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  1. YBSS application 2018

    @Peanut68 I have just seen on FB that the new Leeds scholarship audition date is 15th April. I guess they will send emails to affected parties too.
  2. Pointe shoe fitting

    Thank you @Bluebird22 and @Cara in NZ, good to have some brands/makes to add to the list for consideration. It really is quite a minefield with so many options. Dd1 is starting to work out what feels right but can be quite shy so she can be tempted to say something feels ok when it doesn't. I suspect a lot will come down to the fitter. By the sounds of it there are definitely shoes out there that will fit her better than her first two pairs, she just needs to play Cinderella for a bit! Thanks again, I'll let you know what we end up with.
  3. Pointe shoe fitting

    Thanks @Anna C, v helpful. Yes she will still be growing so it will no doubt mean more changes in styles in the coming years. She was put off last time in Freed as the order was made for a double X fitting, which I didn't question at the time because I was firmly in the hands of the fitter, and only later realised when reading the accompanying literature that these would be more suitable for a wider foot. Dd2 was fitted in Freed and hers are fine so proves your point. Thanks again 😊
  4. Pointe shoe fitting

    We are about to embark on the mission of finding a third pair Pointe shoes for DD1. Her first pair (Bloch Amelie) never really sat quite right and always slipped at the heel. Her second pair (Freed) are too wide around the foot and don't support it sufficiently. Ideally I'd have liked to get to Just Ballet but Wisbech not practical for us at the moment so we will aim to trawl round all of the London shops during the hols. Does anyone have any recommendations of shoes that have worked for a foot that is medium width, fairly square (2nd toe marginally longer than big toe) and low profile (has to work hard to get an arch but low risk of going over!)? We will still make sure she tries a full range but would welcome suggestions. She tried a Grishko 2007 (not sure of specific "model") on Saturday but I suspect the shank would be too hard for her to get a nice shape and she'd end up frustrated. Thanks in advance!
  5. UK ballet summer schools for 2018

    We had both Course B Week One emails on Friday in the end, exactly four weeks from the submission deadline: a yes for dd1 and waitlist for dd2 so much excitement in our household. Good luck to your dc for Course A, hopefully the wait won't be much longer.
  6. UK ballet summer schools for 2018

    Funnily enough one of our emails arrived shortly after I posted (typical) and I'm going to be a live test of the theory that yeses get sent out first since we don't have an email for dd2 yet 😉
  7. UK ballet summer schools for 2018

    Has anyone heard from ENB yet for Week B?
  8. YBSS application 2018

    I don't think the deadline has passed yet? Scholarship auditions for London are this Sunday (11th) and Leeds 18th March so forms would have to be in quickly for those. The summer school application deadline is 6th April according to the website.
  9. English Youth Ballet 2017-18

    We may well not do but there are two weeks of school holiday before rehearsals start and a week and a half left after the performance. We actually had to go for this one, partly for the location but also as rehearsing outside of summer hols would be impossible due to other (mainly dance) commitments 😉
  10. English Youth Ballet 2017-18

    Looking forward to meeting you and some other members of this forum over the summer!
  11. English Youth Ballet 2017-18

    Success for both dds today also, plus managed to get there safely and back, added bonus! Caught the end of the junior scholarship audition when we arrived, there looked to be some very accomplished dancers in that group. @margarite were you at the Junior or Senior audition?
  12. English Youth Ballet 2017-18

    Thanks very much for this @hoglett. I will have to check my FB notifications as I follow EYB but haven't seen that post. Thanks for sharing!
  13. English Youth Ballet 2017-18

    There's only a light covering here at the moment and friends in Wimbledon report similar (with latest forecasts projecting the heavier snow for Friday/Saturday) so I assume it will be on although would be good to know for sure before we seen out!
  14. Good Luck/Audition results 2018

    Ditto, I was just thinking exactly the same
  15. English Youth Ballet 2017-18

    @Confuddled our forecast in East Berks is for disruption tomorrow and Wednesday with the latter having the heaviest snow but I'm very much hoping it doesn't materialise 😊