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  1. AdageKitty

    Secondary school recommendations

    Ah thank you Marianne, it looks like a really good school. It’s a shame that they’re fully non-selective though as we would be completely out of the catchment area. I love their links to the RAD x
  2. AdageKitty

    Secondary school recommendations

    Thank for the St Marylebone tip - I will have a look. I wasn’t sure whether to include YDA or Moorland (as someone mentioned earlier) so I guess we can even make it 6! Shame that there aren’t many alternatives, however someone at Friern Barnet hinted that they weren’t the only school in London that offered the EAP and after an extensive search I still wasn’t able to find out which they were!
  3. AdageKitty

    Secondary school recommendations

    Hi everyone! Aside from the 5 vocational ballet schools across the country, I was wondering if anyone might know of any good state secondary schools that do dance (or at least those that support it!). Preferably around West London. I was thinking something along the lines that are similar to the Friern Barnet school that have an Extended Arts Programme. Unfortunately they are too far for us. Thank you!
  4. AdageKitty

    EYB Swan Lake Wimbledon 2018

    What an amazingly show! Lots of hard work put into it - well done!!
  5. Hi! Yes it’s just called The London Ballet Company School :)
  6. Hi everyone! My DD has just completed The London Ballet Company summer intensive for the second year now, and has been reaccepted as TLBC Associate from September as well so just wanted to give a huge shout out to the Director, Sophie and her team who have just been amazing! The Associates run once a month on Sundays in Battersea and it’s an excellent addition to existing ballet training to get the creative juices flowing and for anyone who is interested in contemporary ballet. Another one of their amazing features is YoBallet which focusses on strengthening the core and using all the right muscles. They also have a school in Wimbledon that is worth checking out (although we don’t currently attend as it quite a distance for us) but what’s different about them is that they don’t follow any strict syllabus and work by strengthening and stretching the right muscles and correcting posture to get the best results. Just had to post as it’s been a little secret of my DD for a while now and she comes out beaming after every session :) The facilities are of an excellent standard too and since I ran a search and couldn’t find any posts on them so I thought I’d get the word out there.
  7. AdageKitty

    English youth ballet - dvd entry

    Hi! My DD did Coppelia earlier this year with EYB and we missed the audition day so Miss Lewis also asked for us to send a DVD. We heard back with an acceptance after 10 days. We just sent in a 1 min solo on DVD by post xx
  8. AdageKitty

    Variety of leotards for sale

    Hi! Might you have the black lace Capezio pull on skirt still available? What size is it please and might you be able to send a pic please? Thanks!
  9. I have one in pink since when my DD started primary ballet and it still looks good on her! Now after a black one...
  10. AdageKitty

    EYB Swan Lake Wimbledon 2018

    We've got tickets! Coming to see JayJay's DS xx
  11. AdageKitty

    English Youth Ballet 2017-18

    When my DD did Coppelia earlier this year, the first hour always consisted of warm up ballet exercises so if you struggle to get time off from school, they're really understanding about it at the EYB (I also overheard that it is for this reason that they allocate the first hour for warm ups). It's then followed by the actual casting/rehearsals. So I wouldn't worry
  12. AdageKitty

    Feet supination

    Many thanks for your replies. Managed to get an appointment and a referral yesterday evening so hopefully we'll get this sorted.
  13. AdageKitty

    Dance physiotherapist for evaluation

    Hi! Does anyone have an idea on how much an assessment like this would approximately cost?
  14. AdageKitty

    Feet supination

    Hi everyone! Annoyingly my employer seems to have blocked this forum from our internet connection claiming that it’s not secure so having to type this through my phone. I’ve recently discovered that that my DD’s school shoes are heavily worn to one side on both her feet caused by rolling of the ankles. A quick Google search calls it supination (where the feet turn sideways outward to the side when walking/running/standing). Her ballet teacher has said that they didn’t notice any massive rolling of the feet in class, but looking at her shoes, it’s really bad so I suspect that she’s doing it outside of class. There’s quite a bit of stuff online about it, including use of insoles etc. However I’m inclined to see a specialist about this and wonder if this will impede on her progress in ballet (she’s 9). I’ve recently read something about the NIDMS, is that where is best for DD to be referred to? Or can anyone recommend a good orthotics specialist that can be done through tha NHS or doesn’t cost a fortune? There is an interesting blog I found called the ballet blog where someone asked the question “should dancers use orthotics?” however as this is all new to me, I’m not sure what to do. Any advice would be most appreciated!
  15. AdageKitty

    Help with hair please!

    Very clever!! Thank you