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  1. MAK

    Tring Park CBA Auditions 2018

    Well still looking forward to meeting you @Dancetaxidriver 😄. Similarly, DD1 auditioned in Group 5 and has a place in Group 4. Good luck to all those waiting, hopefully the letters for the younger groups will arrive tomorrow!
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    Tring Park CBA Auditions 2018

    We also have a yes for Group 4. Looking forward to meeting you 😊
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    To guide or not guide vocational choices ... ?

    Ballet (RAD). Grades aside though DD1 is definitely an all rounder so I'm interested to find out at what age dancers have found it most beneficial to specialise.
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    To guide or not guide vocational choices ... ?

    Not yet but I think it's on the cards (although my Yr 9 has yet to take Grade 6) so v interested in the responses to this 😊
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    RBS Junior Associates 2018

    @Raquelle, dd2 had that letter (please come back next year) when she didn't get a place from the SWL a couple of years ago and they were closing the waiting list. She auditioned the following year and it was true - it wasn't a guarantee of a place she went back to being a straight "no" with the original "we wouldn't want to dissuade anyone from applying again in the future" letter!!🤣
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    English youth ballet - dvd entry

    Dd1 auditioned (successfully) in her (favourite) deep purple leotard in Feb this year which I'd encouraged her to wear because I'd read elsewhere on this forum that it was lilac that Miss Lewis could not tolerate. Think we'll avoid all shades of purple at casting 😱. Good luck with the dvd!
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    Tring Park CBA Auditions 2018

    Good luck to everyone auditioning today 🍀
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    English Youth Ballet 2017-18

    Oh really, that's great thank you everyone. I do rather like this "not being made to wait" approach that EYB has 😊 (appreciate it doesn't work in all scenarios).
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    English Youth Ballet 2017-18

    Good luck to your dd @Tatasmum. Out of interest, how long after casting is it generally until you find out the part they've been given, or is that shared when rehearsals start?
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    Central Preps Auditions

    Lots of areas within 20-30 mins walk (including Sadlers Wells 😊). The river/Tate Modern/Borough Market in one direction, Covent Garden another, Oxford Street another, Islington and Clerkenwell another. If your dd auditions successfully you'll be spoilt for choice. Terronis is lovely - favourite haunt of DD1! Fingers crossed for tomorrow.
  11. Hope it's ok to post this as not strictly ballet but thought it might be of interest as it was retweeted by LCB - there's a link on Twitter
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    Central Preps Auditions

    There are currently about 15 students in Prep 1 but very occasionally I believe dancers will be selected to join via other routes e.g. summer schools, in class assessments etc. Also, Central operates a very strict but well explained "your place is for one year" policy and there will be a small number of dancers in any given class that will be repeating the year. So in Prep 1 the majority of girls will be from Year 7 but a few from Year 8. I checked with my dd and she confirmed the audition was made up of standard exercises and she thinks some improvisation. Good luck!
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    Central Preps Auditions

    Plenty of places for coffee and snacks nearby though most waiting parents (and dancers) do seem to end up in Pret 😊. The audition is a standard ballet class with some barre and some centre practise as far as I remember being told but I'll ask my two when they get back from dance (😂) and see if there is anything specific. I think there were about 30 in the Prep 1 audition last year and in 2016.
  14. Good luck to everyone auditioning. Too late for yesterday but I remember listening to a talk from two Central students who were selected to dance on The Red Shoes tour and they advised really going for it in the audition, showing acting and performance ability and not holding anything back.
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    EYB Swan Lake Wimbledon 2018

    I'll PM you as I'm not sure I'm allowed to share on a public forum?