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  1. dancefanatic

    Good luck/Audition Results 2019

    With ref to a Y8 finals place, my DD was in this situation 3 years ago when she was one of six lucky enough to be invited to finals to compete for the one place available. I understood at that time that 5 had been invited the year before so it will be a very select few recalled. Hope that helps for those among us (myself included) who find the stats useful! Congrats to all so far.
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    Results of YBSS auditions 2019

    Congrats to your DD Peanut66. So pleased to hear of another positive result from the auditions.
  3. dancefanatic

    Results of YBSS auditions 2019

    Results of the auditions are certainly filtering out. In a bit of a state of shock as my eldest DD has been offered a bursary (she felt she did really badly at the audition so I was fully expecting a thank you but no email). Now trying to work out the logistics of actually getting her there and back. Good luck to everyone still waiting.
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    Audition leotards/What to wear

    My DD’s RBS JA teacher told her class not to wear their JA uniform as she felt it was particularly unflattering, plus she said the panel knew which candidates were associates anyway. Her preference was an Arabesque Carla leotard it any other high legged one in a colour that suited child. She’s in her third year at Elmhurst now.
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    Thank you Arucaria, much appreciated. Sounds like it should fit my DD then, she'll be happy 🙂
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    Hi Tops, Is the leotard still available? I've just shown it to my 14 year old and she would love it if it is. She's a petite 14, wearing a Ladies size 4 - do you think it would fit her? She does wear a C3/large child in her school leo and, if wearing an adult size, we tend to go for XXS but I'm not familiar with Degas' sizing! Thanks,
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    Best way to dye/paint pointe shoes black?

    Re the Elmhurst dancer in blue body stocking, I watched the summer show this year a couple of times and it was definitely the costume that was pulled down over the shoes (during the course of the piece some costumes rose up over the shoes a little so you could see the normal pink pointe shoe underneath). Was effective though.
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    Questions about Lower School auditions

    Elmhurst auditions usually start in early November & I would expect dates/forms etc to go up in early Sept once term starts again. Most if not all who apply get an audition at both Elmhurst & WL. Think WL closing date is usually late October with auditions starting in early Jan.
  9. dancefanatic

    When to go for associates?

    Yes Elmhurst does. Year 4 up to year 11 I think (on the Extended Assocs as well as the Young Dancer)
  10. dancefanatic

    Ballet skirts

    Thank you Jan ☺️. I'll get that sorted now as I had a feeling I needed to do something like that.
  11. dancefanatic

    Ballet skirts

    I also make chiffon ballet skirts to order (Gloriosa Tutus on instagram) and have been thinking of making something similar to the bullet pointe design in as much as a short chiffon circle skirt on an elastic waistband with the dipped hem as I quite like doing a skirt with a difference. I’ll try to get a prototype up online this week for those interested.
  12. dancefanatic

    Oliver’s story

    I, too, am so sorry to read this and have happily signed the petition. I really hope it helps make both the Governmwnt and, more importantly, doctors and consultants be more responsible of their actions and caring of their individual patients.
  13. dancefanatic

    RBS Junior Associates 2018

    Thanks Hazel. And yes, she auditioned in Bath.
  14. dancefanatic

    RBS Junior Associates 2018

    Bath results are filtering out. It’s a No for my DD but that’s a relief as we’d already accepted her place at Elmhurst Associates and didn’t want to be having to make a choice. She also got her Grade 1 ballet exam result at the weekend - her first Distinction - so we’re already super proud of her. Hope there are some yes’s for Bath on their way. Simply fab teacher there who taught my elder DD who loved her classes so much.
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    No idea but they had a minor flood again only a couple of months ago so personally I think it probable!! I was only driving along Pershore Road on Friday afternoon and couldn’t believe the photos I saw yesterday.