Yes. The Associate Division is designed to do exactly that and prepare students for auditions for vocational school.
Northern Ballet does not follow a regular syllabus such as RAD, IDTA or BBO. The syllabus has been designed by Yoko Ichino, Ballet Mistress and Curriculum Manager. Yoko places great importance on proper alignment and strengthening so these are aspects which will help students in their other syllabus work. Each class is different so students learn to pick up exercises very quickly. Free classes are something that students don’t always have time to do at their home schools if they are working on grade work.