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  1. Hello, @PenguinBoysMum there were 52 children on ‘the list’ 31 were a combination of years 7 & 8. I think 24 year 7 and the rest Y8. It does appear that the number of MDS this year is lower, just as @Picturesinthefirelight said. As an absolute guesstimate, I thought 6 awards?? So, the children that have been lucky to get them, have done incredibly well. They should be so so proud to have achieved the awards and congratulations to all. As a dance community, it so nice to see the success stories. As a parent who has a child on reserve list, I wish there had been more to go round this year. But I know that I am not the only one in this situation. Can I just say a huge well done to all the little dancers that met the standard for vocational training and were offered places, but for reasons relating to funding won’t get there this year. They danced their hearts out and have done amazing well. Our little dancers have done us proud ❤️. And for the parents out there that have well and truly been ‘through it’ these past few weeks, it’s been lovely to chat to you all online and to support each other. So thank you to this forum for that opportunity.
  2. Congratulations to your dd and you @For the love of Grace xx
  3. My friend whose DD is in Year 7 with an MDS said that the royal ballet fees calculator is very accurate. They used it before hand to predict and then said that it was a realistic match to what they contribute now. You can opt for day pupil or boarding. Hope that helps.
  4. I hear you @Bothballet. Same for us xx
  5. Hello, was just thinking about your post. Is that offer made available to parents who are in that position do you know? I assume each school handles this process slightly differently. Does anyone have experience of this from previous years? Thank you x
  6. Thank you @Mummy twinkle toes for sharing your experience xx
  7. Thank you @Peanut68 that’s actually really helpful (as I lie awake stressing!). I think the reality is sinking in and this is probably not going to be our time x
  8. Hi, I completely agree with you. It’s so good of people to free up awards as soon as possible, as it will make such a difference for someone else. It does feel like there haven’t been many awards for this year. I could be wrong! I was thinking a similar number. Its helpful to chat tonight, as we are all clearly feeling the same. I am absolutely gutted for my little dancer. Xx
  9. We have had a similar conversation today. It’s so hard isn’t it. You might get lucky if you are near the top? Wish there would be more available, it feels like there wasn’t many to go round this year? Thinking of you both, as know exactly how you are both feeling xx
  10. Congratulations @Janey. That is such good news for you. We are on the reserve list for MDS, not hopeful to be honest. Is there anyone in the position where they may have to turn down the offer of a place, because the fees are too great? The whole process is such an emotional rollercoaster!
  11. @Janey Hope that you have got somewhere today x
  12. Wow Ms Sunshine, she has done amazingly well. What a fab position to be in, many congratulations.
  13. Thank you WhatsThePointe. Do you remember when all that would have happened last year? The school thought it very unlikely that MDS awards would be given back. But I’m guessing that if children have multiple offers and multiple MDS awards, they can only take up one place. What an amazing position that would be to be in!
  14. Hi, I am new to the forum. Just wanted to say how lovely it is to find everyone so supportive. It’s a really tough time, the waiting is horrid! This forum has been a god send, so thank you 😊
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