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  1. Hi, my dd took inter foundation at just turned 13 and she didn't wear any make up for it. Good luck to your dd with her exam.
  2. Hi, well done to your dd. Yes they can stay at their local dance school unless doing both gets too much.
  3. Hi Kat, my dd is in her 4th year of CAT and the children aren't allowed to attend both CAT & associates, the reason being it will be too much for them. The CAT hours are reduced at the moment but usually by level 2 they will be doing about 10+ hours a week. Hope that helps.
  4. Well done to your daughter, Ballet2008, it's a fantastic scheme, my daughter is so happy there.
  5. My daughter is also a CAT, and is very happy at Northern. I think they had the younger ones final audition at the weekend just gone, but for the others they join in a class with the existing CATs, so some joined in last week in my daughters class and she said they were told there were some more scheduled. I agree, the best thing for your daughter would be to try and relax and enjoy it and look like she's having fun, they love to see them looking happy. Best of luck to her and fingers crossed.
  6. Well done to your DD. I've heard really good things about them and it sounds fantastic, although I don't have any personal experience. My dd was going to audition but she's been given a place on the CAT scheme at Northern so we withdrew her application. Good luck in your decisions.
  7. About 4 years ago dd1 was on the reserve list, she was number 8 of 16 which her teacher found out when she rang for feedback. A place didn't come up but the following year she got straight in. My youngest dd has been put on reserve for associates this year, but I'm assuming she's been taken off it as she has been given a CAT place which we've accepted. Good luck to your dd, what I've learnt from the ballet world is to just keep trying!
  8. I'm sorry Sparkly, but like you say there's always next time. My Dd tried for a couple of different schemes last year but got a no for both.
  9. Had a letter about CATs yesterday, my Dd has a place. Hope you get a good news letter today Sparkly xx
  10. Good luck to your DD Sparkly. I'm glad I'm not choosing for the CAT, I thought they were all lovely on Sunday.
  11. Dd loved the recall weekend and is really hoping for a place, we've just found out that she's made the reserve for an associate, does anyone know if it's at all likely that she could still gain a place on the CAT scheme? Which is what she would prefer.
  12. Thanks, just wondering on my just turned 11 dd odds! Although I don't know how many they've recalled for the final.
  13. Hi, just wondering if anyone knows how many children they take into the first year of the CAT scheme? Thanks
  14. Also, Excel dance academy in Castleford, they're on Facebook. Quite a new school, but excellent.
  15. When my dd was a year 6 JA, we were told that there were 2 or 3 (can't remember exactly) extra places for girls going into year 9 and the same for boys.
  16. Thanks everyone,think I'll get the just ballet one, she'll like the picture of the dancer in the middle!
  17. My soon to be 10 year old dd would really like a turn board for her birthday but her teacher isn't keen on the idea for her just yet and has suggested a wobble board instead. Has anyone got any suggestions on what would be a good one for dancers? Thanks.
  18. That wasn't the case last year at my dd Ja centre. Out of 15, 2 boys and 13 girls, 5 girls got a MA place, 3 girls and both boys got swl and the other 5 girls got a no. One of the girls then went on to get a place off swl.
  19. Congrats on the yes and sorry for the no's. Last year we heard a day later than everyone else who got a yes or no (also Manchester audition) and dd got swl. Sorry to add to the speculation and tension!
  20. Well, I've taken my dd to see the dance physio who was lovely. The physio gave my dd a complete screening, and felt that she has a good natural facility and that there is nothing wrong with feet, even went as far to say she couldn't see what dds teacher was talking about, although she did say that maybe dd doesn't use her feet as much as she should and stressed the importance of doing tendus etc properly (dd got a mini ballet lesson!). One much happier dd and a happier mum, although not sure where we go from here.
  21. Hi, my dd only did year 6 JAs and she attended a 2 day workshop in the October half term. It was for all the year 6 JAs from all the centres, it wasn't compulsory but nearly all of them attended, think only about 7 didn't. I'm pretty sure there are workshops for each year group at some point during the year. She also had the opportunity to watch a Royal ballet company rehearsal at the opera house, this was open for all the associates, certainly mids and JAs and I think seniors as well.
  22. Wouldn't have thought the strong contender for mids would go on every letter, but I think it might be new this year because as far as I know it wasn't on any of the children from my dd's JA class last year. My dd didn't get a mids place but she was put on swl so I assume she must have been considered for one.
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