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    RBS Mid Associate Training.

    Oh and we stayed in a nice hotel the night before and it’s was a really nice experience for her whatever the outcome. Knew the competition would be tough.
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    RBS Mid Associate Training.

    My daughter was never a JA always SWL .got to finals last year but was a No then SWL for MA’s. No place came up. But she had a great time and the whole process was really lovely and interesting not scary at all (for her). She is a very resilient person! Just go for it and take it with a pinch of salt if it’s meant to be it will happen and just have a Plan B, C & D!!!
  3. My DD got her acceptance email on the 08th December last year if that helps!
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    RBS Summer School

    We have not heard anything. In my DD’s group they spoke to girls that they were interested in on the last day of the course and they were offered places on next years course.
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    Associate schemes - alternatives to RBS JA

    Yes my daughter loves Woodside too!! we are in Kent, she does YDA Sat & Woodside on a Sunday a month at the moment
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    Associate schemes - alternatives to RBS JA

    My DD loves YDA Associates
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    RBS Junior Associates 2018

    We got a No for year 6 last year after SWL for year 5 JA’s then we applied for a year 7 place at White Lodge and got to finals and SWL for MA’s! Think you just have to keep going and nothing is set in stone! She then got Spring and Summer Course! Not sure we will ever fully make it Onto MAs or the school but she wants to keep trying! Hope you DD is ok x
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    RBS Junior Associates 2018

    Usually it’s the yeses followed by the No’s
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    Not going to vocational school!!!!

    Thank you for all the lovely replies! Feel so much better about it all. Going to give it our all at local dance school and see how it goes. Think then she can make the decision when she is a bit older when the right time to go will be and hopefully we can save up some more pennies!!!! Thanks for all taking the time to reply. She loves her ballet so much and just want her to keep her joy of dance and be the best she can be but also have a childhood x
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    Not going to vocational school!!!!

    She would have stayed in the homestay which added to the costs and the wrench of leaving home. She had always been really happy their but really would have been a financial stretch with 3 kids and a husband who is never around as works long hours!
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    Not going to vocational school!!!!

    Ahhhh thanks for that Cara!! I just think also just thinking about her 'mental health' & happiness I think she & I need each other!! feel so lucky to have her as she is so lovely(biased I know) but I just know how happy she is at home with us and all her friends she has where we live. But she loves ballet so much don't want to deny her of the opportunity but financially it would stretch us to the maximum then I start thinking what is it all for as careers in ballet seem so impossible to come by apart from the lucky talented few. Then reading about all the pressures that these young people are under. Just feel I have to be realistic! God I don't know being a parent is hard! My sister lives in NZ perhaps we should move there!!!
  12. Has anyone got any experience of deciding not to go to vocational school but keep up training in evenings etc. My DD who would be year 7 got to finals of RBS but did not get a place. Got a place at RBS Spring & Summer courses & was offered a place at YDA which she loves as she is an associate. Wait listed for MA's. She feels though she is not quite ready to leave home, also not sure we can afford all the fees & costs involved. We have an amazing local teacher who she will do 10 hours training with. She is super chilled & is always happy to go with the flow! She has a place at our local grammar school which if we turned down would be pretty impossible to get a place further down the line. As a family we are all really close she has 2 brothers & I think when it came to it none of us could cope with the thought of her going!! She is so young! Now I feel I will have stuffed up her life by her not having the 'vocational school' experience??? Especially as YDA were really keen for her to go. Any stories good or bad much appreciated! Obviously it will be tough doing all the school work & dancing but she does have bags of energy!!
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    RBS Mid Associate Training.

    Was that this year??? Well Done to your DD x
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    RBS Mid Associate Training.

    Has anyone gained a place off the waiting list?
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    NEW Woodside School of Ballet - South East Area

    Nicola is a really inspirational teacher. She has brought out the best in my daughter the last 6 months. Since seeing Nicola she managed to get through to finals for the RBS and successfully gained a place on their Spring and Summer courses. My DD really enjoys all her lessons with Nicola.
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