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  1. Swiss Ball

    You could message scienceindance.com which is run by Mr Rupert Wiltshire MSc he is a strength and conditioning coach for KS Dance and several other ballet dancers aswell as atheletes. If you explain what your daughter uses a Swiss ball for he will advise, if not your daughter could follow him on Instagram he is theballetstrengthpro and he will answer any questions she wants to ask on there. He is busy at the moment with KS open days but very helpful hope this helps
  2. Good Lunches in Covent Garden

    Paul’s - suits every occasion - my favourite since the 80s
  3. Under leotard - what's good for a child?

    Research body stockings in child’s extra small they should come with see through straps and spaghetti some mums get white cotton leotards and dye them flesh colour with Tea but that depends on the type of costume they are to go underneath and can make a child hot
  4. Anybody heard of Ajkun Ballet Theatre

    It's not just what you post, it's who you follow and who follows you that guides the advertisers. So even if you're private you will be fed the type of posts you should like in their opinion
  5. Make up for ballet Upper School auditions

    Mnemo I am so with you
  6. Make up for ballet Upper School auditions

    It's all about confidence in herself so whatever she thinks she would like to try she needs to get started practising now, wear it for classes now, so she has confidence that her mascara won't run with sweat, she won't lick her lips etc. I think it's like her hair and ribbons she does it so she is happy and confident in herself
  7. How much (if anything) should I be doing?

    It's finding a balance - her wanting it enough to do the research and get pro active and you supporting her, which I know you do I laughed out loud recently on here when a mum was clearly filling in her daughters application forms for her and was wondering how to answer do I want to go to ENB as it's in London my dd said no, as for her it meant a horrible tube journey But of course I thought its location as being positive as it would mean no rent to pay may be the open days might inspire her good luck
  8. Genee 2017

    As the competition is held in September the teacher for UK students might have only met the dancer that term as they arrive for the new year. Also with the RAD changing the Majors syllabus and changing the ages for the exams although my DD did an exam each year she waited to do the new Advanced 2 RAD so was 16 in the September following that. If that makes sense
  9. What is 'Technique'?

    Some teachers are so great in the way they articulate themselves that you can see their teaching coming through their students technique, hard to explain but other mums or teachers and choreographers might understand what I'm trying to say.
  10. 2 years between exams???

    I think it needs to be personal to fit your child, the communication between you and the teacher is vital so that your child is training at the right pace for them and their body. Now I can look back I feel so blessed that mine went to such a supportive church hall ballet school that gave her an incredible foundation and sent her on her career path. If you live near KS then ask to visit, let your DD catch the atmosphere, see the other children at work and ask Miss Simmons for advice.
  11. Present for new boarding dd

    Battery run fairy lights If you know she is getting a wardrobe then maybe a hanging shelf that velcros on to the hanging rail, then it's one shelf for leotards, one for tights, one for dance underwear, one for warmups and then in the morning it's just grab and go needlebox - with all she needs in a clip box white tac
  12. Best ballet Schools in Kingston Upon Thames ??

    Ask the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) for a list of qualified teachers in your area and they will be able to explain the meaning of the qualifications as a start. If she was to take her ballet seriously maybe later on speak with Heidi Rhodes in Windsor area, she runs a very happy ballet school producing confident, happy well trained dancers
  13. Audition Photo Question

    Use an iPad to record a video of the position then go frame by frame, your teacher or one of the older students will chose the best frame with your daughter.
  14. Dance School Upminster Recommendations

    If she is only 4 then I would ask other mums at her primary school to see where their children go and advise about the local schools. Maybe later on If she takes ballet seriously and you can drive in to Wanstead, then Redbridge Classical Dance Studio is excellent. They teach teddy bears ballet through to Advanced 2 in RAD and have a real family feel.
  15. Associates in east of England?

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ilsa on behalf of ALL the children (and their parents) who have benefitted from her devotion and determination. Ilsa has provided support for their ballet lessons and careers over the last 35 years and I wish her a speedy recovery and much love xx