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  1. TooTu

    RAD Intermediate Exam

    I have a dd of similar age & she is averaging 12-15 hours a week of ballet plus associates a couple of times a month. Like you I worry how she will manage it all on top of school but she seems to be coping well & doing well at school too. I think they quickly learn how to manage their time well, both in & out of school & the focus & discipline they learn from ballet carries through into their school life. i would echo what balletbean says about ‘scheduling’ downtime. My dd would happily do home practice or stretching & strengthening work every spare minute she has but for a healthy balance it’s good for them to have some downtime away from from ballet too. Every child is different but if it’s working for your dd she will manage just fine
  2. Does anyone have a copy of the RAD Advanced 1 syllabus book that they would be willing to sell? Thanks
  3. TooTu

    Ballet skirts

    Check out love lily dancewear. Dd loves their skirts. They are really well made & come in a beautiful selection of prints. I think they do one called stateside that is similar to the bulletpointe skirts. If it is bulletpointe that your dd wants though Just Ballet have started stocking it coz my dd has her eye on a few things there
  4. I think weeks 1 & 2 at Opes work with your dates. My dd done it last year & would really recommend it
  5. TooTu

    Oliver’s story

    I'm soo deeply sorry for your loss. Olivers story is heartbreaking. Petition signed, verified & shared xx
  6. TooTu

    English youth ballet - Buxton audition

    Congratulations to your dd
  7. TooTu

    Departing Parent Envy

    This is all to familiar unfortunately. I often wonder if this is more common in festival/competition style schools where any parent who questions a teacher is met with this reaction? On a positive note is does make you really appreciate a good teacher when you find one.
  8. TooTu

    Departing Parent Envy

    The emotional abuse can be soo damaging to children's confidence but getting a teacher to admit to it is next to impossible & even if they do it's usually brushed off as they were only joking or it was a bit of fun. Unfortunately it is all too common & when our dc love dance as much as they do parents often don't hear about it Straightaway
  9. TooTu

    Dubious teacher CPD - what would you think?

    Unfortunately my dd has experienced teachers in the past who I would question having done sufficient CPD. Reading that teachers can self certify their CPD hours is worrying for parents who not only put their trust in a teacher but also in the organisation to which they belong to regulate this.
  10. TooTu

    Departing Parent Envy

    Annaliesey my heart is absolutely breaking reading this. I have no advice but having a dd of similar age whose love of dance has brought me into such an uncertain & often worrying industry it's really struck a chord with me.
  11. TooTu

    RAD Intermediate Exam

    dd is taking her RAD intermediate soon & wears soft blocks for the class too. In her school they are encouraged to wear soft blocks for all classes rather than flats.
  12. TooTu

    Ribbons different colour to pointe shoes

    They do a full elastic ribbon that my dd loves as she says the feel supportive without feeling restrictive.
  13. TooTu

    Ribbons different colour to pointe shoes

    Russian pointe do ribbon to match their shoes. My dd wears Russian pointes & the colour difference used to drive her mad but the Russian pointe ribbons literally blend into her tights
  14. TooTu

    Good Luck/Audition results 2018

    As expected it was a no for us for year 8 from the Birmingham auditions. I don't think dd will be too disappointed though as she has Elmhurst finals to look forward to
  15. TooTu

    Good Luck/Audition results 2018

    I've no idea but we are at the start of the alphabet & haven't heard anything yet either