during the final of the 46th Prix de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. Launched in 1973, the Prix de Lausanne is an international danc... (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP). Aina Oki from Japan performs her contemporary variation during the final of the 46th Prix de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. Launched in 1973, the Prix de Lausanne is an international danc...
(Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP). Aviva Gelfer-Muendl from the U.S, winner of the eighth prize, performs her contemporary variation during the final of the 46th Prix de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. Launched in 1973, the... (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP). Aviva Gelfer-Muendl from the U.S, winner of the eighth prize, performs her contemporary variation during the final of the 46th Prix de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. Launched in 1973, the...
(Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP). Roger Teng from China performs her contemporary variation during the final of the 46th Prix de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. Launched in 1973, the Prix de Lausanne is an international da... (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP). Roger Teng from China performs her contemporary variation during the final of the 46th Prix de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. Launched in 1973, the Prix de Lausanne is an international da...

BERLIN (AP) - Eight young dancers have emerged from an annual competition in Switzerland with ballet scholarships.

The Prix de Lausanne was launched in the Swiss lakeside city in 1973 and has become an annual fixture.

The competition is open to dancers of any nationality who are between the ages of 14 and 19.

Twenty-one dancers from various countries took part in Saturday's final, watched by a jury under Ted Brandsen, the director of the Dutch National Ballet.

The winners, who are 15 to 18 years old, get a year of free tuition at one of 72 schools and professional dance companies.

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