A wide selection of classes on offer now at Prima Dance Academy.

Prima Dance Academy owner Matt Williams explains about the new additions to our dance school timetable and about our

Prima Dance Academy owner Matt Williams explains about the new additions to our dance school timetable and about our exciting new adult ballet class and adult ballet fitness.

We now offer a wide selection of classes at Prima Dance Academy. We wanted to give you more information on the classes that we now offer at Prima Dance Academy. Alongside our ballet dance school we now offer adult ballet fitness and adult ballet classes. As Surreys premium dance school we felt it was important to offer a wide selection of ballet classes as well as adult ballet classes. We have classes in our dance school to support students of all ages from 2 and half upwards.

Our dance classes for kids were the reason behind establishing Prima Dance Academy. We wanted to spread our love and passion for dance through our dance classes for kids. It is with this in mind that we decided to have such a wide range of dance classes for kids from tap, to modern as well as classical ballet classes for kids.

Nursery Ballet

Our nursery ballet class is suitable for children aged two and a half to four and is the foundation of our dance school. This class is the perfect and fun introduction to dance classes and in particular ballet classes for kids. We use our Nursery ballet classes to give children a fun introduction to ballet and movement whilst also introducing them to our training style at our dance school.

Elite Ballet

When we established Prima Dance Academy we felt it was very important to bring a sense of professional dance training to our dance school. Our elite ballet class is the perfect class for this at our dance school. Prima Dance Academies elite ballet class is suitable for children in Royal Academy of Dance grades 1- 3. In this class we will be focusing on performance skills in preparation for competitions/ festivals and performances and stage experience. We will utilise our over 20 years of professional dance experience to make this class the flagship dance class of Prima Dance Academy.

Open Class Ballet

Another great addition to our dance school is our open ballet class for kids. Our open class ballet is suitable for children in Royal Academy of Dance grades 1- 3. The focus of this class is to improve classical ballet technique and to gain a broader ballet vocabulary outside of our Royal Academy of Dance ballet syllabus classes. At Prima Dance Academy we feel that performance skills are vital for any young ballet dancer. However, we also felt that a focus on classical technique was imperative for our dance school.

Modern

Prima Dance Academy is pleased to expand our timetable of our dance school with our modern dance classes for kids. Our modern classes are the perfect compliment to classical ballet classes for kids. In these dance classes we will work on a more lyrical and free form of dance that will allow the children to develop their dance quality and expressionism. This was very important for our dance school that our children had a wide and varied dance education.

Adult Ballet Fitness

Our adult ballet fitness classes are a fun way to kick start your fitness. Our signature adult ballet fitness class combines proven effective training techniques and new school adult ballet to improve all facets of fitness. By using traditional ballet movements complimented by 21st century music our sought after adult ballet fit class evokes a rush of both nostalgia and adrenaline. Suitable for people of all fitness levels as well as experienced dancers our classes will develop you physically and help you to surpass your fitness goals leaving you with a physique to make any Prima ballerina jealous.

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What to look forward to at Prima Dance Academy.

Prima Dance Academy Principal Hayley Macri explains what you can look forward to at our ballet school.

Prima Dance Academy Principal Hayley Macri explains what you can look
forward to at our ballet school.

We pride ourselves here at Prima Dance Academy on our selection of dance classes for kids as well as our adult ballet classes. All our classes, for kids and adults, are conducted in a similar vein to professional dance classes as we feel this mixture of technical proficiency and fun through dance is the ideal approach. You can expect a fun class environment but with the same attention to detail as we received in the past to professional dance classes. Whether that is our dance classes for kids or our adult ballet classes.

Our dance classes for kids were the reason behind establishing Prima Dance Academy. We wanted to spread our love and passion for dance through our dance classes for kids. It is with this in mind that we decided to have such a wide range of dance classes for kids from tap, to modern as well as classical ballet classes for kids.

Our adult ballet classes are perfect for anybody looking to find a fun and alternative way to keep fit and active. Alongside our fun approach to dance and fitness you will be treated as if you were taking part in professional dance classes. Through our unique approach to adult ballet classes you will not just advance technically but become inspired performers.

When you enter through the studio doors at Prima Dance Academy you can expect and look forward to a fun but demanding environment to advance in classical ballet as well as other dance classes for kids and our adult ballet classes. We demand a lot from our students but in a fun and non pressure environment that we always felt made us develop during our professional dance classes. It is through our over 25 combined years of experience in the industry that we feel gives us the expertise to nurture in our dance classes for kids and adult ballet classes. So what are you waiting for? Get treated like you are in professional dance classes at the Prima Dance Academy.

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Develop performance skills and learn repertoire with Prima Dance Academy

Prima Dance Academy Principal Hayley Macri explains how our ballet schools helps to develop performance skills and to understand and learn repertoire.

Prima Dance Academy Principal Hayley Macri explains how our ballet schools helps to develop performance skills and to understand and learn repertoire.

When we established our ballet school one of our primary aims was to develop our students performance skills. We wanted our ballet for kids classes to reflect as close as possible to what we experienced in our professional dance classes. We felt it was important from an early ago at our ballet school that are students were treated everyday like professional dance classes. We do this because we feel this is the best way to help them develop at our ballet school and we feel it is this attitude that separates our ballet school from other ballet for kids classes. This allows our students to develop performance skills, discipline and more importantly self confidence that we feel will carry over to other areas of their life. We understand that not all of our students will strive to end up in a situation where they are doing professional dance classes. However, the skill set they learn at our ballet school will have a crossover into everything else they aim to do going forward.

It is from our vast experience of professional dance classes that we are able to pass on this information and attitude to our ballet school students. Yes, ballet for kids should be fun, however that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t aim for the highest standard of technical ability and performance skills as if they were in a professional dance classes. Again we feel it is this unique blend of a fun environment fused with hard work and technical improvement that we feel separates our ballet for kids from other ballet schools.

Through our elite ballet for kids classes we focus solely on improving our students performance skills and teach our ballet school students a variety of repertoire. We do this with the aim of entering our ballet school in competition, festivals and our own school showcase. Our elite ballet for kids classes are the perfect environment for this and again replicate professional dance classes.

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Discover the joy of ballet at our ballet school

PRIMA Dance Academy Owner Matt Williams talks about how you can discover the joy of ballet at our ballet school.

PRIMA Dance Academy Owner Matt Williams talks about how you can discover the joy of ballet at our ballet school.

It was at the age of six that I first discovered the joy of ballet in my local dance school at my first dance classes. I will forever be grateful for everything I learnt at my local dance classes for helping me to a 10 year professional career dancing in theatres across Europe. It is this passion for classical ballet and dance classes that drove me to create the PRIMA Dance Academy and to pass on everything I have learnt to the next generation in our dance classes.The skills and techniques that I learnt at my local dance classes enabled me to audition successfully for the Central School of Ballet where I gained a full scholarship. Using all the experience I learnt at these two dance schools it provided me with the tools, technique and performance experience to gain my first professional dance contract with Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures company, the United Kingdom’s largest touring dance company.

Our dance classes aim to provide your children not just with all the technical skills they need to flourish as dancers but to help them discover the joy of ballet. Obviously we place emphasis on technique and The Royal Academy of Dance examinations and are immensely proud of our 100% exam pass rate. However that doesn’t mean we don’t make learning that technique and progressing boring. We feel our passion for classical ballet and dance classes is infectious and passing on that joy of ballet is immensely important to us.

We also place emphasis on passing on the joy of ballet to our adult ballet classes. Our local dance classes are not just limited to kids. Our ballet dance classes are perfect for any adult looking to discover dance or continue with ballet and dance classes that they may have started when they were a child at local dance schools.

Dance classes have provided me with so much joy in my life. The friends that I met when I first took up dancing at the age of 6 are still friends now. Local dance classes are a great way to meet local like minded people and dance schools are a fantastic way to develop community spirit. Our local dance school is a great way for children to meet new friends and to develop social skills and confidence. So what are you waiting for? Discover the joy of ballet at our ballet school today.

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