ELITE ACADEMIC PROGRAM
An extensive classical ballet training program designed to nurture talented and dedicated students during academic education years 6 – 10, by incorporating a future focused learning pathway.
Selected students will be provided with up to 8.5 hours per week of elite training (depending on level), working in conjunction within the NSW Government Elite Artists Exemption policies. Students in the EAP 6-7 program will have their own uniquely designed program under the guidance of Lucinda Dunn (Artistic Director).
The 2021 EAP 6-7 program offers a weekly Saturday Coaching Class (1.5hrs).
The 2021 EAP 8-10 program offers one week-day afternoon of coaching plus a comprehensive Saturday schedule.
This program will be in conjunction with their existing after-hours program including the TPA after-hours Transition Programs, to support and provide the foundations necessary for students to prepare for full-time courses in the future and potential careers in ballet.
Acceptance into the TPA ELITE ACADEMIC PROGRAM is by audition/invitation only. Students must demonstrate that they are at an elite level in their field – meeting the TPA Criteria in:
Physical Proportions and suitability
Turnout/rotation and use of it
Foot & ankle mobility
Pure Classical Ballet foundations
Focus, Drive and Passion
The program will be overseen by TPA Artistic Director Lucinda Dunn and students will work with TPA full-time faculty.
Students will be formally assessed twice a year by Lucinda Dunn. Entry into this program does not guarantee direct entrance into the TPA Full Time program. The program and a student may remain in the EAP program for more than one year.
Elite Academic Program:
Years 6-7 $250 per term (Saturday program) – 1.5hrs
Years 8-9 $1150 per term (Full-time + Saturday program) – 8.5hrs
+ Transition Fee:
$200 (Junior) per term
$600 (Intermediate) per term
$750 (Senior) per term
Complete EAP Audition Form – available on our website https://tanyapearsonacademy.com.au/elite-academic-program-eap-form/
Supporting Photos Required:
1x Head Shot
1x Tendu a Terre a La Seconde
1x 4th Position Croise (En Pointe for girls)
1x Arabesque En L’air (side view)
Attendance at the audition is preferred. Students unable to attend the Audition may submit DVD / Video Link Audition Application. Video application is due by Monday 31st August.
Non TPA students are welcome to audition for the TPA Elite Academic Program. This program will supplement a students’ existing training program at their current ballet school/Academy.
Requirements by DVD Audition:
Ballet Barre comprising plie, tendu, jetés , fondu, adage, grand battements
Centre – tendu, adage pirouettes, small allegro, petite allegro and grand allegro
Pointe work (For those currently en pointe)
Classical solo or syllabus variation
Contemporary solo or contemporary phrase
20 minutes maximum content.
DVD submission accepted by Youtube/Vimeo link or DVD.
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