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    Miko Fogarty

    The life she wants ... BRAVO!!
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    Miko Fogarty

    Claudia Dean trained at RBS from the age of 15 -17 1/2 before entering into the RB Company. I believe that her decision to leave was in no way associated with her position in the company. She took the brave step, after the realisation that company life was not the life she wanted, of leaving and returning to her native Australia. She has found her calling in life in training the next generation dancers - she is generous with her time and experience in encouraging these young girls. I for one find her a breath of fresh air and would like to applaud her.
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    Oliver’s story

    Signed and shared .Sending my heart felt condolences ... so many of our young people being short changed when they need help, I'm so sorry that Oliver was failed by a system that is not fit for purpose where mental health is concerned.
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    Departing Parent Envy

    This was contracts from original 1st years , more were gained for those that joined in 2nd and 3rd year, so as a whole the graduates were successful. - my post was to indicate , in answer to The original post , that , in my experience there are quite a high percentage that leave after experiencing difficulties after starting at 16. The question that lingers is, had appropriate support been available , could/would they have overcome their difficulties and achieved their undeniable potential. As they say in The Hunger games - “may the odds be ever in Your favour” ...
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    Departing Parent Envy

    Popping in and felt some figures might be helpful . Of the original cohort of 14 girls in my daughters year, 4 left (before finishing the course) with health challenges . Others left due to being assessed out or choosing a new path ... 1 gained a contract before starting 3rd year . Only 5 completed the 3 years and graduated, 4 gaining a Company contract in Europe and the other a part time contract .Grim results given the time , effort, talent and not to mention money . Of course this is only 1 year in isolation and maybe not indicative of other year groups at the same school or elsewhere. I'm not sure that this will help with calculating the odds, but hopefully indicates that it is best to take a keen interest in your DCs welfare and follow up if anything appears to be out of place.
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    One last post ....

    It’s. Been a privilege and pleasure to be a part of this forum for the last 5 years. I’ve been from the trepidation of auditions for US, the thrill and pride of acceptance into prestigious Ballet schools for my daughter and the absolute despair as the dream crumpled and fell away from us. Thank you all for sharing insight, wise words and for some (you know who you are) broad shoulders and comfort for me to cry on. I sign off with a blog post from my beautiful daughter for whom the path was just too difficult. She fell as many do however her fall could have had a softer landing had those who had responsibility for pastoral care taken their responsibilities seriously. if you have a child away from home please follow your intuition and gut instinct - you will know your child far more than any school - never doubt yourself. i wish all of you and your dancing children nothing but joy as you follow your paths best wishes Kat https://instagram.com/p/Bjifth2AvJA/
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    One last post ....

    Thank you sarahw x
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    One last post ....

    Thanks Cara - I’m so sad that I will never see my daughter dance again however that pales Into insignificance when I dare to think that I might see and enjoy her being happy and healthy xxx
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    It's Goodbye from me

    Wishing your dd a fabulous time at uni and beyond xxx
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    One last post ....

    On a very last note - I’m staying here (for the ticket news ;)) if anyone needs a friendly shoulder - somewhere to offload without judgement - I am here - do feel free to send me a pm - I really have walked in your shoes . Best wishes Kat
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    One last post ....

    Thank you to all - so many lovely messages of support . This is a special forum - keep treating each other with kindness - I will be dropping in from time to time - maybe my addiction is balletcoforum 😛 xxx
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    One last post ....

    Thanks Harwel - high alert is a horrible place to be especially over an extended timeframe - I hope that all settles quickly for your lovely son xx
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    One last post ....

    Spacy ❤️
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    One last post ....

    Thank you 💕
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    One last post ....

    Keep your eyes and ears wide open and prepare to do battle (and not be popular) if you have to - ultimately be prepared to walk away if your concerns fall on deaf ears and your dc are continuing to struggle.
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    One last post ....

    I think we naturally are so proud and want to believe so much in the dream - it’s hard to walk in with open eyes and see the ugly side when there is so much beauty all around ,and, when your child has so much talent and beauty it is human nature that you will think that they will fly however hard it is . i would love to roll back the years, oh the benefit of hindsight!! i hope that others can learn from our experience and know that each individual is following their own path which might be totally different to the child standing next to them at the barre.
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    One last post ....

    Thanks Angel - what a path we have travelled together xx
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    One last post ....

    Thank you for your good wishes Jan and for the link - technology so not my forte x
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    One last post ....

    Thank you so much and all good wishes to your daughter
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    Ballet West School

    Congratulations!! I'm absolutely thrilled for you xx
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    UK ballet summer schools for 2018

    Have a look at Ballet Cymru -you'll love it
  22. Only my opinion, as our problems surfaced much later, but if his emotional well being is being compromised by being away from home , maybe bring him home, let him continue to dance locally and with an associate programme and look to going away again at 16 ,when he will be more mature and possibly more in a position to know that this really is the life that he wants. Best of luck with it all.
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    Laine and Rambert

    We know of a recent Laine graduate now dancing in 42nd street - the more versatile the dancer , the more chance of work. Classical contracts are like gold dust whichever school you graduate from.All the best and congratulations to your daughter.
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    British training at Lower and Upper Schools

    It would be interesting to hear if anyone has experienced excellent/supportive pastoral care within the UK vocational system ....
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