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  1. I totally agree, having a DS who is flexible but not particularly good at gymnastic type moves. It worries me that this hyper mobile extensions will damage the young dancers for the future. Legs are simply not made to go certain ways!! 🙈🙈🙈
  2. I pray for a male dance wear shop, anywhere!! Just imported some from the US and had £12 in customs charges! 😭😭😭😭😭😭 xx
  3. We went to the matinee yesterday, was amazing! We had front row seats which I wasn’t sure about having had to lean back in other theatres but this wasn’t an issue. DS (11) said he almost felt he was on the lake with the swans, especially when he was enveloped in dry ice! 😆 Our favourite parts were when the ballet was staged in the ballet and obviously the dramatic build up and ending. slight issue with someone who had taken a maybe 4 year old, who then consequently squealed for a fair bit of the show. Why do people do that?? Overall though, was a good experience, Liam sent DS a tweet to say he’d seen him on the front row, and hoped to dance with him which made his day. We went home on the train humming the music and wondering if in 10/15 years DS might have his name on the cast list. (He’d pretended to write it on while we were there!) 😁😁😁😁😁
  4. I did A levels in Dance, Performing Arts Psychology and Theatre Studies. This is back in the day but all my fellow dance students went on to do dance degrees at LJMU, LIPA, Roehampton, DMU, St. Martins, and Laban. Most of them now are teachers, one works for P&O still in the Carribean and I went back to study psychology and now work with ex dancers and others with mental health issues. DS is now the dancer in the family! 😆 xx
  5. MrsMoo2

    New School...

    It went really well! I think over time DS had forgotten that in the midst of classes, auditions and workshops it’s supposed to be fun! 😁 Yesterday’s classes weren’t classical ballet, they were jazz, contemporary, acro and musical theatre but as soon as the music was on he was dancing. The dancers were an eclectic mix from a 5 year old to a 17 year old. For now, it suits us. It’s given him his passion back and he’s even talking about CAT and other more contemporary styles. In just under 3 hours we went on a journey from Lewis Capaldi to West Side Story, with the teachers 3 year old joining in at one point. For anyone with a child who is thinking of a change of direction, I’d consider one of these as an alternative. Thanks for listening...xx
  6. New dance school today for my DC. It seems to be the polar opposite of the one we have just left so hoping it’s the right one! 😆 It’s just opened so in its infancy but the teacher/s seem nice and it’s more local. Focus is on jazz, MT, acro and contemporary. Ballet thrown in along the way. No uniform, no ballet buns, just bare feet and stretchy pants! The fees are almost half of the old one and much smaller classes, More competition based which I’m not sure about, but hey, worth a try. Hoping DS will regain his passion for dance after a nasty bullying episode at school and little support from his old school. Wish us luck!! xx
  7. Ooh, thanks, not one I’d considered. 👍👍👍👍
  8. I tried that one and they’re full at the moment. I’ll keep in touch with the lady though...you never know!
  9. Thanks! He auditioned for JA’s there many moons ago, I’ll get in touch...xx
  10. No, he was bullied for dancing when he started high school last September and he wanted nothing to do with dancing from Dec to last week. He received some photos of a dance photo shoot he’d done and couldn’t believe it was him. Now he’s back on the idea and super keen and I can’t get a teacher! 🙈 I’m so mad at the old teacher a) for being so rude when I asked her and b) for letting him down but maybe we are better off out of that one. I’ll keep searching! xx
  11. Hi guys, DS is looking for some private lessons in North West/North Wales. He’s 11 and is feeling a bit left out. He’s had RAD classes for 3 years but finds the syllabus “boring” and wants to learn some man moves! We’ve asked his previous teacher but she can’t fit him into her schedule, which is another story! 😯 He's at the gangly age where his legs are too long for his brain and would really benefit from 1-1 time with a teacher. We are happy to travel, within reason and are looking at other ideas too like CAT schemes etc etc. Hope you guys can help. 👍👍👍 He’s really missing his classes...xx
  12. The one in Warrington is a fair way from the station too. She’s be better getting the train to Liverpool and going to the big one, can’t remember it’s name, maybe that’s entertainment? It’s literally 5 mins from Lime Street Station round the corner...👍👍
  13. DS auditioned last year, sadly unsuccessfully but his solo was one we had come up with to a piece of music he liked. (Music from The Hobbit) It wasn’t technically brilliant but it showed musicality and he took great delight in wearing a t shirt he had designed for it. He is very slight for his age (prem baby) and the feedback he was given was to work on upper body strength. He sang Happy Birthday as he’s not really a singer! Lol! He enjoyed the day, as a parent it was useful to find out about funding and bursaries. He plans to try again maybe next year, when he’s a bit more muscley (as he says!) xx
  14. Can she do privates with her current teacher? Only saying as the teachers tend to not like you going elsewhere unless it’s some sort of JA/ENB type class. Maybe speak with her teacher and see if she could recommend/fit you in for extras...👍👍👍
  15. Morning peoples, DS is off to a ballet/dance photo shoot today and just realised it’s asked for him to have a few poses prepared. Hasn’t been dancing long and isn’t particularly flexible, any ideas welcome! 😆😆 xx
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