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  1. Snowflake

    Ballet vs academics

    I wouldn’t feel at all concerned @HowMuch! as long as your dd is tired at school - I am sure her teacher would tell you if so and her dance teacher if she was exhausted in class. My year 9 dd dances 4 nights a week straight after school and we don’t get home until 9.30. Saturday does RBS associates and festival classes. She also makes her own way to school on the bus and packs her own tea and lunch. She loves it and is in the top sets for English and maths at a very academic Grammer. I am sure all the dancing has made her mind sharp and not to mention the health benefits and other transferable life skills. My dd wasnt in the top set at primary either - I didn’t realise how bright she was until she started excelling in secondary - she was fortunate to get a dance scholarship to go this private Grammer school - Which also goes to show other kinds of doors can open if you have a dedicated attitude x
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    Beginning to panic now!

    Thanks so much @Balletmum55 💕 Will keep you posted Xxx
  3. Thanks @Sheila Beelam this sounds really good 💕 I am ordering dd some now ! Thank you so much for your help & advice Xxx
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    Beginning to panic now!

    Thank you @Harwel 💕 Keep me posted via DM @Picturesinthefirelight sending virtual hugs - Xxx
  5. This has made me giggle and think of my non dancing Dad in pointe shoes!! 😂 😆 Thanks Sarahw we will definitely give these a try - I will invest in some toe tape too - it sounds great for blisters xx
  6. Thanks so much Anna C She’s got 3 newish pairs on the go at the moment typically ! 😢 She’s started to rotate them and I bought an extra pair just incase she broke one of the 2 pairs at summer school...! Hence the hope of extra slim lined ones to trial until her next pointe shoe fitting.... 😂 If only it was that simple .... Thanks for all the recommendations ! We will look at them all and try on at her next fitting X
  7. My dd, 13, has asked me if I could get her some pads to wear in her pointe shoes. She already wears a gel big toe pad and lambs wool / but after trying out a friends pad - she found it more comfortable to dance en pointe with the pads especially when dancing more intensively in her show etc. She has been en pointe 2 years and wears a grishko 2007 in hard shank shoe. Any slimline , breathable ones anyone can recommend? She suffers from mild excema so breathable would be good ! Any reviews or recommendations we would be so grateful for 😊 TIA
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    Beginning to panic now!

    Yes - it must be heartbreaking for you all - it’s so hard watching someone you love suffering what should still be their younger years - I hope there is something they can do to relieve your husbands hearing symptoms when he gets a diagnosis 💕
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    Beginning to panic now!

    Sorry to hear about your dh illness - my dh was rushed into hospital last year with a suspected stroke at age 42 after losing the ability to walk properly on one side, balance and slurring his speech - then having to undergo horrendous tests for a suspected brain tumour. This has been ongoing now for a year - we are on holiday in Croatia now - but as soon as we get back he is in for a lumbar punture / dreading it - no mention of a diagnosis her from his neaulogist / I dread the hospital letters - just a suspected damage to cerebral / he did have a bad fall off his bike and waiting and see if stays the same or deteriorates / Lyme disease hasn’t been mentioned - just a diagnosis and treatment plan would be a godsend ! As he is really struggling and still having falls. I hope your dd gets sorted out - She must be worried about her dad xxx
  10. Snowflake

    Oliver’s story

    Signed and shared on my FB 💕 Xxx
  11. Snowflake

    RBS Summer School

    Hi Sarahitaly Its quite a long walk - especially it you have luggage - I would google a local taxi firm and call a taxi to pick you up. Although Richmond Park is a beautiful place for a walk if you enjoy walking 💕 I walked once to Mortlake station it didn’t take long about 25 minutes and it was lovely - I think Richmond station maybe further. Is your dd excited?
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    Pointe shoes

    Hi Dizzyballetmum Dd has quite a narrow foot and she finds Grishko 2007 Pro’s in an X - she loves them - she has got a tapered foot as well though.... I just wish someone would invent a pointe shoe that lasted longer - I seem to be spending all my free time sewing these days - I’m sat watching DS’s karate session while darning yet another pair tonight ....! 😩 Xxxx
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    Graduation musings

    Huge well done and congratulations to your daugther on her graduation and all the very best of luck for her up and coming auditions ! 👏🏻💕
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    Oliver’s story

    This is so heartbreaking- so deeply sorry for your loss - signed 💕 Xxxx
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    UK ballet summer schools for 2018

    Just to second what RichieN - my dd did the Centre Pointe SS last year and absolutely loved it! Would very highly recommend X