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  1. Just my thoughts - IF ONLY such a thing as a male dancewear shop existed!!!! Even the online selection in the UK is poor !
  2. Just what I was going to say - assuming the article is accurate on that point then it seems at the very least there is an admission that things need to change!
  3. Shocking and disgraceful ! but sadly I’m not surprised... I do hope that in the future enough of the students will feel empowered to unite and speak up and stamp this out!
  4. Also The child benefit is NOT one of the benefits included in the list that you have to declare!
  5. I’ve just found the photos of the forms I did last year. You have to declare any tax credits. Then the next question is about your total income before deduction of tax or national insurance, the value of any benefits in kind, “other” income including pensions , investments/savings income, foreign income,income from properties/estates/trusts.... then the page on pensions says- “write in any personal pensions you paid into NOT including the payments to an occupational pension via your employer as this will already have been deducted using the figure on your P60 “ The photographs of the forms are too big to post but I hope that helps
  6. Most of those awarded a DADA are also given bursaries towards the boarding element which are means tested. The assurance was that we would not end up paying more by way of parental contributions than we did during Lower school. This has indeed turned out to be the case . It is worth contacting the finance department for a discussion I believe the ladies name is Rachel Titley
  7. Wonderful news C4 D !! May she go from strength to strength x
  8. My very short DS Yr 12 Elmhurst Would be delighted if there were some shorter girls for him to partner! - There are usually quite a range of heights and I’m not aware that there has ever been the minimum restriction.....☺️
  9. My DS did this last year and the year before aged 14 & 15 it is a real treat and worth the expense if you can manage it - they do work very hard but have fun too!
  10. Happy Christmas one and all - hope those of you who have been missing your dancers have them safely home for the holidays and recharging their batteries and reintegrating back into family life !
  11. DS ( who is in yr12)says he thinks it is 16 girls and 9 boys this year that have places if that’s any help
  12. I’ve tried very hard to copy the link to the casting announcement but with no luck!
  13. We were all newbies once !!! all the best !
  14. Hi worsethanclueless and Astrid Here are my thoughts... we have now reached Yr12 on this journey....... If I had sat down and thought about it coldly & logically (from the point of view of finances long-term career prospects et cetera )at the beginning... Before starting on the JA’s - well - we would probably never have started down this road. BUT I’m so glad that I just took it all one step at a time and didn’t drive myself mad worried over the future! Otherwise I would’ve given up before we started ! I think the deciding factor is the amount of passion your child has for dancing in our case it is the only thing he lives for. This means that no matter how tough things get he has always wanted to keep going! After a drama queen rant and rave yes - but stop dancing ....never ....nothing and nobody will stop him dancing. Does he have the perfect physique certainly not! But he can still out jump out spin and outperform many of those who do have perfect physique yes! If that is how your child feels or grows to feel and I think you have to let them dance - the rest will sort itself out in some way or another. There are always other branches of dance there always scholarships and bursaries and there are plenty of other second Careers especially if you make sure they have a broad-based education while dancing. Many have described the journey as a rollercoaster and I quite agree but it is one that you can get off if the pain exceeds the passion! And those years will definately not have been wasted as long as the child continues to enjoy the journey then I say let them continue !
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