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  3. I can’t help with a dietician, Wimdancer, but there is a very good book by Zerlina Mastin called “Nutrition for the Dancer” which I can recommend. What is it you’re trying to achieve? The right “fuel” to ensure your dd is eating enough for the amount of exercise she’s doing?
  4. So sorry to hear this. It must be terribly difficult to deal with. I have no practical advice sorry, but I will share the advice that a wise person gave me many years ago when my now adult DD didnt get into JAs. It went something like this.... "I know this seems like the end of the world now, but remember that there is more to ballet than the RBS, more to dance than ballet, and more to life than dance. She, and you wont be able to see it right now, and that is understandable, but in the long term this wont seem so bad, and one day you may even see it as good." Now I dont for one moment think our experience was as traumatic as being assessed out, but I do think the advice I was given was very, very good. I hope it proves to be as true for you and your DD as it has for me and mine.
  5. Yermakov has, in my opinion, long deserved this promotion, but I think there are others, most notably Stepin among the men and Novikova and Osmolkina among the women, whom I also would have promoted years ago were the decision mine to make.
  6. https://www.mariinsky.ru/en/company/ballet/soloists
  7. Hello Sarahw, I've just emailed you. Apologies for the late response, I've been offline for Easter!
  8. Have you thought about Moorlands ? The teachers are wonderful , and would give you good advice , even if they couldn’t offer a place . 2 boys who were assessed out of WL are doing phenomenally well there . One is in the finals of YAGP . All the best .
  9. Wondered if anyone might be able to recommend a good dietician? My DD is 13 and her body very mature for her age. She is not an ectomorph but has a more athletic body shape. We could do with some advice on how best to support her dancing with the right diet for her body shape. We're based in SW London. Any suggestions would be most appreciated! Thanks so much!
  10. I’m not tall so I avoid the stalls and only go for the front row in the dress circle. I think the stalls boxes front row are generally ok but possibly you can also be unlucky if you have a tall person in front of you in the last row of the stalls. This is for the historic stage for the new stage view is good everywhere but dress circle is much further from the stage.
  11. I haven't been for many years, but my recollection is that as long as you are reasonably central, views at all levels are fine. The equivalent of the gallery is a long way from the stage, though, and you would certainly need opera glasses. The Mariinsky is not nearly as much of a horseshoe shape as Covent Garden. I have actually watched from one of the stage boxes and even that wasn't too bad.
  12. For the historic stage, most of the stalls seats are relatively flat, so I would only take the first row, or the aisle seats in the side sections. The front rows of the stalls boxes and dress circle, if not too far to the sides, offer a very good view.
  13. Very gentle hugs sent to you all, you will both get through this x
  14. Beaverelliot unfortunately for most British students they will be dependent on the NHS (state health service) which does not have well developed sports injury services on the whole. Also dance related injuries are not seen as a priority in a heavily rationed service.
  15. Looking promising! From Andrej Uspenski’s Instagram page. Melissa and Timofej in rehearsal for R&J.
  16. Hi all, Looking on the Mariinsky Theatre website and it doesn’t seem to show the view from the seats like the ROH website does.... Can anyone who has been to the Mariinsky please recommend which seats have a good view of the stage? Thanks!
  17. I have 13 May R+J Amphitheatre C34 (Stix-Brunell / Hirano) for sale for R+J @ £21. It's a 'real' ticket, so I'll post it (or hand over in person if you are in London?). Kindly send me a PM if you're interested. Thanks.
  18. Big hugs from me too !! It must be awful to see your DD so upset !! Please remember that this doesn’t have to to be the end of your daughters dancing journey ..... it is just going to follow an alternative path.....one that I’m sure you’ll work out together. Her dance experience gained from WL will stand her in good stead for the future and this awful time will pass and make her stronger eventually. There are many alternatives to training at WL and hopefully in the future - your lovely daughter will see all of this very differently to how she does now .
  19. I'm so sorry to hear this HBBM. Being the parent is doubly traumatic. I think the advice to get her assessed by a couple of knowledgeable teachers is a great idea, maybe apply for Associates, come back home and then re-apply if she wishes for Y10. It is likely she underperformed at auditions quite understandably. Regarding whether to return for the last term or not I'd be guided by your DD. I once had to return a distressed DD (to another school) but had no choice as it was GCSE year. I wouldn't do it in Y8. I guess it partly depends on how you rate the pastoral care? Take care.
  20. My heart goes out to you all, HBM. Hugs from me too.
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