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  1. Well, it's goodbye from me... and goodbye from her

    Take care, and best wishes to you and your DD for the future. X
  2. Advice on jumping technique and elevation

    I remember watching that with DD and thinking how good that bit was!
  3. UK ballet summer schools for 2018

    OPES 2018 application forms are now available! 29th July - 17th August. You can choose to attend for 1, 2 or all 3 weeks!
  4. Good Luck/Audition results 2018

    Thanks x
  5. Good Luck/Audition results 2018

    Out of curiosity... about 850 children audition ... how many get finals and how many places are there? Luckily DD doesn't want to go away to vocational school (currently!), so I'm just interested. I think they are all so brave to audition.
  6. Online dance wear - next day delivery

    Dancing in the street are good. Give them a call to check delivery.
  7. How to stiffen a half tutu?

    Thank you suzysue. The advice from Weissman is to separate and pull up/out each individual net layer and store upside down with a bit of hairspray on wearing!
  8. How to stiffen a half tutu?

    Thanks. I've now spoken to the company I bought it from to ask their advice, as maybe they'll say it was meant to be like that! I'm thinking other wise, I shall sew some stiff net into it! x
  9. How to stiffen a half tutu?

    Hello! I have bought DD a new costume, and it is gorgeous, with a half tutu on the side. ( Weissman Americano ) Only problem is, is that the tutu bit is a bit floppy and lacklustre! ( unlike the weissman photo! ) I don't want or need it to stick out like a pancake, but at the moment it just looks droopy! It is quite a fine net and I am vaguely toying with the idea of adding a few sequins to the net to add to the sparkle, but I don't want it to droop any more! a friend suggested hair spray or liquid starch ... but I'm not sure exactly how/which/where! any ideas? Thanks
  10. UK ballet summer schools for 2018

    Thanks ... I too have been looking for OPES dates, as I 'think', going on last year's dates, it might be the only summer school DD can do this year! Why they all seem to be the end of July/ early August I don't know! Does anyone know of any at the end of August?!
  11. North east pointe shoe fitter

    planet dance in leeds are very good.
  12. Mids audition tomorrow and DD unwell

    Hope she gets better soon and she can audition elsewhere. Apart from appendicitis, tonsillitis is the only thing that has knocked me off course. It can be horrid.
  13. YBSS application 2018

    Tell me about it! Last year we moved our family holiday to allow DD to do a summer school! This year I'm struggling to find one for DD to attend as they are all at the start of the school holidays, and she is away with school! I'm starting to keep a spreadsheet of what is when and where, so that next year I know when to try and keep free! (Although I suspect she'll be away on another school music tour!)
  14. YBSS application 2018

    Have you thought about the summer school run by York Ballet Scholars? I think they are now called Yorkshire Dance? Their summer school is in early august, and is in Escrick, which isn't far from Askham Bryan. DD attended their summer school a couple of years ago, and had a great time. She was boarding, but some students didn't. I think they could stay for evening events if arranged in advance. you don't need to audition either!
  15. How did it all start?

    I danced as a child and then restarted Tap as an adult. I carried on tapping whilst having my children. The teacher (who had become a friend) asked if I would help her out by chaperoning the 'babies' in their annual dance show. I carried on doing this for a few years and as soon as DD turned 3, it seemed natural for her to start Ballet. She loved her Saturday morning class. We moved and found a local dance school. DD started with one class ... 6 yrs on ... she dances ALOT! ... who knows where it will end.