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  1. My DD is an associate there and we went to watch the YDA and Associates Spring Showcase yesterday. The standard was very high and we were very impressed. Perhaps some past or current YDA parents could provide more insight into the school but have never heard that it was easy.
  2. Hi Minx's mum! Try getting in touch with The London Ballet Company School, they might be able to accommodate you. My DD has been an associate with them for a couple of years and although the associates run once a month on Sundays, I know that the school has some classes on Saturdays.
  3. Hi all, Quick question regarding the Royal Ballet Associates. Can JAs/MAs get assessed out? Also, as I've heard that most children continue on to the following year (except for when they are JAs in Y6 when they would have to re-audition for Y7 MA), would this mean that it's tougher to get a Year 6 JA place in comparison to when they are auditioning for a Year 4 place?
  4. Apologies if I’m hijacking this thread as the title is particularly about selling but I thought that I’d do a little research regarding my earlier post (shouldn’t have been so lazy to do so before!) so for anyone feeling a bit squeamish about selling their DC’s old pointe shoes and don’t want them to end up in a landfill here might be a suggestion: https://gambia-ballet-school.com/donations-of-ballet-shoes-ballet-costumes/
  5. Haha love this thread! My DD isn’t on pointe yet however we also have tonnes of used ballet shoes and was wondering what to do with them. I vaguely recall reading an article somewhere (BBC perhaps?) where disadvantaged children in Africa were donated old ballet slippers. Regarding where to sell “arty” items - Etsy is a fabulous place to buy and sell of sorts of wonderful items!
  6. A mum whose DD will be at WL Finals for Year 7 said "fifty-something" but I wouldn't take it as fact. Good luck!
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    Hi Dancemom9! I would recommend Joel Morris Ballet Academy based in Mill Hill Broadway. Joel is really nurturing and teaches the Royal Ballet School Associates, Pineapple as well as at the Royal Academy of Dance so perhaps drop him a line and have a chat https://joelmorrisballet.com/.
  8. Most welcome! Glad you managed to get in touch with them. Do let us know how it goes
  9. Hi! I did a quick Google search in Russian and found that they have a FB page and website: http://www.facebook.com/armidaballet http://marelenia.wixsite.com/armida Sorry I don't know anything else about them. Good luck!
  10. Just an update to the above - it seems that the Conservatoire de la Danse also do a 2-week summer programme, but this is usually announced quite late.
  11. My friend's 9-year-old daughter attends the Conservatoire de la Danse full-time in Brussels and although they don't appear to have a summer school as such, they appear to have open classes that might be worth looking into x https://www.conservatoiredeladanse.com/cours-ouverts-classiques.html
  12. Sorry to read about the nos, particularly those that tried again! My DD didn't get past the 2nd audition last year, but got to Finals and waiting list for the touring company this year. In the meantime we've signed up for the Auditions Masterclass with Fiona Chadwick so that's lovely to look forward to!
  13. 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
  14. 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!
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