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  1. BlueLou

    Questions about Upper School auditions

    Given the number of prelims, I was surprised by how few there were at RCS finals. From memory I think only about 35 in total.
  2. BlueLou

    Questions about Upper School auditions

    Last year we had Central 24th and 25th, Rambert 26th, RCS 27th and 28th March. We were not alone! The long journey from Rambert up to Glasgow was the worst bit. We made the train I’d booked from King’s Cross by the skin of our teeth and I think we got to our hotel in Glasgow at about 10pm! Fortunately dd’s physio appointment was in the afternoon on 27th. Good luck with it all!
  3. BlueLou

    Questions about Upper School auditions

    Last year it covered 2 days - physio and interview on day 1; classes, talk and tour on day 2.
  4. BlueLou

    BBC young dancer 2019

    I believe there is a girl from Central in the final.
  5. BlueLou

    BBC young dancer 2019

    Do you happen to know how many men there were in the Contemporary semi-final? I believe there were 3 from Rambert.
  6. BlueLou

    Questions about Upper School auditions

    Now is not the time for doubts and despair! You have to keep going - give every audition your best shot and your biggest smile and believe that you belong there. When all is said and done (for this cycle of auditions anyway), then you can review the situation and decide what to do next. But while you’re in the middle of it, you’ve just got to stay on the roller-coaster and sparkle all the way! Very best of luck to you Arucaria, and Merry Christmas to you too
  7. Northern Ballet have announced the dates of their free open days, including one that is just for boys. https://northernballet.com/academy/open-days?fbclid=IwAR24kOgBgPwshXYMnGqZVd9s10G32WJ7qn4nVodZBFdrz5XaSBmLlhPzzHw
  8. BlueLou

    Northern ballet School Manchester

    Northern School of Contemporary Dance also have a CAT scheme, which is linked to the Northern Ballet CAT scheme. This in itself causes some confusion because they are not in the same building (several miles apart), but Northern Ballet do share a building with Phoenix, who also have a contemporary dance academy but which is not linked to Northern Ballet
  9. BlueLou

    Christmas present ideas 2018

    Pineapple and Danceworks both do gift vouchers which can be spent on classes and/or dancewear/ accessories 🙂
  10. BlueLou

    Questions about Upper School auditions

    Possibly my biggest grumble last year was that that the schools didn’t confirm timings until a couple of weeks before, sometimes even later, so train prices (and accommodation sometimes) were more expensive. I think that most prelims (including Central) last about 2 hours, and there are usually more than one in a day. You could start at, for example, 10 or 12 or 3. I think dd’s RCS one was at 3pm (in London), the 3rd of the day.
  11. Northern Ballet recently advertised for those wishing to audition in Jan 2019 to join the company - max height 168cm for women (no minimum stated).
  12. I always assumed that the school got the same amount of money regardless of whether the student was UK or overseas. I thought that if it was a degree, the government paid the difference between the £9250 capped rate and the full fee for UK students. And if there are MDS or Dada awards then similarly the school still receives the same fee, just not all from the student directly. Is it the case that they actually receive more money from overseas students?
  13. BlueLou

    choices at 16

    Sorry Pointetoes - I think we’re at crossed purposes! I was referring to a cryptic quote about success and failure which appears as a footnote to VR’s posts. But now I am on my phone I realise you can only see the footnotes if you’re on a computer! In my defence, and in a desperate bid to drag us back on track, I am a bit distracted because I am currently sitting at a railway station waiting to welcome dd home for half term 😁.
  14. BlueLou

    choices at 16

    Sorry to digress wildly off topic (please forgive me admin!), but I’ve read your footnote quote 3 times now Vonrothbart and I don’t get it??
  15. BlueLou

    choices at 16

    Dd is 16 and started a BA course last month. First half term has been fantastic - she is very happy! The most important thing for me was that she made friends and was never lonely. This hasn’t been a problem at all because she is surrounded by people with lots in common with her. She has made lots of friends ranging in age from 16 to 20+, across all 3 year groups. She has been shopping with them, out for food, to the cinema and theatre, and to a couple of house parties. Far from being concerned about her being with older students, I find it comforting, because they all seem lovely and like they look out for each other. They all seem very committed to becoming professional dancers. She has spent tonight watching Strictly at a friend’s - she took along marshmallows and Haribo (proper dancer food!). She desperately wanted to live independently but because the vast majority of 1st years were doing Homestay I insisted on that option. The Homestay is the only part of her new life that she’s not 100% thrilled about, and I think she would have been fine sharing a house/flat with other students. She doesn’t like having no choice over her dinners and would prefer to cook her own choice of food. I do think it’s important that she sees me or her Dad at least once a fortnight, and that we text/call/Facetime every day - makes me feel confident that I’d pick up on any issues quickly.
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