Our Classical Academy consists of 6 training levels designed to support each student's individual progression, both technically and artistically within a professional environment.
Prima Youth's Pre-Academy is an after-school training program that offers 3 levels of training opportunities for suitably facilitated and dedicated young dancers to experience the culture and demands of professional classical and contemporary training, within a nurturing environment. Students study classical ballet, syllabus examination classes, contemporary, character and neo-classical. Pre-academy dancers are provided with the opportunity to be prepared for competitions, scholarship opportunities as well as state and national associate programs. Capped classes and a strict adherence to the selective entrance criteria ensures that our youngest dancers receive a unique and invaluable start to their classical and contemporary training that is beyond compare. Understanding the importance of nurturing a love for classical ballet and contemporary dance in our youngest dancers, informs our focus on Pre-Academy dancers growing their craft within a supportive, respectful environment.
Prima Youth Classical Academy B training program is designed to build the required foundations that best prepares students for the demands of more mature dance training. Academy B is a 3-day training program that is designed to successfully bridge the gap between afterschool and full-time training programs. Students study classical ballet, syllabus examination classes, contemporary, character, pas de deux, repertoire, neo-classical and pilates within a fluid program that is sensitive to the needs of developing young dancers who are seeking to engage in full-time vocational training in the future. Students are meticulously prepared for competitions both nationally and internationally and have successfully auditioned for national and international training programs or summer schools. PYSB is dedicated to nurturing the whole dancer with a focus on performance psychology, wellness and positive growth mindset. Capped classes and entry only offered to suitably facilitated and dedicated dancers ensure that the pursuit of excellence in classical ballet and contemporary training is paramount.
Prima Youth Classical Academy A training program is an elite full-time training program, which refines both the artistic and technical qualities of gifted dancers to a superior standard. Academy A is a unique training model with each dancer in conjunction with PYSB’s classical mistress constructs a platform from which they can secure that next step towards a career in classical ballet and contemporary dance. Students dancing within the prestigious Academy A program are prepared for classical scholarship competitions both nationally and internationally with PYCA’s classical mistress ensuring that dancers are best prepared for international audition tours. Students study classical ballet, syllabus examination classes, contemporary, character, pas de deux, repertoire, neo-classical and pilates within a fluid program that is responsive to the demands of each classical season. As this program only admits dancers of the highest calibre, classes sizes are capped to ensure the pursuit of excellence in classical ballet and contemporary training is not diluted.