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    RBS Junior Associates 2018

    Congratulations to all the yes’s!! And as I be posted before -to the no’s don’t give up... even though it’s a horrible day ..my dd got flat no for yr 4 (& Tring CBA )that year... & now is at WL...
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    RBS Junior Associates 2018

    Hi , Just to say my dd got that no letter in yr 4... SWL in Yr 5... and a yes in Yr 6...and that’s quite common ..the ‘no ‘letter is quite truthful kids do change dramatically. Incidentally she is now at WL and there is a VAST range of height in each year including yr 7 although all seem to have the long legs...(she is in Yr 8 and currently is 5 ft 6😉)
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    RBS Summer School

    Hi, I ... we haven’t got ours either and I think everything is late as WL normal invoices for bills for full time students etc haven’t come out and they normally arrive at the start of term .
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    Coping with disappointment

    Please tell Yr dd to keep going , I remember seeking the same advice from the lovely people on this forum when my dd failed to get a Elmhurst finals in for Yr 7...& 2 months later then got offered WL . She’s had plenty of no’s since for various things but she’s never forgotten the wise comments from here .Best of luck to your dd , I bet her’yes’ is just round the corner..
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    Are back flips and cartwheels a required skill for ballet?

    At WL students have a gymnastic class on Saturday where students are expected to do basic gym such as cartwheels.... as my dd was and is spectacularly awful at gym( bit like watching a baby giraffe trying to coordinate legs in air😂)... it causes us all amusement except the teacher. It’s not a huge part of their life but does indicate that some skills/ flexibility required even there... my daughter never had any kind of training in any of her associate etc classes prior to this
  6. Aww thank you proballetdancer... I guess if she doesn’t reach that potential then she’ll be assessed out... but for the op .. hope your dd does audition , my dc got in on third attempt and had the best fun ever!
  7. Errrr shall I add fuel to the fire .... but as a bit of hope .... my dd is at WL and whilst she has a good turnout it’s not 180 yet..... and certainly didn’t as a JA.... eeek!!!
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    Good Luck/Audition results 2018

    .... and good luck to everyone at any vocational school going through assessments this week too!
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    RBS Spring Intensive 2018

    Hi, Last Year WL students were offered places in January - well before the official date for results so I guess they are still given priority.My dd applied for summer school the year before in Year 6. She applied at the same time as auditioning for a full time place . She was rejected for the summer school but given a full time place. It does make us chuckle that the only way to get in the summer school for her was to be a full time student!😉 Last year there were only a few girls (3) in her year at WL that did SS- most students want to try something different - at least in the lower years.
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    RBS Spring Intensive 2018

    Eliteballet, Competition for these intensives etc is intense... my dd was never offered a place on the WL summer school... including the year she was offered a full time place at the school!😉
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    Roles in The Nutcracker

    Ooh thank you for the compliment regarding the girls as mice as my dd is one of them . Yes most of them have incredibly long legs ... just need to build up their arms to lift ‘dead’ mouse king off stage without dropping him...😆
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    Roles in The Nutcracker

    Hi my DD is at WL in the Nutcracker with Royal Ballet right now .Yr 7 girls are gingerbread , naughty children and small mice: yr 8 girls are party children and tall mice ( sometimes just a mouse if you are tall).Year 9 girls are tall mice and the tallest girl might play miss Gertrude . The boys are soldiers with opportunities to play the rabbit drummer sentry and Fritz. The yr 8 boys play party children too. A lot of casting depends on costumes and height & whose available because of injury and illness - sometimes yr9 will play a party child for example . There is a huge variation in height in each year so it’s a case of best fit for the parts.
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    Christmas at vocational school

    My DD is at WL..last full ballet class is today but then busy with rehearsals and performances for The Nutcracker.. yr 10 & 11 are busy with the big choreography competition which is on Tuesday. The school finishes on Wednesday although most are very busy with The Nutcracker from then on .. ( my dd gets one week rest for Xmas .)
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    RBS Junior Associates 2017

    Hi, I have posted my DD story before so apologies... but please don't give up.. myDD got a flat no for JAs(and CBA Tring) in yr 4:SWL for yr 5 JAs & much to our surprise JA place for yr 6... in the year we gave up other associate places to cut back and do ballet for fun...& then got a place at WL for Yr 7 despite not getting finals anywhere else!!She and us just try to enjoy the roller coaster as much as possible and never take it for granted that she'll end up dancing as a career.xx
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    WL auditions for 2017

    Congratulations to your DS! I found liberal side of wine helped with the shock????!Enjoy celebrating !!