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  1. Ballet Skirts recommendations

    Another vote for Love Lily. My DD has a growing collection as all the materials are so beautiful.
  2. NYB

    I just asked DD and she said that last year there were always 2 houseparents and 2-3 older students who came to the JA dorms to help those that needed hair assistance!!
  3. NYB

    My DD is also doing NYB. She is 11, so one of the older JAs, she is very proficient at buns and loves helping others!! I'm sure that many of the older girls will be happy to help if the houseparents are too busy!
  4. YDA Ofsted

    YDA has just received the report from its recent Ofsted inspection and has been awarded 'Outstanding' in all areas. Very pleased for the team there who work so hard to provide great vocational and academic training and pastoral care.
  5. National youth ballet 2017

    Yes, I booked on the day that I posted above and have received my tickets. I just looked on the SW website and couldn't see the show listed either (I originally went onto What's On, then September). Maybe call the box office and ask?
  6. National youth ballet 2017

    Gala tickets are now on sale on the Sadler's Wells website.
  7. National youth ballet 2017

    Junior Company results are out. My DD got a yes and is very excited! Hope others got good news.
  8. YDA Associates Audition

    Good luck to everyone. YDA is a lovely school and their Associate classes are fantastic.
  9. National youth ballet 2017

    How did everyone find the audition yesterday? My DD loved it and said that they were told that results could be with us this week. I hope so as it would seem a long wait until the week of 22nd May which is what the email originally said. I was surprised that there were so few at Finals this year. Last year there looked to be about 70, this year about 40.
  10. National youth ballet 2017

    My DD is very excited too. Good luck to everyone.
  11. Elmhurst or YDA

    I only have first hand experience of YDA but I am sure that both schools offer great dance training and academics. I think that it comes down to where you think your DD will be happy. YDA is less well known and does not have the 'prestige', facilities and scale of Elmhurst. What it does offer is a small, nurturing environment, brilliant teachers, excellent pastoral care and impressive academics. The fact that year groups are small (usually only 10-14) means that all students get personal attention in both their vocational and academic studies. Your DD has done really well to get two offers and it's great to have choice though I appreciate how hard it must be for you both right now.
  12. Summer school 2017

    Has anyone heard about ENBS Course B yet? I know they said within 4 weeks and that would be by Friday but Course A results seem to have arrived Mon/Tues last week based on posts earlier on this thread.
  13. National youth ballet 2017

    It might be worth checking with them. I have found the office very helpful. The original information said that there would be some residential places for older JAs. I wonder if the letter that was sent with them recall information is a change or whether it is really intended for the Main Cast Dancers? Certainly, the bit about groupings and seeing different choreographers seems more relevant to how I understand the main cast auditions are run.
  14. National youth ballet 2017

    Yes, she loved it, though had already done 2 or 3 residentials by that stage and also had a few friends there. Last year, I think residential JA places were only given to the older ones and those that had boarded before. Not sure if that's changed with the move to Elmhurst.
  15. National youth ballet 2017

    I wouldn't worry Tattielashes. Last year it was ballet class, then learning bits of the piece that they were going to perform in the show, including some acting. No character or tap stuff needed!
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