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  1. Thanks. I think you're right.... x
  2. Can anyone tell me if the RAD syllabus music is available to download ? My original CD's have seen better days ! I've seen on their online shop that it's possible to buy video and music to download, but not just the music. Am I missing something ?
  3. Hello Fiz. Not in Croydon, but I have friends whose tiny DC's attend Butterfly Ballet and speak very highly of the school. http://www.butterflyballet.co.uk/
  4. Oh no, I don't believe it, especially after putting in so much work (and with such good grace) to recover from his previous injury. I really hope that its nothing serious.
  5. I have booked tickets for the Ballet Cymru triple bill at the Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells in November. I'm not familiar with the area and wondered if anyone could suggest somewhere decent, but not too pricey to eat before or after the performance. Also, I'll be staying in Bermondsey, any tips regarding public transport would be welcome. Thank you !
  6. Does anybody here know if Bolle usually goes to the stage door ? One of my little ballet students has a lovely surprise in store for him on Saturday (he has no idea that he's going to watch Manon at the ROH) They are travelling a long way and his mum told me that he'd love to wait and see the dancers after the performance.
  7. Regarding Sarah Lamb...I have always admired her as a beautiful dancer and actress. The clincher for me was seeing her Juliet at the cinema screening. The scene where she is sitting on the bed before deciding to take the potion was incredible. Her face and eyes said it all.
  8. European School of Ballet has a Winter Course https://schoolofballet.eu/esb-winter-school/application-and-fees/
  9. I never normally partake in these discussions. I have no idea what ratio of home grown artists versus foreign ones are employed in the UK, Germany, US etc, nor do I care. The Royal Ballet Upper School has long been seen as the best bet for getting into the RB, BRB (Sadlers Wells in my time) But for years graduate dancers have done the tour of Germany, which used to and still does, have many more state funded opera houses than the UK. Others joined smaller touring companies and later, with more experience under their belts went on to dance with Northern Ballet, Cullberg etc Now, with the advent of the internet and budget flights of course the ballet world has become smaller. I'd never heard of many European schools 30 years ago, let alone found the opportunity to fly to different countries and audition. Ballet is international. For all those students at RB, ENB, Elmhurst etc who don't get a contract with the associated companies, well maybe 20 years ago, that might have seemed 'end of story'....Now they can audition all over the place. Look further afield to Eastern Europe for example, there are plenty of British trained dancers employed. Please lets not enter into an unnecessary discussion about who is better, and why. Every company has it's merits, as does every dancer. And lets not forget that the vast majority of extremely talented dancers may not have the opportunity to dance for the 'Big' houses. Ballet is International, but in terms of physique, luck, being in the right place at the right time, having the 'right look for the contract the company needs to fill, it is, as so many other professions, elitist........I have no idea about football.
  10. Ellie

    John Mallinson

    Such sad news. My sincere condolences.
  11. I have no experience of either schools, but depending on your daughter's age, I must say that the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (as mentioned by taxi4ballet) seems to be a good bet regarding teaching faculty and graduate employment. Good luck !
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