These young men and women are nearing the end of ballet school, an eight-year program that begins around age 10 and is comprehensive in that it includes all their academics. What I like is that Vaganova teaches boys to respect girls and girls to trust boys, which keeps them out of trouble. There is a fair amount of uniformity in body type, especially among the girls, but that is inevitable in ballet; a boy can’t life a heavy girl. The amount of beauty among the girls is stunning. I admire their hard work and good grooming. The director introduces the examinees, and the teachers evaluate. It’s hard to view all the students at the same time, so I tend to observe the pairs out in front. It looks like there are a few more girls than boys, so the boys have double duty. The couple at about 17:20 is gorgeous, and you can see them say something to each other and hear the teachers whispering. Then check out 27:37 when they do fantastic leaps (I don't know the French names for these moves). It's amazing they don't bump into each other and the boys don't get hit in the face with all those arms and hands moving.