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  1. Pixiewoo

    A light-hearted look at auditions

    wonderful .... and they didn't mention the parents you meet as well !!! 😂
  2. Pixiewoo

    General advice for a young ballet dancer (15yo)

    I have nothing to add particuarly, but wanted to say that since starting Acro, my DD has majorly improved her core strength and overall strength and stamina.
  3. Pixiewoo

    Tring dance auditions/results 2019

    She did the musical theatre course. She loves ballet too, and it was hard to choose between the two courses. She just wasn't taken by the whole feel of the place.
  4. Pixiewoo

    Tring dance auditions/results 2019

    DD did a summer school there and whilst she had a good time, doesn't want to consider it for the future.
  5. Pixiewoo

    Seasons Greetings

    Happy Christmas everyone. Wishing you all a wonderful, peaceful and healthy 2019 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
  6. Pixiewoo

    Sewing elastic to pointe shoes

    I was just googling the same thing myself! 😎 I think I'm going to do a loop at the back, but will check with DDs teacher first!
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    There is a dance shop in Hartlepool called 'Lets Dance' who were at a dance competiton we were at last summer, fitting Gaynor Minden shoes. I know the daughters of a friend were very happy with the fitting, and their new shoes. Planet Dance in Batley fitted DD with her pointe shoes, it seemed to be a long and thorough fitting, although it wasn't for GMs.
  8. Pixiewoo

    Christmas present ideas 2018

    LOL! I bought DD a mermaid to remind her that we'd been to see Northern Ballets little mermaid for a christmas present!
  9. Pixiewoo

    Rambert audition music 60 seconds?

    Hope she has a wonderful time 😊
  10. Pixiewoo

    Dance bag recommendations?

    DD uses a canvas tote bag with a selection of smaller zipped bags ( like makeup bags/large pencil cases/A4 size zipper bags she found somewhere! etc ) inside, with each class having its own 'bag' and then bags for hair stuff etc!
  11. Pixiewoo

    English Youth Ballet 2017-18

    sounds great, and I wish we could come - it's only a couple of hours drive, but sadly we are away that weekend. I hope it goes really well x
  12. Pixiewoo

    How to keep up interest in dance when it starts to falter?

    Around 9 DD was totally uninspired by ballet, and only continued with class as it was before another she still loved! (and her friends did it!) Her teacher wanted her to join the RAD class and she refused. 6 mths later, ballet was 'Ok' and 6 mths again later she loved it, and 6 mths later again decided to try RAD. She suddenly 'got' ballet, and now, at 13, attends as many ballet classes as she can fit in! Her first love is still tap and assorted forms of modern dance, but she can see how ballet influences all other dance forms. However, I was prepared for DD to give up dancing if that was what she really wanted to do.
  13. Pixiewoo

    Ballet shoes for wide feet

    DD has wide feet !!! She likes so danca SD16 split sole in canvas, who do a wide fitting, and I think capezio also do a wide fit. A few years ago, she had a lovely pair of bloch split soles with leather at the front and neoprene at the back and heel. They were expensive though, and she only got them as needed shoes ASAP and they were the only ones the shop had, that fitted. ( LOL, that was the last time we went to that shop, as i can't believe they didn't have ANYTHING else in her size except these ones! ) I now tend to buy starlite flexi canvas shoes, and although they are not very wide, they do seem a good fit, and I order several pairs at a time! good luck!
  14. Pixiewoo

    UK ballet summer schools for 2018

    slightly off topic ... but i didn't know where else to ask! DD is off to Tring on Sunday for the musical theatre summer school, and as we've got a long drive, i'm planning on heading off early and stopping for lunch and then maybe having a walk /afternoon tea/cup of coffee before dropping her off at 5pm. Any suggestions for places to go to eat/walk/visit? Thanks x
  15. Pixiewoo

    When to go for associates?

    Still non residential as far as I know! One of DDs friends has been staying with a CAT friend who lives locally, and as they are older, they have been getting the bus/train.