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  1. Wow wow and wow again. I was totally captivated and time has never passed so fast. Stunningly beautiful dancing, costumes and music. I laughed and I cried and I want a Seahorse of my own! The way the mermaids were made to swim was incredible and the sea going out and in and creating storms was mesmerising. We saw Dreda Blow as Marilla and she was so beautiful. DD was definitely inspired for her character dance and has been redesigning her costume! ( 😂 )
  2. The 'C' word (dance themed gifts) 2017

    For DDs birthday I found some lovely dance quotes on Pinterest. I printed one out 'best quality' on good paper and then framed it. A friend suggested putting it on a small canvas ... but I'm not that creative! Have bought today from Claires Accessories, some hair grips with 'diamonds' and 'pearls' on the ends to decorate buns. DD has bought some pretty coloured elastic from ebay and has made ballet belts for her friends for Christmas. (She just searched for ballet belt elastic!)
  3. Christmas at vocational school

    My children are not at vocational school, and normal lessons will carry on .... except for those in assorted school bands and choirs ... who will spend all their time at school rehearsing and catching up on work!
  4. Oh wow ... we're seeing this next week, and I can't wait. DD has 'little mermaid' as her character dance (not disneyfied) and it sounds like this will really inspire her.
  5. English Youth Ballet 2017-18

    I've just had rehearsal dates for our closest one, and they clash with other events already booked So DD won't be auditioning!
  6. Daughter in wrong class?

    My DD had taken primary ballet with her ISTD class aged 5 3/4yrs, and then we moved house and she started in an IDTA grade 1 class aged 6 yrs and 2 weeks! She was the school year below the next youngest in her class ( and about 9mths younger too) and 6yrs on, is now doing IDTA intermediate with pretty much the same group of girls (and is still the youngest by 9mths!) I don't recall her age ever being an issue when it came to taking exams.
  7. Summer school 2017

    Doh! was hoping it would be later in the summer as that's when we're away (DH has limited availability for holiday in the summer hols) Thank you though x
  8. Summer Schools for 12 year old

    DD has done York Assembly (summer 16) and OPES (summer 17) and thoroughly enjoyed them both. She was 12 this summer and enjoyed the boarding part as much as the dancing. You don't audition for these summer schools, just sign up and pay! Although a friends daughter also attended OPES and didn't enjoy it at all, saying it was too far away from home. We're looking at OPES again for next summer, or maybe one later in the holidays (tutugirl ?)
  9. I decided I'd been spending too much time at festivals, when last weekend the Greek dances started to make sense to me!!!
  10. Under leotard - what's good for a child?

    I'm going to suggest nude/flesh pants to our dance teacher too! Last dance show was hilarious for the white knicker spotting! Especially those parents who obviously thought it didn't apply to their little cherubs ... multicoloured/spotted/striped with added bows under pale leotards!
  11. Costumes for Boys

    a friend recommends dancing in the street, move dance wear, and festival dance fever for her DSs dance wear and costumes. Other than that, her mils friend makes assorted top/shirts for her DS, or she adapts regular clothing.
  12. How much (if anything) should I be doing?

    Oh goodness, that makes it hard. And like other posters have said, she is probably too tired to think about it. Good luck x
  13. How much (if anything) should I be doing?

    not dance related, but my ( not dancing ) DS is yr 11 and has to make decisions about next year ... in fact, we are just off to a school 'post 16 opportunities' evening ... he can't decide and left to his own devices, will just follow the herd to local 6th form college that does not offer A levels or any courses in anything he is actually interested in! I can see I will be collecting application forms/advice. DD on the other hand ... is only in yr 8, but has already decided what GCSEs she wants to do, and ideally where she wants to go to do A levels/Btec ... She doesn't want to look at vocational colleges until 18 plus, and then who knows! I'm already feeling a bit panicky about it! Good Luck Pictures!
  14. It was lovely. Reminded me I needed to book tickets!
  15. Male dancer prints??

    I can't search properly as I'm on my phone, but my DS uses 'All posters' online shop for posters of everything and anything. Have fun searching x