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  1. angel

    Living at The Hammond

    What the heck? Oh just realised that she asked! sorry to hear she isn’t in it. She deserves her place as much as any 😌
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    Summer schools for adults?

    Wells away (Dar Danse) put on adult courses too.
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    Summer schools for adults?

    I know that Wells Away do them (Morocco). Not sure of dates but worth asking. Gorgeous place to holiday too
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    When to go for associates?

    Good luck with not being a pushy parent. It kind of creeps up on you 😂 JA is a basic class aimed at mastering the basics of ballet. It’s exciting being a part of it but not necessarily an exciting class, if that makes sense. It’s hard work, almost tedious. A good grounding for what’s to come! One thing I wished I understood years ago is the absolutely tiny amount of dc who actually go on to have a career in dance, let alone Ballet, even after success at JA, vocational school etc. Wishong you and your dd luck 😊
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    When to go for associates?

    imo it would be easier to get into JA’s earlier because they do really take children on their physical and musical potential. The older they get, there is an expectation, to a degree, that they will have at least a working knowledge of the exercises they set. The more experience children get, in a relaxed and enjoyable setting, at auditions, the better. Even if they aren’t successful first time around, they can see around them the level of the other dc in the group and understand what they are working towards. With regard to CAT. I would imagine most dc who got into JA’s would get into a CAT scheme also, however they might work more on current ability rather than future potential?
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    Academic Standards

    What year is your DC now KindleK?
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    Academic Standards

    I have two dc at tring now. Both have done very well compared with how they would have anywhere else. However, I have resorted to tutors at home to help out when the pressure has been on. They have singing/piano lessons which take them out of class so I feel that it helps make sure there are no gaps. The only tricky thing as far as I can tell is fitting in the amount of studying around vocational shows etc and being exhausted by the time May/June comes around.
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    Vocational schools GCSE results

    We had an email from WL 3 years ago. Drove to Hammond to collect last year. Tring this year and haven’t asked yet!
  9. angel

    Departing Parent Envy

    I don’t think anything will change. There are too many other dc who will take their place in a heartbeat. Also, something I have found is that school directors will bend over backwards for their personal favourite dc and not for those that aren’t.
  10. angel

    Departing Parent Envy

    This is So beautifully written Cara 😊
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    Departing Parent Envy

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    Departing Parent Envy

    I agree with this. It's so difficult to share advice without telling the 'world' your now adult dc's business though. I can say though that my dd hasn't actually decided not to dance again..just not at the moment. They put so much of themselves in from such a young age and it can become completely and utterly who they are, their whole identity. My advice would always to make sure that dance isn't all that they do. Encourage an interest in other activities so that there is a plan B in sight from day 1. Yes, trust your gut instincts Crystaltips. Don't let the school intimidate you. I've had to be quite tough with my younger dd's school and it has meant that I have developed a much more equal relationship with them than I had with my older dd's schools who was unhappy in two schools but much happier, for a time at least in her last choice. The 'best' is always best and a school which might seem to be less prestigious can be absolutely the best environment for your dc to thrive in. Wishing you both luck 😊
  13. angel

    Beginner contemporary class - Manchester

    Age 11. Can’t see anything on their website
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    Beginner contemporary class - Manchester

    That would be perfect. I’ll suggest this to my friend 😀
  15. angel

    Beginner contemporary class - Manchester

    Thank you. That’s helpful 🙂
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