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  1. Darkbeans

    For sale: Ballet Boost Associates leotard

    Oo, I’d definitely be interested Glacier, how much would you like for it?
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    For sale: Ballet Boost Associates leotard

    Not to worry, thanks!!
  3. Darkbeans

    For sale: Ballet Boost Associates leotard

    Hi, I just wondered if this is a Junior Ballet Boost leotard, or Mids? I’m looking for a Mids leotard in size 2 (8-10y) X
  4. Darkbeans

    JA Auditions... flexibility

    This is how I think about it - When I was 16 I went for an interview for a Saturday job at the library. I REALLY wanted that job. I’d done 3 weeks work experience in the same library, so I knew the job, I was keen, I thought I had a really good chance against the other 16/17 year olds going for it. Later that day the lady phoned me, I hadn’t got it. They’d really liked me, but a lady in her 30s coming back in to work after having young children had applied. She had 10 years experience as a librarian. Of course I hadn’t got it. What I’m trying to say is it’s not necessarily anything that your daughter did wrong, it’s more what the other people did right. And none of us can control that, so all we can do is keep plugging away working hard at doing our thing and wait for the day that someone spots something special in us. Which will come, maybe not in the same field (I don’t work in a library now!) but it will come 😊. X
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    JA Auditions... flexibility

    JupiterSmith, I’m so sorry your daughter got a no, I do think it’s better to view it as this wasn’t the right time for her yet, see if there are other associate classes etc that she may be interested in doing and then down the line decide if she wants to go for it again next year? Xx
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    RBS Junior Associates 2018

    Well done to your DD 😊! My DD has a yes for Totnes and we received our e mail today with the handbook, details about uniform, session times, dates etc, so you shouldn’t have to wait long to find out info!!
  7. Darkbeans

    RBS Junior Associates 2018

    Good luck to those waiting! X
  8. Darkbeans

    RBS Junior Associates 2018

    Sorry to hear your daughter had a not yet. My DD also does Ballet Boost and loves it, although we have to figure out the logistics of carrying on with that and RBS. DD is also attending the Ballet Boost summer school. X
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    RBS Junior Associates 2018

    My daughter and her friend also both have yeses for Totnes yr 5 in September. Congratulations to your DD - exciting times 😊. X
  10. Darkbeans

    RBS Junior Associates 2018

    No attachment this year - details to follow in July 😊. X
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    RBS Junior Associates 2018

    Subject line [The Royal Ballet School] JA Result: Totnes Junior Associate Audition Then result in the e mail text. Good luck all - lots of butterflies when the e mail finally appeared in my inbox!! X
  12. Darkbeans

    RBS Junior Associates 2018

    Our yes arrived at 10.24 last Thursday! X
  13. Darkbeans

    RBS Junior Associates 2018

    Will wait eagerly to hear how your DD gets on, what year is she going for? My DD has a yes for yr 5 at Totnes ( and her friend does also) - we’d love to hear from any new Totnes JAs! 🤞x
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    RBS Junior Associates 2018

    E mail arrived at 10.30, so will tell her after school. Just found her friend got in too 😁!
  15. Darkbeans

    RBS Junior Associates 2018

    We have a yes for Totnes, I can’t quite believe it, I keep checking the e mail to make sure I’ve read it right!!
  16. Darkbeans

    RBS Junior Associates 2018

    Well done to your DD and her friend - I guess Totnes next 😮!
  17. Darkbeans

    RBS Junior Associates 2018

    Hope your DD enjoyed herself. All auditions finished. Now just the wait 😱!!
  18. My DD auditioned 3 weeks ago in Totnes. I would say of the little girls in my daughters audition group (15 girls) there was a fairly even split between leather shoes and satin. I didn’t see any Canvas shoes. My DD wore her full sole leather shoes. Good luck to your DD.
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    RBS Junior Associates 2018

    There were 15 in Group 2, however from what the lady said I think they were a mixed age group - possibly going for yr5 and yr 6 places. DD had a friend who is the same age as her( so going for a year 5 place) in Group 3 - however he is a boy and I think perhaps all the boys, or all the boys going for yr4/5 places were put in the same audition group, as DDs audition group was all girls. Very confusing 😫, who knows!! Fingers crossed for your DD!
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    RBS Junior Associates 2018

    She isn’t auditioning for Elmhurst. Mainly because if she got in to both I would find it hard to commit to taking her - we live 1 and a half hours drive from Plymouth - 2 hours to Totnes - and have 3 younger children. In fact my littlest was at the RBS audition with us (if you saw the lady with the fluffy haired 10 month old that was me!!) DD is also is a Balletboost Associate which is monthly( ish!) at Totnes and she really enjoys 😊.
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    RBS Junior Associates 2018

    My daughter auditioned for a year 5 place at Totnes a couple of weeks ago. She had a lovely time and came out with a big smile. The way she described it, close to the start of the lesson they lined them up in rows of 4 in front of the panel, they then stood in various positions (first position, parallel, parallel facing the side etc.) They held each of these positions for quite some time. My gut says that they say no to a lot at that point for whatever reason (feet, posture etc) then watch the ones that weren’t a no through the rest of the class. However that’s just me speculating 😜!
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    JA Auditions... flexibility

    Of course if they definitely took in 7 year 3s last year, and the yr4/5 class has a max of 11/12ish(which it seems to have done in the past) , then they won’t take in much more than 5 yr3s and 4s into that class IN TOTAL. Essentially the odds are long 😫. Perhaps I should stop frying my brain about this now!!
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    JA Auditions... flexibility

    This was asked by someone back in the Autumn at the JA Insight Day and Sylvia Hubbard’s answer was that they don’t have a fixed number that they take in to the class and they don’t take a fixed number of yr4s/yr5s. They just take the ones that they really really like - so they could end up with a class of 10, 3 of which are yr4s and 7 are yr 5s or vice versa.
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    JA Auditions... flexibility

    She was in Group 2 audition. In the third line of 4. I asked her if she thought it was in height order and she said she wasn’t sure as there were two little girls who were much shorter than her after her in the line. Who knows?!
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    JA Auditions... flexibility

    My DD auditioned today and came out with a big beaming smile - she particularly enjoyed pretending to be seaweed 😂! Interestingly she said near the start they took off their shoes and socks lined up in their 4 in front of the judges and stood in various positions - nothing complicated - first position, parallel, parallel facing the side etc. Holding each position for quite a while. I guess looking at feet /posture/body etc?
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