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  1. MrsMoo2

    When your little dancers surprise you! πŸ˜‚

    Awww, yes I believe they are short on boys. DS was invited to audition after the boys masterclass but then we got snowed in on the audition day!! (Live up a mountain!) Had a chat with the lady who runs it hence him being there Sunday just gone. Just waiting to hear if he can go back in September now. Hope he can, it would make his year! 😊 How old is your DS then? Sammi is 10, 11 in August so going into year 7 in September at big school. Hopefully the transition will be a smooth one. He can be quite shy till he gets to know people. I asked him where he sat for lunch and he said on a table on his own. Wasn’t phased by it tho, he’s used to being on his own in classes of girls! Love our dancing boys...πŸ’•πŸ’• S xx
  2. MrsMoo2

    When your little dancers surprise you! πŸ˜‚

    Hopefully, I did have the leaflet here somewhere, buried under pile of assorted crap! S xx
  3. Hi peeps, DS is still absolutely in love with ballet but at the weekend had the opportunity to take part in a musical theatre class at the Hammond Associates, as part of the day and he’s hooked! Usually he is quite shy and quiet but totally came to life in the class. He tells me he was very dramatic when he played the role of a hotdog seller! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Got to wait to find out if he can go back now in September regularly. Do hope he can, if you could just get a little positive feedback for all his work, it would go a long way. Keeping everything crossed...🀞🀞🀞🀞🀞🀞
  4. MrsMoo2

    Help with hair please!

    Have you seen that YouTube clip of a Dad doing his daughters hair in a bun? He puts it in a ponytail then holds it up towards the ceiling then gets her to twirl round! Makes a very acceptable bun! πŸ˜‚ xx
  5. MrsMoo2

    Wanted - Boys Ballet Costume! πŸ‘

    Just going through the suggestions, thank you! πŸ‘πŸ‘
  6. Hi guys, Can anyone point me in the direction of a source for boys ballet costumes?? Seems to be a shortage of them. I'm after a lilac number for my DS, aged 11. (He does love a sequin!) Bit short on time too, so somewhere either in the NW or who can post. Thanks, S xx
  7. MrsMoo2

    Sleeping away from home...

    Yeah, he was up for the residentials when they were an idea. Even seemed excited! Grandparents is a good idea, he only hasn’t stayed there before as they’re a distance away but could try it...πŸ‘ Shouldn’t keep feeding them so well obviously! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
  8. MrsMoo2

    Sleeping away from home...

    Hiya guys, just wondering if I could get a bit of advice. DS is 11 in August and woke up last night crying. When I finally got to the bottom of it, it was because he doesn’t want to sleep away from home. He’s got three reaidentials in the summer, one for school, one dance and one camping. He’s a very young 11, still sits right next to you, and will always come back for a cuddle. Obvs he will have to get over this at some point but how do I make it easier for him?? His sister has been sleeping over at friends for ages so seems ok with it. He was breaking his little heart last night. πŸ˜” Any advice??? S xx
  9. MrsMoo2

    RBS JAs/Mid Associates Assessment procedure

    One of my bug bears this! When DS auditioned last year he had no feedback from RAD or Elmhurst. Hammond were very good, gave me quite a detailed break down over the phone. Pleasant surprise! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ xx
  10. Maybe I could help, I have a dancing boy aged 11 but have experience of writing funding bids, setting up voluntary organisations, volunteer management and the third sector. We’re based in North Wales. πŸ‘πŸ‘ xx
  11. MrsMoo2

    Sibling Rivalry

    I have twins who both started out dancing at 4, but have gone very different ways, both started with an interest in ballet but one, the boy loved it more. My daughter, still loves dancing but loves the free expression in contemporary. Also she’s been very aware from day 1 that she didn’t have the physique to go anywhere with it despite my protestations. Once last year when DD saw DS going to auditions all over the country did I think she got a teeny bit jealous, and that was mostly cause he had a day off school!! They’re 11 now and go to the same dance school but do completely different classes! Suits us, but it means I spend half my life in the car waiting!!! πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ xx
  12. MrsMoo2

    ACORNS - Sunday Associates with Woodside Dance Retreat

    Wish we were a bit nearer, sounds fab! 😊😊 x
  13. MrsMoo2

    Audition fees

    Yeah, I’m not meaning a full report, just a quick call or a couple of lines in the β€œno” letter to give a few pointers as to what to work on in the future. I can dream! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
  14. MrsMoo2

    Goodbye and thanks for all the tips

    Like Harwel above, this brings back memories for me from over 30 years ago. I have been in places I never thought I would get out of but I can tell you though that your daughter will find her passion again. I was passionate about changing the stigma around mental health in the Arts. I worked alongside Mind to inspire groups to tell their own mental health stories. I spoke at conferences, sometimes to 5 people and sometimes to 500. I went on to train as a mental health nurse, I was passionate about helping others in similar sutuations and have done so many times on individual basis. I have continued to be an avid watcher of the arts, and ironically, have a DS who has just started out on his dancing journey. His absolute favourite being ballet. (Of course!😊) one of my best friends trained at RBS upper school and left in year 12 after getting involved with illicit substances, due to the stress and need for perfection in every area of her life.The subsequent drug induced psychosis nearly beat her, Bet her name wasn’t mentioned at the leavers service...πŸ˜”πŸ˜” The world can be a scary place when you’re 18, but there is an immense amount of good around, you just have to find your niche...Best of luck...pm if you need any further words of wacky wisdom...xxx
  15. MrsMoo2

    Audition fees

    Yep and I’ve noticed how they are adding little things on and saying, it’s not necessary but adviseable, so of course you part with the dosh in case it affects your DS/DD’s chances! Then, when you ask for feedback in some cases you won’t even get that. Should deffo be looked at...😯 xx