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  1. glissade

    Demi pointes for auditions at Royal.

    Hi Motomum - Thanks for pointing that out. I hadn't read the audition guidelines. Good job they obviously looked past them when they gave my daughter a final audition then 🙂
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    Pointing toes in ballet

    Aisha - I'm just curious. Do the other students at your ballet school call them "pumps" as well? I've only ever come across the term as fashion shoes, not ballet shoes.
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    Demi pointes for auditions at Royal.

    It's okay - I didn't misread your post. It's the nature of discussions that original points get lost in the thread. Don't worry about it 🙂
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    Demi pointes for auditions at Royal.

    Balletbean, feel free to disagree! As I said above, we didn't buy any new shoes and my daughter was comfortable in her usual canvas flats. It didn't stop her from getting a final audition at White Lodge, so I don't think it's necessary to buy new for every audition.
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    Demi pointes for auditions at Royal.

    I only only speak from our own experience, which was that my daughter wore her usual canvas flats at the first audition and was still invited to a final audition at White Lodge.
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    Demi pointes for auditions at Royal.

    My daughter will be wearing canvas flats and they will most likely be very far from being neat or clean! I really don't think the peripherals matter at all.
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    Ballet Boost London vs Devon

    The problems were related solely to the availability of studio space - it meant that there had to be some changes to venues, but that's all.
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    Ballet Boost London vs Devon

    Yes, BBA Devon has helped my child enormously. I have no doubt that parents from BBA London will say the same. If your child is still only 10 years old, I would say go with the easier travel arrangements 🙂 .
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    Pointing toes in ballet

    Looks great! Your Gran has good taste in ballet wear! Good luck with your performance!
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    Ballet Boost London vs Devon

    Ballet Boost Devon is fantastic. Especially if you live in Devon. If you live closer to London, then I imagine Ballet Boost London would be your first choice ... for distance rather than quality of training.
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    threads and locking

    Just another thought on locked threads and bans from mentioning ..... From the point of view of discussion in a forum, it might be helpful if some timescale could be indicated. Eg. nobody is allowed to mention Ballet West for at least x number of weeks (while x happens - if that can be outlined).
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    threads and locking

    Imagining myself in the position of a mother of a named child on this forum, I would be very grateful if the moderators locked threads while they consider what is being said about my child rather than allow comments to run away with themselves. In instances of criticism against paid professionals, then I would caution all posting to bear in mind the very real-world possibility of being held to account for what is written ...... which doesn't mean, "Don't post". It just means, be mindful of the law.
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    RBS Statement on Ballet Competition Culture

    Yes, I think that's an important point. Dancers aren't excluded from entering RBS just because they have over-stretched their bodies up to that point, but whilst with the RBS, their focus should change to be in line with safe training.
  14. Homeschooling in the UK is the exception, not the norm. It is difficult for parents of children with learning difficulties to reach a decision where they feel confident to withdraw their children from mainstream schooling ..... to withdraw a child because you, as their parent, are confident that they need to drop all extraneous curricular activities in order to focus on one sole passion that you may or not be able to resource financially and tecnically ....... It has to be a leap of faith that could far too easily turn into a leap of folly.
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    Best Ballet Pumps

    TBH Aisha, I have bought ballet shoes for my children for as little as £6/7 and they have been fine in the first instance. PM me if you want online links, or if you'd like me to send you several pairs of second-hand barely-or-even-never-worn ballet shoes (it can be hit-and-miss when your kids are growing!). Perhaps your Gran could buy you a leotard for Christmas instead ..... ?
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