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Competition keeps young dancers on their toes at the Prix de Lausanne in Switzerland

The grace and beauty of which the human body is capable after years of training is simply stunning. To see a video blog from the Prix de Lausanne click here and to watch the finals live on Feb. 6, click here

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Australian ballet dancer Erin Holloway performs during the semi-final of the 39th International Ballet Competition "Prix de Lausanne" on Feb. 5, in Lausanne, Switzerland. The Prix de Lausanne is an international competition open to young dancers aged 15 to 18 who are not yet professionals. The best finalists win scholarships granting free tuition in a world renowned dance school or dance company.

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Ballet dancer Benoit Favre from Switzerland performs his contemporary variation during the Prix de Lausanne semi-final competition in Lausanne, Feb. 5.

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Ballet dancer Sun Yimeng from China performs her contemporary variation during the Prix de Lausanne semi-final competition in Lausanne, Feb. 5.

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South Korean ballet dancer Kim Yu Jin performs during the semi-final of the 39th International Ballet Competition "Prix de Lausanne" on Feb. 5 in Lausanne.

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Ballet dancer Andras Ronai from Hungary performs his classical variation during the Prix de Lausanne semi-final competition in Lausanne, Feb. 5.