Minimal entry requirements are that students are partaking in a certain number of hours per week (depending on their division the hours will vary). Students also need to have a serious goal to pursue classical ballet as a career.
There is also an assessment of anatomy and an assessment of character (personality), maturity, seriousness, etiquette and behaviour that goes into consideration when selecting students for this program.
SUCCESS & ACCOLADES:
Students who have been a part of the CEP Program have been invited & accepted into prestigious schools and company events world wide.
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The Academy is a selective school providing gifted and devoted ballet students aspiring to pursue a professional career in dance with the opportunity to train in our unique Classical Extension Program (C.E.P). The mission of the Classical Extension Program (C.E.P) is to nurture, train and educate exceptional young dancers to a high standard of technical and artistic development and to inspire the future of classical ballet.
The program is designed to have no more than 10 students per class (under the sole discretion of the Academy). Generally speaking there are a handful of students selected annually or who pass the auditions for entry into this program as it is extremely selective.
Group auditions are held annually that accompany a varied fee. If you are unable to attend the Audition date an individual private audition with the Academy Director can be arranged.
The C.E.P Division of the Academy is focused on extending and progressing the students training and knowledge of the fundamentals of classical ballet. Areas of focus include:
- Core strength
- Foundation & Technique
- Musicality & Rhythm
- Performance skills
- Imagination, Mime & Improvisation
- Floor Barre & Ball Barre
- Character, National/Historical Dance
- Body Awareness & Self Correction
- Flexibility, Limber & Conditioning
- Dance Vocabulary
- Theory, Dance Vocabulary & French Terminology
- Repetoire & Choreography
- Planning, Goal Setting & Time Management
- Examinations & Assessments
Note: Age is used as a guideline. The teachers at MA Arts will make a determination as to the most suitable level for the Student.