Prima Associates

Nurturing talent and dedication

The Prima Associates programme is designed to discover talented children (7 to 16 yrs) and 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. The programme includes ballet, gymnastic conditioning and contemporary dance taught by professional teachers.

Admission is by audition whereby students will be assessed for their suitability for intensive training. Students seeking admission to Prima Associates must have permission from their regular teachers to audition and attend classes.

Lucy Heard

Ballet Programme Leader, RAD RTS


Lucy Heard trained at the Arts Educational School, Tring Park; graduating with a Certificate in Classical Dance. She completed her vocational training at Northern Ballet School before beginning her professional dance career. Lucy worked across Europe and the UK on Contemporary and Commercial contracts for a number of years before becoming a teacher.
Lucy is a graduate from the Royal Academy of Dance Professional Dancers Teaching Diploma, and now teaches freelance across London and the South-East. She is also a Committee member for the RAD South-East region.

Katie Hutchings

Contemporary Dance Programme Leader, BA (Hons) Contemporary Dance; AIDTA, Level 3 Personal Trainer


After attending Prima Stage School since a young age, Katie gained a BA (Hons) degree in dance, which enriched her love for contemporary dance. Since graduating, she has interned at Trinity Laban, volunteered for Woking Dance Festival, and assisted dance filmmakers on location. Katie has qualified as a teacher of modern jazz and ballet, which she currently teaches, along with contemporary dance.

Olga Buravytskaya

Graduate Diploma in Teaching Physical Education – Russia – Gymnastic Conditioning


Having gained her Graduate Diploma in Teaching Physical Education in Russia, equivalent to British Bachelor (Honours) Degree Standard, she was Gymnastics Master of Sports
for Personal Performance, Russian Gymnastics Association. Olga has had 24 years experience gymnastic coaching. Previously she has had many years performing as a professional high wire gymnast in Russia and the UK was aerial gymnast for the American Circus, UK.

AUDITIONS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Audition times will be confirmed two weeks before the audition date by email.
Our auditions take place at Prima Stage School, Larkfield Leisure Centre, New Hythe Lane, AYLESFORD, Kent, ME20 6RH.
We regret that we are unable to discuss an audition or offer feedback to candidates following the result of an audition.

APPLICANT DETAILS

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PARENT/GUARDIAN DETAILS

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MEDICAL/PHYSICAL INFORMATION THAT MAY AFFECT DANCING


DANCE HISTORY
Name of Dance Teacher/s:

Name and Address of Dance School/s:

Hours per week:

Disciplines Studied

Classical Ballet

Contemporary Dance

Jazz

Other


CURRENT DANCE SCHOOL
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Name of Principal:

Name of School:

School tel/email:

Please confirm that the Principal has given permission to audition:


Fees and Payment

The audition/assessment fee is £20.00 and an invoice will be sent following receipt of the application.

Acceptance of the terms above: