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Prima Associates

Prima Associates is based in the heart of Kent and the programme is designed to discover talented children (7 to 11 yrs old) to provide them with Classical Ballet training to complement their regular ballet classes.

The focus is to develop technique to prepare children for auditions for full-time /part-time vocational training. Classes will include Classical Ballet, ballet floor, gymnastic conditioning and contemporary dance/creative dance, taught by highly qualified and/or experienced teachers. Admission is by audition only whereby students will be assessed for their suitability for intensive training.

Students seeking admission to Prima Associates must have permission from their Ballet School teachers to audition and attend classes. Prima Associates values its relationship with the dance teachers and welcome them to keep in close contact and there will be opportunities to observe their students in class.

We expect the students to continue to study with their regular dance teacher in addition to our Associate classes.

There will be two options of study – six compulsory sessions and three optional (but advisable sessions) taught by guest teachers to offer a variety to the programme.

PATRONS

Fiona Harvey (Royal Ballet School Graduate and Royal Ballet School Junior associate Teacher)

Oliver Speers (Royal Ballet School Graduate and Principal Dancer and Choreographer with the English Youth Ballet).

Fiona and Oliver will help oversee the Prima Associates as well as offering their expertise in regular coaching sessions