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  1. Loulou

    Elmhurst 2018

    My dd was an Elmhurst Extended young dancer and did the audition day, it was even the teacher she normally has and she still found it useful. They explained about numbers and how you would be placed at the barre, then each exercise was ran through and the teacher explained what they would be looking for and how they would be expected to stand and where etc. They did explain it may not be exactly the same exercises on the day but dd said it was more or less. Dd saw it also as an extra opportunity to be seen, show your interest etc, but I doubt it would effect your chances of a place. Dd knows a girl who got a place and did not attend hth
  2. Loulou

    Oliver’s story

    So sorry to hear about your son, I’ve signed, verified and shared on Facebook xx
  3. Loulou

    National Youth Ballet Final Auditions 2018

    Yes it’s approx 10 mins from new street to Elmhurst although if around rush around would take a bit longer as it’s a main commuter road into and out of Birmingham and again a 10 minute taxi back into the Crescent.
  4. Loulou

    National Youth Ballet Final Auditions 2018

    We have booked holiday inn kings cross for Sadlers wells as actually managed to get with ihg points. Didn't realise re trains from bham. Fortunately dh works near Heathrow so will park there and tube it in.
  5. Loulou

    National Youth Ballet Final Auditions 2018

    I’m fairly certain dress rehearsals will be at the Crecent, any hotels on Broad street will be in walking distance, there are quite a few. I work in Birmingham so don’t really use the hotels to recommend one, but they are all fairly standard chains, the Novotel is close, I’ve been into the Hampton Garden Innfor a work function but only reception/ conference room but looked really nice and that’s very close. Any visitors to work we use the Jurys Inn so presume thst is also fairly good. Hope hat helps.
  6. Loulou

    National Youth Ballet Final Auditions 2018

    Thanks for this, you would think NYB would alert us when tickets on sale . X
  7. Loulou

    Questions about Upper School auditions

    I think a lot of the places do have open days, we went to the RCS one and it was definitely worthwhile if never been , Elmhurst also have one, we didn’t do that as dd is an Associate but we did do Elmhurst audition prep day which was also very good, details are on both schools websites, or presume will be nearer the time. These were both Oct/Nov. Rcs we had to register and then it opened up on a certain date for you to book onto it.
  8. Loulou

    Errol Pickford RIP

    Absolutely devestated, my dd has been taught by Olivia for several years and she also had some classes and summer schools with Errol, we are all in shock. A great loss to the dance world and particularly Elmhurst. Olivia has helped my dd so much and is an amazing teacher. So very sad
  9. Loulou

    National Youth Ballet Final Auditions 2018

    We have had main cast audition results today as well
  10. Loulou

    Elmhurst young dancers audition

    My dd is an extended ass year 11 and we had an email earlier in the year to say this was the first year they were assessing them and we would get an email advising if they were being offered a place next year. We only had the email this week apologising for the delay and offering dd a place next year. We had to confirm if she was taking it up. Dd is going to vocational school so is not going to be continuing. Thought this might explain the delay in places on the extended scheme as they are clearly waiting for the current ass to confirn if they are continuing.
  11. They run in blocks , current one is until May but if you contact them you may be able to join mid way through, my dd went to the the grade D ones and there was never many in the class , they are once a month on a Sunday, currently at Elmhurst , think this can vary it’s sometimes at Birmingham Royal Ballet. Leona Locke at midlands RAD was who we got the emails from, you pay through eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rad-associate-classes-spring-2018-birmingham-registration-39475746019 <LLocke@rad.org.uk>
  12. Elmhurst Extended Associates is on a Saturday but starts at 12.45 so maybe too early. There are also RAD associate classes on Sundays in Birmingham.
  13. If you can get to Birmingham you also have Elmhurst Associates nicholson school of dance Associates- Annette is an rbs mid ass teacher and very well regraded midland theatre ballet midas HTH
  14. Loulou

    Good Luck/Audition results 2018

    I know someone who did ENBS finals and had the result email on the following Tuesday evening.
  15. Loulou

    Children Blocked from Dance Exams?

    We have never encountered a problem with any of the 3 schools my dd has attended, my understanding is exams are classed as educational activity and coded as such on the register, nothing to do with aurhorised or unauthorised holiday or exceptional circumstances. This has been the same for auditions/ open days and summer schools which started before term ended.