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  1. MAK

    London Children’s Ballet: Ballet Shoes

    Hi all, We have four tickets to the Final Show (Sunday 7th July) in the front row of the Circle. (Bought prior to results). As it happens, that's not a convenient date for us to go now and we will ideally be looking to book on another date. If anyone is interested in the tickets please message me for details - it would be particularly lovely if friends or family of someone in the Production had them as they are great seats. If there are no takers, I will put this up on the tickets sale/exchange thread next year. Thanks everyone!
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    ENBS 2019 Summer School

    DD1 spent a week at ENBS last summer (as per the thread, this is not an option now) and was in a group of 13 year olds (on average). There were dancers attending from all the world and the standard was high. With it being non-residential I think those dancers that had travelled and were staying in London tended to mix together after hours but we just used to come home. We got the impression that dancers were being evaluated for their potential to join the school (or attend future courses) although that was not formally confirmed in any way. We had the opportunity to watch on the last day: ballet, pointe and character. I'm a non dancer but the teaching appeared to be excellent (and in some cases quite strict) and DD1 really enjoyed her course and would definitely return another year. My husband and I remarked that if circumstances allowed her to do the four week course, she'd probably improve as much in that time as she would in an average year!
  3. MAK

    London Children’s Ballet: Ballet Shoes

    Well done to your DD @Betty they definitely don't all get this as DD2 was offered nothing at all after Finals (which was what DD1 got last year), so that's a big achievement!
  4. MAK

    London Children’s Ballet: Ballet Shoes

    It's tough on her that she got Finals two years in a row without ever getting to be part of an LCB Production but it just wasn't meant to be. She felt she did her best and had been excited to get the result but she'll move on quickly. It was opening night for her school production and her first pas de deux in public tonight so not much time to dwell on it! Hope those that have places have a brilliant time 🙂
  5. MAK

    London Children’s Ballet: Ballet Shoes

    Sadly for DD1 it was her last opportunity as she's 14 so she will have to give up on LCB. @Mummy2BalletFairies that's a place in the main company.
  6. MAK

    London Children’s Ballet: Ballet Shoes

    I believe tour rehearsals are completely separate but I'm sure there will be others on the forum with more direct experience who could clarify the process. Congratulations to your dc! DD1 was waitlisted for the tour but as it will take place during her GCSE year it would be unlikely that we would be able to accept a place if it did come up. I believe it's a fantastic experience though from dd's friends who have done it in the past.
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    London Children’s Ballet: Ballet Shoes

    Congratulations to him that's fantastic news!!
  8. MAK

    London Children’s Ballet: Ballet Shoes

    Thank you @margarite that's so kind of you 🙂. Two consecutive Finals for DD1 with no success and DD2 was recalled last year without Finals so was excited to reach Finals this year and came out buzzing but it wasn't meant to be for either of them. Congratulations to everyone who was successful, I'm sure it will be an amazing Production.
  9. MAK

    London Children’s Ballet: Ballet Shoes

    Results are coming through. Double disappointment in this house, especially with it having been DD1's last chance 😪
  10. Can't answer from a boy's perspective but DD2 trains on the Associate Programme at Central and really enjoys it. She's at the first level of the programme (Prep 1) and currently does 45 minutes Pilates, an hour and 15 minutes Contemporary and an hour and a half ballet per week. I think boys do 15 mins more ballet and 15 mins less Contemporary.
  11. MAK

    London Children’s Ballet: Ballet Shoes

    I remember seeing that on the email invitation to Finals but when the ladies manning the desks on Sunday were telling parents it would most likely be this week I hoped it would be sooner. However, post has just been here and there is nothing so I guess it will be next week after all.
  12. MAK

    London Children’s Ballet: Ballet Shoes

    Hopefully it went better than your DD thought 🙂. Last year final results came by post rather than by email. The ladies registering the children yesterday said they were hoping to get them out this week if they could. Good luck!
  13. MAK

    London Children’s Ballet: Ballet Shoes

    Sorry not to be able to help as we are commuting distance and have not had to stay overnight before. I believe there is a Travelodge not too far away Good luck on Sunday to all the Finalists x
  14. MAK

    British Ballet Grand Prix 2019

    Interestingly, though #AllEngland is one of the hashtags on one of the event's FB posts, the dates do clash with some of the Regional Finals for AE, although perhaps there will be an element of collaboration to prevent any true overlap? Very interesting also to see the names of the schools and companies published as supporting the event.
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