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Can anyone tell me if the accommodation is on site or in hostels. Did the planning application go through? is the work underway? sorry for so many questions!

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I'm pretty sure accomodation is not on site just at the moment I think they are with host families.

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Sorry I don't know anything about accommodation but there are students that live far away, I know of one boy who comes from Wales but don't know if his accommodation was sorted by LRBS. Best to call up or if auditioning ask when at school.Also regarding funding they do have bursaries but I don't know how many, they also have their own charity called kids love Lambeth where they perform in local schools and also Do lessons for children that otherwise would be unable to have ballet classes.Swan princess and Afab will pm u tomorrow.????

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£22k+ a year - ouch! I'm do feel for you all this year again with the change in DaDA funding. My son's choices would've been severely limited if we hadn't have had the old DaDA system when he was going to upper school.

 

Good luck everyone

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Also, can someone tell us where students from lrbs are going after they finish (we know about Henry going to the Bolshoi academy of course, but what are others going on to do?)

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I'm not sure if the A'levels are optional or not because my dd is definitely doing A'levels! Regarding funding, they will definitely advise about this but it is a very small school and you need to speak to them directly about it.

I would definitely say the training is fantastic and you have the advantage of VERY small classes. What's also great is that they perform loads, as Lin says. The next performance is on Friday 15th November 7.30pm at Cadogan Hall (Chelsea, Central London). Tickets are always for sale to the public and I would recommend anyone who is interested to try and get to the performance because it would give you an idea of the level the children are dancing at.  Both vocational and non-vocational students perform by the way, so some may be less polished than others. There is no "tried and tested" route here really however - inasmuchas they won't be able to give you a long list of alumni and where they are now dancing or what companies they are with, because not many have been through the system yet. I think there are only 4 or 5 currently in the sixth form but I may be mistaken. My Dd's teacher taught the first (or is it second) boy to be accepted for the Bolshoi school from this country and there are currently ex-bolshoi school students there who are post 18 year olds. Hope this helps and feel free to PM me!

 

and I should add that there are some great perks and privileges for example the opportunity to watch Bolshoi dress rehearsals in the summer at the Opera House in the best seats in the house. (my DD got to see Jewels and some older students saw 2 or 3 dress rehearsals including the one that was amazing I think it was Flames of Paris) I think some older students may even have been invited to take company class with the Bolshoi once or twice as well. the school does require 100% commitment however and they won't let you dance anywhere else if you are with them - but I think lots of places are like this. I've come across students from the well known vocational schools in the past who were attending various extra lessons, workshops, summer schools etc. "in secret".

Julie I referred to that issue in my earlier post

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Hi Julie apart from the two students who had been training at the international school at Bolshoi, the other 6th form students are mostly between 16 and 19 and it is very small at the moment. They also have students that are younger that train most evenings after school and on Saturdays . There are students there that have left other full time schools to finish their training at LRBS.

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London studio centre is post 18 or at least that is what I gathered from reading their website, somebody correct me if I'm wrong!

 

Dramascientist

 

Ah... ok, didn't see that.  Thanks for that.

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The last intake of 16 year olds for LSC was in 2009.  So they graduated last year, 2102.  From 2010 onwards it became post 18 years, so the first batch of graduates was this summer.  

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Just a question about the Hammond audition, does anybody know if the suggestions that they give for the Shakespear monologues are the only ones they can choose from or can they do a different one? DD has already been working on a different one in her drama lessons. I did ask the school but the answer wasn't clear and I don't want to look like a complete idiot by asking the same question again(even if I am a complete idiot for not understanding!)

 

Thanks

Dramascientist

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Hi Dramascientist

Even though it is less than 12 months ago I cannot remember there being a choice of monologues.

I do remember that my dd did stick to the what they stated regarding the contempory speech (play post 1960) she found this challenging as she had never had individual drama lessons and struggled finding something suitable.

I would usually say stick with what the requirements of the school are, but your dd has to be comfortable with her choice. It is only a minute at the end of a long day ,and only my opinion,  if your dd makes it this far as some are let go at lunchtime, they will have already made up their minds about her.

Good Luck to your dd and all the  DC's and DP's auditioning this year it is exciting as it is  stressful.

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Picturesinthefirelight Yes we had an invitation to audition and an information sheet with a selection of Shakespeare monologues.

 

Hairbelles maybe they have included some suggestions this year because people were not sure if they hadn't studied much Shakespeare?

 

Meadowblythe thanks for your pm, I'm really unsure about what to do because DD really likes the piece she's been practicing but I don't want her to ruin her chances just by not "obeying the rules" .

 

Aaaah I'm already stressed and its still a couple of months away!

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My guess (& it's only a guess) is they are trying to be helpful & provide suggestions as some dancers will not have much experience in choosing monologues unlike the drama schools who have much more specific requirements.

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Funnily enough I never thought to this question - my understanding (now!) is yes, some certainly do.  Just when I thought I could breathe ....

 

Might be worth asking at auditions although I dare say the answers will come flooding in here ...

 

I guess the other question is what happens then?  And presumably it is /for A level/Btec/Trinity/Degree courses ?

 

Moderators - should this be a new thread?

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Good idea to start a new thread for that question I think

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Does anyone know the format of the Tring drama auditions?

Do candidates have to prepare a monologue(s) ??

Thank you all so much for all the advice!!

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Dramascientist -

 

They are suggestions only for those candidates who don't know where to start with choosing a monologue. Your dd should feel free to choose her own.

 

They are going to look at the wording on the info sheet to make sure it is clear.

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We are in Australia and putting together dvd auditions. Although my dd would love to be accepted into RBS, she realises that the rest of the world wants to go there too and that we would need to discover a money tree in the back yard to afford it. We plan to send the dvd to a number of schools in London (which is where we can get work). 

 

Does anyone know if ENBS is as hard to get into as RBS and Elmhurst?

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Picturesinthefirelight

 

thank you so much for your pm and help, gosh what would I do without this forum!!!! DD will be relieved that her hard work so far has not been in vain! She is also going to take other advice and familiarise herself with the play too.

 

Thanks again

Dramascientist

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