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  1. Are there some people who just can’t do ballet pirouettes?

    I think the answer here is to get a teacher who can break it down for her. Start again from scratch.
  2. Winter training

    Yes, get in touch with Nicola. You won’t regret it
  3. Winter training

    My dd has done all of the courses mentioned above at one time or another and Woodside Dance Retreat is absolutely the best value for money. The small class size means that each young dancer gets individual attention and the positivity in the studio (and their home) is wonderful after a term at vocational school! So glad we found them!
  4. RBS Junior Associates - travel from Scotland?

    It is possible to do JA’s fortnightly. Not sure about Newcastle centre but if you call RBS they are always helpful and friendly (admin staff at least 😂). I know many people who have travelled that distance. Don’t underestimate the impact on family life though if you have other children. I even know a lovely lovely lady who is planning to travel from Scotland to London for SA’s this year! 😊 Good luck with auditions. JA’s can be a magical experience x
  5. Summer Intensive in the USA Doctors letter

    In theory, this shouldn’t be any different to the usual letter that vocational schools require for full time school. Does it ask if your dd has any health conditions which would mean that dancing to that intensity would be inadvisable? If so, a letter that states... dd has no condition which the gp feels would hinder her ability to participate fully, would suffice, I would imagine? Is your dd at vocational school now? If so, I would say that the US school is asking if you can do the same thing, there.
  6. Matching floral leotard and skirt

    I saw a couple just like you describe at Stardust (Lichfield) this morning.
  7. RBS Mid Associate auditions 2018

    Indeed it is
  8. RBS Mid Associate auditions 2018

    Yuck! That’s not a great idea. Personally (and with years of hindsight) I’d invest my time and money on a private lesson nearer home.
  9. RBS Mid Associate auditions 2018

    My DD wasn’t allowed to do MA’s when she was at Hammond. I think it is very short sighted of them. Hope they change their minds (does it still clash with the timetable?)
  10. RBS Mid Associate auditions 2018

    Advanced Associates for my DD. Nice news after a tricky couple of years
  11. Good Luck/Audition results 2018

    Thanks Pictures. We have a lot of thinking to do. She’s hoping to go to America but waiting to see how funding there works and if she can go at 16 (or if she should stay where she is for now)
  12. Good Luck/Audition results 2018

    Believe it or not there are several students who can afford (or at least manage to raise) full fees!
  13. Good Luck/Audition results 2018

    We have our upper school results from Tring. I think most of the current students already know. Perhaps they let them know first?
  14. British training at Lower and Upper Schools

    This is lovely to hear. I hope both of your DD's are very happy for a long time to come.
  15. British training at Lower and Upper Schools

    Open days don't allow people insight into the workings of a school behind the scenes though do they...