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  1. Dance to health

    Any of our fabulous adult dancers interested in this? I have a vested interest as I have an ex-colleague who is going to be a peer motivator and I lost my beautiful mom this summer after complications following a fall. Plus the outreach and participation department at BRB are just amazing and do wonderful work with so many sections of the community. https://www.facebook.com/bhamroyalballet/posts/10155038707483085
  2. Discovering Repertoire Programme

    Well you weren't wrong really...grad year are 18 and 19!
  3. Discovering Repertoire Programme

    They are all Elmhurst students - year 11 and grad year x
  4. Prix de Lausanne 2018

    There is a British trained girl selected though. 🙂
  5. Are the pointe shoes still for sale please?
  6. Central Audition for 2018 Entry

    Tell her not to worry BlueLou - my 5ft 8" daughter was offered a place at Central last year x
  7. The 'C' word (dance themed gifts) 2017

    Particularly interested if anyone comes across any ballerina tree decorations. We have been buying our dd one every year since she was a year 4 JA and promised we would do so until she has finished her training - we are now in 6:1. 😝 The problem is, the ornaments have to have good technique and every one I've found this year has been met with a disdainful look and comments such as "No way mom, just look at her feet!" Give me strength!!
  8. Hi have messaged you x
  9. BRB shared video of the event and its preparations on their Facebook page. Lovely for us to see familiar faces amongst the teachers, the Elmhurst student participants and even DD's old local dance school!
  10. Auditions and away from home eating out

    If you are travelling by train, national rail do 2 for 1 offers at some restaurants in a number of cities. Also, quite often you can get one off discounts for pub chains if you sign up for their emails (and then unsubscribe! ) We have done this recently for All Bar One and Nicholson's pubs. X
  11. Elmhurst 2018

    Just picked up via Elmhurst's Twitter account that they are holding audition experience days for both lower and upper school on the 8th October. These involve an introductory talk and Q and A with Robert Parker, a tour of the school for parents and chaperones and an audition style ballet class, which up to two accompanying adults can watch. This is in addition to the open days on the 22nd September and 6th October. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/elmhurst-experience-day-lower-school-years-6-9-tickets-38070492869?aff=estw&utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-source=tw&utm-term=eventcard https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/elmhurst-experience-day-upper-school-years-11-12-tickets-38070676418?aff=estw&utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-source=tw&utm-term=eventcard
  12. Questions about Upper School auditions

    Here's the link to the 2015 application form - can't imagine photo requirements have changed that much since then (and look familiar from our audition rounds last year.) list of photos on p2. Best of luck! http://www.centralschoolofballet.co.uk/documents/Senior School Application 2015-16.pdf
  13. BBC live lessons with the RBS

    Any other key stage 2 teachers out there? This might be of interest! (from the BBC website) Ten Pieces and The Nutcracker – Live Lesson: 13th November 2017, 11am We’ll be working with the Royal Opera House and Royal Ballet School to bring you this Live Lesson full of dance and movement and characterization for 7 to 11 year olds. Students will learn to create their own original dance moves, inspired by Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. We’ve chosen music that also features on the Ten Pieces III Repertoire – inspiring a generation of children to get creative with classical music. Here's the link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1QY6bT8R389jBqw8xNKRxcL/live-lessons-autumn-term-2017?dm_i=3YNL,9745,2M9HUA,XAQ5,1 I don't work Mondays, otherwise I would definitely be doing this with my year 4s!
  14. Cost of living away from home 6th form dance colleges

    I believe that the drop in income has to be over a certain percentage to be eligible for reassessment but I could be wrong (this is for MDS and DaDA - I was told 15% - I don't know about student finance.) I believe it is income earnt from savings that is taken into account (again happy to be corrected on this!)
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