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  1. Lauren Cutherbertson and Alexander Jones also dance this piece very well
  2. Carlos Acosta ! http://www.balletnews.co.uk/carlos-acosta-cbe-appointed-as-the-new-director-of-birmingham-royal-ballet/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=socialnetwork&fbclid=IwAR3HbLMrNIlgjNCKzHvtYYJ74GsyBdibh6z1fcE45zn1WVdWOoho4IswH9A
  3. Have a look at The Brussels International Ballet School. x https://www.brusselsintballet.org/summer-program-2018 I think that they also have a FB page.
  4. Have you tried Primark ? I bought a couple of pairs from there a few years ago. Good Luck !
  5. https://www.dancemagazine.com/wayne-mcgregor-andy-blankenbuehler-cats-2621549590.html?utm_campaign=RebelMouse&socialux=facebook&share_id=4198507&utm_medium=social&utm_content=Dance+Magazine&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR2KyEIa_KDpuclrki7J95xIjJCKzCQbMZsiYVLg1q2kZrYeIHjSqBzB4Uw
  6. Another vote for Grishko. And once you know the correct size ordering from their website is relatively cheap and easy, but be prepared to order about a month (in my experience) before you need them.
  7. Of course (Horses for courses) I just thought that it was important for the parents of dancing Dc's to know that, if suitable, there exist quite a few excellent options beyond the Uk which may be worth looking into. X
  8. I know that this has been mentioned before and although the discussion didn't involve 'A Levels' and as such not entirely relevant to this particular thread, looking at the eye watering fees which are probably out of the reach of many, I'd quietly remind parents of DC's that there are excellent schools in Europe (I'm talking classical and contemp - can't comment about MT) which if you feel are suited to your child are well worth looking at.
  9. https://www.pointemagazine.com/miko-fogarty-2596545660.html?utm_campaign=RebelMouse&socialux=facebook&share_id=3866954&utm_medium=social&utm_content=Pointe&utm_source=facebook
  10. If you have a look at the sites of Princess Grace Academy, Hamburg Ballet School, Cranko, Zurich...and so on...You'll probably find that many of the graduates are not native to the country.
  11. I think that pirouette technique is very subjective, there really isn't a one fits all solution. Sometimes the more you analyse the worse it is. (Pull up/press down, arms like this, arms like that etc...) Maybe she needs to just try turning without any 'technical' stress' and see how it goes. Obviously weight over the supporting leg on preparation, secure arms and back, a good passe position and a relaxed neck so that she can spot well will help. Have you looked at any Finis Jhung videos ? X
  12. How old is he, what level is he at and what sort of holiday would you like ?! (City/beach ?) x
  13. I think that we're going a bit off topic, but just to add to the comments made by balletbean, moneypenny and hfbrew...I feel that it's very important for the parents of DC to be aware of the money/heartache/persistence involved when it comes to auditioning for contracts. Unless you are one of the very talented and lucky few who are handpicked by AD's to join a particular company straight out of school, the struggle to be accepted for an audition, not get cut after class, be invited to learn rep and pdd is very real ! And don't forget that the graduates who are accepted to audition are most likely to be 'up against' dancers who have already been dancing professionally for a couple of years and wish to change company/country for whatever reason. x
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