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  1. Dancing2003

    Dutch National Ballet Summer School, advice sought

    Thanks Coffeemum, that’s interesting re being more suitable for older students, I was wondering if they group on age
  2. Dancing2003

    Dutch National Ballet Summer School, advice sought

    Hi Coffeemum & Kanangra Just wondered how long the response time from NBA from submitting the application and transfer of fee did you hear back? DD is very keen but as you both have said it’s very expensive, and holding back on applying for other summer schools.
  3. Dancing2003

    Questions about Upper School auditions

    Hi arucariaballerina, I called Central and asked re times for next Sunday and was advised we would hear after the 3rd dec as this was the application closing date for this audition day, and should all be finished by mid afternoon.
  4. Dancing2003

    Questions about Upper School auditions

    Thanks BlueLou, My feelings exactly that is helpful though what you have said hopefully central latest start time would be 3/4pm so should be finished around 6pm at the latest. For RCS it’s easier for us to fly up during half term and they have advised the auditions generally take place in the afternoon, but not booking anything until confirmed. 😔
  5. Dancing2003

    Questions about Upper School auditions

    Hi, Central Prelim London Auditions Just wondered if anyone knew how long the audition classes run for and do they hold one in the morning and one in the afternoon, trying to work out accommodation and trains. Thanks in advance 😊
  6. Dancing2003

    Easter courses 2019

    The Hammond Easter Dance Intensive Course 10th, 11th and 12th April 2019 Our Dance Intensive Easter course gives children aged between 9 and 15 years the opportunity to participate in Contemporary, Jazz and Commercial dance workshops. The three-day course, led by The Hammond’s artistic faculty, culminates in a performance for family and friends. This course is subsidised by the Department for Education and over sixty children from the school’s locality attend each year. The fee for this course is £85 Please contact anthea.garratt@thehammondschool.co.uk to register your interest.
  7. Dancing2003

    Royal Swedish Ballet International Program

    I would also be very interested in finding out more CVan if anyone replies to you 😊
  8. Dancing2003

    National Youth Ballet Final Auditions 2018

    Hi peanut68 This year for NYB has rolled from summer school onto The Cresent and then finishing with the London Gala on the Sunday evening I think personally it works better as we know that we need to block out those two weeks, it used to go over three weeks so fitting everything around it was a pain. Unfortunately there is no option for the children to stay after the summer school, so parents book hotels nearby when at The Crescent, before the summer school was held in Tring then performances were in Tunbridge Wells or Guildford, then followed by the Gala at the beginning of September. My dd has been fortunate to have been involved with NYB for many years and loves it, she has made lots of friends, the performances are of a high standard, the costs involved are a lot but it’s definitely worth it! If you can come up and watch one of the performances, feel free to pm me if you want any further info 😊
  9. Dancing2003

    National Youth Ballet Final Auditions 2018

    Hi mummy2balletfairies will done to your dd, she will have a great time it’s such a great summer school she will make lots of friends, my dd started nyb when she was 9, she’s now 15 and still loves it! the best wishes form is for anyone that would like to wish their child good luck for the performances it gets printed in the program.
  10. Dancing2003

    Living at The Hammond

    Tickets on sale now 😊 just one show on the Saturday x
  11. Dancing2003

    National Youth Ballet auditions - main company

    Results are coming out this afternoon 😊 good luck everyone x
  12. Dancing2003

    National Youth Ballet auditions - main company

    Just had the following email 😊 Dear All, Thank you so much for auditioning for the NYB this season. We really hope you enjoyed your audition. We just wanted to let you know that you will hear the outcome of your audition by Friday 16th March 2018, by email from info@nyb.org.uk. It is a good idea to add this email to your contacts to help this email arrive in your inbox rather than into your junk/spam folders. Have a good weekend. Kind regards, Katie NYB Team
  13. Hi Bluelou They are really quick at getting back to you, I’ve booked dd onto the 2nd week she will be 15 in March, the only thing I was surprised at when completing the online application form it doesn’t ask for the current dance examation/level , but did read this on the website students should be working at approximately Advanced Foundation level, or above, in ballet to benefit fully from the course. On the first day teaching staff will observe students as they participate in classes and stream them into groups appropriate to their level. The purpose of this is to ensure everyone gets the most out of the course and is taking part in activities appropriate for their experience.