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    LRBS - London Russian Ballet school

    Further to my previous comment... I see that LRBS have announced on their social media that a boy from the school has a contract with the Plovdiv Ballet Theatre in Bulgaria, and a girl has a contract with the Georgian National Ballet- congratulations to these wonderful dancers! Hopefully this also answers your question Coniger regarding graduate destinations
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    RB Don Q

    For Sale- RB Don Q, February 20th. Upper Slips, CC9 and CC10, £10 each. Please message me if interested
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    RB Don Q

    Tickets now sold x
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    RBS/Two Pigeons

    I have 2 tickets for the Two Pigeons/RBS double bill which I no longer need- 12th February- Amphi B39, £11 14th February- Upper Slips AA2, £6 Message me if interested, thank you
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    RBS/Two Pigeons

    These tickets are still available if anyone wants them!
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    LRBS - London Russian Ballet school

    I can find out for you! I have a friend at the school, and from what I understand, he has a ballet class every day (6 or 7 days a week) and contemporary most days, then repertoire and rehearsals. So I imagine about 4-6 hours of ballet per day but will find out and let you know xx
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    LRBS - London Russian Ballet school

    I know of one girl who graduated last year and is now working with the Mikhailovsky... I believe others are working in classical companies in Europe and America.
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    Ideal weight for dancers?!!

    I'm sorry if this is a bit of a sensitive subject, and I'm also sorry if this post turns into a rant, but I am looking for some advice..... As a few of you may know, I have been battling anorexia for about 4 years. Recently, I have been doing well, and as such, have been discharged from outpatient treatment. However, with the pressure of auditions, I have been struggling again. I am trying to find some information to reassure myself that I don't need to be emaciated to go to ballet school (from a young age, I was in awe of the Russian dancers, particularly those at the Vaganova, who all seem so desperately thin), so what BMI (or weight range- I am just under 158cm) should a ballet dancer have?? I just feel trapped in a vicious circle, of trying to eat 'normal' amounts to be healthy, which results in feeling fat, which results in cutting down my intake even more..... Will being underweight prevent me from getting in to dance school?!!
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    Ideal weight for dancers?!!

    Hello Stumbellina and thank you for your lovely comment! Anna and Ruth are right, this is a very old thread- I’m now teaching ballet in London and am in the process of gaining a degree in ballet education. Although leaving vocational school after working so hard to get there was a very difficult decision, it was definitely the right decision for me, as i’m now much happier (and healthier, both in body and mind!) than I was when I was trying to succeed as a ballet dancer, a career that I simply wasn’t destined for. Thankyou again for your kind words
  10. Ahh okay, thank you! I thought it was a classical company I hadn’t heard of! Have already got tickets for the MB Swan lake though, thank you!💜
  11. Forgive my ignorance but what is NA?
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    BEST PERFORMANCES OF 2018

    Agreed! Absolutely loved Vadim in Swan Lake, but also in Bayadere with Natalia as Gamzatti. Yasmine Naghdi was also gorgeous as Gamzatti, but a dancer who has really mesmerised me this year is Akane Takada- I saw her as Giselle in 2015 (I think!) and really wasn’t so keen- but this year her Nikiya in La Bayadere was breathtaking, and her Pas de Trois variation in Swan Lake was extraordinarily musical, one of the best I’ve seen! Am definitely now a fan of her!
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    BEST PERFORMANCES OF 2018

    5. The Trocks (it was my first time seeing them and I loved it!! A perfect balance between comedy and technicality!) 4. Royal Ballet's Giselle (Osipova 😍) 3. Royal Ballet's Swan Lake 2. English National Ballet's Nutcracker 1. The Royal Ballet School in Didy Veldman's 'TooT' (performed at Holland Park and ROH)- this has to be my number 1 favourite work of 2018!! Although not a full length ballet, or indeed even a classical ballet, I just loved the concept, choreography, music..... This piece is definitely one that I'll still be thinking about this time next year!!
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    How to find a good school for a boy

    London Russian Ballet School have full scholarships available for boys to train full-time, my best friend has just started at the School and is very happy there, feel free to PM me if you have any more questions x
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    Costumes - Job Lot

    Yes please!
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    Costumes - Job Lot

    If the white long tutu is adult size 6-8 then I'd like it please x
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    Adult absolute beginners courses in Central London

    Yes Ruth the LRBS classes operate on a drop-in basis, although you get a slight discount if you buy a block of 10 classes
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    IDTA Level 4 Diploma

    Hi! So the day before my exam I met the children who would be dancing for me (I knew them but hadn’t taught them for a few years)- i taught them some exercises as a ‘practice run’ but then in my exam the examiner asked for specific things which I hadn’t already prepared- such as, I would usually do a warm up in the centre with grade 3’s but the examiner wanted a warm up at the barre
  19. The documentary is fascinating but the auto-translate is a bit dodgy!! For example in the opening scenes when the children are saying ‘Drastvoytye” (здравствуйте) the subtitles say ‘red’ when it actually means ‘hello’ 😂
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    Adult absolute beginners courses in Central London

    London Russian Ballet School have a brilliant Absolute Beginners class at 1.30pm on Sundays, I definitely recommend that
  21. Figured it out now! For anyone else struggling, the auto translate option will appear if you watch it on a laptop rather than a mobile device!
  22. Sorry to sound dumb but how do you get auto translate on YouTube? I tried to enable subtitles, but it would only let me put Russian subtitles; there wasn’t an option for English translation 😥
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    Train Fares

    Sorry if this is a really silly question, but I'm a bit confused. Basically, I've booked to go to a masterclass in London in July. Last week, I travelled to London on the train having booked the tickets a week in advance; it cost £16. I thought I should book the tickets to get to London in July as soon as possible, to avoid the ticket price increasing closer to the date. However (the exact same journey that last week cost £16) in July will cost £45. Do i wait until a few weeks before the masterclass, and see if the train tickets drop in price, or is that not going to happen???
  24. Hi Jacky is this still available?xx
  25. If anyone is selling 2 tickets for any RB Nutcracker performance (ideally less than £30 each) please let me know! Thank you
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