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About Bluebird22

  • Birthday 22/03/1991

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    Staffordshire
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    Teaching. Ballet, Contemporary.

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  1. I’ve missed it! Is it weird that I’ve read the audition posts and I’m missing the absolute agony and stress of audition season? Must be mad 🤪
  2. I have had a very long break from the forum and lots appears to have changed! I am hoping this post still abides by all the rules but I am just putting the feelers out to see if there would be any interest in a ballet intensive in Staffordshire over the summer holidays. I have ran them before when I worked at a local dance school and the various weeks were a mix of ballet classes, PBT, Pilates and dancer fitness. I have a few former students who are currently at various ballet schools that have expressed interest but I just wondered if there was a wider interest before I fully commit to plans. Obviously this would be non-residential and probably around £100-£150 for the week. I am an examiner and I have 21 years experience as a teacher. Former students are at RBS, Elmhurst, Hammond & BTUK, with other students having previously trained at Ballet West, KS Dance, Wilkes Academy, Dancebox & Central. (Mods please remove if I have breached any rules, apologies!)
  3. You will be found from Dear Evan Hansen Who’s she by Eloise Skin by Joy Crooks A little love by Celeste The Wolves Ben Howard Doomsday Matilda Mann Wildfire Cautious Clay
  4. I have the 256gb iPhone and managed to film a non stop day of exams 9am-8pm with no storage issues. The final 3 exams of the day were an hour, 75 minutes and 90 minutes. I did have to plug in to a charger and drink a ridiculous amount of coffee to keep going!
  5. I use an iphone 11 pro to record exams and it works fine.
  6. Not to RAD but I have filmed A LOT of exams this year - use a tripod, book longer than you think you will need in the studio, set clear boundaries for the dancer for where they will no longer be seen and try to avoid moving the camera about too much, make sure you can clearly see the dancers expression/face.
  7. I had a student accepted, not sure if they’ve had any details yet
  8. Congrats @BattementBatty, JEP seems to be running again!
  9. Yes theatre arts is also this weekend. Heard for theatre arts but not heard anything back from the dance focus!
  10. @Clementine is that for theatre arts?
  11. I know this may not be a popular response, but the past year has had some positive effects… zoom whether you love or hate it means you are no longer limited by your geographical location. If you can hire a space (school hall, church etc) or you have the space at home, you can book zoom sessions and access a much wider variety of teachers to supplement your training, you can look for a teacher you find inspiring. Think beyond studio training, supplementary training is just as important, conditioning, cardio etc. Usain Bolt doesn’t just practice running really fast to train, Adam Peaty doesn’t train solely in the pool and yet dancers just add more dance classes when they want to improve.
  12. One of my students was offered a place today at the Stoke centre.
  13. Has your daughter had a growth spurt recently? It may be that she just has slightly less control in her torso and multiple turns look a bit “twizzy”. Lockdown growth spurts have been really hard, in ordinary times you see a teacher multiple times a week who keeps making minor adjustments to how you are stood and positioned, this hasn’t really been possible lately so there are bigger adjustments to be made. Kids with hyperextension especially have really struggled to reposition themselves without someone guiding their placing. My students have spent 4 months on zoom holding retire, they need to get used to studio floor vs carpet/laminate/tiles at home. As daunting as it may seem, ask your teacher, this is an opportunity to learn!
  14. I have a former student in second year at KS Dance, as a teacher I have been particularly impressed by the pastoral care and the attention to detail from the fitness/physio coach. They appear to have a very holistic approach to training, with a real emphasis on fitness and strength. Another student successfully auditioned this year but declined her place as Kate told her she would be expected to study a variety of styles during her first year, which were way out of her comfort zone. Another former student went to LSC several years back and they found living in London really difficult, that is more of a personality thing rather than anything to do with the college itself. LSC graduates do have access to the bbodance teaching course, I assume there was some incentive offered as a lot of my year were LSC graduates, so opportunities like that may be worth looking into.
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