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    Good luck/Audition Results 2019

    We've got the same problem. Can't see Associates anywhere, but we definitely ticked that box as well. Unless I'm looking in the wrong place..?
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    NYB Auditions - advice sought

    I'm sure you could leave the glasses with your water bottle etc. and then you'll have them nearby if you need them. You could always ask one of the people in charge maybe when you sign in and get your numbers to pin on - they were really friendly and approachable at last year's auditions. Two of my dd's friends were at the London auditions in the 14 year olds class, and they are working at RAD Intermediate level too, if that's any reassurance. The standard of dance is high, but just be confident and give it your best on the day.
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    NYB Auditions - advice sought

    Hi BalletBear! My dd auditioned last year for NYB prelims and will be there on Sunday as well . In terms of glasses, I can't remember if anyone wore them to the audition, but it's a very friendly set-up and I highly doubt you'd be rejected just for wearing them to the audition. They are looking for technique and performance. The audition is run as a class where the teacher walks you through and then in lines you dance, so maybe 8 at a time. That's after warm-up as a whole group and some barre work. If you didn't catch what to do, there's probably chance to ask at certain points. As for pointe, it depends which age group you are in. 13+ need to bring their pointe shoes, though last year they didn't actually put them on in the first audition class. If you have Instagram, you might see some photos of the London auditions a couple of weeks ago. Good luck for Sunday!
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    Good luck/Audition Results 2019

    whoops sorry, yes I see that now!
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    Good luck/Audition Results 2019

    Yes, for both.
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    Good luck/Audition Results 2019

    We had a no last Tuesday for the same auditions, so you might be lucky!! Fingers crossed!
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    Good luck/Audition Results 2019

    That's fantastic news, richieN! Very well done! Do you mind if I ask, has your DD been going as an Associate? My DD was at the same prelim audition and said there were a couple of Associates who knew the teacher and one in particular really stood out - maybe it was your DD! Good luck!!
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    Questions about Lower School auditions

    Firstly, congratulations to your son on his achievements and determination so far. There's probably no clear answer as to whether the money you pay out is worth it to give him a step up and greater opportunities. He will undoubtably enjoy training full-time with like-minded students and get intensive tuition and improved confidence etc. On the other hand, he won't have your close everyday parental support going through adolescence with all its challenges, and the balance of 'normal' life at home with friends who maybe have very different hobbies and interests. The Royal Ballet company is incredibly hard to get into - see other discussions on this forum as to how few British students are actually selected - but I guess being at vocational school might give some perspective on the range and reality of opportunities, as well as expert help preparing for auditions. A lot would depend, as Pas de Quatre says, on the quality of his current dance school and whether they could provide similar support. Have they advised him one way or the other? It's easy to get caught up in the dazzle of future ambitions and hopes, but lose sight of the long-term benefits of solid, regular practice, exam work and performances, along with solid academic qualifications for later life, if the dance career is shorter than expected due to injury or change of plans. Good luck with some difficult decisions!
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    Good luck/Audition Results 2019

    That was my dd's group. We got a no at about 9.30am. Fingers crossed for you!
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    Good luck/Audition Results 2019

    Same!
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    Good luck/Audition Results 2019

    Or year 9?! Seems as though everyone got a 'no' so far. I wonder how many got to Finals from the group of about 30 in London?
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    Good luck/Audition Results 2019

    Thanks, Tiaramum! I think my dd will take it fine. She knew the chance was extremely slim for year 9. Still, the audition itself was lovely and she'll probably go back next year for more! Good luck to all those still waiting!
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    Good luck/Audition Results 2019

    Email arrived - it's a no for dd from London 1.
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    Good luck/Audition Results 2019

    I think London 1 came next. Maybe emails will fly out tomorrow.
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    Good luck/Audition Results 2019

    Anyone heard from London yet?
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    Bloch, London - moving location

    The Drury Lane shop was empty last Sunday when we walked past. I think it's opening this week in the new premises, but maybe phone them to make sure when exactly.
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    HELP! Tips for RB audition (Lower School)

    We were in London last Sunday for the year 9 entry. Not expecting anything at all, as competition is so fierce, and all the dancers looked so keen and talented, but it was a very positive experience. I'd advise arriving on the early side, as you can then get a spot near the barre in the warm-up room! Don't be put off by super-confident looking students, or those who are already Associates and clearly know the teacher leading the class and the layout etc. It was a very friendly, welcoming atmosphere for everyone, though. Enjoy the occasion. There's a wonderful pianist and the class goes at a rapid pace, so get some good sleep the night before, eat a healthy snack an hour beforehand and bring a large water bottle. Enjoy!
  18. Auditions are coming up soon for Mid-Associates year 9/White Lodge lower school, and though by no means the main issue to consider, my dd had a question about make-up! On the info sheet it says no make-up. From anyone's experience, do the 13-year-old girls literally wear no make-up or can they wear subtle natural-coloured mascara and a little foundation, or how strict is it?! Any advice welcome.
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    Make-up advice for RBS auditions

    Ah I did a search but couldn't find anything relevant to RBS auditions. Please could you link if things have been discussed already, thanks.
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    Make-up advice for RBS auditions

    Thanks, that's good to know. My dd is also very fair and feels rather too pale if she goes completely make-up free, especially her eyelashes, which are very blonde!
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    Considering Ballet Body Image

    Great piece, Cherilyn. As you say, such an important conversation and I would so love it to see the upcoming generations of dancers find role models like you.xx
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    Seasons Greetings

    Happy Christmas to all! Thank you for all the support and helpful responses on the forum this year!
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    Demi pointes for auditions at Royal.

    Our dance school doesn't use soft blocks - they work either in flats or pointes. Is it worth taking the pointes for audition?
  24. A 'no' for my dd. Next is Mids - at least for that one they can see the students in real life! Really puzzled how they pick from photos alone for the summer school. It would be interesting to see the photos of the ones who are selected!
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    RBS Mid Associate Training.

    Great to hear how resilient your dd is, and how positive the experience still was for her. Yes, plan B, C and D at the ready!
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