The Course

Mission Statement

Central Associates of Performing Arts has been developed to provide students with the opportunity to experience vocational style training from industry experts. We operate an equal opportunity policy and believe that every child matters. We believe that participating in additional classes develops technical expertise, performance artistry and physical conditioning.

The Course

Associates will meet on the second Sunday of each month, excluding August and December. The monthly workshops at Ripley Academy of Dance Ltd. studios will include a whole range of performance activities with a strong element of classical ballet. The teaching faculty will be made up of industry professionals; RAD Ballet tutors, mentors from vocational schools, Ripley Academy teachers, coaches performing within the professional arena. The faculty has been carefully chosen by the Central Associates of Performing Arts to compliment current dance/drama syllabi. When course numbers have been confirmed, we will issue all enrolled students with a course itinerary for the year.

Students will participate in all genres of the performing arts; Classical Ballet including Repertoire, Jazz, Contemporary, Street, Tap, Singing and Acting. Students will be split into two groups - Lower’s and Upper’s. Children from 5 years old may apply. The groups will rotate between studios and tutors during each day.

Each Sunday will consist of a morning workshop - 10.00am- 12.00pm, a 30 minute lunch break and an afternoon workshop 12.30pm-2.30pm. 


The fees are £230.00 per year. This consists of 10 workshops at £23.00 per day. Students will receive 4 hours of tuition per day. The fee is to be paid in one non-refundable amount or in our three part easy payment plan. Those joining mid-way through the scheme will pay fees pro-rataed to the amount of remaining sessions.

Payment Plan:

Stage 1 £80.00 paid by Saturday 6th April 2019

Stage 2 £75.00 paid by Saturday 4th May 2019

Stage 3 £75.00 paid by Saturday 1st June 2019

Course Dates

The scheme runs from May-May on the second Sunday of every month excluding August and December. The dates are as follows:

Session 1 12thMay

Session 2 9thJune

Session 3 14thJuly

Session 4 8thSeptember

Session 5 13thOctober

Session 6 10thNovember

Session 7 12thJanuary

Session 8 9thFebruary

Session 9 8thMarch

Session 10 12thApril

How to book

The booking form is available on our website. Please download and return with payment. Contact Felicity Cutting by email with any queries. 

[email protected]

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