Elmhurst's Associate programme offers Saturday or Sunday classes for eight to 11 year olds in Birmingham, Manchester, Sunderland and
Plymouth. These classes are designed to give children with a love of dance an opportunity to learn from teachers experienced in the Elmhurst style.
The auditions are open to children with no formal movement teaching as well as those already taking dance lessons**.
The charge for weekend classes is currently £8.50 for all areas and there is an audition fee of £15, however no talented child will be excluded because of financial constraints; please contact Elmhurst if you have any questions.
** Children already taking dance classes will be accepted onto the Saturday programme only with the consent of their current teacher.
Year 4, as of September 2016, Boys and Girls, Saturday 14th May 2016
Year 5 & 6, as of September 2016, Boys and Girls, Saturday 21st May 2016
All Year Groups, Sunday 3rd July 2016
All Year Groups, Saturday 11th June 2016
All Year Groups, Saturday 18th June 2016
Elmhurst School for Dance - Extended Associate Programme (Birmingham Only.)
Elmhurst is pleased to announce that it has commenced an extended associate programme at our main school site in Birmingham.
Classes are held on Saturday’s and we are initially running three levels/age groups
The classes have been based on external awarding bodies (RAD, BBO, ISTD, Checchetti) standard. Our intention is not to deliver a syllabus class, but work at that level with the appropriate vocabulary. We would like to challenge the students technically but emphasise musicality, artistry and of course, develop and inspire further a passion for the genre of classical ballet within the word of dance.
Extended associate level 1 [Intermediate Foundation level class 1 hour 15 minutes] – Fee £10.50
This is aimed at students in years 7 to 8 and at Intermediate Foundation level or grades 4-5.
Extended associate Level 2 [Intermediate level and above 1 hour 30 minutes class] – Fee £12.75
This is aimed at students from year 9/10 or [possibly an advanced year 8] at Intermediate level or grades 6-8
Advanced associate class Level 3 [(Advanced Foundation and Advanced 1 and above 1 hour 30 minutes class] – Fee £12.75
This is aimed at students from year 10/11 working towards Advanced Foundation or Advanced 1.
This class could also be suitable for students working towards full time vocational training
Body Conditioning – Fee £7.50
Ballet classes are preceded by a non-compulsory 45 minute body conditioning class. The idea of this class is to warm up the students, identify and strengthen specific areas of technique, increase flexibility and target areas such as core stability
Elmhurst Extended Associate audition date: Saturday 25th June (all levels)