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  1. Christmas at vocational school

    We love the carol service. It's the highlight of the year. Hammond don't finish until Friday. Tomorrow morning is an inter year internal choreography competition.
  2. Life after a dada award

    The MT/Dance Level 6 is 420 credits ( 40 at Level 5 & 380 at Level 6)
  3. Life after a dada award

    The degree would be a BA (hons) in Professional Practice (arts) & it's a distance learning course. She should be able to apply for a part time tuition fee loan. PGCE's are unique & you can apply for student finance even if you've already done a 3/4 year degree (unlike other post grads)
  4. KNT Adult Ballet Christmas Intensive

    Martin Dutton is my daughter's teacher at school. He is a great ballet teacher.
  5. Feet Rolling In

    She may need a referral from her gp & possibly orthotics in her shoes if she has a tendency to roll.
  6. Prix de Lausanne 2018

    I think that's fairly recent though as she attended a lower school from what I recall.
  7. Stage Makeup tips

    Micellar water is good.
  8. Summer Schools for 12 year old

    Are you looking for residential? If so taking into account she'd like ballet plus other dance forms I'd look at one of the summer schools run by one of vocational schools such as Hammond, Tring, Arts Ed etc. If she wanted mostly ballet I'd say OPES or Moorland perhaps.
  9. Neoclassical ballet

    I don't know but Dd always does the neoclassical variations for her RAD exams.
  10. Ballet West School

    For me there is one particular issue of concern that I have been told about 'in real life' that hasn't really been mentioned so far as to do so would be breaking the terms of the forum if done so under a pseudonym. Not so much of a pastoral issue as an attitude issue. My husband has taught in four different vocational dance schools/colleges & there is a difference in general pastoral care attitudes between the more school type places & the college/degree type places but on the whole all places he has worked have had systems in place to support their students. I know this isn't the case everywhere.
  11. Audition fees

    Also candidates already at Lower Schools don't have access to a Studio especially if they need a parent to film.
  12. I wouldn't be surprised if the recall is more about putting children next to each other & finding teams of identical heights now than anything else.
  13. Audition fees

    Dvd's are incredibly difficult to produce though. It assumes everyone has access to a space large enough to dance in & someone able to do the filming.
  14. Ballet West School

    To expand on the previous post I think that one question to ask is drop out rate. A very high dropout out rate at a school can indicate pastoral issues & high injury rates amongst other things. (I've heard of very talented students who have previously been in vocational lower school training being pushed too far, too fast both physically & mentally at some schools) Also the policy on speaking to parents. Whilst it is understandable that once a young person reaches the age of 18 schools cannot legally speak to parents about any problems or concerns some degree awarding institutions are also refusing to speak to parents of 16 year olds (even if the young person has granted permission).
  15. Winter training

    Dd went to Malvern last year & loved it. The same people (Olivia & Errol Pickford) slso run Winter classes at Dance Xchange in Birmingham between Christmas & New Year. No accommodation but we stay at the premier inn.
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