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  1. taxi4ballet

    Dance bag recommendations?

    My dd loved the Roch Valley black holdall bag with 'Dance' written on the side, with swirls and butterflies. She had it for for years and years, and when it finally gave up the ghost she replaced it with another one the same. It has pockets at both ends big enough for water bottles to stay upright, and a long pocket down the side. The top opens wide as well, so you can fold up a character skirt and lay it in without it getting creased.
  2. taxi4ballet

    How to keep up interest in dance when it starts to falter?

    Have you asked her what it is about her ballet classes that she finds boring at the moment? Would there be the option for her to do the grade above hers instead of the one below? She might just need a new challenge.
  3. taxi4ballet

    Strange Signs

    What's the point in stopping there then?!
  4. taxi4ballet

    EYB Swan Lake Wimbledon 2018

    The principal roles are danced by the EYB professional staff, and they have soloist roles for some of the senior students.
  5. taxi4ballet

    EYB Swan Lake Wimbledon 2018

    They do other stuff as well. DD and I went to see English National Ballet at the Albert Hall a few years ago and one of the EYB professionals was a swan in that. We bumped into her outside after we'd all been evacuated during the curtain calls when the fire alarms went off (a whole other story!).
  6. taxi4ballet

    Royal Ballet School holding more international auditions

    Carole Gable is still very much present at Central, and takes an active role in coaching for the Ballet Central tour. David Nixon is one of the artistic advisors.
  7. taxi4ballet

    Royal Ballet School holding more international auditions

    Monaco only has a population of about 38,000 - the size of a small town, so you can't really compare the international intake at a school there with one in a country like the UK with a population in excess of 66 million.
  8. taxi4ballet

    Royal Ballet School holding more international auditions

    I think the point balletbean was making (and forgive me if I'm mistaken) was that most of these schools hold their auditions at home - you travel to them. They don't go out of their way to seek out international students by holding their auditions in other countries. Unlike ENBS, for instance, which holds nearly all of its auditions overseas. If you look at their auditions page right now, you will see 13 separate upcoming audition days. Just three of those will be held at ENBS in London, and one of the three is reserved for overseas students only. So 11 out of the 13 auditions are intended for international students.
  9. I remember Leo Kersley well - he was my ballet teacher too
  10. This is all very interesting. The reason I asked, is that there has been much discussion elsewhere on the forum in recent days regarding the Royal Ballet and the Ashton style of dancing. It was suggested that perhaps there has been a change in training, and that current dancers are not capable of performing Ashton works in the way they were intended. I know nothing of the subject, but the fact that the majority of the dancers were not exposed to the 'house style' early enough could go some way to explaining why some people think that there has been a decline.
  11. taxi4ballet

    Royal Ballet School holding more international auditions

    Wait... what??!! Are you on a laptop - that's how it works on mine. You just move the cursor over the name. The other options are 'message' and 'find content' and it is alongside those.
  12. taxi4ballet

    Hooray!

    Toblerone is to revert back to its original shape
  13. taxi4ballet

    Royal Ballet School holding more international auditions

    Yes it does, Kate - just hover over their name and the option window pops up.
  14. taxi4ballet

    Royal Ballet School holding more international auditions

    There's a lot of it about
  15. taxi4ballet

    Royal Ballet School holding more international auditions

    Spectacularly so. Especially coming from someone whose experience of the topic being discussed is nil.
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