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  1. Central Audition for 2018 Entry

    And for the shorter ladies so was my 5ft 2 Dd 😁
  2. Audition fees

    Forgot to say, thank you Busymum xx
  3. Audition fees

    There seems to have been an increase in fees this year ! RBS is now Β£62 😲 if you can’t get it in by the end of the week ! ENBS is Β£45 with no guarantee of a preliminary audition ! There are 7 dates for international students and 1 in London. Am I reading this right ?
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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 πŸ€
  7. 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.
  8. 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 😁
  9. Cost of living away from home 6th form dance colleges

    I think the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland offers the same degree funding arrangements x
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Cost of living away from home 6th form dance colleges

    I think it's either they take the debt or we as parents do 😒
  13. 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
  14. Student benefits for 16 year olds

    You can continue to claim child benefit, family allowance, so long as you don't earn above Β£50,000, until the child is 20, so long as they are doing A levels with their diploma.
  15. 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. 😰