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  1. Ms Sunshine

    Tips for Tring dance prelims

    So my dd has been offered a place at Hammond so will go back in March for funding finals! She has Elmhurst finals the same week as well. Great start to prelims! Next will be Tring Park dance prelims next week. Does anyone have any top tips or advice please for the audition day? xx
  2. Please ask questions about Upper School/6th Form auditions in this thread. Do also make use of the "search" facility (top right of the forum pages) in case your question has been asked before. :-) I apologise for not tagging all Upper Schools but tags are limited in number. If anyone has questions or info about auditions at schools not listed, please do post anyway. Thanks, Spanner
  3. Danceroo

    Tring Park sixth form auditions

    Hi, I wonder if anyone could answer a few questions for me please. I have searched the old threads but haven’t found what I was looking for. My dd is interested in auditioning for the dance course and is currently in year 11. She is pretty academic and we want her to do 3 A levels alongside- is this actually doable? I find it hard to comprehend how you can give 100 % to either area, there are only so many hours in one day. We live within driving distance but it would be complicated to get her there. Do you think boarders settle in more than day girls, would they feel excluded? If you are a boarder are you able to come out during the week to attend other classes elsewhere as long as you are back at a certain time? Are there lots of new starters in the 6th form or do the majority come up from the lower school. From the website it says the audition dates should be published in September but I can’t seem to find them. Lastly I have looked at the funding information. Am I correct in thinking that Tring can offer a 10% scholarship plus a further bursary which is no longer means tested if your income is over £90k. Sorry for all the questions. Thanks
  4. We are just at the very beginning of this journey and I was wondering if anyone could advise on the best age for vocational school? Year 7 seems very young but are you less likely to find a place in year 9. Cost would be a major issue for us and my initial feeling is the later the better but I don't want my daughter to miss out if the potential is there, a big if I realise
  5. KindleK

    Academic Standards

    Hi, does anyone know what the academic standard is like at Tring Park? My ds would like to go full time but he is currently at a very good grammar school and I am very concerned that his studies will suffer as a result. Looking at the Ofsted report there appears to be a few issues with pushing more capable students to reach their full potential. Does anyone have experience of this ??
  6. I have some Girls Tring Park uniform for sale. I have a blazer, skirts, blouses, cardigan, jumpers, t-shirt and tracksuit (hoodie & trousers). If you are interested in any of these, you can message me through balletcoforum or text me on 07708091409
  7. pinkbex81

    Tring Park CBA Auditions 2018

    Hello, I couldn't see one started, so hope it's ok to start a CBA audition 2018 thread. I'm already on the Junior Associates train with my 9 year old son, but now my little 6 year daughter (Nearly 7) wants to give it a try. She loves her ballet just like her brother and is auditioning for CBA this year on 10th June. I always found a thread lovely, helpful and supportive to read when your child is auditioning for these programmes. X
  8. My dd is auditioning on the 17th for the CBA. It will be her second attempt! She has improved and matured so much since last year, I will be keeping my fingers crossed. Just wondered if any of you might know how many places there could be on offer? Many thanks
  9. Cherry

    Host families

    Just wondered if anyone currently has a dc staying with a host family, in Tring. Is there an agency dealing with the host families in the area?
  10. carmen67

    Upper School Auditions 2016

    Hi all. My DD is auditioning this year for entry to a BA in contemporary dance. I always keep an eye on this forum and it has been very informative for me and for her. I was wondering though does anyone know of any forums where they discuss contemporary dance as I know this one is mainly for ballet? She will be auditioning for Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds, and Fontys and Codarts in the Netherlands. All advice or knowledge gratefully accepted! And good luck to all setting off on this rollercoaster year! I am terrified myself!
  11. AdageKitty

    Tring Park Associates

    Hi everyone! My DD is auditioning for Tring Dance Associates this weekend and I was curious whether there is any difference between this and the CBA Associates? I know that for dance you may have the options of choosing tap, jazz, modern as well as classical. However if we just choose classical is that the same as CBA? Thanks!
  12. Did anyone get offered a place for Sept at Tring on the Theatre Arts course? Is anyone already on this course and if so feedback and details much appreciated.
  13. balletjack

    Tring sixth form dance course

    Hi dd has a sixth form dance course audition soon, does anyone know how Tring compares to other schools such as Elmhurst, Central etc? Dd is probably more classical focused so was wondering if Tring is more focused on contemporary, jazz? What is the standard of teaching of classical ballet at Tring & graduate employment etc? Thankyou!
  14. Can anyone give me some information on the academic tests to be taken at audition for the Sixth Form Dance Course? My dd is auditioning there but doesn’t plan to do A’levels too. Thanks
  15. Harwel

    New school year

    Well, another school year starts and another emotional drop off at vocational school is looming. After such a lovely summer holidays spending time together, there always seems to be such a hole left when ds is dropped back at school. He is so excited to be going back and of course we are thrilled that he can follow his dreams. With only 2 years left of upper school these long holidays will soon be a thing of the past. I wish all parents of vocational students (new and old) safe journeys and strong nerves for the ensuing days. My Tring-a-ling is returning today to be there to welcome new starters tomorrow. Good luck all.
  16. Mumofpinks

    Tring CBA assesment

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone has received the results of the CBA assesments yet?
  17. PopsLulu

    Hosting House Tring

    Hello there, does anyone have any information about hosting houses in Tring please? My daughter has a day place and on the waiting list for a boarding one starting in September. She is 14 and we are not ideally commutable and I'm just exploring if this would be an option, possibly not a full week away but at least 3 nights a week. Any help or advice would be most appreciated. Thank you
  18. Happymum

    Tring auditions for 2017 entry

    It looks like auditions dates are on their website (even though it still says they will be published later). It's time to take the dreaded photos I think as first day of auditions (for theatre arts) is already full!!
  19. Hi, Just wondering if people can give me the low down on the paper/academic exams pupils have to do for The Hammond, Trying etc. Are they just to get an idea of where that pupil is or do they use them in their decision of acceptance along with auditions? We aren't there just yet but not that long until need to consider our options. Also is it really hard to get in or you just can't tell what they are looking for - dance skills alone, vocal skills, acting abilities, all of it?! Finally, do 11 year olds cope being away from home so young? With thanks in advance
  20. Hello forum members - I'm hoping that some of you Northern contingent will come along and support the Tring graduates show . The touring company Encore will be performing at Stanley and Audrey Burton theatre ( northern ballet ) Leeds, on Monday 24 th April . tickets only £10 still some available . It is a great programme - including Elite Syncopations and some especially choreographed pieces . Please try to come many thanks tutugirl
  21. Paleblueleotard

    Audition solo advice (Tring)

    Our DD wants to audition next academic year for year 7 dance at Tring and will need to do a solo, as well as the class with other applicants. She's never done a solo before - any performances have always been as class groups. What do people do about this as I have no clue at all. a) do a dance from a graded ballet class that they know like the back of their hand so no extra work needed, but the dance teachers on the panel may have seen before so maybe a disadvantage? modify a dance they have done for a performance, although as a group performanceso it may require a fair bit of modification to make it work as a solo c) let the child make something up themselves (that may or may not be correct as such or be the best showcase for their ability) d) pay a teacher to choreograph something and shell out for several 1-2-1 private lessons to make sure the dance is perfect. She only does ballet, albeit several classes week, so it's probably not a good idea to try another genre at this point I suspect. Although do people generally do another genre as they are seen doing ballet in the group audition...
  22. After reading an old thread I have to say I feel a little disheartened by some of the comments and would appreciate any more up to date experiences please. Many thanks. http://www.balletcoforum.com/index.php?/topic/1370-tring-park-school-please-help/page-1 http://www.balletcoforum.com/index.php?/topic/1370-tring-park-school-please-help/page-2
  23. tutugirl

    Tring cups

    Don't suppose anyone on the forum is at ballet cup finals tonight ? ( sounds like a football match ! ) Tutu girl x
  24. Sparkles

    Tring Easter Course

    Does anybody know any DC attending this years Easter course at Tring ? My DD is hoping to board but I'm not familiar with how many attend/board and ages etc. Any help will be greatly appreciated before I go ahead and book x
  25. Hi there, I have read a few posts re 6th Form Tring funding not available this year due to some clerical error and I have been told by someone that this also affects MDS for lower school. I am not sure how accurate this is though. Is anyone able to shed any light? Audition in March, and although, MDS are very scarce at least there is a chance. If no funding available at all through this shceme then there seems no point in auditioning. I know it is good for the experience but I just can't afford to throw money away on hotels and transport if there isn't any chance at all. If anyone can clarify the situation I would appreciate it. Thanks
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