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Dear all, First time to post something on here.. so here goes.. My daughter who is 8yrs, is showing some potential in ballet. We live in Kent , and i was wondering if any one has any ideas on where to take her for better training. I have seen some threads on here regarding associate classes.. what are they? I have also noticed that you need to audition? I don't particularly what to travel too far , or is there no choice? hope some one can shed light to all this ? thankyou
PRIMA ASSOCIATES - for young, aspiring, talented ballet dancers: A brand new school in the South-East (based near Maidstone, Kent), for young ballet dancers entering years 3, 4, 5 and 6 starts in September with auditions taking place on Sunday 19 June. The year course will comprise a Classical Ballet Class: Gymnastic Conditioning; Ballet Conditioning/Pilates and Contemporary/Creative Dance. These classes (held on Sundays), will form the compulsory '6 weeks' a term sessions taught by high profile ballet and contemporary dance teachers and a top Russian Gymnastic coach for the gymnastic conditioning. There will be an additional, optional (but advisable) three further sessions a term to include Ballet and Gymnastic Conditioning and guest teachers to cover diverse subjects such as Nutrition and Fitness, yoga, repertoire etc. The year course will be split into two age groups 7 to 8 ys and 9 to 10 yrs (maximum 10 in a class) with plans to expand in the future. All our teachers are gifted, enthusiastic, qualified teachers who know how to teach using positive reinforcement – they are also DBS checked. Please see our facebook page for more information (website to follow which will ave an on-line application form. https://www.facebook.com/PrimaAssociates/ Fiona Harvey (Royal Ballet Junior Associate Teacher) and Oliver Speers (Freelance Artist and Principal Dancer and choreographer with the English Youth Ballet) will help oversee the Prima Associates programme as well as offering their expertise in regular coaching sessions.