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  1. Audition fees

    I believe one can put in the application for ENBS With the photos and then submit the DVD at a later date as long as it’s before the closing date.... But yes - quite agree this is a very expensive lark !!
  2. Graduating boys classical ballet exam Vaganova

    Wow ! Thanks for that - wish I had even a smattering of Russian .....
  3. How much (if anything) should I be doing?

    I had to do a fair bit of pushing over the end of the summer holidays as it was too difficult for my DS to find all the information needed on the websites but together we have made a sort of spreadsheet! However it is proving difficult to get a decision as to which auditions he would like to go for as he keeps changing his mind! I think it is too important to just leave it up to him - with the deadlines for various options getting closer and also I need to know which dates I should keep free for assisting with transport- I could do without a last minute “ oh mum I need to get to such and such and so and so “😬
  4. Questions about Lower School auditions

    It has happened quite a few times in my experience of things in the last 4 years , but obviously only occasionally compared to the influx in September ...
  5. RBS upper school accommodation

    Not at all Fiz it's nice of you to take an interest! Its "that" year for us-about to get to that highest point of the ballet roller coaster once again ...... Time to buy a new bottle of Gin!
  6. RBS upper school accommodation

    That's lovely information thanks Juliet I can see theyr'e well looked after!
  7. RBS upper school accommodation

    No Fiz not yet! anyway..... I am just comparing the accommodation between where he is now and some of places he wants to audition for in the next few months- we had not really considered RBS but after some recent encouragement it's back on our list ! DS is a fussy eater he prefers to cook his own food so we were looking at the pros and cons. It turns out that he will spend next week with at least one of the boys there at the moment - so I'm hoping for a bit more inside information!
  8. RBS upper school accommodation

    Can anybody give any comments from first hand experience of what the upper school accommodation in Pimlico is like - I'm interested in what life is like for the boys or should I rather say young men..... How long does it take to travel from the accommodation to the school ? Is it self catering? I see they have the option to eat in the Royal opera house staff canteen ... Are rooms shared? Are the men housed in the same building / area as the Ladies? are there laundry facilities? To what extent are they supervised in the living quarters ? thanks!
  9. West Yorkshire Summer School

    My DS had a wonderful time with you last year Tutugirl we highly recommend it to anyone who needs something in August ! Sadly he is too busy this year and needs to rest! hope you all have a wonderful time x
  10. MCC Backs Boys Ballet

    There is most definitely a shortage of boys at the local dance school. Without exception my sons costumes have been hired out the girls have had to dress up as boys to fill fill the part he used to play once he was too old to play it ! All the boys in the school are needed in every single festival group and still they're not enough boys to partner!
  11. Help with Vocational school fees

    Apparently you apply to them directly, but let the school know what you have done . You can also add any extras that occur and have them spread across the term as well
  12. Help with Vocational school fees

    I found the brochure that was sent to us by Elmhurst the company is SFP Website is WWW.sfpsschoolfees.co.uk - there is an online calculator to calculate your monthly repayments
  13. Help with Vocational school fees

    I know a mum who was doing this - I'll message her and check the company's name
  14. DSs contract news from the Vaganova

  15. BBC Young dancer 2017

    Sorry for the spoiler Jan ! It was a lovely evening of dance and I had to agree with the choice of winner - a big cheer went up in our house as we had all agreed for once ! A wonderful opportunity for all of them.