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  1. Help with hair please!

    DD has been doing her own hair since she was 9 purely because I left for work at 6.30am on one of her ballet days! After a few mornings of getting her up, doing her hair and sending her back to bed again, she started practising by herself. She used a donut to start with (only for class not exams or associates) and now is a whizz and FAR better than I ever was.
  2. English Youth Ballet 2017-18

    Well done - that's amazing! xx
  3. Starting Year 7 at Hammond this September

    DD has just sent her a WhatsApp - this is a great idea thank you!
  4. Starting Year 7 at Hammond this September

    My DD is starting there in September - she says she'd like to say hello! I'll PM you x
  5. How much studio time?

    My DD does 3 hours RAD ballet, 1 hour festival rehearsals and 30 minutes pre-pointe strengthening at her local dance school during the week. Saturday associates is 3 hours and once a month Sunday associates 2 hours. So between 7.5 and 9.5 hours a week. Added to that we’ve had LCB every Sunday since Christmas, which is between 2-5 hours. It’s been amazing, but DD has had very little downtime at weekends so I would say for us that keeping under 10 hours is ideal at the moment. Having said that, if we have a weekend without any dance (which is rare) I have to make sure she gets some sort of activity else she’s bouncing off the walls! She is 10.5 and going to Hammond year 7 in September.
  6. Good Luck/Audition results 2018

    I’ve just seen someone on FB get funding for Hammond - they’d been offered a bursary but couldn’t afford it - and suddenly an MDS appeared for them! So lovely - I think it might have been your DD’s that’s been passed on.
  7. RBS Mid Associate auditions 2018

    London MA results are out - just got our expected 'No". I think the RBS admin staff must roll their eyes when DD's name comes up AGAIN! Fingers crossed for those waiting xx
  8. Good Luck/Audition results 2018

    I was told that even though DD will probably be starting with a bursary, she (and everyone else on one) will be considered for a MDS when they come up for grabs.
  9. Good Luck/Audition results 2018

    I dialled main school number, pressed 1 for reception and asked to be put through to Janet Starmer. Good luck!
  10. Good Luck/Audition results 2018

    Just seen on FB that a child who was at funding for Hammond and DD thought was a dead cert for MDS has been given a place at Elmhurst. So there might be another award up for grabs ...
  11. Good Luck/Audition results 2018

    I would email if you can't get through. It was discussed where DD was on the reserve list when I called, as I suppose if she had been VERY near the top, there would be no need to offer her a bursary right away, if that makes sense.
  12. Good Luck/Audition results 2018

    Year 7
  13. Good Luck/Audition results 2018

    If she's 19th out of 62, that's quite near the top, as I'm guessing numbers 1-14 have the awards? I hope she's ok xx
  14. Good Luck/Audition results 2018

    Well done to her! By my guestimation by what I was told where DD was on the list etc I think around 14. But please don't treat this as gospel!
  15. Good Luck/Audition results 2018

    Email them instead?