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  1. Please let me know if you have a spare ticket or 2! Thank you
  2. Hi Sarahballet I think all of the UK vocational schools have a good record of getting students in to various upper schools. It really depends on the type of dancer and what direction they want to take at 16 rather than the particular school. Some will want to stay focused on classical ballet, others more contemporary or musical theatre route. Also, there are non vocational students who are also successful in securing full time upper school places. I know that Tring, Young Dancers Academy, Elmhurst and White Lodge all send students on to train at RB and ENB. Not sure about Princess Grace? Perhaps someone else can shed light there.
  3. Freed Covent Garden will definitely custom make or alter shoes to suit. Good luck with the search!
  4. If anyone has a spare ticket to ROH Clore studio class for tomorrow morning I would love it please.
  5. WL waitlist is a very small list usually of only 5 children so huge congrats to those children and all of those who made it to finals- a huge achievement for all of them.
  6. Hi auditioningenu, sometimes children who didn’t actually tick the box for white lodge but are auditioning for Mas are invited to final audition anyway if they are identified as having the potential to become a full time student. Hope that makes sense?
  7. Pictures please tell me which brand you find don’t ladder?!! Dd is a tights destroyer! None last more than a few days 😩
  8. Hi Sunrise81, not stupid at all! It’s all very confusing when you’re new to it. You are right, all UK students at RBS lower school are entitled to MDS funding if they meet the household income criteria. I think Elmhurst is the same, (though have heard exceptions to this) and Tring have far fewer MDS places on offer so only selected candidates are invited to the funding audition. Hope this helps a little and sure others can clarify re Elmhurst.
  9. (Moderators, Hope ok to post here) Many years ago I made a box of lucky charms with a message attached for my daughter to have in her dance bag when she went off to auditions/exams and the idea caught on! They became my most popular dance product, a little token of luck seems to go a long way as I love hearing all of the wonderful success stories from my lovely customers. Here is the link to see them https://www.kirstengrace.com/product-page/box-of-lucky-charms-for-dancers-1
  10. If anyone has 2 spare tickets for the Linbury Trio tonight I would love to buy them please!
  11. I have a new online shop full of unique ballet themed gifts, lucky charms, jewellery and stocking fillers! Here it is- https://www.kirstengrace.com/
  12. Thanks lovely forum members for signing up to my site! New blog section coming soon...
  13. Hi everyone, I have finally launched my new website right in time for Xmas! I have lots of lovely unique gifts for dancers from my boxes of lucky charms to makeup and dance bags plus ballet themed jewellery. Please sign up to my site for special offers here- https://www.kirstengrace.com/ (Moderators hope this is ok to share, pls remove if not) Thank you!
  14. If anyone has a spare ticket I would love it please!
  15. Bought the wrong size so brand new never worn white Royal Ballet School JA leotard in size 3a. £13 plus £2.50 post.
  16. Hi AdageKitty- are you including YDA -Young Dancers Academy in Shepherds Bush in the 5? There is Also St Marylebone girls school who award a scholarship to 4 or 5 dancers each Year to start in year 7. They are a state academic school with a strong arts/drama/dance focus. If not offered an arts scholarship, entry to the school is broadly based on church attendance.
  17. I have just added some fun new tote bags and smaller cosmetic/shoe zip bags to my collection. you can see them on my instagram @kirstengracejewellery or my Facebook page here
  18. Good luck to all still awaiting news! I know it’s agony. Its always hard to not over analyze the outcome but they really are looking for a genuine love of dance and passion at this young age. They take tiny ones, extremely tall ones, athletic build, slim build, banana feet, regular feet, some can do splits, others a long way off! There is no magic physical formula as they will all grow at different rates and change drastically over the next few years. Also, they look for musicality and timing, spatial awareness, creativity etc Remember as lots of people have already said if it’s a no this time it could be a yes next year so keep trying and stay positive.
  19. I have one SCS ticket for tomorrow night D26 left. sadly can’t make it. E ticket £11
  20. I would love 2 tickets to see this show if anyone has any available please?
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