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  1. Life after a dada award

    You need to research the funding for initial teacher training as that may be a possibility. Call student finance if you need to for advice. heather aka Taximom
  2. Dance physio suggestions?

    Have a look at nidms.co.uk (National Institute for Dance Medicine and Science) your GP can refer or you can self refer. There is a centre in London and also the QE in Birmingham. Linked with Uni of Wolverhampton and BRB specifically to treat dance injures and dance related issues. Heather aka Taximom
  3. I don't know the correct answer to this however I would suggest you need to audition in the year you intend to go. PLaces are unlikely to be offered for 2018 entry at this point as you may never have any more lessons for example and your standard would potentially have then dropped. It's a bit like applying for a uni gap year - not usually an option for dance or music students. Good luck with ypur application when it comes around!! heather aka Taxmom
  4. Teaching career

    Volunteer centres sometimes offer this. heather aka Taximom
  5. Central School of Ballet funding

    It is written off after 30 years and institutions who are members of CDD used to get an automatic additional £1000 grant, don't know if this is still the case though. Ypu will get the tuition fee loan to a max of £9250(?) plus your maintenance loan on a sliding scale dependant on parents income. If this is for entry in September 2017, student finance is open and you should make your application now. Student does their bit which takes about 15 minutes then parents can do theirs. Heather aka Taximom
  6. Birmingham Ormiston Academy BOA

    I can't comment about the amount of practical or academic work but what I can say is that it has very good outcomes. I have a young friend doing the audition rounds who has 7 offers, all funded, for musical theatre. I believe many of her fellow students have similar musical theatre offers. These are all at top schools such as Laines, Arts Ed, GSA, etc etc Heather Aka TaxiMom
  7. EYB audition/rehearsals

    At. The audition they are particularly looking for performance quality! They are very good at adapting roles to suit the dancers and what might have been a group dance en pointe at one performance might be changed to reflect the strength of that group and done in flats. Equally they are good at pushing to help with confidence! Brilliant organisation! My dd went to her first audition without knowing anyone and made friends with another dancer who is still a friend over 10 years later! Heather Taximom
  8. Audition Solos

    Have you considered using the spoken word instead of music? Heather Aka Taximom
  9. Contemporary degree courses

    My DD graduated from LCDS (London Contemporary Dance School) 4 years ago, ask away if you have any questions and I can try to answer. Don't expect graduates to go into dance companies, there are very few places, but lots of opportunities to become part of very small up and coming dance companies. Heather Aka Taximom
  10. When your teenage son dances: food.

    The Place certainly used to have a great cafe n the basement with lots of healthy dancer food, although this was a couple of years ago or so but it was VERY good and well priced! Heather Aka Taximom
  11. Contemporary for an 8yo?

    I would also add in Richard Alston as a choreographer to explore. Some just amazing work that you are unlikely to see n the competitive circuit for the reasons Kate_N says which I agree with!! My dd has a contemporary dance degree from LCDS and hardly, if ever did anything similar to the dance circuit choreography. However, if this was what was wanted, it is possible that this is similar to the style taught at Trinity Laban. Heather Aka Taximom
  12. Hang on, what about those of us whose DC's worked with EYB before social media! Don't we get something????!!!!!!
  13. How about our own Just Ballet if her shops are accessible to you? Heather Aka Taximom
  14. Malvern Ballet Seminars Easter Course

    National children's orchestra and national youth orchestra often use the venue to rehearse. anyone use it before going to the Proms! I play in an orchestra tha rehearse there, beautiful surroundings indeed! Heather Aka TaxiMom
  15. Competitions

    It is up to each individual festival who can enter. Contact the festivals you are interested in to ask that question. They will also be able t send you their rules which are often n their websites. Have fun!! Remember that not all festivals are All England ones. Heather Aka Taximom