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  1. Marianne

    Secondary school recommendations

    Kensington Aldridge Academy might be a possibility? Plus West London School of Dance (YDA part-time sister school) is just down the road for top-up evening classes.
  2. Marianne

    YDA y11 leavers destinations

    Atacrossroads - I think we should be careful not to identify individual students without their permission, but your information is a few weeks out of date. Five full-time YDA students have been offered places at ENBS (including 3 who have been there since Year 7) and two WLSD students too. Well done to all of them! And the others, vocational and non-vocational, who have gained places at all the leading schools.
  3. Marianne

    Summer school 2017

    Elia - it is a full time vocational school for 11-16 year olds, but the holiday courses take younger students too. It's a non-syllabus school so no need to worry about RAD grades. Although, I think most of the summer schools recommended on this thread are used to taking students from non-syllabus backgrounds (UK & overseas).
  4. Marianne

    Summer school 2017

    Young Dancers Academy are holding a summer school at their lovely studios in West London - non-residential.
  5. Marianne

    Questions about Upper School auditions

    Amazing to get to the last 30, but understand how keen the disappointment must feel today.
  6. Marianne

    WL auditions for 2017

    Finals for the older WL year groups were on Friday 24th Feb, RichieN. It's only the Year 7s this week.
  7. Marianne

    Hours of dance - upper school courses

    Coaching usually means a one-to-one lesson or rehearsal for a particular role/repertoire.
  8. Marianne

    Questions about Lower School auditions

    There's nothing to be lost by putting in applications - or just giving the schools a quick call to see if it's worth a late application. You should try Moorland and YDA too.
  9. Marianne

    Questions about Lower School auditions

    Re. Y10 spaces - it depends if any Year 9s are assessed out/decide to leave. The WLers find out their assessment results over the February half term, I think, so there will be a better idea in a few weeks.
  10. Marianne

    Auditioning for upper school pending Brexit

    I believe EEA students are still eligible for funding here and British students are still eligible for funding at European schools such as Hamburg and Berlin. But if that is assessed on an annual basis then, as Flora points out, some students might find themselves without funding for their final year. However, as it's all a guessing game at the moment, I wouldn't think it would have an effect on applications/acceptances until Article 50 is invoked. And EEA students from wealthier families (i.e. those who have a household income of over £90,000 a year and fall outside DADA eligibility anyway) would be unaffected by the changes.
  11. Not sure that searching for "British names" is the most scientific method for measuring this...
  12. Tony was referring to the RBS director, the late Gailene Stock, not Monica Mason, who was director of the company.
  13. Marianne

    Easter dance courses

    YDA have a course 4-8 April - they are in West London.
  14. Marianne

    I'm so angry!!!

    Because a Mum/Cathy said that 'shite' isn't always considered swearing as such and mentioned that it was used frequently (and without causing great offence?) when she trained in Liverpool. Is it like 'feck' perhaps? Which sounds terribly rude in England but is considered mild in Ireland.
  15. Marianne

    Travel around RAD hq

    You will be able to buy Oyster cards at Clapham Junction and then you can use them on the Overground/buses/tube and keep them for your next London adventure.