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  1. MAK

    EYB Swan Lake Wimbledon 2018

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  2. MAK

    London Children’s Ballet: Ballet Shoes

    They all come out of the room, but only some get invited back in!
  3. MAK

    London Children’s Ballet: Ballet Shoes

    Just one addition - it's probably obvious but the Finals invitations have tended to be issued a week or so after the second of the "first" auditions - so if you are in the October audition it will be nearer to two weeks after the audition that you'll hear if your dc has been invited to Finals, whereas only a week if you've been to the November audition (again caveat being this is based on previous years' experience). Plus emails go out in batches so if you have a few auditioning from the same dance school you might not all hear on the same day. (We had this even within our own family last year where both DDs had been recalled on Day One, but did not hear at the same time about whether they were invited to Finals (one was and one wasn't)).
  4. MAK

    October half term workshops or classes

    Central is offering a number of one day courses, details on the website. ENBS is doing an Autumn intensive from 22nd-26th October for 14-16 year olds.
  5. MAK

    London Children’s Ballet: Ballet Shoes

    If they are two years' apart they would go on the same day even with the old system 😊
  6. MAK

    London Children’s Ballet: Ballet Shoes

    Unless they change it this year, 9, 11 and 13 year olds (as of 1st Jan 2019) will audition on 28th Oct and 10, 12 and 14 year olds on 4th Nov. Not sure about boys. That is based on previous years though!
  7. MAK

    ENBS 2019 Summer School

    Hello I can't answer the question on the audition date - as you say, this is a new process - but we heard about 4 weeks after the close of applications, so on this basis I would expect to hear by the end of March. I have always found them really helpful and it may be that there is a glitch on the website regarding dates etc. so maybe email them, I expect they want to make it as straightforward as possible to apply 😊
  8. MAK

    American teen relocating to London

    Definitely didn't happen in the part of Lincolnshire I lived in during the 1980s but it's true I wasn't that close to Cranwell, Waddington etc. Anyway, going back to the original post, I hope if the OP comes to the UK there will be a wealth of dance opportunities for her dd. Does the Academy of Balletic Arts train dancers of this age? Another to add to the list maybe?
  9. MAK

    English Youth Ballet 2017-18

    Wish we were nearer, I hope you have a wonderful time. Funnily enough my two daughters also felt their pirouettes improved a lot from the ballet classes prior to Wimbledon last weekend. Good luck! 🍀😊
  10. MAK

    EYB Swan Lake Wimbledon 2018

    My two absolutely loved the whole experience. I feel very privileged to have seen the performance, it was beautiful and so lovely to see all those young dancers enjoying themselves!
  11. MAK

    EYB Swan Lake Wimbledon 2018

    Hope everyone has a fantastic opening night !🍀😊
  12. MAK

    EYB Swan Lake Wimbledon 2018

    It's lovely to see so many dance schools supporting their dancers and publicising the event on their social media platforms. I thought the invitation to Principals and their guests to attend drinks in the interval and meet Miss Lewis was really nice too. Very impressed with the whole experience so far and looking forward to the "sneak preview" on Friday.
  13. MAK

    EYB Swan Lake Wimbledon 2018

    I think the summer holidays and Bank Holiday weekend are real obstacles. We have bought 14 tickets so far between family and friends but will try to find other takers that are not on holiday. (My own Facebook pleas are starting to sound a bit desperate now though 😱).
  14. MAK

    EYB Swan Lake Wimbledon 2018

    As an aside, just checking people have seen the photographs from rehearsals posted on Facebook yesterday? How lovely that the Cygnets had the opportunity to perform in costume at the shopping centre too!