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  1. Genee finalists 2016

    My dd was fortunate to do the Royal Covent Garden SS last year, when sitting with some of the international students, they were discussing all the different competitions they were entering and were quite incredulous when my dd replied....none! One of the girls did go on to do rather well in the Genee 2016. We also have a couple of names to look out for in future Prix de Lausannes - they were starting their training in anticipation of applying for 2018/19. It was quite an eye opening conversation albeit rather depressing!!
  2. Secreting good luck charms about your person?

    my dd and I have a thing about white feathers so when we find one somewhere unexpected, we keep it for luck. We have found a fair few! If she feels she the need for some extra luck, she will slip one in her shoe.
  3. Royal Ballet School SS

    Wow! That's a huge number of applicants, and each one submitted 5 photographs, that is a lot of pics to look at, think it will take Mr Annear sometime!! Good luck to everyone, any dc that gets a place has done very well indeed!! Edited for spelling mistake
  4. Solo Music question - overused?

    Never done a festival so this is more of an anecdote.... when my dd was younger, she needed a solo for an audition and her then teacher choreographed a lovely little ballet dance to some piece of music he had come across, 'it's from some film apparently' he said with a dismissive wave of his hand......it was the piano version of the Harry Potter theme tune lol! Still can't listen to it without his voice in my head bellowing out the steps! What I can add that might be useful, is how different it sounded when only played by the piano, perhaps a different arrangement of your favourite piece might work? Good luck with it all!
  5. Associate classes and additional costs

    My dd's were very lucky to be given the opportunity to perform when JA/MA's. On each occasion, assistance was given with travel expenses and parents were invited to watch the pre gen rehearsal (for free. The travel expenses were paid by the company and not the RBS. Unsure from your post if your dd is Royal associate but hopefully other schemes may offer similar 'perks'when asking their associates to perform. Hope you can manage to do it, good luck.
  6. Degas leotards

    Kat09, I am interested in the indigo one, just have to investigate sizing unless you can advise how a degas size 0 compares to other makes eg Bloch? Many thanks, will be in touch asap!
  7. Parcels from home

    You guys put me to shame, don't do parcels nearly as often as I used to...but do find Amazon prime useful for next day free delivery on all sorts of things from shampoo when they have run out.... to urgently needed stationary...to 'lucky' ear rings to wear at appraisals....and all sorts of random stuff in between ???? what I do mostly do now, is email daily, an inspirational quote or funny picture..sometimes just what my dd's need at that exact moment in time, free of charge but often priceless ????
  8. Audition Leotard

    Ask her JA teacher for advice, it was many yrs ago for both my girls but from memory I think Royal told them to wear their JA leotards....both had very different end results so its not down to the leotard! Younger DD is now preparing for US auditions and the quest for a Leo is driving me crazy, I would quite like it if she could just wear her associate one lol! ???? good luck with it all.
  9. Rescuing pink tights

    I feel inspired to try your methods Katymac! We have lots of grey tights which are perfectly wearable bar the colour. Summer project to add to the list ????
  10. Sarah Toner School of Ballet Summer Intensive 11-15 July

    For what its worth Pictures and Harwell, Royal summer school starts this weekend for WL and CG, YBSS starts 16jul (before many state schools have finished) same day as Elmhurst finish for the year and know many of the attendees will be
  11. RBS Covent Garden- arrival day?

    Sorry CeliB, It is Monday at 3.30pm.
  12. Attic full of dance wear for sale !

    I have sent you a pm tutugirl (I think!)
  13. Saw this and thought of you all

    Stunning, so creative, thank you for sharing!
  14. THOSE Dance Mums = help!

    I wear contact lenses and even with them don't have 20/20 vision so when we watch class, I tend to squint as I concentrate which my DD says looks like a frown... so much so her friends have commented that I look like a scary, unimpressed ballet mum! Most definitely far from it as I am usually in awe of them all .....fast forward half hr and air con dries out my contact lenses causing my eyes to stream so I then look like I am crying all the way through the remainder of the class! (I sometimes hide behind that excuse if I am actually having a little proud mummy moment ????) So my DD hates watching days with her unintentional embarrassing 'ballet mum' ???? Edited for spelling
  15. Lower School Auditions 2016

    With WL it is a Yes or a No with a small handful of waiting list places....the year my DD auditioned for a yr8 place, she got waiting list, my dh phoned and she was the only one on it but of course no one turned their places down and despite my DD asking why they couldn't just buy another bed, they hadn't yet gone down the buy a bunk bed route ???? Not to worry, she is quite happy where she is now and its nice to know she was close. That same year, she got a straight No from Elmhurst finals. So you can never second guess what they are looking for, a no at one school doesn't mean a no at the next one...nor does a Yes or a maybe!! So good luck to all your dc at their next auditions, put your disappointment behind you and go in there and shine....we are of the more than one road to Rome camp and always joke that fore mentioned dd is on the scenic route ???? enjoy the journey xx