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  1. glissade

    Opinions on Ballet Boost Associates?

    The organisational problems in Devon don't have anything to do with BBA - it's the centre that has been double-booking etc. All BBA classes have been run, even when the venue has needed to be changed (apart from when unavoidable because of the snow) and the teaching is exceptional!
  2. glissade

    RAD Ballet - exam results for graded exams

    When it comes down to it, RAD results are only a snapshot of a particular child on a particular day. My daughter is 12 and has passed both her RAD Grade 7 and RAD Intermediate exams with distinction (I can't remember the exact marks but both were in the 80s). Whilst obviously nice to know, it says more about the quality of the teaching and the opportunities she has had than it does about her absolute ability in relation to any other 12 year-old in the country.
  3. I honestly don't think it matters a jot. They're more interested in what the feet look like without anything on at all than they are in what's covering them. Perhaps just make sure that whichever shoes she wears aren't too smelly as they have to take them off!
  4. glissade

    Coping with disappointment

    Handy quote from The Good Place: "I wasn't a failed DJ - I was pre-successful"
  5. glissade

    Additional needs/special consideration.

    As you said in your post, being on the autistic spectrum will make your son very socially vulnerable .... which I believe is the most important part of your dilemma. If you are up front about his additional needs, then all adults working with him will be aware of how he may need extra support in peer group contexts, as well as in academic contexts. Personally, I would put his emotional wellbeing first and let RBS know how they can help him to shine :-)
  6. glissade

    RAD Grade 4 Exam - etiquette advice please

    For a tongue-in-cheek version of exam etiquette .... https://youtu.be/cQskb7Ug-n4
  7. glissade

    Looking for a copy of the film Polina

    I bought it from amazon.fr https://www.amazon.fr/gp/aw/d/B01N2VY9B2/
  8. glissade

    Sourcing Ballet Music

    If you search for 'fete de ballet bonynge' in Google Play Music, you can buy track 1 of Disc 9 for £1.99. The tambourine bit is at 6.44 .... perhaps you could cut it from the whole track? Edited to add: the CD is called 'Fete du Ballet', but Google Play Music only seems to find it if you search for 'fete DE ballet' .... !
  9. Just to suggest a wider perspective that face and hairline spots (at least in my experience of having daughters!) are often signs of the beginnings of puberty/menstruation .....
  10. glissade

    Questions about Upper School auditions

    I can't imagine that it woud have any effect whatsoever either way ..... but the belts are always too large for my daughter, so I cut them to size and sew them together again. I have zero talent in sewing, but it seems to work!
  11. glissade

    Olivia Cowley's make up recommendations

    It's a shame that 'busking' isn't always so recognised on this forum! Puts me in mind of Joshua Bell - https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/pearls-before-breakfast-can-one-of-the-nations-great-musicians-cut-through-the-fog-of-a-dc-rush-hour-lets-find-out/2014/09/23/8a6d46da-4331-11e4-b47c-f5889e061e5f_story.html
  12. glissade

    Cecchetti and RAD??

    In my experience, it's always a good idea to be honest with your current teacher - I always 'request permission' for my daughter to have a lesson with someone else. It's never been refused so perhaps we're lucky, but still .... it would open up interesting discussion if her teacher ever did say she wasn't happy with the idea.
  13. glissade

    New to the ballet world and have some questions.

    It's funny, but a lot of your concerns are also raised in a previous thread. It might be an interesting read for you .....
  14. glissade

    Pointe Shoe Prep Question!

    My daughter dances with them as they come .... no darning or sticky things or anything. She trims the satin when it frays.
  15. glissade

    RBS Junior Associates 2017

    I should also add that the tracksuit bottoms leave navy fluff all over tights and socks, even after multiple washings! That's why my daughter prefers leggings.