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Had a quick search online.  There is no update for 2019-20 on the Government site, it only shows the list of institutions with DADAs for 2018-19, so maybe decisions haven't been made yet.  Tring Park's own website says nothing about DADAs for 6th form dance, just that the funding audition is for scholarships. 

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Just heard daughter on Tring Wait list for Year 10 Perf. Foundation; does anyone have any experience of how this works? Words of wisdom ?! Is this really a NO? I think daughter will read it as such...the letter says due to pressure of pupil numbers and they hope to let us know by end of march. Any insight would be welcome, thanks.

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Hello Cotswoldmum and welcome. ☺️  In my experience, schools have no compunction about sending ACTUAL “No” letters (albeit worded nicely) so a Waiting List place certainly isn’t a no; it’s more of a “more good applicants than there are places” issue.  

 

Waiting list places can and do come up; if a student has more than one offer then at some point they will have to accept one school - at which point they will (or should) notify the other schools who then start to make their way down the list.  

 

I’ve heard of people being offered places right up until the start of the school year but obviously this leaves no time to arrange practicalities so your dd would need to have a Plan B in place.  

 

As they’ve given you a rough deadline of the end of March that’s positive though.  Even if a place doesn’t come up, your dd should take encouragement from being offered waiting list.  Best of luck!

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Cotswoldmum - we heard (and found in our experience) that you're less likely to get an offer from Tring the later you audition (or after Xmas).

 

DD auditioned for dance so may be different. It seemed that exceptional candidates were made offers at any time and invited for funding auditions. For everyone else (including us!) places were filled in chronological order of auditioning.

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Thanks SarahW. I think straight dance entry must be slightly different as the only auditions for Year 10 (PF) were after Christmas. No doubt there are many factors involved.

Happy to say she is finally beginning to see that WL is an achievement...though I think we will go through it all again if its a no in the end!

 

I did just spot that Tring was pulled up by Ofsted in december...something to do with boarding and well being...anyone know/heard anything about this?!

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I have just read the report, it makes uncomfortable reading.  Several parents (myself included) made complaints and outlined such problems years ago with extensive discussions on this board.  It is very sad such a culture was allowed to continue.

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I remember one rather far-sighted comment

 

" Also if Ofsted did get to hear about some of the things that went on, I think that there would be some serious come back. Like it has been pointed out we do tend to be careful where we pick our battles, however you learn very quickly that it will go against you. "

 

It shoudl be noted however that OFSTED only inspect the 6th Form Dance course and boarding accommodation.  ISI are responsible for inspecting Lower School.

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I’ve moved discussion of Rachel Rist’s retirement to a separate thread here:  

Also, could we keep this thread on the topic of auditions and audition results please - purely because it makes information easier to find in future.  

 

If anyone wishes to discuss the ISI report further we can start a separate thread (bearing in mind that as always, posts must comply with Forum rules).

 

Many thanks! 

 

Anna 

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The report does not surprise one little bit. 

 

 

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My DD has just received a yes for yr 10 with an invite to funding auditions. Good luck to those still waiting xx

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Hi Bean73, we have had an offer for sixth form this week (very pleased) with a wait list place for boarding.  I think we got the letter on thursday so it was two weeks and two days after audition.  Good luck!

 

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Congratulations to those who have been offered 6th form dance. My DD decided not to apply in the end. Hope the funding audition goes well for those who have gone through. 

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Hi Everyone,

My dd is auditioning for dance year 7 on Tuesday....I believe the final date to do so. I'm nervous... she's not. When you say  the talk and tour was hectic, in what way? 

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A bit late to proceedings but have a 13 year old (year 8 ) DS who I think maybe would be suited to a vocational training school. The only audition he has done was 2 years ago when he got a call back for WL finals but didn't make the cut and only got waiting list for MA's. IMO the right decision as it's not a ballet dancer he currently aspires to be, although he could yet be inspired by the right teacher. He enjoys acting and loves dancing in various genres and wondered if Tring might be worth a look. Any insight, suggestions, advice, recommendations would be greatly appreciated, also are we too late for Sep '19 entry (year 9)? My fault, I really should have got him onto an associate course or a holiday intensive but wasn't sure it was what he really wanted as loves his football and boxing too. Please help?!

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Tring have a fabulous reputation with successful boys training and have a long list of  male performers gaining professional contracts.

Its a good ‘all round training’  with boys going to into classical as well as MT. You would need to choose between the dancers course or MT course. Easy to swap to MT from dancers but not the other way about. 

Think you’ve missed the boat for this year, but why not phone and tell them your circumstances and your DS’s dance history?

You never know.

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You may also want to have a look at The Hammond - also many boys going on to prestigious schools and getting ballet contracts, but also all rounders off to a variety of destinations.  Very good academics too.  For both schools it would depend if you needed an MDS as to whether you had "missed the boat"

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38 minutes ago, meadowblythe said:

You may also want to have a look at The Hammond - also many boys going on to prestigious schools and getting ballet contracts, but also all rounders off to a variety of destinations.  Very good academics too.  For both schools it would depend if you needed an MDS as to whether you had "missed the boat"

 

There is a last Lower School audition at Hammond on 5th March.  MDS recalls are 20th March  so there is time (just)

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Hi all,

Eeek, my dd has her Tring Audition tomorrow. I believe it's the last one. I'm more nervous than her, she has NEVER auditioned for anything and seems to be taking it all in her stride. It's for the year 7 entry.....I'm worried that it being the last one they may have got enough students to go through to the scholarship round and may miss out. But I'm totally speculating here. 

Any last minute tips you can give us and I'll slip them to my daughter without her realising.  She's so calm about it!!

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Let her enjoy it and stay calm!  If you can both stay calm so much the better.    One of the hardest things to do as a parent is to not interfere or fret.  Once she has disappeared my personal strategy was to get away from the place, it seemed everyone else auditioning had more experience than my child (I was once sat next to 2 parents out billying each other - both had sons in the cast and were trying to outdo each other on length of contract, number of performances, expenses ...) and it just added to my stress to listen.

 

Double check music for solos as well as shoes.

 

Leave enough time to allow for traffic - as a Midlander I am always gobsmacked by how many traffic jams I had to sit in.

 

If they like what they see, they will always put students through to the scholarship round.  

 

 

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11 hours ago, meadowblythe said:

Let her enjoy it and stay calm!  If you can both stay calm so much the better.    One of the hardest things to do as a parent is to not interfere or fret.  Once she has disappeared my personal strategy was to get away from the place, it seemed everyone else auditioning had more experience than my child (I was once sat next to 2 parents out billying each other - both had sons in the cast and were trying to outdo each other on length of contract, number of performances, expenses ...) and it just added to my stress to listen.

 

Double check music for solos as well as shoes.

 

Leave enough time to allow for traffic - as a Midlander I am always gobsmacked by how many traffic jams I had to sit in.

 

If they like what they see, they will always put students through to the scholarship round.  

 

 

Thanks Meadowblythe. X

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Just wondering if anyone knows how many spaces there might be on the dance course for y9 entry in September? Friend of mine who isn't on here has a DC who has funding finals (currently y8 at another vocational school). They are hoping to know likelihood of funded place.

Thanks!

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On 25/02/2019 at 18:59, meadowblythe said:

Let her enjoy it and stay calm!  If you can both stay calm so much the better.    One of the hardest things to do as a parent is to not interfere or fret.  Once she has disappeared my personal strategy was to get away from the place, it seemed everyone else auditioning had more experience than my child (I was once sat next to 2 parents out billying each other - both had sons in the cast and were trying to outdo each other on length of contract, number of performances, expenses ...) and it just added to my stress to listen.

 

Double check music for solos as well as shoes.

 

Leave enough time to allow for traffic - as a Midlander I am always gobsmacked by how many traffic jams I had to sit in.

 

If they like what they see, they will always put students through to the scholarship round.  

 

 

They obviously didn't like what they saw as she didn't make the scholarship audition. Don't know whether it was inexperience on our part. She prepared her own solo, rather than a set dance that the other girls and boys did that they'd more than likely performed in comps/shows etc.....

I was super gutted, but she's fine. I just would have liked a little more explanation other than competition is tough and there's a high demand for places. We would have required a full scholarship and boarding place. X

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