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  1. Hi all, can anyone recommend a good floor barre dvd please? I've found a few different ones online, and was wondering whether there was a particularly good one to go for.
  2. Try not to be concerned, at auditions they are looking for potential and the facility/physique to be able to achieve extra flexibility in the future with the right training. They do not expect everyone to be super-flexible aged 10, indeed being too hypermobile can be a disadvantage. There are quite a few threads on here about flexibility and stretching, and I'm sure reading some of those will put your mind at rest. I'd say that no, not all successful students do gym, some will but definitely not all of them, and it isn't necessary really. Oh, and whatever you do, don't get swayed by all the youtube/facebook clips you see with examples of extreme stretching, a lot of them are positively harmful.
  3. Never heard of anything like that, and I'm sorry to hear things are still difficult. Don't know whether this might be of any help at all, but after a little bit of online searching, I found a .pdf of their disciplinary rules. Don't know how to do a link, but if you search for 'RAD disciplinary rules and procedures' you will be able to find it.
  4. I'd let it go and not say anything to your friend though, she probably wouldn't be very pleased to have it pointed out to her.
  5. Excerpt from Congo del Fuego, Gustavo Dudamel, Simon Bolivar Orchestra of Venezuela?
  6. I keep having to pinch myself! Fingers crossed and best of luck to everyone else still waiting to hear xx
  7. According to brother-in-law who had it, gout is something to do with excess uric acid crystals in the bloodstream working their way into the joints - sounds horrible.
  8. Congrats to your dd Loulabelle - I still can't quite believe it, but we've had an email offering a place to dd for Covent Garden too
  9. I've come to the conclusion that people are only going to phone for one reason. They want to get money out of you one way or another, either by selling something you don't want, a service you don't need, or they are just wanting to steal your cash. They wouldn't be bothering otherwise.
  10. Ibuprofen gel or Voltarol. It is better to apply gel than to take tablets apparently. Gets to work in the right place. Works a treat on my hand - very old injury and they warned me at the time I would get arthritis there. Do get it checked out by a doctor though, a relation had what he thought was the beginning of arthritis and it turned out to be gout!
  11. Yes, I think there will be movement on the waiting lists for MT schools and colleges for quite a few more weeks - some might have had more than one offer and won't have made a decision yet.
  12. Apparently the Aston Expressway in Birmingham is currently shut due to the discovery of a large unexploded WW2 bomb, and the surrounding area has been evacuated. On the BBC news website, there is a picture of the bomb in question, and the photo bears the legend: "Paramedics tweeted a photo of the bomb, which is believed to have been made in Germany" Erm... yes, probably.
  13. Where do I sign up?
  14. I have known a case where a young person with diagnosed social anxiety who took weeks to pluck up the courage to speak to their ballet teacher and try to explain their difficulties; only to be dismissed with the comment "That's just a label".
  15. That is a meteoric rise. How old was he when he joined the company, and had he been with the company long before being promoted to principal?