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  1. Living away from home at 16 upper schools

    I have dc at Elmhurst 6th form. The 6:1 and 6:2 live in a supported house 5 minutes walk from the school. They have 2 houseparents and have all their meals at Elmhurst. They have to do their own washing. The accomadation is very good and my dc are happy with it. As for dance and studies, be prepared for a real boot camp ! They leave the house at 7:45 and don't get back til 7 in the evening. Then they start their homework, washing, exercises etc. Ds was non vocational prior to starting so found it a real struggle but Dd has done 5 years and is finding the increase in dance tiring but is managing well. If you have any specific questions I'm very happy to help xx
  2. Siblings

    I have a Ds and Dd, both at vocational school. They are competitive yet very supportive of each other. I think it is easier that they are not the same sex as then they can rationalise success as boys, especially in competitions and selection for performances, get more opportunities. I feel the real difficulty in siblings is the non dancing one that feels left out / jealous of the time and investment that parents put into the dancing child.
  3. Another audition leotard post

    If you like a simple cap sleeve with a little rouching at the front try Gaynor Minden. Available through eBay, all sizes and a range of colours. Dd wore one to all her Upper school auditions in Navy. It doesn't have to be strappy. Good luck 🍀
  4. Cost of living away from home 6th form dance colleges

    Zurich Ballet Academy, Dutch National, John Cranko, Hamburg, Princess Grace, Vaganova, Bolshoi, Danzare and POB.
  5. RBS National Skirt desperate plea

    The Totnes JA teacher is lovely and will not mind I'm sure. Good luck to your Dd, mine loved her time at Dartington 😁
  6. Cost of living away from home 6th form dance colleges

    I think the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland offers the same degree funding arrangements x
  7. Cost of living away from home 6th form dance colleges

    I think you can request to be reassessed if you have a change if circumtances. X
  8. Present for new boarding dd

    We go on Photobox and make a poster of different photos from the past year and put it in a plastic clip frame. Light and easy to put on the wall and renew x
  9. Cost of living away from home 6th form dance colleges

    I think it's either they take the debt or we as parents do 😢
  10. Cost of living away from home 6th form dance colleges

    Also, with the DaDa system there is no discount for siblings. We have been assessed on our income twice, separately, with out the costs for one removed before the other is assessed 😢 It's not affordable. The only positive is that you are only assessed once at the beginning of the 3 years, so you can go mad and work / earn til you drop after 😰 I deeply regret not looking abroad. Consider all your options, not just the UK x
  11. Student benefits for 16 year olds

    You can continue to claim child benefit, family allowance, so long as you don't earn above £50,000, until the child is 20, so long as they are doing A levels with their diploma.
  12. Cost of living away from home 6th form dance colleges

    Ds and Dd on DaDas at Elmhurst. The living costs are not billed separately, there is one bill for both based on your income as with the MDS. But BUPA, RAD and uniform costs are extra. Dd was reserve for ENBS, that would have cost us, middle earns, over £5,000 a year more due to the separate London living expenses. 😰
  13. Present for new boarding dd

    A memory foam topper. Boarding school mattresses are awful 😁
  14. Cecchetti international classical ballet competition 2017

    Team uk did amazing. Conquering dancing in 40* and on an unexpected raked stage ? 36 juniors and 20 seniors from 7 countries. The jury watched them do a contemporary and ballet class, then their individual solos. 3 UK students made it to the final, my Dd included, all from Elmhurst. Prizes and scholarships awarded, many to the UK ? Dont understand how someone can attend two summer intensives at the same time in different parts of the world so I'm sure some will be returned. Overall an amazing, very expensive, experience for Dd. Solos at school will not be so scary anymore ? She made some lovely new friends from all over the world. The UK ?? did us proud ?? cant wait to get home to the UK weather though ☔️ ?
  15. Reputable Dance Schools in Cornwall?

    Geraldine Lamb Dance School in Saltash and Plymouth is fantastic ! All 3 of mine attended classes there. They have just won a silver medal in the Dance School of the Year competition. RAD ballet, lots attending RBS associates at Totnes and Elmhurst associates in Plymouth. My Dd and Ds both went from there to Elmhurst. Can't recommend the support enough ?