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    RBS Statement on Ballet Competition Culture

    Not in my understanding. RBS runs the same way that a traditional state school runs. A child would be expected to turn 16 by August 31st and would then be Year 11.
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    RBS Statement on Ballet Competition Culture

    Oh that’s interesting - thanks Anna.
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    RBS Statement on Ballet Competition Culture

    Two points - if Prix de Lausanne is worthy then why don’t Royal Balket students attend and if he has distain for other competitions then why does he not only take students from there but also push them up years rather than putting them in a same age year group and working on technique?
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    Royal Ballet School holding more international auditions

    Well said Goldenlily
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    Royal Ballet School holding more international auditions

    That’s interesting as the released a statement saying they wouldn’t be attending (which I took to mean awarding prizes too). I know someone who withdrew because of this
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    Royal Ballet School holding more international auditions

    Not RBS this year - they have said they won’t be attending
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    Royal Ballet School holding more international auditions

    Viv, I don’t disagree. I think it’s more about how it’s being done. Paris and Russia are completely focussed on their own national students first and I think that’s how it should be. How the AD can be proud of going abroad when he hasn’t been seen in Year 11 planning meetings all year I don’t know. I’m not suggesting that schools and companies aren’t made richer by the inclusion of international students. What happens after Brexit when the UK students can’t access current reciprocal arrangements within the EU? Are we returning to the days of money talking?
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    Royal Ballet School holding more international auditions

    Am I the only one that finds it really insulting that these auditions are taking place and being seen as a good thing??? How about some loyalty to British dancers? Do the children in Year 11 at White Lidge know if they have Upper school places yet or is it hanging over them as they see their AD in various places recruiting?
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    Hammond and JA?

    I agree Peanut68 and feel the same way about Associate classes. They are aimed at dancers NOT in vocational training . I find it absolutely ludicrous that places are filled by dancers lucky enough to be in full time training. For example I know many SA’s in London are attending Tring. I just don’t understand the logic on any side.
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    For sale: Leotards XS-M

    Could you send me pictures of any s leotards left please
  11. Congratulations billy Elliott. It was a no for us but dd is fine. She expected it and is just grateful for an amazing day!
  12. Dd is convinced she doesn’t stand a chance so I think she relaxed and enjoyed it for the experience! She said everyone was so much older and better than her! She isn’t upset though, especially as Matthew Bourne made an appearance towards the end of the day 😀
  13. Dd was told it would be a while as they hadn’t finished choreographing the pieces so didn’t know the parts that they needed to cast! Wasn’t told a boy/girl split either.
  14. Dd at audition now. I would echo Balletbean and say that most of the auditionees are older (17-18). It’s a fabulous experience though.
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